Pop culture, comedy and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll bring you food in its finest and funniest form.

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Season 1, Episode 11

Flat Is Beautiful

Alton Brown claims we won't be satisfied with pizza until we've taken matters into our own hands. Rise high into the world of yeast and learn how (and why) to lay tiles in your oven. With Alton's recipe for Pizza Pizzas.

Wednesday
Jan 4
3am | 2c
Season 14, Episode 4

Flat is Beautiful V

Thin and crispy artisanal wood fired pizzas are nearly impossible to manage at home but with some sound science and a good grill, Alton Brown shows how you can come close to perfection with Grilled Pizza -- Three Ways.

Tuesday
Jan 31
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Art Of Darkness III

What could possibly be more chocolaty than chocolate? Join host Alton Brown as for his third journey into the world of chocolate: a journey that leads from a simple Ganache Frosting to the heart of Chocolate Truffles and eventually to homemade Good Eats Fudgepops.

Tuesday
Feb 14
6pm | 5c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

Friday
Feb 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 17

The Ballad of Salty and Sweet

Host Alton Brown examines ways to super-charge desserts with salt. Bacon Praline, Dark Salty Caramels and Grapefruit Brulee, anyone?

Tuesday
Feb 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 17

Fit To Be Tied

Since childhood, Alton Brown's had a soft spot in his appetite for roulades, like Braciole and Fish Roll with Compound Butter. These savory bundles of meaty goodness look difficult to master but Alton says we'll be on a roll in no time as long as we've got science on our side!

Tuesday
Mar 7
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 12, Episode 9

American Classics III: Creole in a Bowl

Join host Alton Brown as he explores the many historical and cultural influences that give us a New Orleans classic. Menu: Pickled Pork and Red Beans and Rice.

Tuesday
Mar 7
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 9, Episode 17

Raising The Bar

The cocktail is a truly American art form that few Americans know much about. Alton Brown sets up the basics of a bar, contemplates ice as an ingredient and properly prepares the three classics that open the door to the world of cocktail mixology: Mint Julep, Daiquiri and AB's Martini.

Saturday
Mar 18
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 7

Withering Bites

Dried fruit may not be glamorous, but what it lacks in fashion, it more than makes up for in flavor and versatility. Before your good fruit goes bad, take a tip from host Alton Brown and dry it. With recipes for Dried Fruit, Sweet Dried Fruit Compote, Individual Fruit Compote Pies and Trail Mix.

Thursday
Mar 23
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Chops

Host Alton Brown yearns for the juicy chop of yesterday and he intends to get it with his Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops. Alton pays a visit the neighborhood butcher, picks up stuffing tips (no, stuffing is not evil) and shares more than you ever wanted to know about propane.

Saturday
Apr 8
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 7

Et Tu Mame

That culinary chameleon the soy bean turns up as edamame when host Alton Brown takes it from the sushi bar and into the kitchen. Recipes include: Basic Edamame, Edamame Dip, Roasted Edamame Salad and Dry Roasted Edamame Brittle.

Thursday
Apr 13
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 6

Feeling Punchy

Despite its long and noble history, punch rarely receives the respect it deserves, so Alton Brown begins a quest to return the drink to its rightful culinary position, making Hot Toddy, Good Eats Company Punch and Cape Fear Punch.

Sunday
Apr 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Mayo Clinic

Join Alton Brown as he debunks the many mysteries of Mayonnaise. Plus a recipe for Party Mayonnaise.

Saturday
Apr 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 15

Pantry Raid 6: Lentils

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. The lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals and a steak's worth of protein, as Alton details while making Lentil Soup, Lentil Salad and Lentil Cookies ... yes, cookies.

Tuesday
May 23
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 14

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

Whether they're the main ingredient or a supporting player, nuts have needs -- special needs if we're going to get the most out of them. Alton Brown shares better ways to store and cook with all varieties of nuts. Recipes include: Pistachio Fruit Balls, Cashew Sauce, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, Macadamia Nut Crust, Pistachio Mixed Herb Pesto.

Tuesday
May 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 15

Pantry Raid 6: Lentils

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. The lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals and a steak's worth of protein, as Alton details while making Lentil Soup, Lentil Salad and Lentil Cookies ... yes, cookies.

Wednesday
May 24
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 14

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

Whether they're the main ingredient or a supporting player, nuts have needs -- special needs if we're going to get the most out of them. Alton Brown shares better ways to store and cook with all varieties of nuts. Recipes include: Pistachio Fruit Balls, Cashew Sauce, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, Macadamia Nut Crust, Pistachio Mixed Herb Pesto.

Wednesday
May 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Wednesday
May 24
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 14

The Icing Man Cometh

Cake is dandy but let's face it, without frosting it's just sweet bread. With tools straight from his local hardware store, host Alton Brown builds a better Buttercream and constructs a layer cake from the ground up. Plus, Ganache and Writing Chocolate.

Wednesday
May 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Thursday
May 25
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 14

The Icing Man Cometh

Cake is dandy but let's face it, without frosting it's just sweet bread. With tools straight from his local hardware store, host Alton Brown builds a better Buttercream and constructs a layer cake from the ground up. Plus, Ganache and Writing Chocolate.

Thursday
May 25
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 18

Waiter There's A Fish In My Soup

Bouillabaisse may be a scary name, but the soup it represents doesn't have to be. In fact, if you're willing to buy some decent fish and master a few basics, it can most definitely qualify as good eats.

Thursday
May 25
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Bowl of Onion

Host Alton Brown journeys to the center of the onion and after rediscovering a kitchen classic, and debunking the mythology of tear-free onion cutting, emerges with a darned fine bowl of French Onion Soup.

Thursday
May 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 18

Waiter There's A Fish In My Soup

Bouillabaisse may be a scary name, but the soup it represents doesn't have to be. In fact, if you're willing to buy some decent fish and master a few basics, it can most definitely qualify as good eats.

Friday
May 26
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Bowl of Onion

Host Alton Brown journeys to the center of the onion and after rediscovering a kitchen classic, and debunking the mythology of tear-free onion cutting, emerges with a darned fine bowl of French Onion Soup.

Friday
May 26
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Fry Hard

Fry is not a dirty word. Alton Brown wants to show that proper know-how allows everyone to make healthy, delicious and safe fried foods, including his take on Chips and Fish.

Friday
May 26
4pm | 3c

Snack on Science

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About the Host

Alton Brown

Alton Brown's flair in the kitchen developed early with guidance from his mother and grandmother, a budding culinary talent he skillfully used later "as a way to get dates" in college.