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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Ask Alton: Canning Food

Alton Brown answers viewers' questions about canning food.
Season 13, Episode 2

Crustacean Nation IV: Crawfish

Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish, with a Crawfish Boil.

Saturday
Jan 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 22

Myth Smashers

Sure, cooking is full of rules, sayings and axioms, but do they all hold water? Join host Alton Brown as he sears meat, washes mushrooms, oils the pasta water and tries to blow up water.

Sunday
Jan 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 11
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Feb 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Seeing Red

Tomato sauce is the chameleon of the kitchen, capable of elevating the most humble foods to a higher culinary ground. Alton Brown can simplify your life with Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce.

Saturday
Feb 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Say Cheese!

Join host Alton Brown for a collection of short films about his favorite food: cheese. Learn about everything from pasteurization to pairing, lactose to graters. Learn how to make cheese into Cheese Soup, Parmesan Crisps crackers, and Fromage Fort, a spread to end all spreads.

Tuesday
Feb 21
3pm | 2c
Season 14, Episode 7

American Classics VIII: Tacos

They may have been born in Mexico, but today the taco is a concept as "American" as apple pie. Host Alton Brown seeks to refurbish two particularly tarnished variations on the theme. Recipes include Flour Tortillas, Taco Potion #19, All American Beef Taco, Fish Taco and Crema.

Tuesday
Mar 21
3am | 2c
Season 13, Episode 16

The Curious Case of Curry

Host Alton Brown attempts to set the record straight on the beloved English dish that made India famous, as he makes Lamb Tikka Masala.

Thursday
Apr 27
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 15

It's a Pan, It's a Dish, It's Paella

Host Alton Brown demystifies Paella, both the Spanish pan and the rice dish it's famous for.

Sunday
May 14
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 13

Puff the Magic Mallow

From their swampy origins to modern machine molds host Alton Brown shares the sweet, sticky science behind Homemade Marshmallows. Plus, a recipe for Ambrosia.

Wednesday
May 17
3am | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 14
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 5
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 15

Flat Is Beautiful III

Although it's one of the most plentiful fish in the sea, the mild, fine-textured flounder is usually relegated to the fry basket. Join Alton Brown as he fishes, filets and feasts on a selection of dishes that wouldn't suit any other fishes: Oil Poached Flounder, Baked Stuffed Flounder and Flounder Fish Salad.

Monday
Jul 10
9pm | 8c
Season 11, Episode 6

Fishing Whole

Scales, tails, and eyes, oh my! Who's afraid of whole fish? Not Alton Brown. Confront your fishy phobias head on with the fearless host as he roasts, planks, and fries up a few good (whole) fish. He makes Pan-Fried Smelts, Whole Striped Bass and Plank Grilled Whole Trout.

Monday
Oct 16
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 16

Shell Game IV (Scallops)

Tales of a monster scallop send Alton Brown traveling to a small town in Maine to investigate. After meeting with the nervous locals, he sets sail with Capt. Squint upon his house boat, the Okra, where he's forced to cook a whole lot of scallop dishes: Seared Scallops, Scallops on the Half Shell and Scallop Mousse.

Monday
Oct 16
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 6

Fishing Whole

Scales, tails, and eyes, oh my! Who's afraid of whole fish? Not Alton Brown. Confront your fishy phobias head on with the fearless host as he roasts, planks, and fries up a few good (whole) fish. He makes Pan-Fried Smelts, Whole Striped Bass and Plank Grilled Whole Trout.

Tuesday
Oct 17
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 16

Shell Game IV (Scallops)

Tales of a monster scallop send Alton Brown traveling to a small town in Maine to investigate. After meeting with the nervous locals, he sets sail with Capt. Squint upon his house boat, the Okra, where he's forced to cook a whole lot of scallop dishes: Seared Scallops, Scallops on the Half Shell and Scallop Mousse.

Tuesday
Oct 17
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

American Pickle

Join host Alton Brown as he and his mysteriously malevolent brother put refrigerator pickles through their paces while still taking time to visit Cleopatra's tomb and contemplate the world's largest cucumber. Recipes include: AB's B and B's, Firecrackers, Kinda Sorta Sours, Hurry Curry Cauliflower and Summer Fruits.

Tuesday
Oct 17
2pm | 1c
Season 11, Episode 10

Dill-icious

Join host Alton Brown as he helps a humble cucumber fulfill its culinary destiny of becoming a pickle, making Dill Pickles and Deep-Fried Pickles.

Tuesday
Oct 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 11, Episode 12

Peanut Gallery

A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats. He makes Boiled Peanuts, Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Butter Pie, Boiled Peanut Soup and Homemade Peanut Butter.

Tuesday
Oct 17
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 10

Pop Culture

No foodstuff screams American pop culture as loudly as popcorn, but modern movie popcorn tastes more like butter-flavored packing material than actual corn. Alton Brown takes a trip to the past to uncover the origins of the tasty treat, reveals the best corn for the job, and leaves no kernel un-popped in his search for the perfect popper. With recipes for Perfect Popcorn, Savory Herb Popcorn and Slacker Jacks.

Tuesday
Oct 17
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 10

Fermentation Nation

Most people think of beer and wine only as drinks, but host Alton Brown thinks outside the bottle as he uses them as key ingredients in several tasty dishes.

Tuesday
Oct 17
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 12

The Proof is in the Pudding

Host Alton Brown breaks into the liquor cabinet, not to concoct a drink, but to examine the uses of alcohol in food preparation. He makes Flaming Shrimp and Grits, Zabaglione and Limoncello.

Tuesday
Oct 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 10

Fermentation Nation

Most people think of beer and wine only as drinks, but host Alton Brown thinks outside the bottle as he uses them as key ingredients in several tasty dishes.

Wednesday
Oct 18
3am | 2c
Season 13, Episode 12

The Proof is in the Pudding

Host Alton Brown breaks into the liquor cabinet, not to concoct a drink, but to examine the uses of alcohol in food preparation. He makes Flaming Shrimp and Grits, Zabaglione and Limoncello.

Wednesday
Oct 18
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Ham I Am

Cured, smoked, raw, brined or fresh, Alton Brown gets the juices going for some good old American ham. With recipes for Country Ham and City Ham.

Wednesday
Oct 18
2pm | 1c

Most Popular Recipes

All Good Eats Recipes

Orange Marmalade

Country Ham

Chiffon Cupcakes

Good Eats Beef Stew

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Chicken Kiev

Bruschetta

Seared Scallops

Peanut Butter Pie

Pressure Cooker Chickpeas

Chimney Tuna Loin

Medieval Game Hen Pot Pie

Steak au Poivre

Carrot Slaw

Basic Brussels Sprouts

Tarragon Chive Vinegar

Man Hash Browns

The Frenchman's Bass

Refrigerator Pie

Cauliflower Say Cheese

Crown Roast of Lamb

Squid Stuffed Squid

Crepes

Flour Tortillas

Omelet

Flounder Fish Salad

Corned Beef and Cabbage

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.

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