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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Alton Brown answers viewers' questions about canning food.
Season 1, Episode 3

Flat Is Beautiful II

These days we're all looking for ways to make more out of less. Alton Brown's favorite strategy: flatten meats wafer thin and cover them with flavor. New looks at old classics like Chicken Kiev, Turkey Piccata and Beef Paillard.

Monday
Jan 9
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Citizen Cane

Cooking with sugar isn't difficult but Alton Brown thinks that chefs make it seem hard so that you're really impressed with restaurant dessert. Well, "Good Eats" is out to show how easy and delicious sugar is -- and can be -- with Banana Splitsville and Burned Peach Ice Cream.

Wednesday
Jan 11
11:30pm | 10:30c
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Friday
Feb 10
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Steak Your Claim

Host Alton Brown journeys from field to market to hardware store in search of the perfect steak and the perfect pan to make Pan-Seared Rib-Eye.

Tuesday
Feb 21
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 1

Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

Alton Brown takes a loving look at an ancient food for the new millennium: Beef Jerky. How to shop for it, make it with a window fan, and then cook with it as an ingredient in Jerky Tomato Sauce.

Tuesday
Feb 21
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 11

True Brew IV: Take Stock

Some folks may think of homemade stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Tuesday
Feb 21
11:30pm | 10:30c
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 10, Episode 12

Major Pepper

Alton Brown takes a closer look at the king of spices, pepper, goes in search of the perfect peppermill, and examines the peculiar (but delicious) properties of pepper's essential oils. With recipes for Black Pepper Mango Sorbet, 4-Pepper Deviled Eggs, Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops and Pepper Vodka.

Wednesday
Mar 8
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Sunday
Mar 12
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 11

A Cabbage Sprouts in Brussels

Reluctantly agreeing to help refurbish the reputation of Brussels sprouts, host Alton Brown discovers that with the proper preparation they can make a surprising range of good eats. He makes Basic Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries.

Monday
Mar 13
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Cobbled Together

After years of applying, Alton Brown is finally getting a shot to join the prestigious Institute for the Preservation of Culinary Heritage and Authenticity. He just needs to prepare a dessert for a special dinner. He makes Rhubarb Peach Cobbler, Blackberry Grunt and Individual Berry Crisps.

Tuesday
Mar 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 17

Honey I Shrunk the Cake

Join host Alton Brown as he breaks the trend toward an overly sweet and fussy pastry and gets us back to the original chiffon cupcake that will make you feel like a kid again. Alton makes Chocolate Chiffon Cupcake, Chiffon Cupcakes and Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Thursday
Mar 23
3am | 2c
Season 14, Episode 22

Use Your Noodle 5

Host Alton Brown investigates the culinary possibilities of Asian Noodles. Dishes include Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Dan Dan Noodles and Ants in Trees.

Sunday
Mar 26
11pm | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 29
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 7

Wake Up Little Sushi

Alton Brown investigates the ins and outs of ordering, eating, shopping for and even making basic sushi. With plenty of history thrown in, Alton offers recipes for Sushi Rice and California Rolls.

Wednesday
Mar 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Thursday
Mar 30
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 7

Wake Up Little Sushi

Alton Brown investigates the ins and outs of ordering, eating, shopping for and even making basic sushi. With plenty of history thrown in, Alton offers recipes for Sushi Rice and California Rolls.

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

Crustacean Nation

Shrimp Cocktail is not just for wedding receptions anymore: you can make it, too, once Alton Brown shows you around a shrimp boat and his cousin Ray's shrimp shop.

Thursday
Mar 30
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Crustacean Nation 2: Claws

Despite immense popularity, 9 out of 10 cooks say they're afraid to cook lobster. Join host Alton Brown as he demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf, with his Stuffed Lobster.

Thursday
Mar 30
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Crustacean Nation

Shrimp Cocktail is not just for wedding receptions anymore: you can make it, too, once Alton Brown shows you around a shrimp boat and his cousin Ray's shrimp shop.

Friday
Mar 31
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Crustacean Nation 2: Claws

Despite immense popularity, 9 out of 10 cooks say they're afraid to cook lobster. Join host Alton Brown as he demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf, with his Stuffed Lobster.

Friday
Mar 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Hook, Line and Dinner

Host Alton Brown dives deep into the watery world of fish and finds that with three cooking methods under your belt, you can cook just about all of them: Includes recipes for Grilled Salmon Steaks, Striped Bass in Salt Dome and Pan Fried Fish.

Friday
Mar 31
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 9

Where There's Smoke There's Fish

On one level, the marriage of fish and smoke might seem odd, but it's one of the easiest things you can do with a grill. Alton Brown has the lowdown on woodchips, shares even more about brining and plays around with some weeds while making Smoked Salmon.

Friday
Mar 31
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tuna: The Other Red Meat

A quick trip to the afterlife convinces host Alton Brown to get serious about eating more tuna. Find out how to grill on a chimney, use charcoal starter, avoid fake soy sauce and learn why you can see a rainbow on tuna steaks. With Alton's

Friday
Mar 31
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 13

Mission: Poachable

Alton Brown must pit his poaching skills against those of the evil Frenchman whose plan to contaminate the city's water with court bouillon must be foiled. AB has recipes for The Frenchman's Bass, Poached Egg Tips, Catfish au Lait and GE Court Bouillon.

Friday
Mar 31
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Mar 31
10pm | 9c

Snack on Science

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Alton Brown answers viewer questions on everything from cooking chicken perfectly to the best tools for cutting cheese.
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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.