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 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.

Sunday
Jan 8
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 13

Pantry Raid 4: Comb Alone (Honey)

Honey is the most mentioned food in the Bible: The only food produced for us by animals. It's a sweetener, it's an antiseptic, it's amazing. Alton Brown shows just how amazing with his recipes for Honey Plums, Honey Mustard Dressing, Sweet and Sour Dessert Sauce and Aunt Verna's Orange Cake.

Thursday
Jan 12
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Egg-Files

Host Alton Brown cracks the mysterious egg case and pursues a higher understanding of the amazing ovoid's culinary powers. Land a non-stick pan, scramble, over easy and consider eggs for dessert. On the menu are Scrambled Eggs Unscrambled and Lemon Curd.

Saturday
Jan 21
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 5

Churn Baby Churn, 2

Alton Brown sets out to figure out how to make ice cream himself. After a visit from some federal ice cream agents and a little investigation of ingredients, Alton cracks the code, making Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream and Mint Chip Ice Cream.

Thursday
Jan 26
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Friday
Mar 3
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 6

Oh My, Meat Pie

Join host Alton Brown as he tells the tale of an ancestor's journey to the New World by way of a curious meat pie shop. He explores the origins and preparation of Shepherd's Pie and Mincemeat Pie.

Tuesday
Mar 14
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 14

Cran Opening

Host Alton Brown takes us from the bog to the bar as he explores the many uses of that all-American super fruit -- the cranberry, making Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Cranberry Cosmo and Cranberry Granita.

Saturday
Mar 18
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

A Chuck For Chuck

From ordinary chuck to sublime, melt-in-your-mouth flavor: Alton Brown demonstrates how to make perfect Pot Roast without the pot.

Saturday
Apr 8
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 13, Episode 13

Live and Let Diet

Alton Brown explains how eating from four basic food groups helped him lose 50 pounds without going on a diet. He also shares recipes for Sherried Sardine Toast, Ginger Almonds and Buff Smoothie.

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

Churn Baby Churn, 2

Alton Brown sets out to figure out how to make ice cream himself. After a visit from some federal ice cream agents and a little investigation of ingredients, Alton cracks the code, making Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream and Mint Chip Ice Cream.

Wednesday
May 3
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Chile's Angels

Alton Brown investigates the fruity heat of chilies and that ubiquitous condiment: salsa. Ponder the human tongue, the power of capsaicin and learn to tame the burn of the only food registered as a weapon with the FDA. Recipes include Salsa and Spicy Pineapple Sauce.

Friday
May 5
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

TORT(illa) Reform

The world may not be flat, but thanks to the tortilla we can enjoy almost anything edible with a quick fold, flip, or wrap. Why is it then that so few cooks make their own tortillas at home? Alton Brown hopes to reverse the trend by introducing the world to the virtues of Lime Tortilla Chips and Corn Tortillas.

Wednesday
May 10
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Sunday
May 21
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 19

American Classic I: Spinach Salad

Alton Brown kicks off his investigation of the vast arena of American classic dishes with the spinach salad. He examines his recipe for Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing ingredient by ingredient, tracing the history of how each element became part of the traditional and tasty salad.

Monday
May 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 16

Beet It

The beet has long been feared by memories of pickled red wedges served straight from the can, but Alton Brown's here to say that beets are good eats! Coming to this ruby root's defense, our trusty host suggests one approach this veggie with an open mind and a good pair of gloves! With recipes for Pickled Beets, Glazed Baby Beets and Beet Green Gratin.

Monday
May 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 19

American Classic I: Spinach Salad

Alton Brown kicks off his investigation of the vast arena of American classic dishes with the spinach salad. He examines his recipe for Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing ingredient by ingredient, tracing the history of how each element became part of the traditional and tasty salad.

Tuesday
May 23
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 16

Beet It

The beet has long been feared by memories of pickled red wedges served straight from the can, but Alton Brown's here to say that beets are good eats! Coming to this ruby root's defense, our trusty host suggests one approach this veggie with an open mind and a good pair of gloves! With recipes for Pickled Beets, Glazed Baby Beets and Beet Green Gratin.

Tuesday
May 23
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.

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

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.