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 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.

Saturday
Jan 14
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Dis-Kabob-Ulated

Alton Brown shows that with the right ingredients, the right skewers, the right heat and the right mindset, kabobs still have a role to play in the modern culinary carnival, making Spicy Beef Kebabs and Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers.

Tuesday
Jan 17
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 12, Episode 10

Switched on Baklava

Phyllo dough can be finicky but host Alton Brown tames this difficult pastry to create the wonderfully layered dessert known as Baklava.

Tuesday
Jan 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 12

Ginger: Rise of the Rhizome

When a fairy tale figure seeks host Alton Brown's help in spicing up his personality, it leads to the exploration of that zesty rhizome ginger. Recipes: Ginger Ale, Candied Ginger and Ginger Snaps.

Friday
Jan 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 19

The Wing and I

The wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous bar food: Chicken Wings. With recipes for Buffalo Wings and Orange Glazed Chicken Wings.

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

Fry Hard 2: The Chicken (Fried)

Forget the kind that comes in a bucket! Alton Brown's showing us the way to Fried Chicken that's buttermilk bathed, golden brown and downright delicious.

Tuesday
Jan 31
6pm | 5c
Season 11, Episode 20

Going Dutch

The power might be out but that doesn't stop host Alton Brown from breaking out the cast iron and using his hearth and his grill to whip up some very good eats: Dutch Oven Hoecakes, Knead Not Sourdough and Dutch Oven Cherry Clafouti.

Monday
Feb 20
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Sunday
Feb 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.

Saturday
Mar 4
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 7
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Mar 11
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.

Sunday
Mar 19
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 20
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 8

True Brew

Coffee is America's drink. Nobody drinks more than Americans, but Alton Brown thinks that we don't enjoy the bitter brew as much as we should. Alton leads us through the history and prep of our favorite bean as he makes True Brew.

Tuesday
Mar 21
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 15

Dr. Strangeloaf

If bread really is the staff of life, then isn't it time to take your life into your own hands? Alton Brown thinks so and wants to arm you with the know-how you'll knead to produce your own rustic loaves. With Alton's recipe for Very Basic Bread.

Tuesday
Mar 21
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Mar 21
6pm | 5c
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
Mar 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 21
7pm | 6c
Season 13, Episode 14

Raising the Bar Again

Join Alton Brown as he deconstructs the Margarita and Bloody Mary and reconstructs them with a classic formula, Good Eats-style.

Tuesday
Mar 21
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 9, Episode 22

Behind The Eats

If you're a Good Eats fan, you've seen Alton Brown do it all. Although hard to believe, he does have some help when it comes to creating each episode. Join us "Behind the Eats" as the Good Eats crew reveal their thrilling and compelling behind-the-scenes secrets.

Tuesday
Mar 21
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 22

Behind The Eats

If you're a Good Eats fan, you've seen Alton Brown do it all. Although hard to believe, he does have some help when it comes to creating each episode. Join us "Behind the Eats" as the Good Eats crew reveal their thrilling and compelling behind-the-scenes secrets.

Wednesday
Mar 22
3am | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 22
11pm | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
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 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 12, Episode 2

Popover Sometime

Armed with one simple yet versatile Basic Popover recipe, host Alton Brown creates a variety of dishes from a breakfast treat, Dutch Baby, to that dinner classic, Yorkshire Pudding with Roast.

Thursday
Mar 23
11pm | 10c

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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.