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 9, Episode 10

Great Balls Of Meat

Join host Alton Brown as he figures out how to build a better meatball, puts a muffin pan to new uses in his Baked Meatball recipe and resuscitates that 60's party classic, Swedish Meatballs.

Sunday
Jan 8
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Salad Daze II: The Long Arm of the Slaw

Chef Alton Brown's slaw-centric guest slot on a popular daytime morning talk show turns into a strange and wonderful half hour of good eats. On the menu: Marinated Slaw, Asian Slaw, Beet Slaw and Coleslaw

Wednesday
Jan 11
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

This Spuds For You, Too

Alton Brown, ever the Spud Stud, cooks up homey Leftover Baked Potato Soup, creamy Cold-Fashioned Potato Salad and a spectacular Swiss Potato Roesti. It's all in a night's work for AB, but will he wind up being mashed?

Friday
Feb 3
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 14, Episode 17

Use Your Noodle Iv: Lasagna

If lasagna (the noodle) is the most comforting ingredient of all time, then lasagna (the casserole) must be the most comforting dish of all time. Problem is, most American lasagnas deliver more consternation than comfort. Join host Alton Brown as he puts lasagna back in its place, with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Lasagna Noodle Kugel.

Monday
Feb 13
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 19

Tender Is The Loin 2

Alton Brown completes his strategy of getting your money's worth from the luxurious cut of meat known as beef tenderloin. Alton offers the legends and preparations for Beef Carpaccio, Stuffed Tenderloin, Center Cut Tenderloin Roast and Chain of Bull Cheese Steaks.

Wednesday
Mar 8
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 3

Celeryman

Celery is not just for peanut butter anymore as host Alton Brown explores the only common plant that can be used as a vegetable, a starch, an herb and a spice. Recipes include Celery Soda, Braised Celery, Celeriac Puree and Celery Remoulade.

Thursday
Mar 16
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Muffin Man

America's favorite breakfast bread moved out of the home kitchen long ago. With the help of some sound science and an incarcerated brother, host Alton Brown plans to change all that, with recipes for Blueberry Muffins and English Muffins.

Saturday
Mar 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 21

Olive Me

Although small in stature, olives are huge in flavor, have changed the course of human history and can change your cooking for the better. Alton Brown will open your eyes to tasty options for olives including Tapenade, Citrus Marinated Olives and Olive Loaf.

Saturday
Mar 25
11pm | 10c
Season 14, Episode 6

Yes We Have No Banana Pudding

Whether you like them cool and cream-topped or warm with a crown of meringue, odds are if you're a banana pudding fan, it's been a long time since you smiled. Alton Brown is about to make that change, with recipes for Baked Banana Pudding, Refrigerated Banana Pudding and Vanilla Wafers.

Tuesday
Apr 11
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Apr 15
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Apple Family Values

Whether they are of your eye, in the Garden of Eden, or shot off your head by William Tell, apples are as American as, well, apple pie. Watch Alton Brown show you how to shop, store and prepare some apple classics, including 10 Minute Apple Sauce; Baker, Baker; It's a Wonderful Waldorf.

Wednesday
Apr 26
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Puff the Magic Pastry

Alton Brown examines the laminated pastry that's always fast and always tasty. Don't be afraid, the store bought stuff can deliver the puff. Recipe includes Fruit Tart, Stacked Puff Pastry with Cherries and Salmon Turnovers.

Saturday
May 20
10am | 9c
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
Season 13, Episode 19

The Catfish Will Rise Again

After confessing a long-lived love for catfish, host Alton Brown sets out to modernize its image, making Catfish Ceviche, Southern Fried Catfish and Catfish Soup.

Friday
May 26
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 14, Episode 8

Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man -- Tempura, with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Friday
May 26
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 5

Wonton Ways

The humble wonton skin may look exotic but it's also the most versatile pasta you can invite into your kitchen. Join Alton Brown as he stuffs, folds, fries, steams and bakes up a mess of good eats (Perfect Potstickers, Pear Walnut Wontons, Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings) out of this Chinese restaurant standard.

Friday
May 26
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 10, Episode 13

Fry Turkey Fry

Alton Brown takes on the new American tradition of Deep-Fried Turkey in an effort to prevent future backyard disasters from flaring up. Along the way, he talks turkey flavor and texture to ensure that we all get the most out of our birds -- without getting burned.

Friday
May 26
6pm | 5c

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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.