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 1, Episode 9

Ear Apparent

Alton Brown shops, shucks and shares the history and methods of the summer fave -- corn. He highlights the sweetness of corn with Better Than Grannie's Creamed Corn, Creamed Corn Cornbread and Plain Brown Popper.

Saturday
Jan 7
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Jan 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Berry From Another Planet (Eggplant)

The aliens among us are eggplants and they are delicious -- really. Alton Brown creatively instructs on how to shop for and store different varieties of eggplant, evaluate bread crumbs and celebrate the vegetable peeler. Alton prepares Eggplant Pasta, Baba Ghannouj and Eggplant Steaks.

Wednesday
Feb 1
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

Puddin' Head Blues

In an effort to pay off the IRS, host Alton Brown decides to enter a pudding recipe contest being held by the TV pudding queen: Auntie Pudding. Tapioca Pudding, Indian Rice Pudding, Chocolate Pudding and a tasty Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix are in the offering.

Saturday
Feb 11
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Feb 13
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 5

Undercover Veggies

In an effort to tempt his niece into eating her vegetables, host Alton Brown manages to sneak them into several tasty treats, with Parsnip Crisps, Parsnip Muffins and Pearsnip Sauce.

Friday
Mar 3
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 7
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Mar 13
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Crustacean Nation III

What do you do when your live crab runs away from home? If you're Alton Brown you turn to frozen legs and other packaged products. These Crab Cakes or Fritters, Marinated Crab Salad, Ghee and Steamed Alaskan King Crab Claws are far from a cop out -- they're good eats!

Wednesday
Mar 29
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Friday
Mar 31
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Squid Pro Quo

Alton Brown finds himself catering a tailgate party for a group of folks out to catch a glimpse of a mythical sea monster. To commemorate the event, Alton prepares his favorite tailgate-able sea monster, the squid, in his Squid Vicious recipe.

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

Milk Made

Of all the edibles on Earth, only milk exists solely to be food -- or so says Alton Brown. Join him as he dips into the liquid miracle that is milk in search of its secrets, history, and whether or not it's safe to drink straight from the source. With recipes for Quick Cottage Cheese, Dulce de Leche and Tres Leche Cake.

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

Cubing A Round

Cube steak: mysterious meat stuff or misunderstood marvel? Alton Brown makes good use of the only meat capable of being "knitted" together in an attempt to bring country cooking home again. The menu features Country Style Steak, Chicken Fried Steak and Swiss Steak.

Friday
May 12
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Season 10, Episode 4

Cubing A Round

Cube steak: mysterious meat stuff or misunderstood marvel? Alton Brown makes good use of the only meat capable of being "knitted" together in an attempt to bring country cooking home again. The menu features Country Style Steak, Chicken Fried Steak and Swiss Steak.

Friday
May 26
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Friday
May 26
7pm | 6c
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.

Friday
May 26
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, 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.

Friday
May 26
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 11

In The Bulb of the Night (Garlic)

Meet Count Vlad and discover the miraculous properties of the humble bulb, garlic. Alton prepares 40 Cloves and a Chicken and Vlad's Very Garlicky Greens.

Friday
May 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, 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
May 27
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 11

In The Bulb of the Night (Garlic)

Meet Count Vlad and discover the miraculous properties of the humble bulb, garlic. Alton prepares 40 Cloves and a Chicken and Vlad's Very Garlicky Greens.

Saturday
May 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Churn Baby Churn

You scream, I scream, but host Alton Brown would rather make his own ice cream ... and sorbet and granita. Learn the secrets the pros don't want you to know and find an ice cream machine that delivers the goods without breaking the bank. With recipes for Key Lime Sorbet, Serious Vanilla Ice Cream and Coffee Granita.

Saturday
May 27
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Flap Jack Do It Again

Join Alton Brown as he concocts homemade "Instant" Pancake Mix, shops some heavy metal (measuring cups that is) and takes a long walk amongst the maples.

Saturday
May 27
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

True Brew 2: Mr. Tea

Alton Brown takes serious tea drinking seriously and all the dirt on the world's number two beverage as he makes the Perfect Cup of Tea and Sweet Tea.

Saturday
May 27
11am | 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.