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 6

Power Trip

Alton Brown looks at the nutritional challenges of making his own energy bars, and concocts a Protein Bar, a Granola Bar and a Brown Rice Crispy Bar.

Thursday
Dec 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Q

Host Alton Brown thinks he's cracked the code to true 'cue: brined pork, a flower pot, a trashcan, hardwood smoke and a lot of patience, resulting in a delicious Pulled Pork.

Wednesday
Jan 11
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Jan 15
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.

Tuesday
Jan 17
11pm | 10c
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.

Thursday
Jan 19
3am | 2c
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.

Thursday
Jan 19
11pm | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 31
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

For Whom the Cheese Melts

Alton Brown loves cheese as much as anyone. See what fondue has to do with football, make the best grilled cheese sandwich you have ever had and see why cheese is milk's leap to immortality. Recipes include: Broiled Chokes, Fondue Vudu and Big Cheese Squeeze.

Tuesday
Jan 31
5pm | 4c
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.

Saturday
Feb 4
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Three Chips for Sister Marsha

Alton Brown's sister Marsha has her cookies pinched and turns to AB for emergency replacements. His efforts to help doom him to relive the same cookies over and over again, aided only by a new mixer and a strangely familiar puppet.

Friday
Feb 10
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Art of Darkness

Host Alton Brown delves into the dark world of chocolate, picks a pod, roasts some beans, questions mysterious guests, visits his shrink, makes a Chocolate Mousse and strikes on the ultimate chocolate recipe (Chocolate Lava Muffins).

Friday
Feb 10
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 8

Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

Alton Brown gets the dirt on Dutch processing and the dead Dutch guy who invented it, chooses a few powders and then applies them to Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Brownies and homemade Cocoa Syrup.

Tuesday
Feb 14
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Feb 16
3am | 2c
Season 13, Episode 7

Pantry Raid XII: Turning Japanese

The ingredients for that beguiling Japanese concoction, miso soup, may seem a bit unusual until host Alton Brown demystifies them and explores the wonders of the Japanese pantry. Recipes include: Glazed Bonito Flakes, Miso Soup, Tsuyu Sauce, Easy Tofu Dressing, Dashi and Miso Honey Glazed Fish.

Wednesday
Feb 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tofuworld

Sure it's ancient, sure it's healthy, but fermented bean curd is also Good Eats. Armed with a little knowledge, and a decent blender, Alton Brown shows that it's a snap to convert this pale paste into everything from pie filling to a pan-fr

Wednesday
Feb 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 7

Pantry Raid XII: Turning Japanese

The ingredients for that beguiling Japanese concoction, miso soup, may seem a bit unusual until host Alton Brown demystifies them and explores the wonders of the Japanese pantry. Recipes include: Glazed Bonito Flakes, Miso Soup, Tsuyu Sauce, Easy Tofu Dressing, Dashi and Miso Honey Glazed Fish.

Thursday
Feb 23
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tofuworld

Sure it's ancient, sure it's healthy, but fermented bean curd is also Good Eats. Armed with a little knowledge, and a decent blender, Alton Brown shows that it's a snap to convert this pale paste into everything from pie filling to a pan-fr

Thursday
Feb 23
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 23
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

Thursday
Feb 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 24
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

Friday
Feb 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 15

It's a Pan, It's a Dish, It's Paella

Host Alton Brown demystifies Paella, both the Spanish pan and the rice dish it's famous for.

Saturday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 15

A Bird In The Pie Is Worth Two In The Bush

Chicken pot pie is a medieval classic that's fallen into disrepair recently, due in large part to our willingness to let factories do the baking for us. Join host Alton Brown as he looks at three different ways to fix this sad state: Medieval Game Hen Pot Pie, Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie and Individual Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry.

Saturday
Feb 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

The Big Chili

Join Host and cowpoke Gerald P Hobbs (Alton Brown) and his sidekick, Rusty, as they rustle up a good, honest bowl of red Pressure Cooker Chili. Along the way, they'll ponder the chili mythology, grind up AB's Chili Powder (that's chili with an i) and do some serious work under pressure.

Saturday
Feb 25
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Pressure (Pressure Cooking Broth)

Alton Brown shares the scientific theory behind capturing meaty goodness in liquid form and why the pressure cooker makes a great Beefy Broth (Don't worry, they don't explode any more).

Saturday
Feb 25
11pm | 10c

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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Leftover Baked Potato Soup

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Buff Smoothie

Pan Steamed Broccoli

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Southern Biscuits

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.