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 14, Episode 4

Flat is Beautiful V

Thin and crispy artisanal wood fired pizzas are nearly impossible to manage at home but with some sound science and a good grill, Alton Brown shows how you can come close to perfection with Grilled Pizza -- Three Ways.

Wednesday
Jan 4
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 8

The Once and Future Fish

Concerned about the impact of over-fishing, host Alton Brown explores tasty and extremely sustainable farm-raised trout, making Escabeche of Trout, Hot Smoked Trout and Rollmops.

Wednesday
Jan 4
11:30pm | 10:30c
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 13, Episode 16

The Curious Case of Curry

Host Alton Brown attempts to set the record straight on the beloved English dish that made India famous, as he makes Lamb Tikka Masala.

Friday
Jan 13
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Scrap Iron Chef

Alton Brown finds himself participating in a rather odd TV game show. The arena: a junkyard. The opponent: Chef Midwest. The ingredient: pork belly. AB's power play: bacon -- from scratch. With recipes for Soy Honey Brine, Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon, Bacon Vinaigrette with Grilled Radicchio, Honey Mustard Cure, Red Pepper Brine and Molasses Black Pepper Cure.

Sunday
Jan 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Grill Seekers

Grilling is not only an American right, it's a duty, and one that Alton Brown takes seriously. Join him as he shops for a grill, fires the right fuel, makes paste, ties the knot and helps a Leg of Lamb find its true purpose in the world.

Friday
Feb 3
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

A Pie In Every Pocket

Join host Alton Brown as he looks into the past, future and present of the very handy Pocket Pie. As for fillings, how do curry mango, chocolate and beef stew grab you?

Saturday
Feb 11
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 14
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 17

Toast Modern

From better croutons to your basic breakfast shingle, toast is an example of good eats that could usually be a whole lot better. Alton Brown takes on Bruschetta, French Toast and Welsh Rarebit.

Saturday
Feb 18
10:30am | 9:30c
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Sunday
Feb 26
11pm | 10c
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 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 7
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

A Bird in the Pan

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to escape host Alton Brown who seems intent on defining the perfect Broiled, Butterflied Chicken that's out of the oven and bathed in sauce in under half an hour.

Tuesday
Mar 7
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 7

Peachy Keen

Few fruit are as sweet, succulent, or downright sexy as a peach. So why is it so hard to find a good peach at the grocery store? Alton Brown trades commercial convenience for farm stand flavor and discovers what he's been missing. Orchard fresh peaches are nothing short of a miracle and perfect for Grilled Peach Melba or Individual Peach Upside-Down Cake.

Friday
Mar 24
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 8

Kinda Blue

Join host Alton Brown as he reveals the secret to turning this summer superstar, the blueberry, into a year-round treat, making Blueberry Buckle, Blueberry Soda and Frozen Blueberry Pie.

Friday
Mar 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 7

Peachy Keen

Few fruit are as sweet, succulent, or downright sexy as a peach. So why is it so hard to find a good peach at the grocery store? Alton Brown trades commercial convenience for farm stand flavor and discovers what he's been missing. Orchard fresh peaches are nothing short of a miracle and perfect for Grilled Peach Melba or Individual Peach Upside-Down Cake.

Saturday
Mar 25
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 8

Kinda Blue

Join host Alton Brown as he reveals the secret to turning this summer superstar, the blueberry, into a year-round treat, making Blueberry Buckle, Blueberry Soda and Frozen Blueberry Pie.

Saturday
Mar 25
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Casserole Over

When a Sunday drive goes bad, host Alton Brown finds himself pushing the limits of his casserole knowledge to free his dog from an angry group of church ladies. Recipes include: Garlic Shrimp Casserole, Broccoli Casserole and Curry Chicken Pot Pie.

Saturday
Mar 25
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 12

Soup's On

A good soup is like a cooking school in a bowl and class is in session for host Alton Brown's nephew, Elton. Join the two as they work together to craft an old classic, Garden Vegetable Soup, and (perhaps) a new one, Grape Gazpacho.

Saturday
Mar 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 14

A Rib for All Seasons

Trapped on a desert island, Alton Brown is eating ribs. Let him show you the way, the truth and the light about ribs, with Who Loves Ya Baby-Back.

Saturday
Mar 25
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

Chops

Host Alton Brown yearns for the juicy chop of yesterday and he intends to get it with his Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops. Alton pays a visit the neighborhood butcher, picks up stuffing tips (no, stuffing is not evil) and shares more than you ever wanted to know about propane.

Saturday
Mar 25
11:30am | 10:30c
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 12, Episode 5

There Will be Oil

Edible oils offer a wide range of flavors and qualities to confound any cook, so host Alton Brown untangles these potent hydrocarbons and puts them to good use in kitchen and car, making Vegetable Saute, Potato Chips and Fruity Oil Ice Cream in the process.

Saturday
Mar 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Sunday
Mar 26
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 5

There Will be Oil

Edible oils offer a wide range of flavors and qualities to confound any cook, so host Alton Brown untangles these potent hydrocarbons and puts them to good use in kitchen and car, making Vegetable Saute, Potato Chips and Fruity Oil Ice Cream in the process.

Sunday
Mar 26
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 22

Use Your Noodle 5

Host Alton Brown investigates the culinary possibilities of Asian Noodles. Dishes include Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Dan Dan Noodles and Ants in Trees.

Sunday
Mar 26
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.