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 1

Porterhouse Rules

Alton Brown explains everything you need to know about this legendary cut-o-cow to produce steak house-standard Dry Aged Chimney Porterhouse for a hundred bucks under steak house prices.

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

Deep Space Slime

Host Alton Brown is working as a consultant on a low budget sci-fi movie. His job: make spooky, gooey gelatin molds. Since gelatin is one of the most powerful tools on the pantry planet, Alton's happy to comply, but he insists on making his Panna Cotta Brain with Cranberry Glaze, Cinnamon Cherry Heart, Spooky Edible Eyes and Sparkling Gingered Face taste real good.

Monday
Jan 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Where There's Smoke There's Fish

On one level, the marriage of fish and smoke might seem odd, but it's one of the easiest things you can do with a grill. Alton Brown has the lowdown on woodchips, shares even more about brining and plays around with some weeds while making Smoked Salmon.

Thursday
Jan 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Jan 20
11pm | 10c
Season 14, Episode 3

Little Big Lunch: Eggs Benedict

When it comes to brunch, Eggs Benedict is king. Problem is, it usually isn't good eats. Host Alton Brown tears down the dish and rebuilds from the ground up.

Tuesday
Jan 31
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 16

Devil Of A Cake

Do you have to tangle with dark forces in order to create a quality Devil's Food Cake or its crimson kin, Red Velvet? Yes, you do. And it's called cocoa powder. Join host Alton Brown as he reinvents the classics, plus makes Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Frosting for Devil's Food Cake.

Tuesday
Feb 14
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 19

Do The Rice Thing

To most Americans rice means long grain, white grains. But we're missing out on the marvels of short, medium and brown grains. Join host Alton Brown as he stirs up a Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto, makes a Brown Rice Salad, cooks Baked Brown Rice and delves deep into a mixed bag of starch.

Thursday
Feb 16
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 4

Tuna, Surprise!

An animated icon visits host Alton Brown and challenges him to raise the bar on canned tuna beyond the usual casserole or tuna salad sandwich. In response, he makes Tuna Salad Undone, Tuna Dressing and Tuna Croquette.

Saturday
Feb 18
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Monday
Feb 20
11pm | 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.

Tuesday
Feb 21
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Sandwich-Craft

A sandwich can be a sublime balance of flavor and texture born as much of technique as ingredient. Alton Brown and his nephew, Elton, dose up a little sandwich-craft, making Pan Bagnat, Roasted Vegetable Spread and Cuban Sandwich.

Tuesday
Mar 7
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 3

Strawberry Sky

Join Host Alton Brown to learn how to make the most of strawberry season. You can macerate them, glaze them, freeze them with dry ice and even build a summer pudding in a tin can. Alton even holds a quick lesson on the power of antioxidants. Recipes include: Clotted Cream, Macerated Strawberries, Strawberry Pudding and Frozen Strawberries.

Saturday
Mar 11
11am | 10c
Season 11, Episode 16

If It Ain't Broccoli Don't Fix It

It may be the bane of children and presidents but broccoli is a nutritional superfood. Join host Alton Brown as he transforms broccoli from limp and bitter to crisp and delicious, when he makes Fresh Broccoli Salad, Pan Steamed Broccoli and Oven Roasted Broccoli.

Saturday
Mar 18
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 2

Crustacean Nation IV: Crawfish

Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish, with a Crawfish Boil.

Wednesday
Mar 29
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 7

Wake Up Little Sushi

Alton Brown investigates the ins and outs of ordering, eating, shopping for and even making basic sushi. With plenty of history thrown in, Alton offers recipes for Sushi Rice and California Rolls.

Wednesday
Mar 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 2

Crustacean Nation IV: Crawfish

Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish, with a Crawfish Boil.

Thursday
Mar 30
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 7

Wake Up Little Sushi

Alton Brown investigates the ins and outs of ordering, eating, shopping for and even making basic sushi. With plenty of history thrown in, Alton offers recipes for Sushi Rice and California Rolls.

Thursday
Mar 30
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Crustacean Nation

Shrimp Cocktail is not just for wedding receptions anymore: you can make it, too, once Alton Brown shows you around a shrimp boat and his cousin Ray's shrimp shop.

Thursday
Mar 30
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Crustacean Nation 2: Claws

Despite immense popularity, 9 out of 10 cooks say they're afraid to cook lobster. Join host Alton Brown as he demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf, with his Stuffed Lobster.

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

Crustacean Nation

Shrimp Cocktail is not just for wedding receptions anymore: you can make it, too, once Alton Brown shows you around a shrimp boat and his cousin Ray's shrimp shop.

Friday
Mar 31
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Crustacean Nation 2: Claws

Despite immense popularity, 9 out of 10 cooks say they're afraid to cook lobster. Join host Alton Brown as he demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf, with his Stuffed Lobster.

Friday
Mar 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Hook, Line and Dinner

Host Alton Brown dives deep into the watery world of fish and finds that with three cooking methods under your belt, you can cook just about all of them: Includes recipes for Grilled Salmon Steaks, Striped Bass in Salt Dome and Pan Fried Fish.

Friday
Mar 31
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 9

Where There's Smoke There's Fish

On one level, the marriage of fish and smoke might seem odd, but it's one of the easiest things you can do with a grill. Alton Brown has the lowdown on woodchips, shares even more about brining and plays around with some weeds while making Smoked Salmon.

Friday
Mar 31
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tuna: The Other Red Meat

A quick trip to the afterlife convinces host Alton Brown to get serious about eating more tuna. Find out how to grill on a chimney, use charcoal starter, avoid fake soy sauce and learn why you can see a rainbow on tuna steaks. With Alton's

Friday
Mar 31
9pm | 8c
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 11, Episode 6

Fishing Whole

Scales, tails, and eyes, oh my! Who's afraid of whole fish? Not Alton Brown. Confront your fishy phobias head on with the fearless host as he roasts, planks, and fries up a few good (whole) fish. He makes Pan-Fried Smelts, Whole Striped Bass and Plank Grilled Whole Trout.

Friday
Mar 31
10pm | 9c

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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.