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.

Sunday
Jan 1
11pm | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jan 7
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Artichokes: The Choke Is On You

Alton Brown's getting down to the heart of artichokes. Pick up tips on storing, prepping, cooking and eating this giant flower bud, as well as how to make your own Herb Oil to marinate them in. Plus recipes for Broiled Chokes and Artichoke Pasta Salad.

Tuesday
Jan 10
3am | 2c
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.

Friday
Jan 13
8pm | 7c
Season 10, Episode 6

Water Works II

In his second exploration of the only ingredient pumped directly into our homes, Alton Brown looks at water from the inside out with the help of a friendly water molecule. Along the way, he explains how water is scrubbed clean before it reaches our homes.

Tuesday
Jan 31
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 16

Beet It

The beet has long been feared by memories of pickled red wedges served straight from the can, but Alton Brown's here to say that beets are good eats! Coming to this ruby root's defense, our trusty host suggests one approach this veggie with an open mind and a good pair of gloves! With recipes for Pickled Beets, Glazed Baby Beets and Beet Green Gratin.

Thursday
Feb 2
3:30am | 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.

Friday
Feb 10
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 14

Pantry Raid Xiii, Destination Chickpea

If you have dry chickpeas in your pantry, exotic destinations are easily reached from the comfort of your kitchen. Join host Alton Brown as he journeys to the near east with three preparations for chickpeas and recipes for Hummus For Real and Falafel.

Friday
Feb 17
3am | 2c
Season 14, Episode 21

The Caul of the Flower

Host Alton Brown makes amends for having insulted the odd ball of the cabbage family, cauliflower, with Cauliflower Slaw, Cauliflower Say Cheese and Broiled Curried-flower.

Friday
Mar 3
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 14

Pantry Raid X: The Dark Side of the Cane

Long before refined sugar, molasses was the sweetener of choice. Join host Alton Brown as he digs deep in the pantry to resurrect this historic and versatile syrup. Recipes include: Boston Brown Bread, Homemade Dark Brown Sugar, Molasses Coffee Marinated Pork Chops, Shoo-Fly Pie.

Wednesday
Mar 8
3am | 2c
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!

Saturday
Mar 11
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Gravy Confidential

Don't miss the gravy boat as host Alton Brown -- armed with the right pan and whisk for the job -- conquers roux and leads the way to lump-free liquid love. Recipes include White Roux, Sawmill Gravy and Gravy from Roast Drippings.

Tuesday
Mar 21
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

Send In The Clams

No bivalve is more American than the clam nor is any other shell-dweller more versatile in the kitchen. Alton Brown instructs on the ins and outs of clam identification, how to decide which ones to use where, buying a clam opening device and make a wicked chowder. Recipes include Clams on the Half Shell with Fresh Mayonnaise, Radonsky for the New Millennium and Clam Chowder.

Tuesday
Mar 21
3pm | 2c
Season 11, Episode 17

Honey I Shrunk the Cake

Join host Alton Brown as he breaks the trend toward an overly sweet and fussy pastry and gets us back to the original chiffon cupcake that will make you feel like a kid again. Alton makes Chocolate Chiffon Cupcake, Chiffon Cupcakes and Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Wednesday
Mar 22
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 7

Withering Bites

Dried fruit may not be glamorous, but what it lacks in fashion, it more than makes up for in flavor and versatility. Before your good fruit goes bad, take a tip from host Alton Brown and dry it. With recipes for Dried Fruit, Sweet Dried Fruit Compote, Individual Fruit Compote Pies and Trail Mix.

Wednesday
Mar 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 17

Honey I Shrunk the Cake

Join host Alton Brown as he breaks the trend toward an overly sweet and fussy pastry and gets us back to the original chiffon cupcake that will make you feel like a kid again. Alton makes Chocolate Chiffon Cupcake, Chiffon Cupcakes and Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Thursday
Mar 23
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 7

Withering Bites

Dried fruit may not be glamorous, but what it lacks in fashion, it more than makes up for in flavor and versatility. Before your good fruit goes bad, take a tip from host Alton Brown and dry it. With recipes for Dried Fruit, Sweet Dried Fruit Compote, Individual Fruit Compote Pies and Trail Mix.

Thursday
Mar 23
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 12, Episode 2

Popover Sometime

Armed with one simple yet versatile Basic Popover recipe, host Alton Brown creates a variety of dishes from a breakfast treat, Dutch Baby, to that dinner classic, Yorkshire Pudding with Roast.

Thursday
Mar 23
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 3

House of the Rising Bun

Aroma can do a lot, but can it help sell a house? Alton Brown hopes to find out as he whips up several tasty breakfast breads in search of the secret scent of real estate success, making Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, Overnight Citrus Ginger Ring and Overnight Monkey Bread.

Thursday
Mar 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 2

Popover Sometime

Armed with one simple yet versatile Basic Popover recipe, host Alton Brown creates a variety of dishes from a breakfast treat, Dutch Baby, to that dinner classic, Yorkshire Pudding with Roast.

Friday
Mar 24
3am | 2c
Season 10, Episode 3

House of the Rising Bun

Aroma can do a lot, but can it help sell a house? Alton Brown hopes to find out as he whips up several tasty breakfast breads in search of the secret scent of real estate success, making Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, Overnight Citrus Ginger Ring and Overnight Monkey Bread.

Friday
Mar 24
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

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

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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.