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 10

Raising The Steaks

Host Alton Brown returns to the scene of episode one to re-think the great American steak. Do you have to lay out a bunch of presidents just to eat like one? Not if you know where to steer on a steer. With recipes for Sirloin Steak and Skirt Steak.

Thursday
Dec 15
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Apple Family Values

Whether they are of your eye, in the Garden of Eden, or shot off your head by William Tell, apples are as American as, well, apple pie. Watch Alton Brown show you how to shop, store and prepare some apple classics, including 10 Minute Apple Sauce; Baker, Baker; It's a Wonderful Waldorf.

Tuesday
Dec 27
11pm | 10c
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.

Friday
Dec 30
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 18

Cuckoo For Coq Au Vin

Can a fussy French fricassee fit a modern American lifestyle? Sure. All it takes is a chicken, a couple bottles of wine and, and a little know-how to turn out a Coq Au Vin that's real good eats.

Saturday
Jan 14
10am | 9c
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.

Saturday
Jan 14
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Dis-Kabob-Ulated

Alton Brown shows that with the right ingredients, the right skewers, the right heat and the right mindset, kabobs still have a role to play in the modern culinary carnival, making Spicy Beef Kebabs and Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers.

Tuesday
Jan 17
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 12, Episode 10

Switched on Baklava

Phyllo dough can be finicky but host Alton Brown tames this difficult pastry to create the wonderfully layered dessert known as Baklava.

Tuesday
Jan 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Jan 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Melondrama

Fruit can be tricky stuff and that goes double for melons. Shrouded in mystery and misconception its true potential is rarely tapped. Join host Alton Brown as he attempts to demystify one of the most complex and promising fruits around. With recipes for Hot Melon Salad and Melon Sorbet.

Friday
Jan 27
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Jan 30
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.

Tuesday
Jan 31
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 31
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Feb 20
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
11:30pm | 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).

Sunday
Feb 26
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Feb 26
3:30am | 2:30c
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Feb 26
11pm | 10c
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Monday
Feb 27
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 14

My Pod

The word vanilla has come to mean bland, boring, commonplace, but Alton Brown is on a mission to put rare, aromatic vanilla back on its pedestal. With recipes for Creme Brulee, Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing and Vanilla Poached Pears.

Tuesday
Feb 28
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 17

The Ballad of Salty and Sweet

Host Alton Brown examines ways to super-charge desserts with salt. Bacon Praline, Dark Salty Caramels and Grapefruit Brulee, anyone?

Tuesday
Feb 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 14

My Pod

The word vanilla has come to mean bland, boring, commonplace, but Alton Brown is on a mission to put rare, aromatic vanilla back on its pedestal. With recipes for Creme Brulee, Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing and Vanilla Poached Pears.

Wednesday
Mar 1
3am | 2c

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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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.