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 1

It's a Wonderful Cake

Alton Brown is out to prove that fruitcake shouldn't be the butt of holiday jokes any longer. Watch as he shows the history and the quick and easy preparation of the unfairly maligned but delicious Free Range Fruitcake.

Friday
Dec 16
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

It's a Wonderful Cake

Alton Brown is out to prove that fruitcake shouldn't be the butt of holiday jokes any longer. Watch as he shows the history and the quick and easy preparation of the unfairly maligned but delicious Free Range Fruitcake.

Tuesday
Dec 20
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

This Spud's For You

Host Alton Brown ponders the potato and its main ingredient: starch. The Baked Potato, Mashers and Potato/Portobello Gratin are examined.

Wednesday
Dec 21
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 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.

Friday
Jan 13
7:30pm | 6:30c
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 1, Episode 22

Myth Smashers

Sure, cooking is full of rules, sayings and axioms, but do they all hold water? Join host Alton Brown as he sears meat, washes mushrooms, oils the pasta water and tries to blow up water.

Monday
Jan 23
3:30am | 2:30c
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 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.

Thursday
Feb 9
11pm | 10c
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 14, Episode 20

Roll Call

Host Alton Brown harnesses the power of yeast to put classic rolls (Parker House Rolls and Butter Flake Rolls) back onto the American dinner table.

Sunday
Feb 19
3am | 2c
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 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
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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
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?

Wednesday
Mar 1
3:30am | 2:30c
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Wednesday
Mar 1
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 9

American Classics III: Creole in a Bowl

Join host Alton Brown as he explores the many historical and cultural influences that give us a New Orleans classic. Menu: Pickled Pork and Red Beans and Rice.

Wednesday
Mar 1
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 1

Tender Is The Pork

Looking for an alternative to chicken? Host Alton Brown turns to the pork tenderloin as a delicious yet low fat substitute for the ubiquitous bird.

Thursday
Mar 2
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 9

American Classics III: Creole in a Bowl

Join host Alton Brown as he explores the many historical and cultural influences that give us a New Orleans classic. Menu: Pickled Pork and Red Beans and Rice.

Thursday
Mar 2
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Thursday
Mar 2
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 5

Undercover Veggies

In an effort to tempt his niece into eating her vegetables, host Alton Brown manages to sneak them into several tasty treats, with Parsnip Crisps, Parsnip Muffins and Pearsnip Sauce.

Thursday
Mar 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
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 13, Episode 5

Undercover Veggies

In an effort to tempt his niece into eating her vegetables, host Alton Brown manages to sneak them into several tasty treats, with Parsnip Crisps, Parsnip Muffins and Pearsnip Sauce.

Friday
Mar 3
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 13

Egg Files VII: Meringue

Join host Alton Brown as he delves into three classic meringue-based desserts: Baked Alaska, Pavlova and Oeufs a la Neige.

Friday
Mar 3
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.