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 16

Carrots: A Taproot Orange

They're long, they're orange and they're everywhere, but do we ever really think about carrots? Host Alton Brown does -- a lot. Join him as he concocts everything from Glazed Carrots and Carrot Slaw to Carrot Cake and explains the whole carrot/vision thing.

Tuesday
Jan 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Good Wine Gone Bad

Join host Alton Brown as he dives deep into the pantry to investigate the many facets of vinegar. Learn the secrets of this ancient elixir and some darned cleaver ways to get it into your food, including Grilled Romaine and Sauerbraten.

Saturday
Feb 4
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 15

I Pie

Alton Brown goes undercover for an in depth look at Lemon Meringue Pie. He also uncovers sweet, but tart, recipes for this citrus pie's filling and Crust.

Saturday
Feb 11
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
Feb 15
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 10, Episode 8

Okraphobia

Culinary superstars come in all shapes and sizes, but none is more misunderstood than the much-maligned Southern mystery known as okra. Join Alton Brown as he explores this versatile veggie from the inside out and turns a bad case of okraphobia into a craving for all things okra. On the menu: Dry Fried Okra, Wet Fried Okra, Okra and Tomatoes and Pickled Okra.

Thursday
Mar 16
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 4

Coconut Cake Revival

Is it possible to make great cake with coconut from a can? Should you even try? Host Alton Brown wants to know and he's willing to crack open as many nuts as it takes to make a slice of paradise on a plate. With recipes for Coconut Milk and Cream, Coconut Extract and Coconut Cake with 7-Minute Frosting.

Friday
Mar 17
3:30am | 2:30c
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 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
Apr 15
2am | 1c
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.

Saturday
Apr 22
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 13

Orange Aid

Oranges aren't just for juice any more as host Alton Brown explores their symphony of flavors to create a classic drink (Orange Delicious), a tasty topping (Orange Marmalade) and a creamy cold dessert (Orange Sherbet).

Tuesday
Apr 25
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 5

Water Works I

Join Alton Brown as he heads upstream in search of the world's most important ingredient: water. Where does it come from, how is it made safe to drink, and what does it take to get from the source to our kitchen sinks? Alton answers all, including what it means to be labeled "spring," "mineral," or "drinking" water.

Saturday
May 6
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 4

Cubing A Round

Cube steak: mysterious meat stuff or misunderstood marvel? Alton Brown makes good use of the only meat capable of being "knitted" together in an attempt to bring country cooking home again. The menu features Country Style Steak, Chicken Fried Steak and Swiss Steak.

Thursday
May 11
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

Herbal Preservation

Host Alton Brown focuses on the wide range of greenery that can add depth and dimension that make good eats better. Plus, learn how to set up your own container herb garden. With recipes for Parsley Salad and Tarragon Chive Vinegar.

Saturday
May 20
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 15

Pantry Raid 6: Lentils

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. The lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals and a steak's worth of protein, as Alton details while making Lentil Soup, Lentil Salad and Lentil Cookies ... yes, cookies.

Tuesday
May 23
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 14

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

Whether they're the main ingredient or a supporting player, nuts have needs -- special needs if we're going to get the most out of them. Alton Brown shares better ways to store and cook with all varieties of nuts. Recipes include: Pistachio Fruit Balls, Cashew Sauce, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, Macadamia Nut Crust, Pistachio Mixed Herb Pesto.

Tuesday
May 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 15

Pantry Raid 6: Lentils

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. The lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals and a steak's worth of protein, as Alton details while making Lentil Soup, Lentil Salad and Lentil Cookies ... yes, cookies.

Wednesday
May 24
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 14

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

Whether they're the main ingredient or a supporting player, nuts have needs -- special needs if we're going to get the most out of them. Alton Brown shares better ways to store and cook with all varieties of nuts. Recipes include: Pistachio Fruit Balls, Cashew Sauce, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, Macadamia Nut Crust, Pistachio Mixed Herb Pesto.

Wednesday
May 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Wednesday
May 24
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 14

The Icing Man Cometh

Cake is dandy but let's face it, without frosting it's just sweet bread. With tools straight from his local hardware store, host Alton Brown builds a better Buttercream and constructs a layer cake from the ground up. Plus, Ganache and Writing Chocolate.

Wednesday
May 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Thursday
May 25
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 14

The Icing Man Cometh

Cake is dandy but let's face it, without frosting it's just sweet bread. With tools straight from his local hardware store, host Alton Brown builds a better Buttercream and constructs a layer cake from the ground up. Plus, Ganache and Writing Chocolate.

Thursday
May 25
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 18

Waiter There's A Fish In My Soup

Bouillabaisse may be a scary name, but the soup it represents doesn't have to be. In fact, if you're willing to buy some decent fish and master a few basics, it can most definitely qualify as good eats.

Thursday
May 25
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Bowl of Onion

Host Alton Brown journeys to the center of the onion and after rediscovering a kitchen classic, and debunking the mythology of tear-free onion cutting, emerges with a darned fine bowl of French Onion Soup.

Thursday
May 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 18

Waiter There's A Fish In My Soup

Bouillabaisse may be a scary name, but the soup it represents doesn't have to be. In fact, if you're willing to buy some decent fish and master a few basics, it can most definitely qualify as good eats.

Friday
May 26
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Bowl of Onion

Host Alton Brown journeys to the center of the onion and after rediscovering a kitchen classic, and debunking the mythology of tear-free onion cutting, emerges with a darned fine bowl of French Onion Soup.

Friday
May 26
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Fry Hard

Fry is not a dirty word. Alton Brown wants to show that proper know-how allows everyone to make healthy, delicious and safe fried foods, including his take on Chips and Fish.

Friday
May 26
4pm | 3c

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.