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 4

Yogurt: Good Milk Gone Bad

Yogurt's not just good for you, it's just plain good. Especially when you make your own. Host Alton Brown shows how easy this miraculous feat really is, then demonstrates plenty of ways to use the Fresh Yogurt up, like in Thousand Island Dressing, Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt, Yogurt Cheese, Herb Spread, or Tarragon Yogurt Sauce.

Tuesday
Dec 13
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

School Of Hard Nogs

Good Eats takes its first serious (sorta) look at the cocktail world by diving into the famed, holiday quaff, Eggnog. Learn the techniques that make it tick, what to do with the leftovers (Eggnog Ice Cream, anyone?), and take a peek into th

Tuesday
Dec 20
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 9

Ear Apparent

Alton Brown shops, shucks and shares the history and methods of the summer fave -- corn. He highlights the sweetness of corn with Better Than Grannie's Creamed Corn, Creamed Corn Cornbread and Plain Brown Popper.

Saturday
Jan 7
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 10

Mayo Clinic

Join Alton Brown as he debunks the many mysteries of Mayonnaise. Plus a recipe for Party Mayonnaise.

Saturday
Jan 14
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 3

Tamale Never Dies

Quite possibly the original convenience food, tamales are ancient and delicious. Join host Alton Brown on a historical and tasty exploration of these tempting treats, as he makes Hot Tamales and Turkey Tamales

Monday
Jan 16
11pm | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jan 21
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 5

Churn Baby Churn, 2

Alton Brown sets out to figure out how to make ice cream himself. After a visit from some federal ice cream agents and a little investigation of ingredients, Alton cracks the code, making Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream and Mint Chip Ice Cream.

Thursday
Jan 26
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 9

Oat Cuisine II

Host Alton Brown helps you get more oats in your diet with some very surprising culinary incarnations.

Saturday
Jan 28
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 1
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

Mussel Bound

There are a lot of bivalves to eat out there but if he had choose one, Alton Brown would choose mussels. Join Alton as he takes the blue shelled mollusks from bay to plate with Mojo Moulies, buys a steaming rig and ponders cooking wine.

Thursday
Feb 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Circle Of Life

Everybody loves doughnuts but nobody seems to make their own -- until now. Join host Alton Brown as he delves into this country's favorite pastry. Not only will you learn how to make your own you'll find out how the doughnut really got its hole. Recipes include: Yeast Doughnuts, Doughnut Glaze and Chocolate Doughnut Glaze.

Wednesday
Feb 8
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Fudge Factor

It turns out the secret to producing Chocolate Fudge, the archetypal American candy, doesn't lie in the power of chocolate but in the power of crystals. Host Alton Brown helps you to grow your own.

Thursday
Feb 9
3am | 2c
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 10, Episode 2

TORT(illa) Reform

The world may not be flat, but thanks to the tortilla we can enjoy almost anything edible with a quick fold, flip, or wrap. Why is it then that so few cooks make their own tortillas at home? Alton Brown hopes to reverse the trend by introducing the world to the virtues of Lime Tortilla Chips and Corn Tortillas.

Thursday
Feb 23
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

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

TORT(illa) Reform

The world may not be flat, but thanks to the tortilla we can enjoy almost anything edible with a quick fold, flip, or wrap. Why is it then that so few cooks make their own tortillas at home? Alton Brown hopes to reverse the trend by introducing the world to the virtues of Lime Tortilla Chips and Corn Tortillas.

Friday
Feb 24
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

Friday
Feb 24
3:30am | 2:30c
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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Sunday
Feb 26
11pm | 10c

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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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Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Leftover Baked Potato Soup

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Sugar Cookies

Sawmill Gravy

Hot Tamales

Guacamole

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

AB's Chili Powder

Tuna Salad Undone

Oyster Soup

The Oatiest Oatmeal Cookies Ever

Ganache Frosting

"Instant" Pancake Mix

White Roux

Raymond Beurre Blanc

Fresh Cranberry Cosmo

Baked Meatballs

Southern Biscuits

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.