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.

Monday
Jan 2
3am | 2c
Season 14, Episode 9

Oat Cuisine II

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

Sunday
Jan 22
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Jan 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 20

Field of Greens

Host Alton Brown shows how to turn fiend to friend when he takes on dark leafy greens, making Mustard Green Gratin, Pot O'Greens and Lemon Sesame Glazed Greens. Tune in and you might learn a thing or two about nutrition, too.

Tuesday
Jan 31
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 1

Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

Alton Brown takes a loving look at an ancient food for the new millennium: Beef Jerky. How to shop for it, make it with a window fan, and then cook with it as an ingredient in Jerky Tomato Sauce.

Saturday
Feb 4
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 12

Seeing Red

Tomato sauce is the chameleon of the kitchen, capable of elevating the most humble foods to a higher culinary ground. Alton Brown can simplify your life with Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce.

Saturday
Feb 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 8

Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man -- Tempura, with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Monday
Mar 27
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 15
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

The Waffle Truth

Tired of sad, insipid toaster waffles and flavorless instant batters? Host Alton Brown sure is and he's going to do something about it. Learn how to build a better batter, pick the right iron and find out what waffles and church have in common. On the menu: Basic Waffle and Chocolate Waffle.

Thursday
Apr 20
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
May 6
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Three Chips for Sister Marsha

Alton Brown's sister Marsha has her cookies pinched and turns to AB for emergency replacements. His efforts to help doom him to relive the same cookies over and over again, aided only by a new mixer and a strangely familiar puppet.

Tuesday
May 9
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 1

Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

Alton Brown takes a loving look at an ancient food for the new millennium: Beef Jerky. How to shop for it, make it with a window fan, and then cook with it as an ingredient in Jerky Tomato Sauce.

Tuesday
May 9
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 11, Episode 13

Puff the Magic Mallow

From their swampy origins to modern machine molds host Alton Brown shares the sweet, sticky science behind Homemade Marshmallows. Plus, a recipe for Ambrosia.

Wednesday
May 17
3am | 2c
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.

Saturday
May 27
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Art of Darkness

Host Alton Brown delves into the dark world of chocolate, picks a pod, roasts some beans, questions mysterious guests, visits his shrink, makes a Chocolate Mousse and strikes on the ultimate chocolate recipe (Chocolate Lava Muffins).

Saturday
May 27
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.

Sunday
May 28
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Art of Darkness

Host Alton Brown delves into the dark world of chocolate, picks a pod, roasts some beans, questions mysterious guests, visits his shrink, makes a Chocolate Mousse and strikes on the ultimate chocolate recipe (Chocolate Lava Muffins).

Sunday
May 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 12, Episode 11

A Cabbage Sprouts in Brussels

Reluctantly agreeing to help refurbish the reputation of Brussels sprouts, host Alton Brown discovers that with the proper preparation they can make a surprising range of good eats. He makes Basic Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries.

Sunday
May 28
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

American Pickle

Join host Alton Brown as he and his mysteriously malevolent brother put refrigerator pickles through their paces while still taking time to visit Cleopatra's tomb and contemplate the world's largest cucumber. Recipes include: AB's B and B's, Firecrackers, Kinda Sorta Sours, Hurry Curry Cauliflower and Summer Fruits.

Sunday
May 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 11

A Cabbage Sprouts in Brussels

Reluctantly agreeing to help refurbish the reputation of Brussels sprouts, host Alton Brown discovers that with the proper preparation they can make a surprising range of good eats. He makes Basic Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries.

Monday
May 29
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 7

American Pickle

Join host Alton Brown as he and his mysteriously malevolent brother put refrigerator pickles through their paces while still taking time to visit Cleopatra's tomb and contemplate the world's largest cucumber. Recipes include: AB's B and B's, Firecrackers, Kinda Sorta Sours, Hurry Curry Cauliflower and Summer Fruits.

Monday
May 29
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Monday
May 29
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.

Monday
May 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 30
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.

Tuesday
May 30
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.

Tuesday
May 30
11pm | 10c

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.