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 12

A Chuck For Chuck

From ordinary chuck to sublime, melt-in-your-mouth flavor: Alton Brown demonstrates how to make perfect Pot Roast without the pot.

Wednesday
Dec 14
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Family Roast

As the holidays approach, Alton Brown ponders the perfect roast beef, meets with a butcher, comes to terms with aging, learns about ovens and radiant heat, discovers new ways to have fun with flower pots and produces Dry-Aged Standing Rib R

Wednesday
Dec 21
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Dec 25
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 1

Just Barley

Take away all of the culinary creations of the past 10,000 years and what are you left with? Barley. But ancient though it may be, barley is no dino-seed when is comes to versatility in the modern kitchen. Alton Brown shows us how to grind our own grains and makes Barley Bread, Barley and Lamb Stew, Baked Barley, Barley Salad and Barley Water.

Thursday
Dec 29
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Q

Host Alton Brown thinks he's cracked the code to true 'cue: brined pork, a flower pot, a trashcan, hardwood smoke and a lot of patience, resulting in a delicious Pulled Pork.

Wednesday
Jan 11
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Flat Is Beautiful II

These days we're all looking for ways to make more out of less. Alton Brown's favorite strategy: flatten meats wafer thin and cover them with flavor. New looks at old classics like Chicken Kiev, Turkey Piccata and Beef Paillard.

Saturday
Jan 14
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 11, Episode 6

Fishing Whole

Scales, tails, and eyes, oh my! Who's afraid of whole fish? Not Alton Brown. Confront your fishy phobias head on with the fearless host as he roasts, planks, and fries up a few good (whole) fish. He makes Pan-Fried Smelts, Whole Striped Bass and Plank Grilled Whole Trout.

Saturday
Jan 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

For Whom The Cheese Melts 2

Alton Brown teaches what you can do to return macaroni and cheese to a table near you. Alton helps evaluate bakeware, noodles and offers a look into evaporated milk and of course: cheddar cheese. He prepares Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese and Next Day Mac and Cheese "Toast."

Tuesday
Jan 31
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 16

Beet It

The beet has long been feared by memories of pickled red wedges served straight from the can, but Alton Brown's here to say that beets are good eats! Coming to this ruby root's defense, our trusty host suggests one approach this veggie with an open mind and a good pair of gloves! With recipes for Pickled Beets, Glazed Baby Beets and Beet Green Gratin.

Wednesday
Feb 1
11:30pm | 10:30c
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Saturday
Feb 11
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 14
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Puddin' Head Blues

In an effort to pay off the IRS, host Alton Brown decides to enter a pudding recipe contest being held by the TV pudding queen: Auntie Pudding. Tapioca Pudding, Indian Rice Pudding, Chocolate Pudding and a tasty Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix are in the offering.

Tuesday
Feb 14
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 11

This Spuds For You, Too

Alton Brown, ever the Spud Stud, cooks up homey Leftover Baked Potato Soup, creamy Cold-Fashioned Potato Salad and a spectacular Swiss Potato Roesti. It's all in a night's work for AB, but will he wind up being mashed?

Tuesday
Feb 21
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Feb 21
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Grill Seekers

Grilling is not only an American right, it's a duty, and one that Alton Brown takes seriously. Join him as he shops for a grill, fires the right fuel, makes paste, ties the knot and helps a Leg of Lamb find its true purpose in the world.

Tuesday
Feb 21
4:30pm | 3:30c
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Tuesday
Feb 21
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 16

The Man Food Show

Just in time for the big game, Alton Brown has a show all about food best consumed in a recliner: real, honest-to-goodness Corn Dogs and Mini Man Burgers.

Tuesday
Feb 21
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 10

Amber Waves

All you need are yeast, barley and hops and Alton Brown will show you the rest as he brings them altogether for some special homemade Good Brew. It's fun and easy. Cheers!

Tuesday
Feb 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 3

Stew Romance

If great stew, like great music, is a commingling of ingredients to create culinary harmony, why do so many stews taste less like beautiful music and more like a murky dirge? Join host Alton Brown as he orchestrates an answer with his Good Eats Beef Stew.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 21
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 11

True Brew IV: Take Stock

Some folks may think of homemade stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Tuesday
Feb 21
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.

Wednesday
Feb 22
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 11

True Brew IV: Take Stock

Some folks may think of homemade stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Wednesday
Feb 22
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 7

Pantry Raid XII: Turning Japanese

The ingredients for that beguiling Japanese concoction, miso soup, may seem a bit unusual until host Alton Brown demystifies them and explores the wonders of the Japanese pantry. Recipes include: Glazed Bonito Flakes, Miso Soup, Tsuyu Sauce, Easy Tofu Dressing, Dashi and Miso Honey Glazed Fish.

Wednesday
Feb 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tofuworld

Sure it's ancient, sure it's healthy, but fermented bean curd is also Good Eats. Armed with a little knowledge, and a decent blender, Alton Brown shows that it's a snap to convert this pale paste into everything from pie filling to a pan-fr

Wednesday
Feb 22
11:30pm | 10:30c

Snack on Science

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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.