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 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.

Friday
Jan 27
11:30pm | 10:30c
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 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 13, Episode 4

American Classics IV

Although usually considered an Italian dish, spaghetti with meat sauce proves to be an American classic as host Alton Brown explores its origins.

Saturday
Jun 3
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, 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.

Wednesday
Jun 14
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 12, Episode 5

There Will be Oil

Edible oils offer a wide range of flavors and qualities to confound any cook, so host Alton Brown untangles these potent hydrocarbons and puts them to good use in kitchen and car, making Vegetable Saute, Potato Chips and Fruity Oil Ice Cream in the process.

Thursday
Oct 12
2pm | 1c
Season 13, Episode 12

The Proof is in the Pudding

Host Alton Brown breaks into the liquor cabinet, not to concoct a drink, but to examine the uses of alcohol in food preparation. He makes Flaming Shrimp and Grits, Zabaglione and Limoncello.

Tuesday
Oct 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Tricks For Treats

Despite the fact that Americans spend billions a year on manufactured treats, truth is, great candy starts in the home. Join host Alton Brown as he explains the trick to treats like Chocolate Taffy, Peanut Brittle and Acid Jellies.

Wednesday
Nov 1
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 8

Kinda Blue

Join host Alton Brown as he reveals the secret to turning this summer superstar, the blueberry, into a year-round treat, making Blueberry Buckle, Blueberry Soda and Frozen Blueberry Pie.

Tuesday
Nov 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

The Case For Butter

In this very special episode of Good Eats, Alton Brown goes to court to defend butter against a bad wrap brought on by the dark agents of industry, media and the fears of a fat phobic public. The best defense: sauces, like Compound Butter, Raymond Beurre Blanc and Honey Butter.

Saturday
Dec 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

Alton Brown gets the dirt on Dutch processing and the dead Dutch guy who invented it, chooses a few powders and then applies them to Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Brownies and homemade Cocoa Syrup.

Saturday
Dec 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Say Cheese!

Join host Alton Brown for a collection of short films about his favorite food: cheese. Learn about everything from pasteurization to pairing, lactose to graters. Learn how to make cheese into Cheese Soup, Parmesan Crisps crackers, and Fromage Fort, a spread to end all spreads.

Thursday
Mar 22
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 10

Switched on Baklava

Phyllo dough can be finicky but host Alton Brown tames this difficult pastry to create the wonderfully layered dessert known as Baklava.

Wednesday
Apr 25
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

Alton Brown gets the dirt on Dutch processing and the dead Dutch guy who invented it, chooses a few powders and then applies them to Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Brownies and homemade Cocoa Syrup.

Monday
Jun 18
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 15

Apple of My Pie

An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, Super Apple Pie.

Monday
Jun 18
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

Alton Brown gets the dirt on Dutch processing and the dead Dutch guy who invented it, chooses a few powders and then applies them to Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Brownies and homemade Cocoa Syrup.

Tuesday
Jun 19
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 15

Apple of My Pie

An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, Super Apple Pie.

Tuesday
Jun 19
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tuna: The Other Red Meat

A quick trip to the afterlife convinces host Alton Brown to get serious about eating more tuna. Find out how to grill on a chimney, use charcoal starter, avoid fake soy sauce and learn why you can see a rainbow on tuna steaks. With Alton's recipe for Chimney Tuna Loin.

Tuesday
Jun 19
2pm | 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.

Tuesday
Jun 19
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, 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
Jun 19
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Steak Your Claim

Host Alton Brown journeys from field to market to hardware store in search of the perfect steak and the perfect pan to make Pan-Seared Rib-Eye.

Tuesday
Jun 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, 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.

Wednesday
Jun 20
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 1

Steak Your Claim

Host Alton Brown journeys from field to market to hardware store in search of the perfect steak and the perfect pan to make Pan-Seared Rib-Eye.

Wednesday
Jun 20
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 10, Episode 20

Corn The Beef

Join Alton Brown as he makes a traditional Corned Beef to rival any New York deli. From selecting the proper cut of meat to pickling or corning it, Alton serves two classic applications: Corned Beef and Cabbage and Corned Beef Hash.

Wednesday
Jun 20
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 20
11pm | 10c

Most Popular Recipes

All Good Eats Recipes

Coconut Cake with 7-Minute Frosting

Pan-Seared Rib-Eye

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Barbecue St. Louis Pork Ribs

Pork Wellington

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Granola Bars

Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze

Pan Bagnat

Grilled Pizza -Three Ways

Chocolate Ice Cream

Buttermilk Pound Cake

Onion Dip from Scratch

No Guilt Caesar

Granola

Sour Cream Cheesecake

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Tres Leche Cake

Pie Crust

The Thin

Pulled Pork

Perfect Potstickers

The Once and Future Beans

Lentil Soup

Frittata

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

The Puffy

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.