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 11, Episode 1

Milk Made

Of all the edibles on Earth, only milk exists solely to be food -- or so says Alton Brown. Join him as he dips into the liquid miracle that is milk in search of its secrets, history, and whether or not it's safe to drink straight from the source. With recipes for Quick Cottage Cheese, Dulce de Leche and Tres Leche Cake.

Thursday
Feb 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
Mar 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 14, Episode 22

Use Your Noodle 5

Host Alton Brown investigates the culinary possibilities of Asian Noodles. Dishes include Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Dan Dan Noodles and Ants in Trees.

Monday
Mar 27
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Crustacean Nation 2: Claws

Despite immense popularity, 9 out of 10 cooks say they're afraid to cook lobster. Join host Alton Brown as he demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf, with his Stuffed Lobster.

Friday
Mar 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

In The Bulb of the Night (Garlic)

Meet Count Vlad and discover the miraculous properties of the humble bulb, garlic. Alton prepares 40 Cloves and a Chicken and Vlad's Very Garlicky Greens.

Friday
May 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Jun 17
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.

Monday
Jul 31
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 17

Fowl Territory

Join Alton Brown as he shares his favorite weeknight meal, Cornish game hen, with an eye on food safety. Alton's Grilled Curry Cornish Hens and Cornish Game Hen with Bacon and Onions are not just good eats, they're also safe eats.

Wednesday
Sep 20
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Muffin Man

America's favorite breakfast bread moved out of the home kitchen long ago. With the help of some sound science and an incarcerated brother, host Alton Brown plans to change all that, with recipes for Blueberry Muffins and English Muffins.

Monday
Oct 2
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 15

Use Your Noodle 2

Stuffed pastas like Ravioli and Tortellini are much loved but seldom made. Host Alton Brown intends to put that to an end by demystifying noodles and filling alike. Plus, how an ironing board can help.

Sunday
Nov 5
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 14

The Remains of the Bird

A sudden blizzard strands Alton Brown and the rest of the Good Eats crew for days with nothing to eat but leftovers from Thanksgiving. He comes up with In a Cranberry Jam, Turkey Re-Hash, Tart Cranberry Dipping Sauce, Bird to the Last Drop and Sweet Corn Bread Pudding.

Thursday
Nov 23
11pm | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 19
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 22

Behind The Eats

If you're a Good Eats fan, you've seen Alton Brown do it all. Although hard to believe, he does have some help when it comes to creating each episode. Join us "Behind the Eats" as the Good Eats crew reveal their thrilling and compelling behind-the-scenes secrets.

Saturday
Jan 27
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 6

Ham I Am

Cured, smoked, raw, brined or fresh, Alton Brown gets the juices going for some good old American ham. With recipes for Country Ham and City Ham.

Monday
Apr 23
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 12

Scrap Iron Chef

Alton Brown finds himself participating in a rather odd TV game show. The arena: a junkyard. The opponent: Chef Midwest. The ingredient: pork belly. AB's power play: bacon -- from scratch. With recipes for Soy Honey Brine, Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon, Bacon Vinaigrette with Grilled Radicchio, Honey Mustard Cure, Red Pepper Brine and Molasses Black Pepper Cure.

Monday
Apr 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Ham I Am

Cured, smoked, raw, brined or fresh, Alton Brown gets the juices going for some good old American ham. With recipes for Country Ham and City Ham.

Tuesday
Apr 24
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 12

Scrap Iron Chef

Alton Brown finds himself participating in a rather odd TV game show. The arena: a junkyard. The opponent: Chef Midwest. The ingredient: pork belly. AB's power play: bacon -- from scratch. With recipes for Soy Honey Brine, Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon, Bacon Vinaigrette with Grilled Radicchio, Honey Mustard Cure, Red Pepper Brine and Molasses Black Pepper Cure.

Tuesday
Apr 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Dip Madness

Dips may have driven host Alton Brown a little bonkers but that won't keep him from delivering the goods on a long line of dipables from Guacamole, Onion Dip from Scratch, and Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip to the unjustly dissed Chicken Liver Mousse.

Tuesday
Apr 24
2pm | 1c
Season 11, Episode 19

The Wing and I

The wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous bar food: Chicken Wings. With recipes for Buffalo Wings and Orange Glazed Chicken Wings.

Tuesday
Apr 24
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Egg Files II: Man with a Flan

Alton Brown steers his continuing egg-vestigation through the world of baked custards from Refrigerator Pie to the much misunderstood creme caramel (Flandango).

Tuesday
Apr 24
11pm | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Egg Files II: Man with a Flan

Alton Brown steers his continuing egg-vestigation through the world of baked custards from Refrigerator Pie to the much misunderstood creme caramel (Flandango).

Wednesday
Apr 25
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 2, 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.

Wednesday
Apr 25
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 2

Fry Hard 2: The Chicken (Fried)

Forget the kind that comes in a bucket! Alton Brown's showing us the way to Fried Chicken that's buttermilk bathed, golden brown and downright delicious.

Wednesday
Apr 25
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

What's up Duck

Alton Brown wants to make duck a regular dish. He reveals how to convert a rock hard duck into a crispy delight (dubbed Mighty Duck) while teaching more than you could ever want to know about thermodynamics.

Wednesday
Apr 25
11pm | 10c

Most Popular Recipes

All Good Eats Recipes

Pocket Pies

Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?

Creamed Corn Cornbread

Cheese Grits

Good Eats Meatloaf

Basic Popover

Lemon Meringue Pie

Barbecue St. Louis Pork Ribs

Perfect Potstickers

Grilled Pizza -Three Ways

Pan Steamed Broccoli

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Eggplant Steaks

Coleslaw

The Thin

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Buttermilk Pound Cake

Tomato Sauce

Coho Salmon Fillets

French Toast

Fried Chicken

Crepes

All American Beef Taco

40 Cloves and a Chicken

Sour Cream Cheesecake

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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.