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
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Saturday
Jul 15
7pm | 6c
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 3, 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.

Monday
Feb 5
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 17

Use Your Noodle Iv: Lasagna

If lasagna (the noodle) is the most comforting ingredient of all time, then lasagna (the casserole) must be the most comforting dish of all time. Problem is, most American lasagnas deliver more consternation than comfort. Join host Alton Brown as he puts lasagna back in its place, with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Lasagna Noodle Kugel.

Monday
Feb 19
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 11

Pantry Raid (Part I)/Use Your Noodle

Part one of a recurring series looks at that king of pantry essentials: dried Pasta. Host Alton Brown explores different styles, the best cooking method (water is key), the tools you really need (big) and a different way of saucing.

Monday
Feb 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 17

Use Your Noodle Iv: Lasagna

If lasagna (the noodle) is the most comforting ingredient of all time, then lasagna (the casserole) must be the most comforting dish of all time. Problem is, most American lasagnas deliver more consternation than comfort. Join host Alton Brown as he puts lasagna back in its place, with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Lasagna Noodle Kugel.

Tuesday
Feb 20
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 11

Pantry Raid (Part I)/Use Your Noodle

Part one of a recurring series looks at that king of pantry essentials: dried Pasta. Host Alton Brown explores different styles, the best cooking method (water is key), the tools you really need (big) and a different way of saucing.

Tuesday
Feb 20
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 20
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 10

Great Balls Of Meat

Join host Alton Brown as he figures out how to build a better meatball, puts a muffin pan to new uses in his Baked Meatball recipe and resuscitates that 60's party classic, Swedish Meatballs.

Tuesday
Feb 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
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
Feb 20
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 4

Coconut Cake Revival

Is it possible to make great cake with coconut from a can? Should you even try? Host Alton Brown wants to know and he's willing to crack open as many nuts as it takes to make a slice of paradise on a plate. With recipes for Coconut Milk and Cream, Coconut Extract and Coconut Cake with 7-Minute Frosting.

Tuesday
Feb 20
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.

Wednesday
Feb 21
3am | 2c
Season 11, Episode 4

Coconut Cake Revival

Is it possible to make great cake with coconut from a can? Should you even try? Host Alton Brown wants to know and he's willing to crack open as many nuts as it takes to make a slice of paradise on a plate. With recipes for Coconut Milk and Cream, Coconut Extract and Coconut Cake with 7-Minute Frosting.

Wednesday
Feb 21
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Dis-Kabob-Ulated

Alton Brown shows that with the right ingredients, the right skewers, the right heat and the right mindset, kabobs still have a role to play in the modern culinary carnival, making Spicy Beef Kebabs and Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers.

Wednesday
Feb 21
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 2

Grillus Domesticus

If you own a grill, sooner or later you're going to put some chicken on it -- it's inevitable. And odds are good you won't be happy with the results, unless of course you watch Alton Brown prepare Ring of Fire Grilled Chicken.

Wednesday
Feb 21
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 16

Shell Game IV (Scallops)

Tales of a monster scallop send Alton Brown traveling to a small town in Maine to investigate. After meeting with the nervous locals, he sets sail with Capt. Squint upon his house boat, the Okra, where he's forced to cook a whole lot of scallop dishes: Seared Scallops, Scallops on the Half Shell and Scallop Mousse.

Wednesday
Feb 21
11pm | 10c

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Angel Food Cake

Orange Glazed Chicken Wings

Lentil Soup

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Swiss Steak

Barbecue Pork Butt

Onion Dip from Scratch

Welsh Rarebit

The Puffy

Super Apple Pie

The Chewy

Corn Dogs

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

The Thin

Sweet or Savory Pate a Choux

Grilled Pizza -Three Ways

Baked Brown Rice

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding

French Toast

Burger of the Gods

Basic Waffle

Pressure Cooker Chili

Leftover Oatmeal Bread

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.