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 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.

Saturday
Jan 18
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 15, Episode 8

Hittin' the Sauce II

No matter how good of a cook you are, sooner or later your seafood is going to let you down. Alton Brown has the sauces that will save your dinner every time.

Monday
Jan 20
10pm | 9c
Season , Episode

Monday
Jan 20
10:30pm | 9:30c
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 20
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 16

Bowl O' Bayou

Alton Brown breaks down the whole concept of gumbo, clarifies the differences between Cajun and Creole and explains the importance of the roux this classic dish. Alton comes up with a foolproof method for making a brick (dark) roux and the perfect Shrimp Gumbo.

Monday
Jan 20
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 15, Episode 8

Hittin' the Sauce II

No matter how good of a cook you are, sooner or later your seafood is going to let you down. Alton Brown has the sauces that will save your dinner every time.

Tuesday
Jan 21
2am | 1c
Season , Episode

Tuesday
Jan 21
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 21
3am | 2c
Season 10, Episode 16

Bowl O' Bayou

Alton Brown breaks down the whole concept of gumbo, clarifies the differences between Cajun and Creole and explains the importance of the roux this classic dish. Alton comes up with a foolproof method for making a brick (dark) roux and the perfect Shrimp Gumbo.

Tuesday
Jan 21
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 15

Flat Is Beautiful III

Although it's one of the most plentiful fish in the sea, the mild, fine-textured flounder is usually relegated to the fry basket. Join Alton Brown as he fishes, filets and feasts on a selection of dishes that wouldn't suit any other fishes: Oil Poached Flounder, Baked Stuffed Flounder and Flounder Fish Salad.

Tuesday
Jan 21
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
Jan 21
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 20

Your Pad Or Mine (Thai)

When his trip to Thailand is cancelled at the last minute, Alton Brown sets out to find the next best thing -- food. Namely, a proper Pad Thai. Learn the basics of a good stir fry and what to do with some out of the ordinary ingredients.

Wednesday
Jan 22
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 10, Episode 12

Major Pepper

Alton Brown takes a closer look at the king of spices, pepper, goes in search of the perfect peppermill, and examines the peculiar (but delicious) properties of pepper's essential oils. With recipes for Black Pepper Mango Sorbet, 4-Pepper Deviled Eggs, Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops and Pepper Vodka.

Thursday
Jan 23
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 15

Dr. Strangeloaf

If bread really is the staff of life, then isn't it time to take your life into your own hands? Alton Brown thinks so and wants to arm you with the know-how you'll knead to produce your own rustic loaves. With Alton's recipe for Very Basic Bread.

Thursday
Jan 23
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 10, Episode 11

Tortillas Again

Alton Brown finds himself in a fix when a local cooking club pickets his house protesting the fact that he doesn't use enough leftovers. He responds with a kitchen full of Enchilada Lasagna, Masa Tot and a serious platter of Ultimate Nachos.

Saturday
Jan 25
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Jan 25
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 2

Pretzels Logic

The pretzel, once a delicious treat, has sadly been twisted into the edible equivalent of cardboard. Join host Alton Brown as he recreates traditional Homemade Soft Pretzels in all its crisp, chewy, golden brown glory along with his favorite accompaniment, Best Mustard Ever. He also offers a recipe for Homemade Hard Pretzels.

Saturday
Jan 25
4pm | 3c
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.

Saturday
Jan 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Jan 25
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 7

The Big Chili

Join Host and cowpoke Gerald P Hobbs (Alton Brown) and his sidekick, Rusty, as they rustle up a good, honest bowl of red Pressure Cooker Chili. Along the way, they'll ponder the chili mythology, grind up AB's Chili Powder (that's chili with an i) and do some serious work under pressure.

Saturday
Jan 25
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 10, Episode 7

Peachy Keen

Few fruit are as sweet, succulent, or downright sexy as a peach. So why is it so hard to find a good peach at the grocery store? Alton Brown trades commercial convenience for farm stand flavor and discovers what he's been missing. Orchard fresh peaches are nothing short of a miracle and perfect for Grilled Peach Melba or Individual Peach Upside-Down Cake.

Monday
Jan 27
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Jan 27
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 15, Episode 3

Immersion Therapy

The last decade has seen a lot of change in the food world, but no device has made more of a difference than the immersion circulator. Alton Brown makes an argument for having one in every kitchen by featuring dishes such as perfect rump roast, cheesecake and a killer liqueur.

Monday
Jan 27
10pm | 9c
Season 15, Episode 2

American Classics X: Chicken Parm

Alton Brown makes the argument that Italian food was actually invented in America, and that Chicken Parmesan is the dish where it all began. Yet, an Italian canned tomato makes it all possible.

Monday
Jan 27
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Jan 27
11pm | 10c

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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.