One of America's most storied sandwiches gets a historic rethink and a technical do-over, from the oysters to the bread and everything in between. Alton Brown also makes an argument for shucking.
The humble wonton skin may look exotic but it's also the most versatile pasta you can invite into your kitchen. Join Alton Brown as he stuffs, folds, fries, steams and bakes up a mess of good eats (Perfect Potstickers, Pear Walnut Wontons, Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings) out of this Chinese restaurant standard.
A sandwich can be a sublime balance of flavor and texture born as much of technique as ingredient. Alton Brown and his nephew, Elton, dose up a little sandwich-craft, making Pan Bagnat, Roasted Vegetable Spread and Cuban Sandwich.
Shrimp Cocktail is not just for wedding receptions anymore: you can make it, too, once Alton Brown shows you around a shrimp boat and his cousin Ray's shrimp shop.
Alton Brown shops, shucks and shares the history and methods of the summer fave -- corn. He highlights the sweetness of corn with Better Than Grannie's Creamed Corn, Creamed Corn Cornbread and Plain Brown Popper.
Tomato sauce is the chameleon of the kitchen, capable of elevating the most humble foods to a higher culinary ground. Alton Brown can simplify your life with Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce.
Trapped on a desert island, Alton Brown is eating ribs. Let him show you the way, the truth and the light about ribs, with Who Loves Ya Baby-Back.
Alton Brown journeys through the history and science of the greatest of all raw meat dishes: steak tartare. But first, you have to promise to never make it. Right? Right. Oh, and there's poke too!
Ancient American grains like amaranth, chia and quinoa are making a comeback due to their versatility and nutritional content. Alton Brown shows how to make the most of these very old kitchen newcomers.
There are a lot of bivalves to eat out there but if he had choose one, Alton Brown would choose mussels. Join Alton as he takes the blue shelled mollusks from bay to plate with Mojo Moulies, buys a steaming rig and ponders cooking wine.
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.
Alton Brown tells everything you need to know to get dates into your culinary life, including three recipes for the 1960s classic "Devils on Horseback" and a very "scrummy" Sticky Toffee Pudding.
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.
A good soup is like a cooking school in a bowl and class is in session for host Alton Brown's nephew, Elton. Join the two as they work together to craft an old classic, Garden Vegetable Soup, and (perhaps) a new one, Grape Gazpacho.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alton Brown resuscitates the languishing tradition of the "icebox" or "refrigerator" cake. These no-bake cakes were all the rage in the 1950s, but they’re ready for a pastry redux.
First the pandemic, then the zombies, then the nukes and now: desolation and a giant dinosaur-thing. Luckily there are still plenty of yeast in the air, and Alton Brown proves that with a wild sourdough in the kitchen, the post-apocalyptic world can still taste good -- and he makes cheese crackers and waffles to prove it.
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.
They're long, they're orange and they're everywhere, but do we ever really think about carrots? Host Alton Brown does -- a lot. Join him as he concocts everything from Glazed Carrots and Carrot Slaw to Carrot Cake and explains the whole carrot/vision thing.