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 5, Episode 4

Cheesecake

Alton helps discover the secrets of cream cheese and its alter-ego mascarpone. Conquer crumb crusts, buy into some pans, and produce both Savory Cheesecake and Sour Cream Cheesecake without a crack in site.

Friday
Aug 10
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 18

Going Bananas

There's a lot more under the banana peel than most folks think. Alton Brown discovers the many varieties available in the US and how they should be handled. He learns how to make Fried Plantains, Banana Ice Cream and Bananas Foster -- with fire and everything!

Friday
Aug 10
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

Strawberry Sky

Join Host Alton Brown to learn how to make the most of strawberry season. You can macerate them, glaze them, freeze them with dry ice and even build a summer pudding in a tin can. Alton even holds a quick lesson on the power of antioxidants. Recipes include: Clotted Cream, Macerated Strawberries, Strawberry Pudding and Frozen Strawberries.

Friday
Aug 10
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 11, Episode 16

If It Ain't Broccoli Don't Fix It

It may be the bane of children and presidents but broccoli is a nutritional superfood. Join host Alton Brown as he transforms broccoli from limp and bitter to crisp and delicious, when he makes Fresh Broccoli Salad, Pan Steamed Broccoli and Oven Roasted Broccoli.

Saturday
Aug 11
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 21

Sprung A Leek

Host Alton Brown ponders the leek, the lesser-known member of the Allium family which can do anything its siblings can do, only better. Don't believe it? Try Alton's Leek Potato Soup, Grilled Braised Leeks or Leek Rings.

Saturday
Aug 11
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 21

Olive Me

Although small in stature, olives are huge in flavor, have changed the course of human history and can change your cooking for the better. Alton Brown will open your eyes to tasty options for olives including Tapenade, Citrus Marinated Olives and Olive Loaf.

Saturday
Aug 11
1pm | 12c
Season 10, Episode 15

Pantry Raid 6: Lentils

Join host Alton Brown as he considers one of the oldest and most versatile players in the pantry, the lentil. The lentil has more to offer than fiber, minerals and a steak's worth of protein, as Alton details while making Lentil Soup, Lentil Salad and Lentil Cookies ... yes, cookies.

Saturday
Aug 11
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 13
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Tomatoes

Alton Brown teaches all you need to know about making the best use of the biggest berry to ever be called a vegetable, the tomato. With a serious look at serrated knives, a strange and delicious sandwich and a tomato sauce that almost isn't. With recipes for: Tomato Sauce, TBL Panzanella and Stuffed Tomatoes.

Monday
Aug 13
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Bowl of Onion

Host Alton Brown journeys to the center of the onion and after rediscovering a kitchen classic, and debunking the mythology of tear-free onion cutting, emerges with a darned fine bowl of French Onion Soup.

Tuesday
Aug 14
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 14
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Casserole Over

When a Sunday drive goes bad, host Alton Brown finds himself pushing the limits of his casserole knowledge to free his dog from an angry group of church ladies. Recipes include: Garlic Shrimp Casserole, Broccoli Casserole and Curry Chicken Pot Pie.

Wednesday
Aug 15
2pm | 1c
Season 11, Episode 9

Bean Stalker

Join our intrepid host, Alton Brown, as he reinvents the classic Green Bean Casserole just in time to save the holidays.

Wednesday
Aug 15
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 16
2pm | 1c
Season 12, Episode 9

American Classics III: Creole in a Bowl

Join host Alton Brown as he explores the many historical and cultural influences that give us a New Orleans classic. Menu: Pickled Pork and Red Beans and Rice.

Thursday
Aug 16
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 16
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 14

A Rib for All Seasons

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.

Thursday
Aug 16
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 17
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 14

A Rib for All Seasons

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.

Friday
Aug 17
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Fudge Factor

It turns out the secret to producing Chocolate Fudge, the archetypal American candy, doesn't lie in the power of chocolate but in the power of crystals. Host Alton Brown helps you to grow your own.

Friday
Aug 17
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 4

Cobbled Together

After years of applying, Alton Brown is finally getting a shot to join the prestigious Institute for the Preservation of Culinary Heritage and Authenticity. He just needs to prepare a dessert for a special dinner. He makes Rhubarb Peach Cobbler, Blackberry Grunt and Individual Berry Crisps.

Friday
Aug 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 13, Episode 13

Live and Let Diet

Alton Brown explains how eating from four basic food groups helped him lose 50 pounds without going on a diet. He also shares recipes for Sherried Sardine Toast, Ginger Almonds and Buff Smoothie.

Saturday
Aug 18
12pm | 11c
Season 12, Episode 11

A Cabbage Sprouts in Brussels

Reluctantly agreeing to help refurbish the reputation of Brussels sprouts, host Alton Brown discovers that with the proper preparation they can make a surprising range of good eats. He makes Basic Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries.

Saturday
Aug 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Saturday
Aug 18
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 11

Daily Grind

Alton Brown want you to be excited when meatloaf is for dinner, plus other ground beef techniques. On the menu: Good Eats Meatloaf and Burger of the Gods.

Saturday
Aug 18
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 13, Episode 3

Tamale Never Dies

Quite possibly the original convenience food, tamales are ancient and delicious. Join host Alton Brown on a historical and tasty exploration of these tempting treats, as he makes Hot Tamales and Turkey Tamales

Monday
Aug 20
2pm | 1c

Most Popular Recipes

All Good Eats Recipes

Good Eats Beef Stew

Stuffed Tomatoes

Tomato Sauce

French Onion Soup

Welsh Rarebit

40 Cloves and a Chicken

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Tres Leche Cake

Coho Salmon Fillets

Scones

Pan-Seared Rib-Eye

Pan Bagnat

Carrot Cake

Sweet Potato Pie

Perfect Potstickers

Angel Food Cake

Shepherd's Pie

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Pickled Beets

Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze

Pan Fried Fish

Lemon Meringue Pie

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding

Overnight Oatmeal

Cocoa Brownies

Burger of the Gods

Tuna Croquette

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.