Host Alton Brown uses a scientific secret formula in an attempt to devise the definitive bread pudding. With recipes for Chocolate Bread Pudding and Spiced Bread Pudding.
Host Alton Brown makes amends for having insulted the odd ball of the cabbage family, cauliflower, with Cauliflower Slaw, Cauliflower Say Cheese and Broiled Curried-flower.
It may be the bane of children and presidents but broccoli is a nutritional superfood. Alton Brown transforms broccoli from limp and bitter to crisp and delicious as he makes Fresh Broccoli Salad, Pan Steamed Broccoli and Oven Roasted Broccoli.
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.
Concerned about the impact of over-fishing, host Alton Brown explores tasty and extremely sustainable farm-raised trout, making Escabeche of Trout, Hot Smoked Trout and Rollmops.
The pound cake may have been born in Britain, but host Alton Brown considers it to be an American classic. Join him as he explores the history and preparation of this delicious treat. Recipes include Pound Cake, Buttermilk Pound Cake and Citrus Glaze.
In his second exploration of the only ingredient pumped directly into our homes, Alton Brown looks at water from the inside out with the help of a friendly water molecule. Along the way, he explains how water is scrubbed clean before it reaches our homes.
Culinary superstars come in all shapes and sizes, but none is more misunderstood than the much-maligned Southern mystery known as okra. Join Alton Brown as he explores this versatile veggie from the inside out and turns a bad case of okraphobia into a craving for all things okra. On the menu: Dry Fried Okra, Wet Fried Okra, Okra and Tomatoes and Pickled Okra.
In many restaurants, calamari has replaced onion rings as the deep fried hors d'oeuvre de jour. So why is it that so many cooks fail when it comes to cooking calamari? Alton Brown ships out aboard a squid research vessel in search of answers to this question and a few good appetizers. With recipes for Squid Stuffed Squid, Wet Fried Calamari, Dry Fried Calamari and Seaside Squid Salad.
No foodstuff screams American pop culture as loudly as popcorn, but modern movie popcorn tastes more like butter-flavored packing material than actual corn. Alton Brown takes a trip to the past to uncover the origins of the tasty treat, reveals the best corn for the job, and leaves no kernel un-popped in his search for the perfect popper. With recipes for Perfect Popcorn, Savory Herb Popcorn and Slacker Jacks.
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.
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.
Join host Alton Brown as he elevates the humble home freezer from its usual role as a dumping ground for leftovers and surplus into a powerhouse for proper food preservation. Includes recipes for Frozen Green Peas and Frozen Peaches.
Looking for an alternative to chicken? Host Alton Brown turns to the pork tenderloin as a delicious yet low fat substitute for the ubiquitous bird.
Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish, with a Crawfish Boil.
Host Alton Brown investigates the culinary possibilities of Asian Noodles. Dishes include Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Dan Dan Noodles and Ants in Trees.
An animated icon visits host Alton Brown and challenges him to raise the bar on canned tuna beyond the usual casserole or tuna salad sandwich. In response, he makes Tuna Salad Undone, Tuna Dressing and Tuna Croquette.
Most people think of beer and wine only as drinks, but host Alton Brown thinks outside the bottle as he uses them as key ingredients in several tasty dishes.
Host Alton Brown helps an average Joe overcome his kitchen phobias and whip up the classic breakfast of bacon, eggs and coffee.
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.
Alton Brown simplifies the most common sauce quandaries. With a few simple tools and some basic chemistry, Alton creates an elegant Hollandaise sauce and a Pepper Cream Sauce perfect for a juicy Strip Steak.
Oysters are a mystery to many and downright spooky to some. Join host Alton Brown as he unravels the secrets of this bivalve, cracks a safe or two and reinvents classic applications. With recipes for Horseradish Cream Sauce, Baked Oysters Brownefeller and Oyster Soup.
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.
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.
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.