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 11

True Brew IV: Take Stock

Some folks may think of homemade stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Saturday
Jun 8
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

American Slicer

Join host Alton Brown as he explores what it takes to stay sharp in the kitchen and demystifies the relationship between the cook and his cutlery. With a recipe for Gazpacho.

Tuesday
Jun 11
2pm | 1c
Season 10, Episode 6

Water Works II

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.

Tuesday
Jun 11
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 12
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 19

Herbal Preservation

Host Alton Brown focuses on the wide range of greenery that can add depth and dimension that make good eats better. Plus, learn how to set up your own container herb garden. With recipes for Parsley Salad and Tarragon Chive Vinegar.

Wednesday
Jun 12
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Thursday
Jun 13
2pm | 1c
Season 13, Episode 17

The Ballad of Salty and Sweet

Host Alton Brown examines ways to super-charge desserts with salt. Bacon Praline, Dark Salty Caramels and Grapefruit Brulee, anyone?

Thursday
Jun 13
2:30pm | 1:30c
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

Friday
Jun 14
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Jun 14
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

Curious Yet Tasty Avocado Experiments

Although the avocado is best known for its starring roll in guacamole, Alton Brown shows how this multifaceted culinary actor can also take on rolls usually played by eggs, butter and even shortening, with Avocado Ice Cream, Avocado Buttercream Frosting and Avocado Compound Butter.

Saturday
Jun 15
3pm | 2c
Season 14, Episode 8

Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man -- Tempura, with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Saturday
Jun 15
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Wonton Ways

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.

Saturday
Jun 15
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 6

Grill Seekers

Grilling is not only an American right, it's a duty, and one that Alton Brown takes seriously. Join him as he shops for a grill, fires the right fuel, makes paste, ties the knot and helps a Leg of Lamb find its true purpose in the world.

Saturday
Jun 15
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 14, Episode 15

A Bird In The Pie Is Worth Two In The Bush

Chicken pot pie is a medieval classic that's fallen into disrepair recently, due in large part to our willingness to let factories do the baking for us. Join host Alton Brown as he looks at three different ways to fix this sad state: Medieval Game Hen Pot Pie, Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie and Individual Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry.

Tuesday
Jun 18
2pm | 1c
Season 13, Episode 18

Don't Be Chicken Of Dumplings

Host Alton Brown takes on the classic American dish that divides the country, and his family. He makes Chicken and Dropped Dumplings and Chicken and Rolled Dumplings.

Tuesday
Jun 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 19
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 3

Little Big Lunch: Eggs Benedict

When it comes to brunch, Eggs Benedict is king. Problem is, it usually isn't good eats. Host Alton Brown tears down the dish and rebuilds from the ground up.

Wednesday
Jun 19
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 18

Going Bananas

There's a lot more under the banana peel than most folks think. Alton Brown explores the history and varieties of bananas and how they should be handled. He makes Banana Ice Cream, flaming Bananas Foster and Fried Plantains.

Thursday
Jun 20
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 9

Oat Cuisine II

Host Alton Brown helps you get more oats in your diet with some very surprising culinary incarnations.

Thursday
Jun 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Say Cheese!

Join host Alton Brown for a collection of short films about his favorite food: cheese. Learn about everything from pasteurization to pairing, lactose to graters. Learn how to make cheese into Cheese Soup, Parmesan Crisps crackers, and Fromage Fort, a spread to end all spreads.

Friday
Jun 21
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Jun 21
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Raising The Steaks

Host Alton Brown returns to the scene of episode one to re-think the great American steak. Do you have to lay out a bunch of presidents just to eat like one? Not if you know where to steer on a steer. With recipes for Sirloin Steak and Skirt Steak.

Saturday
Jun 22
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Q

Host Alton Brown thinks he's cracked the code to true 'cue: brined pork, a flower pot, a trashcan, hardwood smoke and a lot of patience, resulting in a delicious Pulled Pork.

Saturday
Jun 22
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Saturday
Jun 22
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 9

Sausage: A Beautiful Grind

Host Alton Brown thinks that sausage should be our national dish. Never made your own? Once you know how easy it is, with Alton's recipes for Breakfast Sausage and Italian Sausage, you will. Take a look at grinders, the perfect hunk of pork and the longest piece of protein in the world.

Saturday
Jun 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 18

Tender Is The Loin 1

Beef tenderloin is one of the most luxurious and expensive cuts of critter known to man. Alton Brown investigates where this cut comes from, how to buy it and how to prepare Steak au Poivre to get your money's worth out of it.

Tuesday
Jun 25
2pm | 1c

Most Popular Recipes

All Good Eats Recipes

Seared Scallops

Paella

Pan-Seared Rib-Eye

Barbecue St. Louis Pork Ribs

Skirt Steak

Split Pea Burgers

Broiled, Butterflied Chicken

Steak au Poivre

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Vanilla Ice Cream

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding

Salsa

Coho Salmon Fillets

Carrot Slaw

Burger of the Gods

Granola

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Stone Fruit Pouches

"Instant" Pancake Mix

Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze

Buttermilk Pound Cake

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.