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 12, Episode 6

Oh My, Meat Pie

Join host Alton Brown as he tells the tale of an ancestor's journey to the New World by way of a curious meat pie shop. He explores the origins and preparation of Shepherd's Pie and Mincemeat Pie.

Monday
May 3
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 13, Episode 12

The Proof is in the Pudding

Host Alton Brown breaks into the liquor cabinet, not to concoct a drink, but to examine the uses of alcohol in food preparation. He makes Flaming Shrimp and Grits, Zabaglione and Limoncello.

Monday
May 3
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 2

Grillus Domesticus

If you own a grill, sooner or later you're going to put some chicken on it -- it's inevitable. And odds are good you won't be happy with the results, unless of course you watch Alton Brown prepare Ring of Fire Grilled Chicken.

Monday
May 3
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Puddin' Head Blues

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.

Tuesday
May 4
11am | 10c
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Tuesday
May 4
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 4
12pm | 11c
Season 10, Episode 18

Espress Yourself

Join Alton Brown as he explains how the beans, the grind, the machine and the hand make up the essential components in brewing the perfect cup of espresso.

Tuesday
May 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 10, Episode 19

American Classic I: Spinach Salad

Alton Brown kicks off his investigation of the vast arena of American classic dishes with the spinach salad. He examines his recipe for Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing ingredient by ingredient, tracing the history of how each element became part of the traditional and tasty salad.

Tuesday
May 4
1pm | 12c
Season 11, Episode 1

Milk Made

Of all the edibles on Earth, only milk exists solely to be food -- or so says Alton Brown. Join him as he dips into the liquid miracle that is milk in search of its secrets, history, and whether or not it's safe to drink straight from the source. With recipes for Quick Cottage Cheese, Dulce de Leche and Tres Leche Cake.

Tuesday
May 4
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 11, Episode 15

Apple of My Pie

An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, Super Apple Pie.

Saturday
May 8
3pm | 2c
Season 12, Episode 3

Celeryman

Celery is not just for peanut butter anymore as host Alton Brown explores the only common plant that can be used as a vegetable, a starch, an herb and a spice. Recipes include Celery Soda, Braised Celery, Celeriac Puree and Celery Remoulade.

Saturday
May 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 5

Undercover Veggies

In an effort to tempt his niece into eating her vegetables, host Alton Brown manages to sneak them into several tasty treats, with Parsnip Crisps, Parsnip Muffins and Pearsnip Sauce.

Saturday
May 8
4pm | 3c
Season 13, Episode 6

Feeling Punchy

Despite its long and noble history, punch rarely receives the respect it deserves, so Alton Brown begins a quest to return the drink to its rightful culinary position, making Hot Toddy, Good Eats Company Punch and Cape Fear Punch.

Saturday
May 8
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 12, Episode 7

Et Tu Mame

That culinary chameleon the soy bean turns up as edamame when host Alton Brown takes it from the sushi bar and into the kitchen. Recipes include: Basic Edamame, Edamame Dip, Roasted Edamame Salad and Dry Roasted Edamame Brittle.

Monday
May 10
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
May 10
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 13, Episode 14

Raising the Bar Again

Alton deconstructs and then reconstructs the margarita and the bloody Mary.

Monday
May 10
7pm | 6c
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
May 10
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 16

Carrots: A Taproot Orange

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.

Tuesday
May 11
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 17

My Big Fat Greek Sandwich

The gyro may just be the perfect sandwich. Too bad you can't make one at home -- or can you? Join host Alton Brown as he tackles rotisseries, tzatziki sauce and a pile of broken plates when making Gyro Meat with Tzatziki Sauce.

Tuesday
May 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 18

Cuckoo For Coq Au Vin

Alton Brown shows how a fussy French fricassee can fit a modern American lifestyle. All it takes is a chicken, a couple bottles of wine and a little know-how to create a flavorful Coq Au Vin.

Tuesday
May 11
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
May 11
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 11
1pm | 12c
Season 11, Episode 4

Coconut Cake Revival

Is it possible to make great cake with coconut from a can? Should you even try? Alton Brown wants to know, and he's willing to crack open as many nuts as it takes to make a slice of paradise on a plate, with recipes for Coconut Milk and Cream, Coconut Extract and Coconut Cake with 7-Minute Frosting.

Tuesday
May 11
1:30pm | 12:30c
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. 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.

Saturday
May 15
3pm | 2c
Season 12, Episode 5

There Will be Oil

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.

Saturday
May 15
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 8

The Once and Future Fish

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.

Saturday
May 15
4pm | 3c

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Parker House Rolls

Wheat Berry Tapenade

Marinated Slaw

Leftover Baked Potato Soup

The Thin

Ganache Frosting

Basic Edamame

Chicken Parm

Good Brew

Blueberry Buckle

Homemade Marshmallows

Sweet Dried Fruit Compote

Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Frittata

Coleslaw

Butter Flake Rolls

Avocado Buttercream Frosting

City Ham

Tortellini

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.