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 11, Episode 19

The Wing and I

The wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous bar food: Chicken Wings. With recipes for Buffalo Wings and Orange Glazed Chicken Wings.

Monday
Dec 10
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 13, Episode 9

American Classics V: A Pound of Cake

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.

Monday
Dec 10
10pm | 9c
Season 5, Episode 13

Squid Pro Quo

Alton Brown finds himself catering a tailgate party for a group of folks out to catch a glimpse of a mythical sea monster. To commemorate the event, Alton prepares his favorite tailgate-able sea monster, the squid, in his Squid Vicious recipe.

Monday
Dec 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Family Roast

As the holidays approach, Alton Brown ponders the perfect roast beef, meets with a butcher, comes to terms with aging, learns about ovens and radiant heat, discovers new ways to have fun with flower pots and produces Dry-Aged Standing Rib Roast with Sage Juz -- the ultimate carnivore's delight.

Tuesday
Dec 11
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 19

The Wing and I

The wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous bar food: Chicken Wings. With recipes for Buffalo Wings and Orange Glazed Chicken Wings.

Tuesday
Dec 11
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 13, Episode 9

American Classics V: A Pound of Cake

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.

Tuesday
Dec 11
2am | 1c
Season 5, Episode 13

Squid Pro Quo

Alton Brown finds himself catering a tailgate party for a group of folks out to catch a glimpse of a mythical sea monster. To commemorate the event, Alton prepares his favorite tailgate-able sea monster, the squid, in his Squid Vicious recipe.

Tuesday
Dec 11
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 15

Use Your Noodle 2

Stuffed pastas like Ravioli and Tortellini are much loved but seldom made. Host Alton Brown intends to put that to an end by demystifying noodles and filling alike. Plus, how an ironing board can help.

Tuesday
Dec 11
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 4

Flat is Beautiful V

Thin and crispy artisanal wood fired pizzas are nearly impossible to manage at home but with some sound science and a good grill, Alton Brown shows how you can come close to perfection with Grilled Pizza -- Three Ways.

Tuesday
Dec 11
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Power to the Pilaf

Alton brown heads down to Louisiana for a sack of rice, evaluates rice cookers, unlocks saffron and rewrites the rules for the most versatile of all rice dishes: Rice Pilaf.

Wednesday
Dec 12
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.

Wednesday
Dec 12
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Yogurt: Good Milk Gone Bad

Yogurt's not just good for you, it's just plain good. Especially when you make your own. Host Alton Brown shows how easy this miraculous feat really is, then demonstrates plenty of ways to use the Fresh Yogurt up, like in Thousand Island Dressing, Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt, Yogurt Cheese, Herb Spread, or Tarragon Yogurt Sauce.

Thursday
Dec 13
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Dec 13
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Pantry Raid 4: Comb Alone (Honey)

Honey is the most mentioned food in the Bible: The only food produced for us by animals. It's a sweetener, it's an antiseptic, it's amazing. Alton Brown shows just how amazing with his recipes for Honey Plums, Honey Mustard Dressing, Sweet and Sour Dessert Sauce and Aunt Verna's Orange Cake.

Saturday
Dec 15
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 20

Spice Capades

Join host Alton Brown for a primer for buying, storing, mixing and matching, cooking and eating spices. Find the best tools for grinding them, learn what they are, where they come from and how they shaped the modern world while Alton prepares Curry Powder Blend, Broiled Salmon with AB's Spice Pomade, Vegetable Curry, plus Dried Pear and Fig Compote.

Saturday
Dec 15
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 10, Episode 8

Okraphobia

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.

Saturday
Dec 15
4pm | 3c
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
Dec 15
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Flat Is Beautiful II

These days we're all looking for ways to make more out of less. Alton Brown's favorite strategy: flatten meats wafer thin and cover them with flavor. New looks at old classics like Chicken Kiev, Turkey Piccata and Beef Paillard.

Monday
Dec 17
2pm | 1c
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
Dec 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Monday
Dec 17
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Art of Darkness

Alton Brown delves into the dark world of chocolate, picks a pod, roasts some beans, questions mysterious guests, visits his shrink, makes a Chocolate Mousse and strikes on the ultimate chocolate recipe, Chocolate Lava Muffins.

Monday
Dec 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Monday
Dec 17
10pm | 9c
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.

Monday
Dec 17
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 12, Episode 10

Switched on Baklava

Phyllo dough can be finicky but host Alton Brown tames this difficult pastry to create the wonderfully layered dessert known as Baklava.

Monday
Dec 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Art of Darkness

Alton Brown delves into the dark world of chocolate, picks a pod, roasts some beans, questions mysterious guests, visits his shrink, makes a Chocolate Mousse and strikes on the ultimate chocolate recipe, Chocolate Lava Muffins.

Tuesday
Dec 18
12:30am | 11:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Good Eats Recipes

Red Beans and Rice

Chicken Noodle Soup

Hot Cocoa

Creamed Corn Cornbread

Onion Dip from Scratch

Tres Leche Cake

Chocolate Fudge

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Free Range Fruitcake

Gravy from Roast Drippings

Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

French Toast

Swedish Meatballs

Steak au Poivre

Tomato Sauce

Good Eats Roast Turkey

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Candied Ginger

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Chocolate Mousse

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Sirloin Steak

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Broccoli Casserole

Horseradish Cream Sauce

Spiced Bread Pudding

Barbecue Pork Butt

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.