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.
A sandwich can be a sublime balance of flavor and texture born as much of technique as ingredient. Alton Brown and his nephew, Elton, dose up a little sandwich-craft, making Pan Bagnat, Roasted Vegetable Spread and Cuban Sandwich.
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.
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.
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.
Join host Alton Brown as he breaks the trend toward an overly sweet and fussy pastry and gets us back to the original chiffon cupcake that will make you feel like a kid again. Alton makes Chocolate Chiffon Cupcake, Chiffon Cupcakes and Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alton Brown delves into the history of and techniques for this classic Hanukkah dish which, believe it or not, was originally made with a famous Italian cheese.
Dips may have driven host Alton Brown a little bonkers but that won't keep him from delivering the goods on a long line of dipables from Guacamole, Onion Dip from Scratch, and Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip to the unjustly dissed Chicken Liver Mousse.
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.
Alton Brown tells everything you need to know to get dates into your culinary life, including three recipes for the 1960s classic "Devils on Horseback" and a very "scrummy" Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Oranges aren't just for juice any more as host Alton Brown explores their symphony of flavors to create a classic drink (Orange Delicious), a tasty topping (Orange Marmalade) and a creamy cold dessert (Orange Sherbet).
Alton Brown, ever the Spud Stud, cooks up homey Leftover Baked Potato Soup, creamy Cold-Fashioned Potato Salad and a spectacular Swiss Potato Roesti. It's all in a night's work for AB, but will he wind up being mashed?
After confessing a long-lived love for catfish, host Alton Brown sets out to modernize its image, making Catfish Ceviche, Southern Fried Catfish and Catfish Soup.
Bouillabaisse may be a scary name, but the soup it represents doesn't have to be. In fact, if you're willing to buy some decent fish and master a few basics, it can most definitely qualify as good eats.
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.
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.
Host Alton Brown helps you get more oats in your diet with some very surprising culinary incarnations.
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.
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.
If you have dry chickpeas in your pantry, exotic destinations are easily reached from the comfort of your kitchen. Join host Alton Brown as he journeys to the Near East with three preparations for chickpeas and recipes for Hummus For Real and Falafel.