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 9, Episode 9

The Waffle Truth

Tired of sad, insipid toaster waffles and flavorless instant batters? Host Alton Brown sure is and he's going to do something about it. Learn how to build a better batter, pick the right iron and find out what waffles and church have in common. On the menu: Basic Waffle and Chocolate Waffle.

Tuesday
Oct 8
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 9
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 11

Sandwich-Craft

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.

Wednesday
Oct 9
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 10
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Oct 10
2:30pm | 1:30c
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?

Friday
Oct 11
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Oct 11
2:30pm | 1:30c
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
Oct 12
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 12
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
Oct 12
4pm | 3c
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
Oct 12
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.

Saturday
Oct 12
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 19

Tender Is The Loin 2

Alton Brown completes his strategy of getting your money's worth from the luxurious cut of meat known as beef tenderloin. Alton offers the legends and preparations for Beef Carpaccio, Stuffed Tenderloin, Center Cut Tenderloin Roast and Chain of Bull Cheese Steaks.

Saturday
Oct 12
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 14
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 6

Yes We Have No Banana Pudding

Whether you like them cool and cream-topped or warm with a crown of meringue, odds are if you're a banana pudding fan, it's been a long time since you smiled. Alton Brown is about to make that change, with recipes for Baked Banana Pudding, Refrigerated Banana Pudding and Vanilla Wafers.

Monday
Oct 14
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 15
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.

Tuesday
Oct 15
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 16
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 16
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Oat Cuisine

Following a heart attack and near-death experience, Alton Brown seriously into oatmeal. Alton examines crock pots, makes honest granola, teaches about fiber and nutrition and makes the universal baked dessert topping. On the menu: Overnight Oatmeal, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Granola and Haggis.

Thursday
Oct 17
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
Oct 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Circle Of Life

Everybody loves doughnuts but nobody seems to make their own -- until now. Join host Alton Brown as he delves into this country's favorite pastry. Not only will you learn how to make your own you'll find out how the doughnut really got its hole. Recipes include: Yeast Doughnuts, Doughnut Glaze and Chocolate Doughnut Glaze.

Friday
Oct 18
2pm | 1c
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Friday
Oct 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Saturday
Oct 19
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Oct 19
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 4

American Classics IV

Although usually considered an Italian dish, spaghetti with meat sauce proves to be an American classic as host Alton Brown explores its origins.

Saturday
Oct 19
4pm | 3c

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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.