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.
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.
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.
Take away all of the culinary creations of the past 10,000 years and what are you left with? Barley. But ancient though it may be, barley is no dino-seed when is comes to versatility in the modern kitchen. Alton Brown shows us how to grind our own grains and makes Barley Bread, Barley and Lamb Stew, Baked Barley, Barley Salad and Barley Water.
The world may not be flat, but thanks to the tortilla we can enjoy almost anything edible with a quick fold, flip, or wrap. Why is it then that so few cooks make their own tortillas at home? Alton Brown hopes to reverse the trend by introducing the world to the virtues of Lime Tortilla Chips and Corn Tortillas.
Aroma can do a lot, but can it help sell a house? Alton Brown hopes to find out as he whips up several tasty breakfast breads in search of the secret scent of real estate success, making Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, Overnight Citrus Ginger Ring and Overnight Monkey Bread.
Cube steak: mysterious meat stuff or misunderstood marvel? Alton Brown makes good use of the only meat capable of being "knitted" together in an attempt to bring country cooking home again. The menu features Country Style Steak, Chicken Fried Steak and Swiss Steak.
Join Alton Brown as he heads upstream in search of the world's most important ingredient: water. Where does it come from, how is it made safe to drink, and what does it take to get from the source to our kitchen sinks? Alton answers all, including what it means to be labeled "spring," "mineral," or "drinking" water.
Few fruit are as sweet, succulent, or downright sexy as a peach. So why is it so hard to find a good peach at the grocery store? Alton Brown trades commercial convenience for farm stand flavor and discovers what he's been missing. Orchard fresh peaches are nothing short of a miracle and perfect for Grilled Peach Melba or Individual Peach Upside-Down Cake.
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 uses a scientific secret formula in an attempt to devise the definitive bread pudding. With recipes for Chocolate Bread Pudding and Spiced Bread Pudding.
Host 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In many restaurants, calamari has replaced onion rings as the deep fried hors d'oeuvre de jour. So why is it that so many cooks fail when it comes to cooking calamari? Alton Brown ships out aboard a squid research vessel in search of answers to this question and a few good appetizers. With recipes for Squid Stuffed Squid, Wet Fried Calamari, Dry Fried Calamari and Seaside Squid Salad.
No foodstuff screams American pop culture as loudly as popcorn, but modern movie popcorn tastes more like butter-flavored packing material than actual corn. Alton Brown takes a trip to the past to uncover the origins of the tasty treat, reveals the best corn for the job, and leaves no kernel un-popped in his search for the perfect popper. With recipes for Perfect Popcorn, Savory Herb Popcorn and Slacker Jacks.
Alton Brown finds himself in a fix when a local cooking club pickets his house protesting the fact that he doesn't use enough leftovers. He responds with a kitchen full of Enchilada Lasagna, Masa Tot and a serious platter of Ultimate Nachos.
Alton Brown takes a closer look at the king of spices, pepper, goes in search of the perfect peppermill, and examines the peculiar (but delicious) properties of pepper's essential oils. With recipes for Black Pepper Mango Sorbet, 4-Pepper Deviled Eggs, Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops and Pepper Vodka.
Join host Alton Brown as he elevates the humble home freezer from its usual role as a dumping ground for leftovers and surplus into a powerhouse for proper food preservation. Includes recipes for Frozen Green Peas and Frozen Peaches.
Looking for an alternative to chicken? Host Alton Brown turns to the pork tenderloin as a delicious yet low fat substitute for the ubiquitous bird.
Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish, with a Crawfish Boil.