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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Alton takes a look at an ancient food for the new millennium: beef jerky.

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Season 10, Episode 16

Bowl O' Bayou

Alton Brown breaks down the whole concept of gumbo, clarifies the differences between Cajun and Creole and explains the importance of the roux this classic dish. Alton comes up with a foolproof method for making a brick (dark) roux and the perfect Shrimp Gumbo.

Tuesday
May 19
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

Power Trip

Alton Brown looks at the nutritional challenges of making his own energy bars, and concocts a Protein Bar, a Granola Bar and a Brown Rice Crispy Bar.

Tuesday
May 19
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 7

Wake Up Little Sushi

Alton Brown investigates the ins and outs of ordering, eating, shopping for and even making basic sushi. With plenty of history thrown in, Alton offers recipes for Sushi Rice and California Rolls.

Tuesday
May 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Good Wine Gone Bad

Alton Brown dives deep into the pantry to investigate the many facets of vinegar. Learn the secrets of this ancient elixir and some darned clever ways to get it into your food, including Grilled Romaine and Sauerbraten.

Tuesday
May 19
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 14

My Pod

The word vanilla has come to mean bland, boring, commonplace, but Alton Brown is on a mission to put rare, aromatic vanilla back on its pedestal. With recipes for Creme Brulee, Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing and Vanilla Poached Pears.

Tuesday
May 19
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 15

Flat Is Beautiful III

Although it's one of the most plentiful fish in the sea, the mild, fine-textured flounder is usually relegated to the fry basket. Join Alton Brown as he fishes, filets and feasts on a selection of dishes that wouldn't suit any other fishes: Oil Poached Flounder, Baked Stuffed Flounder and Flounder Fish Salad.

Tuesday
May 19
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 16

Shell Game IV (Scallops)

Tales of a monster scallop send Alton Brown traveling to a small town in Maine to investigate. After meeting with the nervous locals, he sets sail with Capt. Squint upon his house boat, the Okra, where he's forced to cook a whole lot of scallop dishes: Seared Scallops, Scallops on the Half Shell and Scallop Mousse.

Tuesday
May 19
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 19
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
May 19
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 14, Episode 13

Egg Files VII: Meringue

Join host Alton Brown as he delves into three classic meringue-based desserts: Baked Alaska, Pavlova and Oeufs a la Neige.

Saturday
May 23
3pm | 2c
Season 14, Episode 17

Use Your Noodle Iv: Lasagna

If lasagna (the noodle) is the most comforting ingredient of all time, then lasagna (the casserole) must be the most comforting dish of all time. Problem is, most American lasagnas deliver more consternation than comfort. Join host Alton Brown as he puts lasagna back in its place, with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Lasagna Noodle Kugel.

Saturday
May 23
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 15, Episode 4

Rich Little Poor Boy

One of America's most storied sandwiches gets a historic rethink and a technical do-over, from the oysters to the bread and everything in between. Alton Brown also makes an argument for shucking.

Saturday
May 23
4pm | 3c
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
May 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
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 25
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
May 25
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 26
12am | 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 26
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 22

Behind The Eats

If you're a Good Eats fan, you've seen Alton Brown do it all. Although hard to believe, he does have some help when it comes to creating each episode. Join us "Behind the Eats" as the Good Eats crew reveal their thrilling and compelling behind-the-scenes secrets.

Tuesday
May 26
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 1

Just Barley

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.

Tuesday
May 26
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 2

TORT(illa) Reform

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.

Tuesday
May 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Cubing A Round

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.

Tuesday
May 26
12pm | 11c
Season 10, Episode 7

Peachy Keen

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.

Tuesday
May 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

Water Works I

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.

Tuesday
May 26
1pm | 12c
Season 10, Episode 6

Water Works II

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.

Tuesday
May 26
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 14, Episode 19

The Proof is in the Bread Pudding

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.

Saturday
May 30
3pm | 2c
Season 14, Episode 15

A Bird In The Pie Is Worth Two In The Bush

Chicken pot pie is a medieval classic that's fallen into disrepair recently, due in large part to our willingness to let factories do the baking for us. Join host Alton Brown as he looks at three different ways to fix this sad state: Medieval Game Hen Pot Pie, Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie and Individual Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry.

Saturday
May 30
3:30pm | 2:30c

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All Good Eats Recipes

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Chain of Bull Cheese Steaks

Seared Scallops

Scallops on the Half Shell

Stuffed Tenderloin

Sourdough Waffles

True Brew

Brown Rice Crispy Bar

Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing

Sourdough Cheese Crackers

Scallop Mousse

Center Cut Tenderloin Roast

Creme Brulee

Coleslaw

Shrimp Gumbo

Fish Taco

Sushi Rice

Hot Smoked Trout

Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

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.