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.
Only one naturally occurring edible substance exists only as food – milk. Even honey, technically a manufactured product, does not qualify. Alton spends some time discussing the production and history of milk as well as some things to watch out for (featuring a surprise guest).
Tres Leche Cake
Dolce de Leche
Quick Cottage Cheese
The pretzel, once a delicious treat, has sadly been twisted into the edible equivalent of cardboard. Alton Brown recreates the traditional soft pretzel in all its crisp, chewy, golden brown glory.
Homemade Soft Pretzels
Homemade Hard Pretzels
Best Mustard Ever
Is it possible to make great cake with coconut from a can? Should you even try? Host 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.
Coconut Cake with 7-Minute Frosting
Coconut Milk and Cream
Whether filling in for your French teacher or your favorite spice, substitutes can be every bit as successful as the original. Join host Alton Brown and a handful of substitute chefs as they take on a few good recipes with one ingredient tied behind their backs.
The Chewy Gluten Free
Faux Peanut Sauce
Scales, tails and eyes oh my! Who's afraid of whole fish? Not Alton Brown. Confront your fishy phobias head on with the fearless host as he roasts, planks and fries up a few good (whole) fish.
Plank Grilled Whole Trout
Whole Striped Bass
Dried fruit may not be glamorous, but what it lacks in fashion it more than makes up for in flavor and versatility.
Individual Fruit Compote Pies
Sweet Dried Fruit Compote
If great stew, like great music, is a commingling of ingredients to create culinary harmony, why do so many stews taste less like beautiful music and more like a murky dirge?
Good Eats Beef Stew
Join host Alton Brown as he helps a humble cucumber fulfill its culinary destiny of becoming a pickle.
A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats.
Boiled Peanut Soup
Homemade Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Pie
Join Food Network's intrepid host, Alton Brown, as he reinvents the classic green bean casserole just in time to save the holidays.
Best Ever Green Bean Casserole
Join host Alton Brown as he reveals the secret to turning this summer's superstar, the blueberry, into a year-round treat.
Frozen Blueberry Pie
From their swampy origins to modern machine molds, host Alton Brown shares the sweet, sticky science behind homemade marshmallow.
Alton dedicates a show to the tools of the trade, cutlery. In it he discusses the three types of cutting techniques and the blade that best suits each. He also show the similarity between salsa and gazpacho.
The Wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous of bar foods: Buffalo chicken wings.
Orange Glazed Chicken Wings
An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, apple pie.
Super Apple Pie
It may be the bane of children and presidents but broccoli is a nutritional superfood. Join host Alton Brown as he transforms broccoli from limp and bitter to crisp and delicious.
Fresh Broccoli Salad
Pan Steamed Broccoli
Oven Roasted Broccoli
Host Alton Brown proves that Crown Roast of Lamb can be a dish to shock and awe without needlessly intimidating any cook who attempts to prepare it.
Crown Roast of Lamb
Host Alton Brown takes us from the bog to the bar
as he explores the many uses of that all-American
super fruit, the cranberry.
Note: The episode was taped during the Cranberry season (September - October) of 2007. By the time it was edited in 2008, Food Network decided to hold it until the Thanksgiving season in the US even though it was the last episode of Season 11 and Season 12 was already beginning to air. It did, however air in Canada on 5-26-2008.
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.
Chocolate Chiffon Cupcake
The power might be out but that doesn't stop host Alton Brown from breaking out the cast iron and using his hearth and his grill to whip up some very good eats.
Knead Not Sourdough
Dutch Oven Cherry Clafouti
Dutch Oven Hoecakes