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Good Eats

Season 12 2008 - 2009

  • 2008-06-10T02:00:00Z on Food Network
  • 23 mins
  • 5 hours, 15 mins (15 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

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.

15 episodes

12x01 Popover Sometime

  • Season Premiere

    2008-06-10T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Armed with one simple yet versatile recipe, host Alton Brown creates a variety of dishes from a breakfast treat to that dinner classic, Yorkshire pudding.

Recipes: Dutch Baby, Yorkshire Pudding with Roast, Basic Popover

12x02 Celeryman

  • 2008-06-24T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

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.

12x03 Tuna, Surprise!

  • 2008-07-08T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

An animated icon visits host Alton Brown and challenges him to raise the bar on canned tuna beyond the usual casserole or tuna salad sandwich.

12x04 There Will Be Oil

  • 2008-07-30T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Alton puts cooking oils to use in the kitchen as well as the car.

12x05 Frozen Cache

  • 2008-08-12T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Alton shows how the freezer can be used for proper food preservation.

12x06 Oh My, Meat Pie

  • 2008-10-28T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Join host Alton Brown as he tells the tale of an ancestor's journey to the New World by way of a curious meat pie shop. He explores the origins and preparation of Shepherd's Pie and Mincemeat Pie.

12x07 Et Tu, Mame

  • 2008-11-04T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Alton uses the soy bean in a various recipes.

In this fourth Flat is Beautiful episode, Alton shows his audience how to create a variety of crackers at home, including graham crackers.

Alton explores the cultural and historical influences on the New Orleans classic, beans and rice.

12x10 Switched on Baklava

  • 2008-12-02T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Phyllo dough can be finicky but host Alton Brown tames this difficult pastry to create that wonderfully layered dessert known as baklava.

12x11 Ginger: Rise of the Rhizome

  • 2009-01-20T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Alton explores various sweet uses of the spice, ginger.

Alton deals with the dreaded Brussells Sprout.

12x13 Orange Aid

  • 2009-02-03T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Alton uses oranges to create a classic drink, a topping, and a creamy cold dessert.

12x15 Gills Gone Wild

  • 2009-03-03T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Alton shows how properly and simply prepared wild salmon is worth the extra cost.