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Good Eats

Season 7 2003 - 2004

  • 2003-05-26T14:00:00+12:00 on Food Network
  • 23 mins
  • 6 hours, 41 mins (20 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.

20 episodes

7x01 Crustacean Nation III: Feeling Crabby

  • Season Premiere

    2003-05-26T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

What do you do when your live crab runs away from home? If you're Alton Brown you turn to frozen legs and other packaged products. A cop out? Nope, good eats.


Steamed Alaskan King Crab Claws
Crab Cakes or Fritters
Marinated Crab Salad

7x02 Q

  • 2003-06-12T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

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.

Recipes : Pulled Pork

7x03 The Egg Files VI: French Flop

  • 2003-07-10T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

Alternative name: Zen and the Art of Omelet Maintenance

Host Alton Brown gets Zen with the simply delicious yet simply misunderstood king of egg applications.


Omelet for a Crowd

7x04 The Muffin Man

  • 2003-07-24T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

America's favorite breakfast bread moved out of the home kitchen long ago. With the help of some sound science and an incarcerated brother, host Alton Brown plans to change all that.


Blueberry Muffins

English Muffins

7x05 True Brew IV: Take Stock

  • 2003-08-07T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

Some folks may think of home made stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up some chickeney goodness spiced up with a tasty jolt of science and major dose of practical advice.

Chicken Stock
Chicken Noodle Soup

7x06 Sausage: A Beautiful Grind

  • 2003-08-21T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

Host Alton Brown thinks that sausage should be our national dish. Never made your own? Once you know how easy it is, you will. Take a look at grinders, the perfect hunk of pork and the longest piece of protein in the world.

Recipes :
Breakfast Sausage

Italian Sausage

7x07 Raising the Steaks

  • 2003-09-11T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

Host Alton Brown returns to the scene of episode #1 to re-think the great American steak.

Recipes :
Sirloin Steak
Skirt Steak

7x08 The Pouch Principle

  • 2003-09-14T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

Living fast often means getting your food from a bag. Host Alton Brown doesn't see anything wrong with that as long as the bag comes out of your oven or microwave. Pouch cookery may have ancient origins but it may just be the key to your future food.

Recipes :
Ramen Shrimp Pouch
Red Snapper en Papillote
Salmon Fillet en Papillote with Julienne Vegetable
Stone Fruit Pouches
Vanilla Sugar

7x09 Ill Gotten Grains

  • 2003-10-09T15:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Wheat berries, bulgur, and couscous aren't your usual wheaty fare but then you don't see a lot of food shows featuring amnesia or kidnapping either.


Bulgur Gazpacho
Wheat Berry Tapanade
Mushroom Wheat Berry Pilaf
Steamed Couscous
Basic Cooked Wheat Berries
Cherry Couscous Pudding

7x10 Tricks for Treats

  • 2003-10-27T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Despite the fact that Americans spend billions a year on manufactured treats, truth is, great candy starts in the home. Join host Alton Brown as he explains the trick to treats like taffy, brittles, and jellies.


Chocolate Taffy
Acid Jellies
Peanut Brittle

7x11 Potato, My Sweet

  • 2003-11-13T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Long typecast as a character actor on the culinary stage, this longsuffering root is finally ready for a star role, and it's not in Silence of the Yams.

Recipes :
Sweet Potato Waffles
Sweet Potato Pie
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

7x12 The Cookie Clause

  • 2003-12-05T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Santa Claus is coming to town, and unless Alton Brown can bake up the perfect holiday cookie he's going to find himself on the wrong end of the big guy's list. Join AB for an evening of cookie baking basics, frosting food science, and maybe a little reindeer wrangling.


Sugar Cookies
Royal Icing
Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

7x13 Herbal Preservation

  • 2004-01-08T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Where ""Spice Trade"" took on the seeds, bark, berries and fruits we grind onto our foods, this show focuses on the wide range of greenery that can add depth and dimension that make Good Eats better. Plus, learn how to set up your own container herb garden.


Tarragon Chive Vinegar
Parsley Salad

7x14 Spice Capades

  • 2004-01-15T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

A primer for buying, storing, mixing and matching, cooking and eating spices. Find the best tools for grinding them, learn what they are, where they come from and how they shaped the modern world.

Recipes :
Broiled Salmon with AB's Spice Pomade
Vegetable Curry
Curry Powder Blend
Dried Pear and Fig Compote

7x15 The Man Food Show

  • 2004-01-29T16:00:00+13:00 — 21 mins

Just in time for the big game, a show all about food best consumed in a lazy-boy: real, honest to goodness corn dogs and basket burgers (those little single bite burgers that are so darned good).


Corn Dogs
Mini Man Burgers

7x16 Fudge Factor

  • 2004-02-12T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

It turns out the secret to producing the archetypal American candy doesn't lie in the power of chocolate but in the power of crystals. Host Alton Brown helps you to grow your own.


Chocolate Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge

7x17 Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

  • 2004-02-26T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Whether they're the main ingredient or a supporting player, nuts have needs?special needs if we're going to get the most out of them. Learn better ways to store, cook and cook with a variety of nuts, which turn out to be as good for you as they taste.


Cashew Sauce
Pistachio Mixed Herb Pesto
Pistachio Fruit Balls
Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
Macadamia Nut Crust

7x18 I Pie

  • 2004-03-04T16:00:00+13:00 — 20 mins

Alton Brown goes undercover for an in depth look at lemon meringue pie.


Lemon Meringue Pie
Pie Crust

7x19 Toast Modern

  • 2004-04-15T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

Some of the world's greatest dishes...Bruschetta, French Toast, Welsh Rabbit to better croutons to your basic breakfast shingle, toast is an example of good eats that could usually be a whole lot better.


French Toast
Welsh Rarebit

7x20 Top Banana

  • 2004-05-04T14:00:00+12:00 — 20 mins

There's a lot more under that peel than most folks think. Learn more about the many varieties available in the US and how they like to be handled. Take a side trip through plantains, learn how to make an amazingly fast banana bread and classic Bananas Foster... with fire and everything.

Banana Ice Cream
Banana's Foster
Fried Plantains