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Good Eats

Season 8 2004 - 2005

  • 2004-06-17T02:00:00Z on Food Network
  • 23 mins
  • 7 hours, 41 mins (22 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.

22 episodes

8x01 Hittin' the Sauce

  • Season Premiere

    2004-06-17T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

With a few simple tools and some basic chemistry, host Alton Brown simplifies the most common sauce quandaries. Throw away your boxed preparations and find how simple it is to create an elegant hollandaise and peppercorn sauce for your favorite steak.


Strip Steak with Pepper Cream Sauce

8x02 Shell Games

  • 2004-06-24T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Oysters are a mystery to many and downright spooky to some. Join host Alton Brown as he unravels the secrets of this bivalve, cracks a safe or two and reinvents classic applications like oysters ""Rock-A-Fella.""


Baked Oysters Brownefeller
Horseradish Cream Sauce
Oyster Soup

8x03 Flat is Beautiful II

  • 2004-07-08T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

These days we're all looking for ways to make more out of less. Alton Brown's favorite strategy: flatten meats wafer thin and cover them with flavor. New looks at old classics like Chicken Kiev, Turkey Piccata and Carpaccio.


Beef Paillard
Chicken Kiev
Turkey Piccata

8x04 Circle of Life

  • 2004-07-22T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Everybody loves donuts but nobody seems to make their own...until now. Join host Alton Brown as he delves into this country's favorite pastry. Not only will you learn how to make your own you'll find out how the donut really got its hole.


Yeast Doughnuts
Doughnut Glaze
Chocolate Doughnut Glaze

8x05 Wonton Ways

  • 2004-08-05T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

The humble wonton skin may look exotic but it's also the most versatile pasta you can invite into your kitchen. Join Alton Brown as he stuffs and folds and fries and steams and bakes up a mess of good eats out of this Chinese restaurant standard.

Recipes :
Perfect Potstickers
Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings
Pear Walnut Wontons

8x06 The Big Chili

  • 2004-08-19T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Join Host and cowpoke Gerald P Hobbs (Alton Brown) and his sidekick Rusty as they rustle up a good, honest bowl of red. Along the way, they'll ponder the chili mythology, grind up their own chili powder (that's chili with an ""i"") and do some serious work under pressure.


AB's Chili Powder
Pressure Cooker Chili

8x07 Sandwich-craft

  • 2004-10-04T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

To some it's a couple of pieces of bread with something shoved between. To others, a sandwich is a sublime balance of flavor and texture born as much of technique as ingredient. Alton Brown and his nephew Elton dose up a little Sandwich-craft.


Cuban Sandwich
Pan Bagnat
Roasted Vegetable Spread

8x08 Soups On

  • 2004-10-04T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A good soup is like a cooking school in a bowl and class is in session for host Alton Brown's nephew Elton. Join the two as they work together to craft an old classic and (perhaps) a new one.


Garden Vegetable Soup
Grape Gazpacho

8x09 Say Cheese

  • 2004-10-18T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Join host Alton Brown for a collection of short films about his favorite food: cheese. Learn about everything from pasteurization to pairing, Lactose to graters. Learn how to make cheese into soup, crackers, and a spread to end all spreads.


Cheese Soup
Fromage Fort
Parmesan Crisps

8x10 Art of Darkness III

  • 2004-10-28T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

What could possibly be more chocolaty than chocolate? Join host Alton Brown as for his third journey into the world of chocolate.


Chocolate Truffles
Ganache Frosting
Good Eats Fudgepops

8x11 True Grits

  • 2004-11-04T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Whether you're cooking up a mess of grits or a pot of polenta cornmeal may just be the most powerful player in the pantry. Join host Alton Brown as he battles with cultural claims, doses up some science and cranks out an upside-down cake with a twist.


Cheese Grits
Savory Polenta
Pineapple Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake

8x12 Stuff It

  • 2004-11-15T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

AB's gone on record as saying the stuff is evil and yet, hundreds of protest letters have him rethinking his position. Can a stuffing be designed that's good for diner and bird alike?


Stuffed Squash
Turkey with Stuffing

8x13 Puddin' Head Blues

  • 2004-12-02T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

In an effort to pay off the IRS, host Alton Brown decides to enter a pudding recipe contest being held by the TV pudding queen: Auntie Pudding.


Indian Rice Pudding
Tapioca Pudding
Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
Chocolate Pudding

8x14 Melondrama

  • 2005-01-06T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Join host Alton Brown as he attempts to demystify one of the most complex and promising fruits around.

Recipes :
Hot Melon Salad
Melon Sorbet

8x15 Myth Smashers

  • 2005-01-20T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Join host Alton Brown as he sears meat, washes mushrooms, oils the pasta water and tries to blow-up water.

8x16 Cuckoo for Coq Au Vin

  • 2005-02-03T03:00:00Z — 20 mins

Can a fussy French fricassee fit a modern American lifestyle? Sure. All it takes is a chicken, a couple bottles of wine and a little know-how. The fussy French part is purely optional.

Recipes: Coq au Vin

8x17 Carrots: A Taproot Orange

  • 2005-02-17T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

They’re long, they’re orange and they’re everywhere, but do we ever really think about carrots? Host Alton Brown does?a lot. Join him as he concocts everything from salads to cakes and explains the whole carrot/vision thing.


Carrot Slaw
Glazed Carrots
Carrot Cake

8x18 Sprung a Leek

  • 2005-03-03T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Host Alton Brown ponders the leek, the lesser-known member of the Allium family which it turns, can do anything its siblings can do, only better. Don't believe it? Try these onion rings.


Grilled Braised Leeks
Leek Rings
Leek Potato Soup

8x19 Dr. Strangeloaf

  • 2005-03-17T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Tune in as Alton shows us how to create a great loaf of bread.

Recipes: Very Basic Bread

8x20 My Big Fat Greek Sandwich

  • 2005-04-07T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

The gyro may just be the perfect sandwich. Too bad you can't make one at home.or can you? Join host Alton Brown as he tackles rotisseries, tzatziki sauce and a pile of broken plates.

Recipes : Gyro Meat with Tzatziki Sauce

8x21 Field of Greens

  • 2005-04-21T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Was your childhood eating plagued with plate-loads of slimy, foul-smelling leaves? Host Alton Brown shows how to turn fiend to friend when he takes on dark leafy greens. Tune in and you might learn a thing or two about nutrition too.


Mustard Green Gratin
Pot O'Greens
Lemon Sesame Glazed Greens

8x22 Do The Rice Thing

  • 2005-05-05T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

To most Americans rice means long grain, white grains. But we're missing out on the marvels of short, medium and brown grains. Join host Alton Brown as he stirs up a risotto, makes a rice salad and delves deep into a mixed bag of starch.


Baked Brown Rice
Brown Rice Salad
Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto