The BEST episodes of Good Eats

Every episode of Good Eats ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Good Eats!

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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Tender is the Loin 1
star
9.46
103 votes

#1 - Tender is the Loin 1

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/18/2006

Alton looks at the one of the single best (and most expensive) cuts of meat, the tenderloin. Recipes featured in this episode: Steak au Poivre

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Yes We Have No Banana Pudding
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9.45
78 votes

#2 - Yes We Have No Banana Pudding

Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/1/2010

Whether you like them cool and cream topped or warm with a crown of meringue, odds are if you're a banana pudding fan it's been a long time since you smiled. That's all about to change.

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Art of Darkness II: Cocoa
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9.41
110 votes

#3 - Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/13/2002

Alton gets the dirt on Dutch processing and the dead Dutch guy who invented it, choose a few powders then apply them to hot chocolate, brownies, sorbet and homemade chocolate syrup. Recipes: Cocoa Brownies Hot Cocoa Cocoa Syrup

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The Catfish Will Rise Again
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9.30
64 votes

#4 - The Catfish Will Rise Again

Season 13 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/8/2010

After confessing a long-lived love for catfish, host Alton Brown sets out to modernize its image.

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Flat Is Beautiful
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9.30
88 votes

#5 - Flat Is Beautiful

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/10/2001

AB claims we won't be satisfied with pizza until we take matters into our own hands.

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Crustacean Nation II: Claws
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9.22
110 votes

#6 - Crustacean Nation II: Claws

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/16/2001

Host Alton Brown demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf.

Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!
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9.21
110 votes

#7 - Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/7/2010

Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man.

Tender Is the Loin 2
star
9.18
100 votes

#8 - Tender Is the Loin 2

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/1/2006

Alton takes another look at the one of the single best (and most expensive) cuts of meat, the tenderloin. Recipes featured in this episode: Center Cut Tenderloin Roast, Chain of Bull Cheese Steaks. Beef Carpaccio, and Stuffed Tenderloin.

Writer: Alton Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
For Whom the Cheese Melts
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9.17
124 votes

#9 - For Whom the Cheese Melts

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/19/2000

See what fondue has to do with football, make the best grilled cheese sandwich you have ever had and see why cheese is milk's leap to immortality.

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The Cookie Clause
star
9.15
96 votes

#10 - The Cookie Clause

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/4/2003

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. Recipes: Sugar Cookies Royal Icing Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

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Feeling Punchy
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9.14
95 votes

#11 - Feeling Punchy

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/22/2009

Despite its long and noble history, punch rarely receives the respect it deserves so host Alton Brown begins a quest to return the drink to its rightful culinary position.

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Amber Waves
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9.13
77 votes

#12 - Amber Waves

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/9/2002

Join Host Alton Brown and learn everything you need to know about yeast, barley, hops and the hardware you need to bring them together to produce that most American of foods, Beer. Recipes: Good Brew

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Celeryman
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9.13
77 votes

#13 - Celeryman

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/23/2008

Celeryman 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.

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Herbal Preservation
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9.11
99 votes

#14 - Herbal Preservation

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/7/2004

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. Recipes: Tarragon Chive Vinegar Parsley Salad

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Casserole Over
star
9.09
106 votes

#15 - Casserole Over

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/8/2003

When a Sunday drive goes bad, host Alton Brown finds himself pushing the limits of his casserole knowledge to free his dog from angry church ladies. Recipes: Broccoli Casserole Curry Chicken Pot Pie Garlic Shrimp Casserole

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Raising The Bar
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9.09
97 votes

#16 - Raising The Bar

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/25/2006

Alton looks at the basics of what makes up a bar and prepares a few drinks. Recipes featured in this episode: Daiquiri, AB's Martini, and Mint Julep.

Writer: Alton Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Flat is Beautiful II
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9.08
100 votes

#17 - Flat is Beautiful II

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/7/2004

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. Recipes: Beef Paillard Chicken Kiev Turkey Piccata

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The Man Food Show
star
9.08
159 votes

#18 - The Man Food Show

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/28/2004

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). Recipes: Corn Dogs Mini Man Burgers

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Grill Seekers
star
9.07
86 votes

#19 - Grill Seekers

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/7/2001

Watch as AB shows the grill can be a great tool in making a great meal.

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Mission: Poachable
star
9.05
81 votes

#20 - Mission: Poachable

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/31/2001

Alton must pit his poaching skills against those of the evil ""Frenchman"".

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Citizen Cane
star
9.00
112 votes

#21 - Citizen Cane

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/21/2000

Desserts don't need to be difficult to create, and Alton is out to prove it.

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Pantry Raid I: Use Your Noodle
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8.97
121 votes

#22 - Pantry Raid I: Use Your Noodle

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/15/1999

Part one of an ongoing series looks at the king of pantry essentials: Dried pasta. Alton Brown explores pasta styles, the best cooking method (water is key), the tools you really need (big), and a different way of saucing. Recipes: Pasta

Egg Files V: Quantum Foam
star
8.91
99 votes

#23 - Egg Files V: Quantum Foam

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/7/2002

The word "souffle" has instilled fear in cooks for ages. Host Alton Brown believes a strong dose of science is all that's needed to get control of your egg foam. Learn the ins and outs of the cheese souffle, and how to manage the heat in your oven. Recipes: Cheese Souffle

Myth Smashers
star
8.90
105 votes

#24 - Myth Smashers

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/19/2005

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

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Pantry Raid X: Dark Side of the Cane
star
8.90
69 votes

#25 - Pantry Raid X: Dark Side of the Cane

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/16/2009

Alton cooks with molasses.

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