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.

Tender Is the Loin 2

#1 - Tender Is the Loin 2

Season 9 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.94
20 votes
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Feeling Punchy

#2 - Feeling Punchy

Season 13 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.93
16 votes
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The Catfish Will Rise Again

#3 - The Catfish Will Rise Again

Season 13 - Episode 18

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

star 8.89
9 votes
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The Proof is in the Bread Pudding

#4 - The Proof is in the Bread Pudding

Season 14 - Episode 19

Host Alton Brown uses a scientific secret formula in an attempt to devise the definitive bread pudding.

star 8.88
25 votes
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Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

#5 - Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

Season 9 - Episode 3

Alton Brown takes us on a tour of beef jerky from its ancient beginnings to shopping for it, making it, and cooking with it. Recipes featured in this episode: Beef Jerky. Jerky Tomato Sauce

star 8.83
29 votes
Honey, I Shrunk the Cake

#6 - Honey, I Shrunk the Cake

Season 11 - Episode 19

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. Recipes: Chiffon Cupcakes Chocolate Chiffon Cupcake

star 8.74
16 votes
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Apple of My Pie

#7 - Apple of My Pie

Season 11 - Episode 15

An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, apple pie. Recipes: Super Apple Pie

star 8.74
19 votes
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Q

#8 - Q

Season 7 - Episode 2

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

star 8.73
29 votes
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Peanut Gallery

#9 - Peanut Gallery

Season 11 - Episode 9

A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats. Recipes: Boiled Peanuts Boiled Peanut Soup Roasted Peanuts Homemade Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Pie

star 8.72
18 votes
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Espress Yourself

#10 - Espress Yourself

Season 10 - Episode 19

Put down the Venti mocha soy latte and step away from the Starbucks slowly. Alton gets back to basics with the tiny cup of brew that started it all. From the perfect bean to buying a grinder and an espresso machine, learn where you should spend your money. Recipes featured in this episode: - Espresso - Macchiato - Cappuccino - Latte

star 8.69
13 votes
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Egg Files V: Quantum Foam

#11 - Egg Files V: Quantum Foam

Season 6 - Episode 5

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

star 8.68
19 votes
Raising the Bar Again

#12 - Raising the Bar Again

Season 13 - Episode 14

Join Alton Brown as he deconstructs the Margarita and Bloody Mary and reconstructs them with a classic formula Good Eats style.

star 8.67
15 votes
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Strawberry Sky

#13 - Strawberry Sky

Season 6 - Episode 2

Join Host Alton Brown to learn how to make the most of strawberry season. You can macerate them, glaze them, freeze them with dry ice, and even build a summer pudding in a tin can. AB even holds a quick lesson on the power of antioxidants. Recipes: Clotted Cream Macerated Strawberries Strawberry Pudding Frozen Strawberries Clotted Cream Macerated Strawberries Strawberry Pudding Frozen Strawberries

star 8.67
21 votes
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The Man Food Show

#14 - The Man Food Show

Season 7 - Episode 15

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

star 8.66
29 votes
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Casserole Over

#15 - Casserole Over

Season 6 - Episode 11

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

star 8.65
23 votes
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Do The Rice Thing

#16 - Do The Rice Thing

Season 8 - Episode 22

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. Recipes: Baked Brown Rice Brown Rice Salad Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

star 8.63
19 votes
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Let Them Eat Foam

#17 - Let Them Eat Foam

Season 4 - Episode 6

Chocolate layer and sheet cakes are more American than apple pie, yet few of us ever bake them anymore. We're going to change all that. Shop for cake pans, learn everything you need to know to keep your foam from flopping and produce a heavenly cake.

star 8.63
27 votes
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Sausage: A Beautiful Grind

#18 - Sausage: A Beautiful Grind

Season 7 - Episode 6

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

star 8.60
25 votes
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The Cookie Clause

#19 - The Cookie Clause

Season 7 - Episode 12

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

star 8.60
20 votes
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Celebrity Roast

#20 - Celebrity Roast

Season 5 - Episode 4

As the holidays approach Alton Brown ponders the perfect roast beast, meets with a butcher, comes to terms with aging, learns about ovens & radiant heat, discovers new ways to have fun with flower pots, and produces the ultimate carnivores delight. Recipes: Dry-Aged Standing Rib Roast with Sage Jus

star 8.59
32 votes
A Chuck for Chuck

#21 - A Chuck for Chuck

Season 4 - Episode 7

From ordinary chuck to sublime, melt in your mouth flavor: how to make the perfect pot roast without the pot.

star 8.59
29 votes
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Tricks for Treats

#22 - Tricks for Treats

Season 7 - Episode 10

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. Recipes: Chocolate Taffy Acid Jellies Peanut Brittle

star 8.58
24 votes
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Live and Let Diet

#23 - Live and Let Diet

Season 13 - Episode 13

Alton discusses the eating plan that helped him lose 50 pounds.

star 8.57
21 votes
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Puff the Magic Mallow

#24 - Puff the Magic Mallow

Season 11 - Episode 12

From their swampy origins to modern machine molds, host Alton Brown shares the sweet, sticky science behind homemade marshmallow. Recipes: Homemade Marshmallows Ambrosia

star 8.56
16 votes
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Pantry Raid X: Dark Side of the Cane

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

Season 12 - Episode 14

Alton cooks with molasses.

star 8.56
16 votes