The BEST Episodes of Good Eats
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Network: Food Network
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.
#1 - Yes We Have No Banana Pudding
Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#2 - Tender is the Loin 1
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 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
#3 - Art of Darkness II: Cocoa
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 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
#4 - The Catfish Will Rise Again
Season 13 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 8, 2010
After confessing a long-lived love for catfish, host Alton Brown sets out to modernize its image.
#5 - Flat Is Beautiful
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 10, 2001
AB claims we won't be satisfied with pizza until we take matters into our own hands.
#6 - Crustacean Nation II: Claws
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 16, 2001
Host Alton Brown demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf.
#7 - Tender Is the Loin 2
Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!
Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 7, 2010
Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man.
#9 - Feeling Punchy
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.
#10 - The Cookie Clause
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 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
#11 - Herbal Preservation
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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
#12 - Raising The Bar
Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 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.
#13 - For Whom the Cheese Melts
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#14 - Casserole Over
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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
#15 - Amber Waves
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 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
#16 - Mission: Poachable
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 31, 2001
Alton must pit his poaching skills against those of the evil ""Frenchman"".
#17 - The Man Food Show
Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 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
#18 - Celeryman
Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#19 - Flat is Beautiful II
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 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
#20 - Grill Seekers
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 7, 2001
Watch as AB shows the grill can be a great tool in making a great meal.
#21 - Citizen Cane
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 21, 2000
Desserts don't need to be difficult to create, and Alton is out to prove it.
#22 - Apple of My Pie
Season 11 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 4, 2008
An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, apple pie. Recipes: Super Apple Pie
#23 - Egg Files V: Quantum Foam
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 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
#24 - Pantry Raid I: Use Your Noodle
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 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
#25 - Myth Smashers
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 19, 2005
Join host Alton Brown as he sears meat, washes mushrooms, oils the pasta water and tries to blow-up water.