The Best Episodes of Good Eats

Top Banana

#1 - Top Banana 8.93

Season 7 - Episode 20

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. Recipes: Banana Ice Cream Banana's Foster Fried Plantains

Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

#2 - Urban Preservation II: The Jerky 8.92

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

The Catfish Will Rise Again

#3 - The Catfish Will Rise Again 8.88

Season 13 - Episode 18

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

The Proof is in the Bread Pudding

#4 - The Proof is in the Bread Pudding 8.86

Season 14 - Episode 19

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

Q

#5 - Q 8.83

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

Do The Rice Thing

#6 - Do The Rice Thing 8.82

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

Live and Let Diet

#7 - Live and Let Diet 8.77

Season 13 - Episode 13

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

Yes We Have No Banana Pudding

#8 - Yes We Have No Banana Pudding 8.76

Season 14 - Episode 6

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.

Feeling Punchy

#9 - Feeling Punchy 8.74

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.

Raising the Bar Again

#10 - Raising the Bar Again 8.69

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.

Flat is Beautiful II

#11 - Flat is Beautiful II 8.68

Season 8 - Episode 3

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

The Man Food Show

#12 - The Man Food Show 8.67

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

Puff the Magic Mallow

#13 - Puff the Magic Mallow 8.67

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

My Big Fat Greek Sandwich

#14 - My Big Fat Greek Sandwich 8.67

Season 8 - Episode 20

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

Tender Is the Loin 2

#15 - Tender Is the Loin 2 8.66

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.

Honey, I Shrunk the Cake

#16 - Honey, I Shrunk the Cake 8.64

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

Dr. Strangeloaf

#17 - Dr. Strangeloaf 8.63

Season 8 - Episode 19

Tune in as Alton shows us how to create a great loaf of bread. Recipes: Very Basic Bread

Let Them Eat Foam

#18 - Let Them Eat Foam 8.59

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.

Egg Files V: Quantum Foam

#19 - Egg Files V: Quantum Foam 8.58

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

Toast Modern

#20 - Toast Modern 8.57

Season 7 - Episode 19

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. Recipes: French Toast Bruschetta Welsh Rarebit

Tender is the Loin 1

#21 - Tender is the Loin 1 8.56

Season 9 - Episode 15

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

Whithering Bites

#22 - Whithering Bites 8.56

Season 11 - Episode 6

Dried fruit may not be glamorous, but what it lacks in fashion it more than makes up for in flavor and versatility. Recipes: Dried Fruit Individual Fruit Compote Pies Sweet Dried Fruit Compote Trail Mix

Roll Call

#23 - Roll Call 8.56

Season 14 - Episode 20

Host Alton Brown harnesses the power of yeast to put classic rolls back onto the American dinner table.

Oat Cuisine II

#24 - Oat Cuisine II 8.55

Season 14 - Episode 9

Host Alton Brown helps you get more oats in your diet with some very surprising culinary incarnations.

Devil Of A Cake

#25 - Devil Of A Cake 8.55

Season 14 - Episode 15

Do you have to tangle with dark forces in order to create a quality Devil's Food Cake or its crimson kin, Red Velvet? Yes you do. And it's called cocoa powder. Join host Alton Brown as he reinvents the classics.