The Best Episodes of Good Eats

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

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.

Feeling Punchy

#1 - 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 8.94
18 votes
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Tender Is the Loin 2

#2 - 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 8.82
23 votes
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Espress Yourself

#3 - 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 8.75
16 votes
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Honey, I Shrunk the Cake

#4 - 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 8.73
19 votes
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Peanut Gallery

#5 - 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 8.68
22 votes
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Q

#6 - 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 8.67
30 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 8.67
21 votes
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The Proof is in the Bread Pudding

#8 - 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 8.67
33 votes
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Myth Smashers

#9 - Myth Smashers

Season 8 - Episode 15

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

star 8.66
29 votes
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The Cookie Clause

#10 - 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 8.63
22 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 8.60
20 votes
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Strawberry Sky

#12 - 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 8.59
22 votes
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Raising the Bar Again

#13 - 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 8.59
17 votes
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Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

#14 - 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 8.58
36 votes
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The Man Food Show

#15 - 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 8.57
30 votes
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Live and Let Diet

#16 - 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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Casserole Over

#17 - 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 8.56
25 votes
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Pickled Pink/Corn the Beef

#18 - Pickled Pink/Corn the Beef

Season 10 - Episode 18

Inspired by a trip to New York City, the capital of corned beef, Alton decides to make his own, since good corned beef is hard to find outside of the Big Apple and certainly south of the Mason-Dixon. Along the way, the history of the succulent meat and the myth of the St. Patrick's Day traditional meal. Recipes - Corned beef brisket - Corned beef and cabbage - Corned beef hash

star 8.55
29 votes
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Do The Rice Thing

#19 - 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 8.55
22 votes
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The Icing Man Cometh

#20 - The Icing Man Cometh

Season 6 - Episode 15

Cake is dandy but let's face it, without frosting it's just sweet bread (not sweetbreads). Host Alton Brown builds a better butter cream then builds a layer cake from ground up...with tools from his local hardware. Recipes: Buttercream Ganache Writing Chocolate

star 8.53
15 votes
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Squid Pro Quo II

#21 - Squid Pro Quo II

Season 10 - Episode 9

Alton takes to the sea on a research ship to learn more about squid and demonstrate recipes for squid appetizers. Recipes in this episode: - Dry Fried Calamari - Wet Fried Calamari - Seaside Squid Salad - Squid Stuffed Squid

star 8.53
21 votes
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Peachy Keen

#22 - Peachy Keen

Season 10 - Episode 7

Good Southern boy Alton takes on the South's favorite fruit, featuring its history, varieties and how to preserve the famously perishable flesh. Recipes in this episode: - Grilled Peach Melba - Individual Peach Upside-Down Cake

star 8.53
19 votes
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Tender is the Loin 1

#23 - Tender is the Loin 1

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

star 8.52
27 votes
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A Cake on Every Plate

#24 - A Cake on Every Plate

Season 6 - Episode 14

Host Alton Brown finds a challenge in his mail box: decipher a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. Recipes: Cocoa Whipped Cream Gold Cake

star 8.51
27 votes
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Celebrity Roast

#25 - 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 8.51
37 votes
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