The BEST Episodes of Good Eats

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019

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.

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 8.82
23 votes
Espress Yourself

#2 - 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
Honey, I Shrunk the Cake

#3 - 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

#4 - 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 8.69
32 votes
Apple of My Pie

#5 - 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
The Proof is in the Bread Pudding

#6 - 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
Feeling Punchy

#7 - 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 8.64
20 votes
The Cookie Clause

#8 - 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
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 8.60
30 votes
Strawberry Sky

#10 - 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 8.58
24 votes
Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

#11 - 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
Pickled Pink/Corn the Beef

#12 - 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
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 8.55
20 votes
Do The Rice Thing

#14 - 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
Egg Files V: Quantum Foam

#15 - 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 8.55
22 votes
Top Banana

#16 - Top Banana

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

star 8.54
17 votes
Dr. Strangeloaf

#17 - Dr. Strangeloaf

Season 8 - Episode 19

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

star 8.54
34 votes
Casserole Over

#18 - 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 8.53
28 votes
Peachy Keen

#19 - 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
Tender is the Loin 1

#20 - 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
For Whom the Cheese Melts II

#21 - For Whom the Cheese Melts II

Season 5 - Episode 11

Learn what you can do to return Macaroni & Cheese to a table near you. Evaluate bakeware, noodle noodles, look into evaporated milk and of course?cheddar cheese. Recipes: Baked Macaroni and Cheese Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese Next Day Mac and Cheese "Toast"

star 8.52
35 votes
Churn Baby Churn, 2

#22 - Churn Baby Churn, 2

Season 9 - Episode 4

AB sets out to figure out how to make ice cream himself. After a visit from some federal ice cream agents and a little investigation of ingredients, AB cracks the code. Recipes Chocolate Ice Cream Vanilla Ice Cream Mint Chip Ice Cream

star 8.50
32 votes
Celebrity Roast

#23 - 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 8.50
40 votes
Pantry Raid X: Dark Side of the Cane

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

Season 12 - Episode 14

Alton cooks with molasses.

star 8.50
18 votes
A Cake on Every Plate

#25 - 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 8.50
28 votes