The BEST Episodes of Good Eats

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 2, 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.

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Yes We Have No Banana Pudding

#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.

star 9.41
81 votes
Tender is the Loin 1

#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

star 9.40
107 votes
Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

#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

star 9.34
114 votes
The Catfish Will Rise Again

#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.

star 9.26
66 votes
Flat Is Beautiful

#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.

star 9.24
93 votes
Crustacean Nation II: Claws

#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.

star 9.19
117 votes
Tender Is the Loin 2

#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.

star 9.19
103 votes
Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

#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.

star 9.17
116 votes
Feeling Punchy

#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.

star 9.15
99 votes
The Cookie Clause

#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

star 9.15
103 votes
Herbal Preservation

#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

star 9.11
103 votes
Raising The Bar

#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.

star 9.10
99 votes
For Whom the Cheese Melts

#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.

star 9.09
137 votes
Mission: Poachable

#14 - Mission: Poachable

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 31, 2001

Alton must pit his poaching skills against those of the evil ""Frenchman"".

star 9.06
85 votes
The Man Food Show

#15 - 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

star 9.05
166 votes

#16 - 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.

star 9.04
84 votes
Casserole Over

#17 - 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

star 9.02
109 votes
Flat is Beautiful II

#18 - 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

star 9.01
109 votes
Grill Seekers

#19 - 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.

star 9.01
93 votes
Citizen Cane

#20 - 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.

star 8.98
116 votes
Amber Waves

#21 - 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

star 8.98
84 votes
Apple of My Pie

#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

star 8.92
74 votes
Pantry Raid I: Use Your Noodle

#23 - 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

star 8.89
135 votes
Pantry Raid X: Dark Side of the Cane

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

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 16, 2009

Alton cooks with molasses.

star 8.89
71 votes
Myth Smashers

#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.

star 8.87
111 votes
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