Good Eats

The WORST episodes of Good Eats

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/24/2022Network: Discovery+
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Beet It
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6.68
47 votes

#1 - Beet It

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/5/2003

Long feared by baby boomers accustomed to being accosted by noxious red wedges, beets are good eats, or so says host Alton Brown who suggests one approach the ruby roots with an open mind and a good pair of gloves. Recipes: Beet Green Gratin Glazed Baby Beets Pickled Beets

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American Classics I: Spinach Salad
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6.77
43 votes

#2 - American Classics I: Spinach Salad

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/18/2007

Alton begins a new series focusing on the basic but often neglected simple fare of America. First up is the spinach salad. Popeye's favorite vegetable needs only a few additions to become a top-notch salad. Also, salad spinners to make your head spin. Recipes in this episode: - Wilted spinach salad with bacon dressing - Cold spinach salad with bacon and egg dressing

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Puff the Magic Pastry
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7.11
66 votes

#3 - Puff the Magic Pastry

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/22/2001

Don't be afraid, the store stuff can deliver the puff.

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Crustacean Nation IV: Crawfish
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7.12
139 votes

#4 - Crustacean Nation IV: Crawfish

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/27/2009

Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish.

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True Brew II: Mr Tea
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7.12
73 votes

#5 - True Brew II: Mr Tea

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/5/2001

Tea is the second most popular beverage, so let's brew some.

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I Pie
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7.13
47 votes

#6 - I Pie

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/3/2004

Alton Brown goes undercover for an in depth look at lemon meringue pie. Recipes: Lemon Meringue Pie Pie Crust

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Date Tripper
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7.18
34 votes

#7 - Date Tripper

Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/22/2019

Alton Brown tells everything you need to know to get dates into your culinary life, including three recipes for the 1960s classic “Devils on Horseback” and a very “scrummy” Sticky Toffee Pudding.

What's Up, Duck?
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7.22
65 votes

#8 - What's Up, Duck?

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/1/2000

Watch as Alton proves to us Americans that Duck can be a regular dish.

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Bean Stalker
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7.32
71 votes

#9 - Bean Stalker

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/7/2007

Join Food Network's intrepid host, Alton Brown, as he reinvents the classic green bean casserole just in time to save the holidays. Recipes: Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

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Kinda Blue (Blueberry)
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7.36
77 votes

#10 - Kinda Blue (Blueberry)

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/2007

Join host Alton Brown as he reveals the secret to turning this summer's superstar, the blueberry, into a year-round treat. Recipes Blueberry Buckle Frozen Blueberry Pie Blueberry Soda

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Behind the Bird
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7.38
56 votes

#11 - Behind the Bird

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/18/2000

AB is out to show you can make a great meal with Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Peachy Keen
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7.39
72 votes

#12 - Peachy Keen

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/20/2006

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

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Squash Court II
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7.49
47 votes

#13 - Squash Court II

Season 14 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/4/2010

Host Alton Brown deals deliciously with a surprising glut of summer squash.

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Tofuworld
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7.49
96 votes

#14 - Tofuworld

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/7/2001

Alton makes what once seemed foreign into an understandable all American classic.

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A Bird In The Pie Is Worth Two In The Bush
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7.51
51 votes

#15 - A Bird In The Pie Is Worth Two In The Bush

Season 14 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/21/2011

Chicken Pot Pie is a medieval classic that's fallen into disrepair recently, due in large part to our willingness to let factories do the baking for us. Join host Alton Brown as he looks at three different ways to fix this sad state.

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Dip Madness
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7.52
54 votes

#16 - Dip Madness

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/16/2002

Dips may have driven Alton Brown a little bonkers but that won't keep him from delivering the goods on guacamole, California dip and the unjustly dissed chicken liver mousse. Recipes: Chicken Liver Mousse Guacamole Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Onion Dip from Scratch

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Marrow Minded
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7.54
24 votes

#17 - Marrow Minded

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/18/2021

Alton tackles bone marrow and delivers everything you need to know to enjoy “God’s butter” at home

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The Wing and I
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7.54
57 votes

#18 - The Wing and I

Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/30/2008

The Wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous of bar foods: Buffalo chicken wings. Recipes: Orange Glazed Chicken Wings Buffalo Wings

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Et Tu, Mame
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7.55
73 votes

#19 - Et Tu, Mame

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/2008

Alton uses the soy bean in a various recipes.

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The Dough Also Rises
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7.55
170 votes

#20 - The Dough Also Rises

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/18/1999

Searching for the perfect southern-style biscuit, Alton Brown investigates flour and leaveners and turns to his Grandmother for a pointer or two...not to mention a few pointed comments. Recipes: Scones Shortcake Southern Biscuits

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Holiday Spirit(s)
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7.56
25 votes

#21 - Holiday Spirit(s)

Season 15 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/15/2019

If your family is anything like Alton Brown's, it's easy to understand how one might overdo it at the holidays. The trick is to stick with these low-alcohol beverages. The flavors will knock you out, but the proof won't.

Pantry Raid XIV: Deep Sea Green
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7.56
25 votes

#22 - Pantry Raid XIV: Deep Sea Green

Season 16 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/11/2021

Host Alton Brown dives into the world of dried seaweeds ... and proves why they should really be in your pantry.

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Water Works I
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7.57
75 votes

#23 - Water Works I

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/12/2006

Alton explains the sources of drinking water, its properties and dangers, and the popularity of bottled water.

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The Turkey Strikes Back...Again
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7.58
26 votes

#24 - The Turkey Strikes Back...Again

Season 15 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/17/2019

Alton Brown shares three turkey recipes to make year-round.

Water Works II
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7.58
71 votes

#25 - Water Works II

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/19/2006

Alton continues his exploration of water, explaining how home water filters remove contaminants, how water softeners work, and describes the attributes of water's other forms -- steam and ice.

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