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Good Eats is no ordinary cooking show riddled with boring recipes exemplified by the host. It is much more than that and goes further into the science of cooking and how things work to produce the best dishes possible. Good Eats is a cross between Julia Child's TV show, Mr. Wizard and Sesame Street with a little sitcom thrown in for good measure. A theme is presented each episode that can include a holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or a certain food like peas, cheese or beef. Host, Alton Brown uses a cacophony of visual aids from a hand-made puzzle of cow parts to show which cut of meat works best, to puppets, like the yeasties that are sock puppets that burp and bubble their way into risen dough.

Often times there is a plot or story line to the 21 minute show. Alton Brown usually plays himself and other regular characters, played by family and friends, come by from time to time to add to the plot. Farmer McGregor is the elderly neighbor, who grows a garden that Alton pilfers, but always brings a finished product to him to eat. His TV sister Marsha and nephew Elton are other regulars as is redneck cousin Ray, Colonel Boatwright who imparts advice on southern recipes, Deborah Duchon a nutritional anthropologist that always knows the history of food and B. D. Brown or the Anti-Alton

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
16 Seasons, 265 Episodes
November 16, 1999
Food, Documentary & Biography
8.9/10
Cast: Alton Brown
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Good Eats Full Episode Guide

  • First the pandemic, then the zombies, then the nukes and now: desolation and a giant dinosaur-thing. Luckily there are still plenty of yeast in the air, and Alton Brown proves that with a wild sourdough in the kitchen, the post-apocalyptic world can still taste good -- and he makes cheese crackers and waffles to prove it.

  • 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.

  • Alton Brown journeys through the history and science of the greatest of all raw meat dishes: steak tartare. But first, you have to promise to never make it. Right? Right. Oh, and there's poke too!

  • One of America's most storied sandwiches gets a historic rethink and a technical do-over, from the oysters to the bread and everything in between. Alton Brown also makes an argument for shucking.

  • Alton Brown resuscitates the languishing tradition of the "icebox" or "refrigerator" cake. These no-bake cakes were all the rage in the 1950s, but they're ready for a pastry redux.

  • Alton Brown takes a deep dive on one of the most internet-famous dishes of the decade by way of a famous film from the 1940s. Along the way, Alton talks through preserved lemons and homemade harissa.

  • The last decade has seen a lot of change in the food world, but no device has made more of a difference than the immersion circulator. Alton Brown makes an argument for having one in every kitchen by featuring dishes such as perfect rump roast, cheesecake and a killer liqueur.

  • Alton Brown has the sauces that will save your dinner every time.

  • Ancient American grains like amaranth, chia and quinoa are making a comeback due to their versatility and nutritional content. Alton Brown shows how to make the most of these very old kitchen newcomers.

  • Alton Brown makes the argument that Italian food was actually invented in America, and that Chicken Parmesan is the dish where it all began. Yet, an Italian canned tomato makes it all possible.

  • Join Alton for an hour-long special revealing the secret power of dark chocolate.

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