With a few simple tools and some basic chemistry, host Alton Brown simplifies the most common sauce quandaries. Throw away your boxed preparations and find how simple it is to create an elegant hollandaise and peppercorn sauce for your favorite steak.
Oysters are a mystery to many and downright spooky to some. Join host Alton Brown as he unravels the secrets of this bivalve, cracks a safe or two and reinvents classic applications like oysters "Rock-A-Fella."
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.
Everybody loves donuts but nobody seems to make their own...until now. Join host Alton Brown as he delves into this country's favorite pastry. Not only will you learn how to make your own you'll find out how the donut really got its hole.
The humble wonton skin may look exotic but it's also the most versatile pasta you can invite into your kitchen. Join Alton Brown as he stuffs and folds and fries and steams and bakes up a mess of good eats out of this Chinese restaurant standard.
What could possibly be more chocolaty than chocolate? Join host Alton Brown as for his third journey into the world of chocolate...a journey that leads from a simple frosting to the heart of truffles and eventually to home made fudgesicles.
Join Host and cowpoke Gerald P Hobbs (Alton Brown) and his sidekick Rusty as they rustle up a good, honest bowl of red. Along the way, they'll ponder the chili mythology, grind up their own chili powder (that's chili with an "i") and do some serious work under pressure.
Whether youre cooking up a mess of grits or a pot of polenta cornmeal may just be the most powerful player in the pantry. Join host Alton Brown as he battles with cultural claims, doses up some science and cranks out an upside-down cake with a twist.
Join host Alton Brown for a collection of short films about his favorite food: cheese. Learn about everything from pasteurization to pairing, Lactose to graters. Learn how to make cheese into soup, crackers, and a spread to end all spreads.
Fruit can be tricky stuff and that goes double for melons. Shrouded in mystery and misconception its true potential is rarely tapped. Join host Alton Brown as he attempts to demystify one of the most complex and promising fruits around.
To some its a couple of pieces of bread with something shoved between. To others, a sandwich is a sublime balance of flavor and texture born as much of technique as ingredient. Alton Brown and his nephew Elton dose up a little Sandwich-craft.
A good soup is like a cooking school in a bowl and class is in session for host Alton Browns nephew Elton. Join the two as they work together to craft an old classic and (perhaps) a new one.
In an effort to pay off the IRS, host Alton Brown decides to enter a pudding recipe contest being held by the TV pudding queen: Auntie Pudding. Tapioca, rice and a tasty instant chocolate pudding are in the offering.
ABs gone on record as saying the stuff is evil and yet, hundreds of protest letters have him rethinking his position. Can a stuffing be designed thats good for diner and bird alike? Maybe?if a proper model can be found.
If bread really is the staff of life then isnt it time to take your life into your own hands? Alton Brown thinks so and wants to arm you with the know how youll knead (get it) to produce your own rustic loaves.
Theyre long, theyre orange and theyre everywhere, but do we ever really think about carrots? Host Alton Brown does?a lot. Join him as he concocts everything from salads to cakes and explains the whole carrot/vision thing.
The gyro may just be the perfect sandwich. Too bad you can't make one at home.or can you? Join host Alton Brown as he tackles rotisseries, tzatziki sauce and a pile of broken plates.
Can a fussy French fricassee fit a modern American lifestyle? Sure. All it takes is a chicken, a couple bottles of wine and a little know-how. The fussy French part is purely optional.
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.
Was your childhood eating plagued with plate-loads of slimy, foul-smelling leaves? Host Alton Brown shows how to turn fiend to friend when he takes on dark leafy greens. Tune in and you might learn a thing or two about nutrition too.
Host Alton Brown ponders the leek, the lesser-known member of the Allium family which it turns, can do anything its siblings can do, only better. Dont believe it? Try these onion rings.
Sure, cooking is full of rules, sayings, and axioms but do they all hold water? Join host Alton Brown as he sears meat, washes mushrooms, oils the pasta water and tries to blow-up water.