Good Eats: Behind the Scenes Pictures

Photo By: Mark Peterson / Redux

Photo By: Mark Peterson / Redux

Photo By: Mark Peterson / Redux

Photo By: Mark Peterson / Redux

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Photo By: Mark Peterson / Redux

Photo By: Mark Peterson / Redux

On the Set of Good Eats

Alton's home-like set is both functional and comfortable, large enough to fit an entire production crew but outfitted with everday appliances and supplies.

A Teaching Moment

Alton uses this traditional blackboard to visually demonstrate tricky cooking techniques.

Well-Stocked Pantry

A mix of common and unusual ingredients lines the shelves of the Good Eats pantry, ensuring that Alton has everything he needs to successfully prepare a recipe.

Prop Production

"On average, we make at least 20 props per day, and most are used within 10 minutes of being made," says production designer Todd Bailey.

Iconic Gadgets

This classic typewriter and fire-red View-Master toy are just a few of the timeless pieces that have been featured on the show.

Bring the Outside In

Behind the set hangs a natural-looking, forest-decorated drape that can be seen through the kitchen windows.

Show Strategy

"I'm interested in foods that people eat a lot but never make for themselves," Alton says. "One day, I was thinking to myself, 'Why don't we bake our own crackers? Oh, because Keebler elves do. Oh.'"

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