Alton is working as a consultant on a low budget sci-fi movie. His job: make spooky, gooey gelatin molds. Since gelatin is one of the most powerful tools on the pantry planet, Alton's happy to comply, but he insists on making it taste real good.
As the holidays approach Alton Brown ponders the perfect roast beast, meets with a butcher, comes to terms with aging, learns about ovens & radiant heat, discovers new ways to have fun with flower pots, and produces the ultimate carnivores delight.
Hard or "winter" squashes confuse and confound for no other reason than there are so darned many of them. Learn how to shop, store, and cook a plethora of gourdy recipes, find out what's really up with beta carotene and why you need to buy a stick blender.
Alton helps discover the secrets of cream cheese and its alter-ego mascarpone. Conquer crumb crusts, buy into some pans, and produce both savory and sweet cheesecakes without a crack in sight.
No bivalve is more American than the clam nor is any other shell-dweller more versatile in the kitchen. Learn the ins and outs of clam identification, decide which ones to use where, buy a clam opening device and make a wicked chowder.
Following a heart attack and near death experience, Alton takes Gods advice and gets seriously into oatmeal. Examine crock pots, make honest granola, learn about fiber & nutrition and make the universal baked dessert topping.
The aliens among us are eggplants and they are delicious?really. Learn to shop for and store different varieties of eggplant, evaluate bread crumbs, and celebrate the vegetable peeler.
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.
Crepes are a great wrap with a bad rap. Truth is, crepes are incredibly simple, versatile, and good eats. All you need is science, a good pan, and a limber wrist. Alton performs crepe technique for a live audience.
Alton Brown teaches what you can do to return Macaroni & Cheese to a table near you. Alton helps evaluate bakeware, noodles, and offers a look into evaporated milk and of course - cheddar cheese.
Alton, ever the Spud Stud, cooks up homey Potato Soup, creamy Potato Salad and a spectacular Swiss Rosti. It's all in a night's work for AB, but will he wind up being mashed?
Alton Brown finds himself participating in a rather odd TV game show. The arena: a junkyard. The opponent: Chef Midwest. The ingredient: pork belly. Alton Brown's power play: bacon?from scratch. 'Nuff said.
Alton finds himself catering a tailgate party for a group of folks out to catch a glimpse of a mythical sea monster. To commemorate the event, Alton prepares a menu featuring his favorite tailgateable sea monster: squid.