Only one naturally occurring edible substance exists only as food - milk. Even honey, technically a manufactured product, does not qualify. Alton spends some time discussing the production and history of milk as well as some things to watch out for (featuring a surprise guest).
The pretzel, once a delicious treat, has sadly been twisted into the edible equivalent of cardboard. Alton Brown recreates the traditional soft pretzel in all its crisp, chewy, golden brown glory.
Is it possible to make great cake with coconut from a can? Should you even try? Host Alton Brown wants to know and he's willing to crack open as many nuts as it takes to make a slice of paradise on a plate.
Whether filling in for your French teacher or your favorite spice, substitutes can be every bit as successful as the original. Join host Alton Brown and a handful of substitute chefs as they take on a few good recipes with one ingredient tied behind their backs.
Scales, tails and eyes oh my! Who's afraid of whole fish? Not Alton Brown. Confront your fishy phobias head on with the fearless host as he roasts, planks and fries up a few good (whole) fish.
Dried fruit may not be glamorous, but what it lacks in fashion it more than makes up for in flavor and versatility.
If great stew, like great music, is a commingling of ingredients to create culinary harmony, why do so many stews taste less like beautiful music and more like a murky dirge?
Join host Alton Brown as he helps a humble cucumber fulfill its culinary destiny of becoming a pickle.
A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats.
Join Food Network's intrepid host, Alton Brown, as he reinvents the classic green bean casserole just in time to save the holidays.
Join host Alton Brown as he reveals the secret to turning this summer's superstar, the blueberry, into a year-round treat.
From their swampy origins to modern machine molds, host Alton Brown shares the sweet, sticky science behind homemade marshmallow.
Alton dedicates a show to the tools of the trade, cutlery. In it he discusses the three types of cutting techniques and the blade that best suits each. He also show the similarity between salsa and gazpacho.
The Wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous of bar foods: Buffalo chicken wings.
An American classic is revisited when host Alton Brown makes everybody's favorite, apple pie.
It may be the bane of children and presidents but broccoli is a nutritional superfood. Join host Alton Brown as he transforms broccoli from limp and bitter to crisp and delicious.
Host Alton Brown proves that Crown Roast of Lamb can be a dish to shock and awe without needlessly intimidating any cook who attempts to prepare it.
Host Alton Brown takes us from the bog to the bar
Join host Alton Brown as he breaks the trend toward an overly sweet and fussy pastry and gets us back to the original chiffon cupcake that will make you feel like a kid again.
The power might be out but that doesn't stop host Alton Brown from breaking out the cast iron and using his hearth and his grill to whip up some very good eats.