Good Eats

American television series

Good Eats was an American television series shown on the Food Network from 1999 until 2011. It aired on the Cooking Channel in 2011 and 2012. It was created and hosted by Alton Brown. Good Eats was like shows with science teachers Mr. Wizard and Bill Nye.[1] Brown shows the science and technique behind the cooking, the history of different foods, and the good parts of different kinds of cooking equipment. The show focuses on familiar food that can easily be made at home. It talks about picking the right tools, and getting the most out of cheap tools that can be used for different things. Each episode of Good Eats has its own theme. Usually an ingredient or a cooking technique. It may also be a more general theme such as Thanksgiving. In the tenth anniversary episode, Alton Brown stated that the show was inspired by the idea of mixing Julia Child, Mr. Wizard, and Monty Python.

Good Eats
Created byAlton Brown
StarringAlton Brown
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons14
No. of episodes244 and 8 specials (list of episodes)
Running time21½ minutes without commercials
Original release
NetworkFood Network (1999–2011)
Cooking Channel (2011–2012)
ReleaseJuly 7, 1999 (1999-07-07) –
February 10, 2012 (2012-02-10)

On May 11, 2011, Alton Brown confirmed that the series would come to an end, ceasing production at episode 249. [2]


  1. "Celebrity Chef Alton Brown". Archived from the original on June 21, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  2. Cavendish, Steve (May 9, 2011). "Alton Brown calls an end to 'Good Eats'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2012.

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