In February of 2012, Food Network mainstay and total nerd Alton Brown put his popular cooking program Good Eats into “cryogenic holding.” After seven years, a couple of tours, a new cookbook, and a few “reloaded” episodes on the Cooking Channel, Good Eats is finally coming back for a proper new season. Described by Brown as a show inspired by equal parts Julia Child, Mr. Wizard, and Monty Python, Good Eats is more than just another Food Network show where some smiling idiot cooks lasagna. Other than learning seriously solid recipes to add to your repertoire, there’s a healthy serving of food science, from Maillard reactions to the properties of yeast. “Are there visual models?” you’re probably asking. Of course, there are. There are also puppets, blowtorches, and enough turkey brine to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Not much is known about the upcoming batch of episodes, but there will be shows covering topics such as sous vide, sourdough bread, steak tartare, icebox cakes, and even shakshuka. What is assured is that Good Eats will be as funny, informative, and entertaining as ever, delivered by the best cooking show host since Emeril Lagasse.
Here’s everything you need to stream Good Eats: The Return online.
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What is Good Eats?
Alton Brown’s cooking/variety show launched in 1999 on the Food Network after the two pilot episodes Steak Your Claim and This Spud’s For You aired on the Chicago PBS affiliate in 1998. The show’s original run was from 1999-2011. After a hiatus, it returned on Food Network in 2019 with the premiere of its 15th season.
- Launched: 1999-2011, 2019-present
- Channel: Food Network
- Genre: Cooking
- Starring: Hosted by Alton Brown
- Seasons: 15
- Status: Renewed for season 16
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What the critics are saying
- “That kind of depth is more impressive when you consider that it all happens within a relatively breezy 22-minute structure. Brown and his team have perfected his ability to tell a comprehensive food story without once losing the audience’s attention along the way.” –Nikita Richardson, Grub Street
- “STREAM IT. Alton Brown hasn’t missed a step with Good Eats: The Return. In fact, watching it will feel like the show never left the air, which is always a good thing.” –Joel Keller, Decider
Where to watch Good Eats
Food Network is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
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