Patrick Belden has known Alton for about 20 years and has provided music and sound effects for every episode of Good Eats.
Onscreen trivia: In pie lingo, the original name for a crust which enclosed a filling was coffyn.
Onscreen trivia: The world's largest apple pie, measuring 18 feet round and 18 inches deep, was made at the 1982 Hilton Apple Fest.
Onscreen trivia: In England, pie birds are still considered major collectibles.
Tapioca flour is a starch made from the root of the cassava or yuca plant.
British WWII pilots were said to have better night vision because they ate jam made from blueberry's close cousin, the bilberry.
The first buckle recipe on record is from Elsie Masterson's 1959 Blueberry Hill Cookbook.
Native Americans called the blueberry "star-berry", due to its ruffled, five-pointed calyx.
Onscreen trivia: Raisins are the most popular form of dried fruit, not to mention the oldest.
Onscreen trivia: Drying times will vary depending on the temperature and humidity in your neck of the woods.
Onscreen trivia: One of the first vegetable dehydrators was developed by French inventors, Mason and Challet, in 1795.
Onscreen trivia: Several days of freezing after conditioning will kill any insect eggs hiding in organic fruit.
Onscreen trivia: While many desirable nutrients are concentrated during the drying process, sugar is concentrated, too. So, munch accordingly.
No new recipes are included in this episode, although recipes from previous episodes are referenced, including Southern biscuits, coconut shrimp, cashew nut butter and The Chewy chocolate chip cookies.
Crazy credits: "B.A." offers Alton a car wax dip with The Chewy cookies.
Onscreen trivia: The word biscuit comes from the Old French word bescuit, meaning "twice cooked."
Onscreen trivia: An estimated 1.5 million Americans have peanut allergies.
Onscreen trivia: Other gluten-free flour substitutes include garbanzo beans, teff, sorghum and quinoa flours.
Onscreen trivia: The average American consumes 2 pounds of pretzels each year. In Philadelphia, it's more than 20 pounds.
Onscreen trivia: In 1861, the first American pretzel factory opened in Lititz, Pennsylvania.