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A series examining the history and technology behind favorite foods and meals.
Season 1, Episode 10
April 1, 2010
Baseball park food is examined. Included: hot dogs and mustard; draft beer; and Cracker Jack.
Season 1, Episode 9
March 25, 2010
Pizza is the subject. Included: the science behind the making of crust; mozzarella; the spices in pepperoni; and olive. Also: a visit to a mushroom farm; and a brick-oven factory in New York.
Season 1, Episode 8
March 18, 2010
Buffet items are explored. Included: a trip to Las Vegas; shrimp fishing off the coast of Florida; and a tour of a sugar-cane farm in Hawaii. Also: horseradish in Wisconsin; and honey for glazed ham in California.
Season 1, Episode 7
March 11, 2010
Italian food is the subject. Included: pasta; vinegar; and wine; gelato; and coffee.
Season 1, Episode 6
March 4, 2010
Breakfast is the subject. Included: pancakes; sausage; and orange juice.
Season 1, Episode 5
February 18, 2010
Southern fried foods are examined. Included: catfish in Alabama; alligator in Louisiana. Also: segments on rice, cottonseed oil, Tabasco sauce, and peach cobbler.
Season 1, Episode 4
February 11, 2010
Mexican food is the subject. Included: tortillas; tequila; refried beans; and guacamole. Also: a classic Mexican dish is prepared using volcanic rock.
Season 1, Episode 3
February 4, 2010
Lunch-box meals are examined. Included: peanut-butter sandwiches; and baby carrots.
Season 1, Episode 2
January 28, 2010
Chinese takeout is examined, including segments on egg rolls, fortune cookies, soy sauce, and Peking duck.
Season 1, Episode 1
January 21, 2010
This series examining the history and technology behind favorite foods and meals begins with the cheeseburger and fries. Included: how sesame seeds stick to the bun; the making of ketchup.
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