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A lighthearted look at the history of various foods, such as the origin of chocolate and the creation of the sandwich.
Season 8, Episode 13
June 5, 2008
Exploring the history of picnics. Included: regional twists on outdoor dining; picnic tips.
Season 8, Episode 12
March 17, 2008
Origins of popular Easter eats, from ham to sweets, are explored.
Season 8, Episode 11
January 28, 2008
A look at how spirits are used in cooking, from rum cakes to bourbon-barbecue sauce. Also: a visit to a distillery at Mount Vernon formerly owned and operated by George Washington; the truth about hangover remedies.
Season 8, Episode 10
January 21, 2008
A look inside the test kitchens of Campbell's, Better Homes and Gardens and California Pizza Kitchen. Also: the history of test kitchens.
Season 8, Episode 9
January 14, 2008
The history of catering is traced back to ancient Greece. Also: a Texas ranch puts a spin on catered barbecues; tips for keeping a catered party on budget are offered.
Season 8, Episode 8
January 7, 2008
Examining military eats. Included: a look at portable-dining methods the Army uses in the field; food slang.
Season 8, Episode 7
December 3, 2007
George Duran uncovers the secret to creating a stellar gingerbread house. Then, he reveals how the gingerbread flavor is used in a variety of products, including toothpaste, soup and cocktails.
Season 8, Episode 6
November 26, 2007
A look at America's largest cooking school. Also: crash-course cooking classes.
Season 8, Episode 5
November 19, 2007
George Duran explores the history of family dining in the U.S.
Season 8, Episode 4
November 5, 2007
A history of American coffee shops.
Season 8, Episode 3
October 29, 2007
Bar-food origins are traced from olives and porridge in ancient Rome to American classics of today, such as burgers and wings.
Season 8, Episode 2
October 15, 2007
A look at how cake has become a symbol of celebration. Included: cupcakes; king cakes; election cakes.
Season 8, Episode 1
October 8, 2007
A look at energizing eats. Included: secrets of ginseng; a N.Y. restaurant that serves power-boosting foods.
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