Food: Fact Or Fiction

October 2018
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Season 3 Episode 20 - Gone Camping

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Michael McKean has set up camp and it's suppertime. As you warm by the fire, you'll glow when you hear that S'mores were built with girl power, learn why pilgrims were so full of Baked Beans, and discover why Beer Can Chicken may just be a waste of good beer. The stories behind these outdoor eats guarantee to stick to your...
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Season 3 Episode 19 - Biting Words

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Michael McKean uncovers the wondrous ways behind some famous food clichés. He takes a bite of humble pie to find out what makes it so modest, tries to track down the father of the ‘bun in the oven’, and discovers that there's a scientific reason why everything actually tastes like chicken.
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Season 3 Episode 18 - Declassifried

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Michael McKean serves up a heaping helping of history for a few deep fried favourites. Pull up a fry basket and see why Tempura is tied to Easter, learn what hushpuppies are keeping so quiet, and check out how Fried Egg Sandwiches spawned a breakfast revolution.
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Season 3 Episode 17 - Townie Treats

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Michael McKean is heading out on a tasty tour of America's most delicious destinations. He b-lines for Boston to find out if Boston Cream Pie is a half-baked lie, goes sightseeing in Cincinnati to find the best Greek chili, and fills up in Philly where the cheesesteak is being challenged.
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Season 3 Episode 16 - Wedding Chows

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Say 'I do' to Italian Wedding soup as we learn its maiden name, find out why cookies object to wedding cake, and learn how Italian Beefs might once have brought a few cops to your reception. These wonderful wedding chows are indeed timeless.
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Season 3 Episode 15 - Crime Biters

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Michael McKean takes a bite out of crime and investigates how some of our favourite foods got mixed up with the law. He finds out why cheese is the most stolen food on the planet, that citrus has some bitter ties to the mafia, and that a hamburger can land you in the big house. You have the right to remain silent, but anyt...
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Season 3 Episode 14 - Street Foods

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Michael McKean flexes his street food, street smarts. Prepare to get your hands dirty as we discover the explosive history of tacos, see how shish kebobs forged an edible empire, and find out why ice-cream didn't feel at home until it met the cone. So strap on your most comfortable eating shoes and get ready to pound the p...
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Season 3 Episode 13 - Rainbow Connections

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Michael McKean's dreams come true as he discovers some of our tastiest technicolour treats. He traces the origins of multi-coloured macarons to some nuns on the run, reveals that a rainbow bagel may be a logo for love, and finds out that a colourful counterculture put the 'smooth' in smoothie.
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Season 3 Episode 12 - Diner Delights

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Grab your greasy spoon and see how the milkshake got mixed up with home appliances, the Cobb Salad became a Hollywood icon, and why Salisbury Steak may be your one-way ticket to a better body. Forget all pre-conceived notions and give these blue-plate specials a spin.
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Season 3 Episode 11 - The Shape Of Things

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Michael McKean cracks open the old geometry book and studies the shapes of some of our favourite foods. He discovers that a pasta's figure is hiding a culinary code, that the pattern on a pineapple may unlock the mysteries of the universe, and that a chocolate's shape can transform its taste. Put down your fork and grab a ...
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