Food: Fact Or Fiction

December 2017
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Passports, Please!

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Michael McKean takes a trip around the food globe to find out where some of the most popular international dishes were really born. French Fries are fried, but are they really French? Pizza and Italy go together like cheese and pepperoni, but can the Italians really claim pizza as their own? And no Chinese meal is complete until you crack open that fortune cookie, but was this crunchy treat really invented in China? We get to the bottom of some shocking food origin stories and uncover the hidde...
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Season 1 Episode 2 - What's For Dessert?

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Michael McKean indulges in the best part of every meal: Dessert. From cake to pie to banana splits, these favourite desserts are baked with rich stories that have shaped America in extraordinary ways. Travel back in time to find out how cake gave rise to democracy in America, and discover the sweet truth about why ice cream topped with syrup is called a sundae.
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Season 1 Episode 1 - Doctor's Note

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Host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. In this episode, he uncovers the truth behind America's most popular food remedies. Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Can a bowl of chicken soup cure a stuffy nose? And does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? We dig up some mind-boggling history to find out if these age-old adages are true.
September 2017
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Season 2 Episode 13 - Carnie Knowledge

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Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include whether cotton candy is at the root of a cavity conspiracy, if popcorn kernels saved the silver screen and if saltwater taffy pulled itself into the middle of a giant legal war.
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Season 2 Episode 12 - State Fare

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Host Michael McKean takes a road trip around the US to uncover the stories behind our favourite state plates, including what baked Alaska has to do with Alaska, who put the Big Apple in New York cheesecake and if the California roll is from California, Japan, or Canada.
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Season 2 Episode 11 - Up In The Air

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Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favourite foods up and away. He discovers if there's a scientific reason you may not love airline food, why hungry astronauts tend to float over to spicy shrimp and how a corned beef sandwich could sabotage a space mission.
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Season 2 Episode 10 - Eat Your Words

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Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin a baker's dozen could save a baker's life, what's really so cool about cucumbers and if you can literally butter someone up.
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Season 2 Episode 9 - The Kitchen Of Good And Evil

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Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's spirits were put there by witches, if the pretzel is pious or if its story is full of twists and if the heavenly-tasting angel food cake is really just a little devil.
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Season 2 Episode 8 - Thanksgiving Winners

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Michael McKean gives thanks for favourite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes and if a lawyer gave up his career to put cranberries in a can.
August 2017
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Season 2 Episode 7 - Breadly Combinations

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Michael McKean opens up a sandwich discussion and cuts the crust off some deli-cut issues. He finds out if the sandwich was actually named after a guy named sandwich, the correct name for an Italian sandwich and if the burrito is on the docket of sandwich court.
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