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Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Did salt win the Civil War? Explore accidental discoveries, clever marketing ploys, and war propaganda campaigns to uncover the food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat.

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Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Did salt win the Civil War? Explore accidental discoveries, clever marketing ploys, and war propaganda campaigns to uncover the food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat.

    • EPISODE 1

    What's for Dessert?

    From cake to banana splits, our favorite desserts shaped America in extraordinary ways. In this episode, we find out how cake gave rise to democracy, if anything is more American than apple pie and how the sundae got its name.

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    • 20 Minutes

    From cake to banana splits, our favorite desserts shaped America in extraordinary ways. In this episode, we find out how cake gave rise to democracy, if anything is more American than apple pie and how the sundae got its name.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Passports, Please!

    We know French Fries are fried, but are they French? Can Italians really claim pizza as their own? And was the fortune cookie really invented in China? We uncover the hidden origin stories of our beloved foreign favorites.

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    • 20 Minutes

    We know French Fries are fried, but are they French? Can Italians really claim pizza as their own? And was the fortune cookie really invented in China? We uncover the hidden origin stories of our beloved foreign favorites.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Doctor's Note

    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.

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    • 20 Minutes

    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.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Breakfast

    From coffee to pancakes, we'll find out how sneaky marketing ploys shaped what we eat for breakfast. Does coffee really stunt your growth? Is the recipe for flapjacks rooted in sin? Who said breakfast is the most important meal?

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    • 20 Minutes

    From coffee to pancakes, we'll find out how sneaky marketing ploys shaped what we eat for breakfast. Does coffee really stunt your growth? Is the recipe for flapjacks rooted in sin? Who said breakfast is the most important meal?

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    • 20 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Taste of War

    Did frozen dinners save the world in World War II? Were hamburgers invented on the battlefield? Did the South lose the Civil War because of salt? We discover how our appetites have shaped the world's most critical battles.

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    • 20 Minutes

    Did frozen dinners save the world in World War II? Were hamburgers invented on the battlefield? Did the South lose the Civil War because of salt? We discover how our appetites have shaped the world's most critical battles.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Hungry for Love

    Couples today can't tie the knot without their dream wedding cake, but did this tradition begin with a baguette? Are oysters really an aphrodisiac? We find out if these romantic recipes are true love or just a fictional fling.

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    • 20 Minutes

    Couples today can't tie the knot without their dream wedding cake, but did this tradition begin with a baguette? Are oysters really an aphrodisiac? We find out if these romantic recipes are true love or just a fictional fling.

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    • 20 Minutes
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