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The Food That Built America

For generations of Americans, food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers have literally been household names, but you don't know their stories. Before they were brand names, they were brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries who revolutionized food and changed the landscape of America forever. This miniseries event will tell the fascinating stories of the people behind the food that built America – those who used brains, muscle, blood, sweat and tears to get to America's heart through its stomach, and along the way built cities, invented new technologies and helped win wars.

Show Info

Network: United States History (2019 - now)
Runtime: 120 minutes
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Food History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Spoils of War

Episode 1x03; Aug 13, 2019

As the Great Depression hits, the titans of food push the envelope of innovation to feed a hungry nation. Then WWII sees competing industrial empires joining the war effort in a united front to fuel the forces fighting for freedom abroad. And in Post

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The Spoils of WarAug 13, 2019
1x02: Best Served ColdAug 12, 2019
1x01: Lines in the SandAug 11, 2019
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