Food: Fact or Fiction?

Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Did the Italians really invent pizza? Did salt win the Civil War? On Food: Fact or Fiction? host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncover fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. From pancakes to burgers to apple pie, we will reveal the accidental discoveries, clever marketing ploys, and war propaganda campaigns that have flavored our favorite dishes with a spoonful of fact and a dash of fiction.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Cooking Channel (2015 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 22:00 (30 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Reality
Genres: Food

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Crime Biters

Episode 3x15; Feb 4, 2018

Michael McKean takes a bite out of crime and investigates how some of our favorite 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

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
3x15: Crime BitersFeb 4, 2018
3x14: Street FoodsJan 28, 2018
3x13: Rainbow ConnectionsJan 21, 2018
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