Join host George Duran as he examines the origins of some popular Easter sweets, explores why we eat ham on Easter and why we hunt for eggs.
Join host George Duran as he uncovers the secrets behind our favorite energy foods, that ginseng is more than just an ingredient in power bars and visits a restaurant in NYC dedicated to "pumping you up."
Host George Duran uncovers why the cake has traditionally been a symbol of celebration while he takes a look at the history of cupcakes, King Cakes, Election Cakes and more!
Host George Duran explores gingerbread. He uncovers a modern day gingerbread man recipe in Washington DC, learns the secrets to building a stellar gingerbread house and reveals the many ways one of our favorite holiday flavors is used from cocktails to soups to toothpaste!
Join Host George Duran as he takes a look at the origins of bar food from olives and porridge in Ancient Rome to America's endless varieties today: burgers, tapas, buffalo wings and more!
George Duran explores the American coffee shop. When the first coffee shop opened in America, what made these stores unique and George reveals the secret behind the tradition of the bottomless cup of Joe.
No doubt about it, we love to eat out, especially with our families. George Duran takes a look at the history of family
restaurants from the very first American eating establishments that were family owned and operated to today's
concept of family dining .
If you want to learn how to make sushi, bake a cake, or whip up exotic Asian cuisine, chances are there s a class
you can take. Join host George Duran as he takes a look at some of these crash course classes and America s largest
cooking school, and finds out how the art of cooking was passed on before the idea of classes began.
During war, soldiers have to eat, and what they eat often goes beyond mere sustenance.
Join host George Duran as he explores how the Navy feeds men on a submarine for months at a time, the quick, portable dining methods the Army uses in the field and the "secret" language the military uses to describe some common foods.
The American romance of eating outdoors started from the very beginning In fact, the first Thanksgiving was a picnic! Host George Duran takes a look at some of the interesting ways folks have picnicked through time while exploring some regional twists on the theme, like eating crawfish in New Orleans. Also, we share some tips, tricks and secrets for creating a flawless picnic of your own.
A caterer is expected to know not just how to prepare food, but how to make it taste great, look beautiful and keep it all organized. This is nothing new; in fact, evidence shows that caterers have been around since the era of Ancient Greece.
Host George Duran explores the history of wedding caterers and helps pull off a "silver service" wedding, visits a Texas ranch that puts a spin on catered BBQ and uncovers some secrets to keeping your next catered party on budget.
Most of the items we buy in grocery stores and order off restaurant menus are the result of a carefully controlled, scientific operation known as the "test kitchen." George Duran explores their history and takes you inside the secret labs of Campbell's, CPK, Better Homes and Gardens and more.
Whether it's rum cakes, Bananas Foster or bourbon BBQ with a kick, distilled spirits aren't just for drinking anymore.
Join host George Duran as he journeys to one of America's earliest distilleries (owned and operated by George Washington!), uncovers the history of bourbon while learning the secrets to cooking with it and reveals the truth about hangover remedies.