Americans eat 150 million of them on the Fourth every year alone, and 2 billion during the whole month of July. Yet no one seems to agree on the origin of its name or the best way to eat them. Join us as we unravel the arguments and uncover the Secret Life of Hot Dogs.
Diners are a piece of pie, a cup of joe, and a red, white and blue plate full of Americana. Join host Jim O'Connor as he visits neighborhood diners where they still sling comfort food that keep people coming back for more.
In ancient times, the wedding cake was a potent symbol of love, unity and often the "scene-stealer" at more elaborate weddings. Join Host Jim O'Connor as he dons a tux and digs under the frosting to reveal the Secret Life of the Wedding Cake.
Coffee is the dark rich brew that gives you a boost in the morning and a break in the afternoon. In fact, as a world commodity coffee beans are second only to oil. How did a little bean become such a beloved beverage? Find out how when we reveal the Secret Life of Coffee.
Join Host Jim O'Connor as he unscrambles a variety of eggs, and ponders the eternal question of what came first, the chicken or the egg?
Honey is nature's golden sweetener. Throughout the ages it has captured our culinary imaginations and tastebuds. Find out why this golden syrup has fascinated us for so long, when we explore...The Secret Life of Honey
It pairs off with chocolate, ice cream, cookies and dried fruits. Its the peanut! Join us as we get to the root of the ordinary peanut and dig up the truth about this fun-loving, multi-talented - and ancient - treat in the Secret Life of Peanuts
The waffle arrived with the pilgrims, eventually evolving into a classic American breakfast. But who came up with the idea to make a waffle in the first place? Find out as we reveal the Secret Life of the Waffle!
Dumplings are a food that's prevalent in one form or another in every culture around the world. Get ready; we're about to do a lot of globetrotting as we sink our teeth into the Secret life of Dumplings!
Cheesecake- America's favorite desert. From the old world style of the Pennsylvania Dutch, to the cutting edge slices of America's fanciest restaurants, join Jim O'Connor as he explores the creamy history behind the Secret Life of Cheesecake.
Is there anything more American than fried chicken? There are hundreds of recipes and numerous debates about the best way to prepare this American classic. Jim O'Connor hears all the arguments and takes a seat at the table to explore The Secret Life of Fried Chicken.
It's one of America's favorite comfort foods, and its probably a lot older than you thought. Hot, cold, or frozen, pudding is such fun to eat. Jim O'Connor dives into the origins and varieties of one of America's most popular fun foods- pudding.
Pancakes are eaten by the stack for breakfast, yet they can be dressed up, accessorized, and even brought out for dinner. Join Jim O'Connor as he serves up a tall order of history behind The Secret Life of Pancakes.