Chips have had a fascinating journey through the centuries. Host Jim OConnor explores the history and variety of Americas favorite chips, and then discovers new, innovative, and healthy variations on the classic snack
How did birthday parties get started? How are they celebrated in other countries? Host Jim OConnor uncovers the surprising secrets behind birthday parties, from the history of the birthday cake, to the variations of birthday party food served all over the world.
Hot or cold, cereal is Americas favorite way to start the day, yet its origins can be traced back to European roots. Host Jim OConnor discovers the history of Americas favorite cereals, then dives into the new, healthy varieties that are appealing to contemporary breakfast lovers
Theyre one of the most popular foods in the world. In Belgium and France theyre called "pommes frites," and in England theyre called "chips." In America, cooking innovations made them as popular as the hamburger. Join Jim OConnor as he traces the origins of Americas favorite vegetable
Pretzels, the popular snack with a divinely inspired shape. Join host Jim OConnor as he visits Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the American pretzel, and then reveals the latest twist for this crunchy and chewy snack in The Secret Life?of Pretzels.
American consumes nearly 153 pounds of it a year! Host Jim OConnor travels to Hawaii to get a taste for the yummy sweetener right from the cane, then gets a first hand look at how its used in everything from gourmet appetizers to highly prized artworks. Join him as he spins the sweet tale in The Secret Life of ...Sugar.
How did milkshakes become both so decadent and lovable? Grab your spoons and straws as Jim OConnor traces the ever popular milkshake from pharmaceutical concoction to deliciously flavored fast food treat on The Secret Life of? Milkshakes.
For kids and adults alike, the beach is still that special place to indulge in saltwater taffy, fudge and frozen custard. Grab your swimsuit and join Jim OConnor as he plunges into the tasty world of some of the nations most delectable treats, on The Secret Life of Seaside Sweets
Host Jim OConnor travels from Honolulu to New York City to sample the freshest, most mouth-watering sushi in America. Pick up your chopsticks and join Jim as he goes fishing for The Secret Life of Sushi
Once relegated as a bland breakfast food and occasionally dressed up with lox and cream cheese, bagels today have more flavors than you can shake a schmear at. Join host Jim OConnor as he visits the most authentic and innovative bagel bakeries in the U.S. and learns the "hole" secret behind The Secret Life of Bagels.
Host Jim OConnor travels from coast to coast to uncover the gooiest, sweetest and most addicting treats in America on The Secret Life of Brownies.
What makes soda so enticing? Host Jim OConnor pops the lid off the sparking history of the soft drink while sampling Americas oldest - and newest- soft drink flavors on The Secret Life of Soft Drinks
We chew about 350 sticks of gum every year. Join Jim O’Connor as he goes behind the scenes of America’s sticky obsession on The Secret Life of Bubble Gum.