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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.

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Hole in One

Airing: 10:00 PM/9:00c

Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped...more

The Kitchen of Good and Evil

Airing: 10:30 PM/9:30c

Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's...more

Hole in One

Airing: 2:00 AM/1:00c

Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped...more

The Kitchen of Good and Evil

Airing: 2:30 AM/1:30c

Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's...more

Hole in One

Airing: 7:00 AM/6:00c

Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped...more

The Kitchen of Good and Evil

Airing: 7:30 AM/6:30c

Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's...more

Hungry Eyes

Airing: 8:00 AM/7:00c

Host Michael McKean chases rainbows to explain how our food's color can leave us tickled pink or feeling blue. Michael...more

Breadly Combinations

Airing: 8:30 AM/7:30c

Host Michael McKean opens up a sandwich discussion and cuts the crust off some "deli-cut" issues. He finds out if the...more

Eat Your Words

Airing: 9:00 AM/8:00c

Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin...more

Rags to Riches

Airing: 9:30 AM/8:30c

Host Michael McKean takes a look at how some favorite foods went from paupers to princes. He looks at lobster's prison...more

Eat to Win

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Host Michael McKean goes to bat finding out how our favorite stadium goods got tickets to the big leagues. Michael traces...more

More Myths to Munch

12 Craziest Food Superstitions

12 Craziest Food Superstitions

Let's reflect on some of the creepy food superstitions that have long scared the bejeezus out of humanity. It's not as if any of these are real, right? (Cue eerie music.)

Bites Meet Frights

About the Chef

Michael McKean is an accomplished actor, writer and Grammy award-winning musician, widely recognized for his first starring role, as Lenny Kosnowski on Laverne & Shirley, and the longevity of his career.  

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