Food: Fact or Fiction? Season 3

The Shape of Things

Michael McKean studies the shapes of some of our favorite foods.

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Season 4, Episode 24

Layers of Flavors

Host Michael McKean layers it on thick as he digs into lovely layered feasts! He'll find out if club sandwiches were once for members only, how tiramisu tried to take coffee's job and why London may lay claim to lasagna.

Saturday
May 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 26

Tasting is Believing

Michael McKean reveals the flavors we hold near and dear are not always what they appear! He'll show us how apple pie could go crackers, why seaweed is giving bacon a run for its money and how texture can totally determine taste.

Monday
May 20
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 5

Baked Goodies

Michael McKean throws the carb-free diet out the window and uncovers the stories behind our favorite baked goodies. He starts by revealing that cupcakes are edible equations and explaining how the whoopie pie nearly caused a civil war. Michael then follows a trail of crumbs all the way to the bakery where he finds there's something in the air when it comes to San Francisco sourdough bread.

Monday
May 20
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 26

Tasting is Believing

Michael McKean reveals the flavors we hold near and dear are not always what they appear! He'll show us how apple pie could go crackers, why seaweed is giving bacon a run for its money and how texture can totally determine taste.

Tuesday
May 21
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 5

Baked Goodies

Michael McKean throws the carb-free diet out the window and uncovers the stories behind our favorite baked goodies. He starts by revealing that cupcakes are edible equations and explaining how the whoopie pie nearly caused a civil war. Michael then follows a trail of crumbs all the way to the bakery where he finds there's something in the air when it comes to San Francisco sourdough bread.

Tuesday
May 21
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Opposites Attract

Join host Michael McKean as he figures out why some classic culinary combos are a match made in heaven. He discovers that grilled cheese and tomato soup found love at a school cafeteria, that our brains are wired to crave peanut butter and chocolate. Then, he finds out that there's scientific proof that chocolate and caviar have perfect chemistry.

Thursday
May 23
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 3

Disastrous Dishes

Grab your flashlights and duct tape because host Michael McKean uncovers the truth behind the world's greatest edible emergencies. He discovers how a massive blackout in New York City led to the decadent Blackout Cake, that Tapioca pudding is no good at puddin' out fires, and that a tidal wave of sweet molasses nearly broke Boston.

Thursday
May 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Brunch Beauties

Michael McKean skips breakfast and forgets about lunch so he can get to the bottom of brunch. He discovers how eggs Benedict was blessed by a pope and that we may have a melty mishap to thank for the croque monsieur. Michael concludes his mid-morning meal investigation by explaining how a saucy starlet named the bloody mary.

Thursday
May 23
1pm | 12c
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Thursday
May 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Nifty Fifties

It's a blast from the past as Host Michael McKean clues us in on some fabulous 50s favorites. Hop in the hot rod and find out if jiggly Gelatin was the original way to keep up with the Jones's, how Meatloaf was a cut above the rest, and why Deviled Eggs may just be the greatest treat the church ever pulled. Whether you're a greaser or a grease fire, these stories will light you up!

Saturday
May 25
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Takeaway

If you don't feel like cooking tonight, host Michael McKean gets the scoop on your favorite Take-Out dishes. He discovers that Pad Thai may have saved an entire nation, that pizza delivery is fit for a queen, and that General Tso was anything but a chicken. Turn off the oven and grab a stack of menus, because these stories will be delivered in 30 minutes or less.

Saturday
May 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Some Like it Hot

Host Michael McKean cranks up the heat on food myths, discovering who invented chili, if hot wings bond people closer together and if "spicy" is just in our heads. Grab the oven mitts and plenty of ice-water to find out if there's truth in these five-alarm facts.

Saturday
May 25
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 16

Fire in the Hole

Michael McKean fans the flames of some fiery hot foods! He discovers that flaming-hot vindaloo may have once been far less combustable, wasabi isn't always what it seems and that jerk chicken is good at keeping ghosts away.

Saturday
May 25
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 21

Summertime

Host Michael McKean is ready to roll out those lazy days of summer the right way with our favorite summertime dishes! He contemplates if ceviche is really cooked, whether gazpacho came from the Good Book and what the cake in strawberry shortcake really is.

Monday
May 27
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 6

I'm Stuffed

Michael McKean goes on a spectacular journey of some super stuffed foods. Find out if bao are good enough to save our necks, if toasted ravioli are a big stuffed lie and whether knishes could once land you in jail. Loosen your belt and settle in because these stories are definitely stuffed to the gills!

Monday
May 27
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 21

Summertime

Host Michael McKean is ready to roll out those lazy days of summer the right way with our favorite summertime dishes! He contemplates if ceviche is really cooked, whether gazpacho came from the Good Book and what the cake in strawberry shortcake really is.

Tuesday
May 28
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 6

I'm Stuffed

Michael McKean goes on a spectacular journey of some super stuffed foods. Find out if bao are good enough to save our necks, if toasted ravioli are a big stuffed lie and whether knishes could once land you in jail. Loosen your belt and settle in because these stories are definitely stuffed to the gills!

Tuesday
May 28
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Bloodlines

Host Michael McKean sorts out the problematic pedigrees of some of our favorite foods. We'll find out if German Chocolate cake is iced with a grammatical error, if the real father of the French Dip will please stand up, and if English Muffins were spawned from some star-spangled batter. When it comes to the birth certificates of these deceptive dishes, make sure you read the fine print.

Thursday
May 30
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Name That Dish

Don't forget to bring some form of ID because host Michael McKean gets the scoop on some famous dishes that were named after actual people. He finds out that Bananas Foster was created out of corruption, the Caesar Salad started a family feud, and that Fettucine Alfredo was once used as mouthwatering medicine.

Thursday
May 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Happy Birthday

Michael McKean makes everyone's birthday wishes come true as he celebrates the best holiday of the year. He discovers that birthday cake was born during a revolution and that a bowl of Chinese noodles can bring you more birthdays to celebrate. Michael then continues the party by learning how eggs take the cake in Ghana.

Thursday
May 30
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 24

Layers of Flavors

Host Michael McKean layers it on thick as he digs into lovely layered feasts! He'll find out if club sandwiches were once for members only, how tiramisu tried to take coffee's job and why London may lay claim to lasagna.

Thursday
May 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Sounds Delicious

On this episode, Host Michael McKean sounds off on how a little sizzle can sell a lot of Fajitas and why we should slurp our noodles like their taste depends on it. And when it comes time to order, loud noise could land you in burger heaven. Listen carefully, because your food is talking, and you definitely want to hear what it has to say.

Saturday
Jun 1
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Shape Of Things

Great ready for some mealtime mathematics! Host Michael McKean cracks open the old geometry book and studies the shapes of some of our favorite foods. He discovers that a pasta's figure is hiding a culinary code, that the pattern on a pineapple may unlock the mysteries of the universe, and that a chocolate's shape can transform its taste. Put down your fork and grab a ruler because today's menu has some mouthwatering math.

Saturday
Jun 1
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Game Night

Michael McKean goes into the wild to hunt for juicy game meat myths and fresh fish fibs. He calls foul on duck a l'orange with its so-called French origins and throws a line at wicked tuna to find out how we got hooked on tuna melts. Finally, he dusts off his binoculars and sets his sights on the bison burger's presidential ties.

Saturday
Jun 1
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 26

Tasting is Believing

Michael McKean reveals the flavors we hold near and dear are not always what they appear! He'll show us how apple pie could go crackers, why seaweed is giving bacon a run for its money and how texture can totally determine taste.

Saturday
Jun 1
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 17

Backyard BBQ

Michael McKean knows that where there's smoke, there's barbecue and he's ready to put the heat to the meat! He's learning how barbecue can boost brainpower, discovering Korean barbecue is anything but and explaining why barbecue brisket may be blessed.

Monday
Jun 3
10pm | 9c