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Season 4, Episode 20

Paradise Nosh

Host Michael McKean has two tickets to paradise and is inviting everyone for a taste of the good life! He's finding out how poke started cooking without gas, why the Mai Tai became tied to tiki bars and if Hawaiian pizza is from the great white north.

Tuesday
Nov 10
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Thanksgiving Winners

Host Michael McKean gives thanks for our favorite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes and if a lawyer gave up his career to put cranberries in a can.

Tuesday
Nov 17
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 22

My Kind of Town

Michael McKean is taking us on a wild ride through the Windy City. He's going to determine if Chicago deep dish is definitely pizza, if brownies are just fancy fair food and he'll shed some light on saganaki's flames.

Tuesday
Nov 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 23

Deli-licious

Host Michael McKean is ready to fill our bellies with delicious dishes from the deli. He's checking out how the bagel met cream cheese and lox, why black and white cookies keep the gray away and when pastrami on rye first piled things high.

Tuesday
Nov 17
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 17
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 25

Potlucky

Host Michael McKean enlightens us all on how the potluck got started. He discovers how the casserole began as just a pan, why chocolate sheet cake is a Texas treasure and when potlucks first became bring-and-share bashes.

Tuesday
Nov 17
10am | 9c
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
Nov 17
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Doctor's Note

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we uncover the truth behind America's most popular food remedies. Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Can a bowl of chicken soup cure a stuffy nose? And does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? We dig up some mind-boggling history to find out if these age-old adages are true. Have we all been fed a spoonful of food fiction to help the medicine go down?

Tuesday
Nov 24
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

What's for Dessert

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert! From cake to pie to banana splits, our favorite desserts are baked with rich stories that have shaped America in extraordinary ways. We travel back in time to find out how cake gave rise to democracy in America. We reveal the sweet truth about why ice cream topped with syrup is called a sundae. And we find out if anything really is more American than apple pie. Save room for dessert as we discover some tasty truths and some mouthwatering myths hidden in every decadent bite!

Tuesday
Nov 24
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Passport's Please!

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we take a trip around the food globe to find out where some of our most popular international dishes were really born. We know French Fries are fried, but are they French? Pizza and Italy go together like cheese and pepperoni, but can the Italians really claim pizza as their own? And no Chinese meal is complete until you crack open that fortune cookie, but was this crunchy treat really invented in China? We get to the bottom of some shocking food origin stories and uncover the hidden identities of our beloved foreign favorites.

Tuesday
Nov 24
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 4

Taste of War

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we put food on the frontlines of war and discover how some of history's most epic battles were decided by what we eat. Did Frozen Dinners save the world in World War II? Were hamburgers invented on the battlefield? Did the South lose the Civil War because of salt? We dig into some fascinating food fights and discover how our appetites have shaped the world's most critical battles.

Tuesday
Nov 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Breakfast

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we reveal the truth behind the most important meal of the day. From coffee to pancakes to bacon, we'll find out how some sneaky marketing ploys and acts of sin have shaped what we eat for breakfast in America. Does coffee really stunt your growth? Is the recipe for flapjacks rooted in sin? We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who said that and is it really true? Get ready to wake up and smell the facts as we discover how our morning meals have come to taste so sinfully delicious.

Tuesday
Nov 24
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Thanksgiving Winners

Host Michael McKean gives thanks for our favorite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes and if a lawyer gave up his career to put cranberries in a can.

Tuesday
Nov 24
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Hungry for Love

In the episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we dig into the heart of food and love. Chocolate and romance go hand in hand, but is this love affair really backed up by chemistry? Couples today can't tie the knot without saying "I do" to their dream wedding cake, but did this tradition actually begin with a baguette? There's nothing like keeping the spark alive by sharing some sensual oysters with your sweetheart, but are oysters really an aphrodisiac? We get the dish on our favorite romantic recipes and find out if it's really true love or just a fictional fling.

Tuesday
Dec 1
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hole in One

Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped bring about the end of World War I, if the secret to New York bagels lies in the city's water and how bundt cakes went from headlining brunch to saving lives.

Tuesday
Dec 1
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Rags to Riches

Host Michael McKean takes a look at how some favorite foods went from paupers to princes. He looks at lobster's prison past, whether creme brulee was always the cream of the crop, and if champagne's fizz almost burst its bubble.

Tuesday
Dec 1
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Power Couples

Host Michael McKean takes a look at how some favorite food combinations got hitched. Michael traces the origins of peanut butter and jelly to the trenches of World War II, sees how spaghetti and meatballs went from Italy to America and finds out if chicken and waffles met after a late-night jazz set.

Tuesday
Dec 1
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Hungry Eyes

Host Michael McKean chases rainbows to explain how our food's color can leave us tickled pink or feeling blue. Michael uncovers if cheddar cheese is really orange and if color can cause a taste bud blackout. Miss this golden opportunity to find out, and you may be left green with envy.

Tuesday
Dec 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Eat to Win

Host Michael McKean goes to bat finding out how our favorite stadium goods got tickets to the big leagues. Michael traces the football tailgate to a Civil War battlefield, shows how important the hot dog is to baseball's existence, and uncovers how the difficult-to-eat nachos became a stadium standard.

Tuesday
Dec 8
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 7

Breadly Combinations

Host Michael McKean opens up a sandwich discussion and cuts the crust off some "deli-cut" issues. He finds out if the sandwich was actually named after a guy named sandwich, the correct name for an Italian sandwich and if the burrito is on the docket of sandwich court.

Tuesday
Dec 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Sacred Chow

Host Michael McKean enlightens us on a few divine dining delights. He finds out why we should we be handing out cake instead of candy on Halloween. Then McKean discovers that Valentine's Day candy hearts were once used as medicine. Later he figures out whether Corned Beef can really bring any Irish luck on St. Patrick's Day. Saints or sinners, this episode's foods are truly sacred.

Tuesday
Dec 8
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 11

Up in the Air

Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favorite foods up and away. He discovers if there's a scientific reason you may not love airline food, why hungry astronauts tend to float over to spicy shrimp and how a corned beef sandwich could sabotage a space mission.

Tuesday
Dec 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Santa's Sweet Tooth

Even Santa eventually succumbs to his sweet tooth after a long night at work! Host Michael McKean takes us on a satisfying sleigh ride to find out if Yule log cakes can keep evil at bay, if panettone was actually created by a Tony and if sugarplums may only exist in our dreams. Whether you've been good or not, we're all about to receive some pretty sweet gifts!

Tuesday
Dec 8
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

State Fare

Host Michael McKean takes a road trip around the US to uncover the stories behind our favorite state plates, including what baked Alaska has to do with Alaska, who put the Big Apple in New York cheesecake and if the California roll is from California, Japan ... or Canada!

Tuesday
Dec 8
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Carnie Knowledge

Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include whether cotton candy is at the root of a cavity conspiracy, if popcorn kernels saved the silver screen and if saltwater taffy pulled itself into the middle of a giant legal war.

Tuesday
Dec 15
8am | 7c