Take a look at the history of all things Christmas. When did Christmas become such a big holiday? What is the origin of the Christmas foods? Where did candy canes, fruitcakes and plum puddings come from? All this and more!
Join Jim O'Connor as he explores the secret life of America's favorite Italian treat -- pizza.
Get ready to feast on some delicious history as Jim O'Connor visits Plymouth, Mass., for a recreation dinner. He visits with Chef Paul Prudhomme for a deep-fried turkey; sinks his teeth into a classic apple pie in upstate New York; tantalizes his palate with sweet potato casserole in Atlanta and goes for seconds at a Philadelphia tavern.
Halloween! When candy is appetizer, entree and dessert. Jim O'Connor discovers the trick behind making Halloween's most famous treat -- those tasty, three-colored kernels of candy corn. But behind the mask, Halloween also has a grown-up menu, a Medieval cake that was the very first Halloween treat and the tempting delights of Mexico's feast for Day of the Dead.