The Food That Built America
Full Show Summary
For generations of Americans, food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers have literally been household names, but you don't know their stories. Before they were brand names, they were brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries who revolutionized food and changed the landscape of America forever. This miniseries eventwill tell the fascinating stories of the people behind the food that built America – those who used brains, muscle, blood, sweat and tears to get to America's heart through its stomach, and along the way built cities, invented new technologies and helped win wars.
Last Episode, 13 August 2019: Season 1, Episode 3: The Spoils of WarAs the Great Depression hits, the titans of food push the envelope of innovation to feed a hungry nation. Then WWII sees competing industrial empires joining the war effort in a united front to fuel the forces fighting for freedom abroad.
- Episode Guide
|Date Aired||The Food That Built America Episodes|
|11 August 2019||Season 1, Episode 1: Lines in the Sand|
|12 August 2019||Season 1, Episode 2: Best Served Cold|
|13 August 2019||Season 1, Episode 3: The Spoils of War|
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