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CuriosityStream to serve up “The History of Food”

Streaming and on-demand platform CuriosityStream will launch its original docuseries The History of Food later this month. The five-part culinary series explores the science, history, culture and lore behind the foods of ...
November 6, 2018

Streaming and on-demand platform CuriosityStream will launch its original docuseries The History of Food later this month.

The five-part culinary series explores the science, history, culture and lore behind the foods of the world, with renowned chefs, scientific experts and cultural commentators offering deep dives into what we eat, covering two million years of natural and human history.

Viewers will be guided by renowned chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson, primatologist Richard Wrangham, food writer Sandor Katz, ecologist Robb Dunn and other leading chefs and food experts.

Topics will include the discovery of fire by humans, the agricultural revolution, preservation, fermentation, the industrial revolution and the future of food.

The History of Food is produced by Roller Coaster Road Productions for CuriosityStream.

“Quite simply, food is the fuel of life – and humans share a very intense and multi-dimensional relationship with what they eat,” said Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream, in a statement. “The History of Food combines breathtaking visuals with today’s top experts and tastemakers sharing mind-blowing insights – but delivers it with entertaining storytelling that makes it perfect for CuriosityStream and our viewers.”

The series premieres Nov. 15.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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