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History digs into “The Food That Built America”

A+E Networks-owned cable net History will launch its food history series The Food That Built America next month. The 3 x 120-minute series tells the stories of innovation and rivalry that ...
July 31, 2019

A+E Networks-owned cable net History will launch its food history series The Food That Built America next month.

The 3 x 120-minute series tells the stories of innovation and rivalry that shaped America’s culinary landscape into what we know today, recounting the stories of food industry tycoons like Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.

Their stories are told through reenactments, alongside expert commentary from celebrity chefs, food writers and other successful entrepreneurs, including Adam Richman, Buddy Valastro, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and more.

The Food That Built America is produced by Lucky 8. Kim Woodard, Greg Henry, Isaac Holub and Yoshi Stone are executive producers for Lucky 8. Jim Pasquarella and Mary E. Donahue are executive producers for History.

“Our viewers enjoy gaining insight about extraordinary people who have made an impact and this miniseries showcases larger-than-life visionaries who built empires that have defined far more than American eating habits,” said Eli Lehrer, EVP and general manager of History, in a statement. “Their powerful stories epitomize some of the core principles America was created upon — innovation, discovery and profound entrepreneurship.”

The docuseries premieres Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History and airs on consecutive nights, with parts two and three debuting on Aug. 12 and 13, respectively, both also at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Watch a trailer below:

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