A+E Networks-owned History is set to premiere the unscripted series Eating History, which follows “vintage food expert” Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga as they embark on a quest to eat the “oldest, most nostalgic and shocking foods” to have survived the test of time.
The hosts will find foods believed to have been “lost to the past” — buried in bunkers, rotting in root cellars, forgotten in fridges or collecting on shelves — in order to explore history through food.
In each episode, Macuga (pictured left) and Old Smokey (right) hit the road to visit collections of vintage food, and to learn the stories behind collectors.
Historical eats unsealed this season include a vintage box of Wheaties from 1947, 1940s-era canned grasshoppers, Korean War rations, Star Wars‘ C3PO’s cereal from 1984, 1930s-era Pepsodent toothpaste, vintage NASA rations and the 1980s flop New Coke, to name a few.
“In addition to watching Josh and Old Smokey literally take a bite out of the past to experience history firsthand, our viewers will be immersed in captivating historical takeaways, learning mind-blowing information about food and its personal connections to all of us,” Eli Lehrer, EVP and general manager for History, said in a statement.
The series premieres March 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.
Watch the trailer: