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The Food That Built AmericaThe Food That Built America

TVPGDocumentaries • Lifestyle & CultureCooking & FoodHistory • TV Series2019

For generations of Americans, food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and ...more

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Season1
Episode 1

Lines in the Sand

In the wake of the Civil War, a revolution is taking place on the backs of visionary entrepreneurs of industry. Before they become brand names, budding innovators like Henry Heinz, John and Will Kellogg, and C.W. Post push the limits.
Episode 2

Best Served Cold

At the dawn of the 20th Century, a new breed of innovator rises up to expand American industry and push the limits of new technology. A trailblazer named Milton Hershey bets big on a revolutionary idea.
Episode 3

The Spoils of War

As 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.

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The Food That Built America

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.

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