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TreeDawg
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The Food That Built America
What a fantastic mini series on the History channel right now. "The Food That Built America" dives into the history of food as we know it today and how it all evolved. How entrepreneurs dreams came true and the struggles (or not) they endured. This is a Foodie's dream series. Check it out:

The Food That Built America


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re: The Food That Built America
Really interesting. I’ve seen Episodes 1&2. Recorded 3 last night. Very worthwhile.


TreeDawg
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Really interesting


It is amazing, talk about vision and persistence some of those men had.......and Miss Post, she was something else.


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I saw it the other day and hit record on series .. thanks for the reminder.


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prostyleoffensetime
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re: The Food That Built America
Caught a little bit of it last night, specifically the McDonalds and Col Sanders stories.

I’m going to record it when it comes back around. All of the XXXX That Built America is pretty good and what the History Channel should be most about.

I get the McDonalds brothers were not interested in expanding the brand, and they still got a ton of money when you account for inflation, but damn, get some royalties or something.


TreeDawg
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they still got a ton of money when you account for inflation, but damn, get some royalties or something.


I mean, 1% would be huge. Becoming an instant millionaire at that time was prolly plenty enough to them tho.


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BugAC
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All of the XXXX That Built America is pretty good and what the History Channel should be most about.


True, sadly, if it isn't reruns of American pickers or some other "let's film these people working and claim it's history made every day, so we don't have to pay for actors or a script", then "history" channel doesn't seem to care.


fatboydave
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re: The Food That Built America
Very interesting series. Watched three episodes and really enjoyed that. The candy story with Hershey and Mars was really cool. Never knew the backstory with the Col. from Kentucky.


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LSU Tiger Bob
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re: The Food That Built America
Haven't seen an episode. Probably want see one. Just know the History Channel will re-write history. Keep both eyes open. Enjoy.


kingbob
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I hate what history channel has become, and cannot stand shows like Forged in Fire, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp People, American Pickers, Counting Cars, etc anymore.

I want more documentaries and more live action historical fiction like Vikings, Hatfields & McCoys, and Knightfall

ETA: the Ancient Aliens, conspiracy theories, and UFO shows are my guilty pleasures.
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TreeDawg
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Just know the History Channel will re-write history


Kinda like what we were taught in school?


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Matisyeezy
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I’ve yet to encounter objective history, so what’s the big deal? Be a discrete consumer.
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Zappas Stache
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re: The Food That Built America
So its about people that fricked up the food of America?


Tigeralum2008
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re: The Food That Built America
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So its about people that fricked up the food of America?



Not all about fast food.

I really enjoyed the Kelloggs story and the Heinz story

The men behind today's household names were friggin ruthless


Twenty 49
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re: The Food That Built America
Colonel Sanders, per the show, figured out how to fry chicken in 8 minutes over 80 years ago. Yet I constantly read on here that Popeyes has people waiting forever to make a 3-piece spicy box.


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re: The Food That Built America
Mr Birdseye didn't really have a game plan on selling his frozen food since nobody else had a freezer

Good thing his patents were worth millions


gaetti15
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Mr Birdseye didn't really have a game plan on selling his frozen food since nobody else had a freezer


It had me double thinking when freezers were generally in most households. Because I kept on thinking why would this dude do frozen food when almost nobody has one...couldn't be that dumb

Proved me wrong


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weadjust
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I get the McDonalds brothers were not interested in expanding the brand, and they still got a ton of money when you account for inflation, but damn, get some royalties or something.


The Founder is a pretty good movie on how the whole McDs thing kinda went down. There is a lot more to the story than what was on The Food That Built America. Ray Kroc was an intelligent shady fellow with no morals.


BooDreaux
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Is it only streaming online? I couldn't find it on my Uverse History HD channel?

What day and time please?


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prostyleoffensetime
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The Founder is a pretty good movie on how the whole McDs thing kinda went down. There is a lot more to the story than what was on The Food That Built America. Ray Kroc was an intelligent shady fellow with no morals.


Yeah they touched on it as kind of an afterthought, but it’s still kind of mind blowing they didn’t go for like 1 or 2 percent royalties.


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