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Eat: The Story of Food tells the story of how food has shaped the world around us. National Geographic produced this six-part miniseries that tells of the intimate relationship humans have had with food. It has been a human focus since mankind begun, yet human history often overlooks it. Food is so vital to survival that it escapes obvious notice. From the start of our need for food being satisfied by hunger, to creating new technology to feed us junk food and beer, this miniseries follows exactly how the nature of food has created who we are as humans today.

Sunday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 8 Episodes
November 21, 2014
Documentary & Biography, History
7.8/10
Cast: Allen Salkin
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  • Episode 2 - Surf and Turf

    This is the history of meat and seafood; the ability to gather, hunt, fish and cook.

  • Episode 1 - Indulges

    Bread, candy, beer, pizza, ice cream, chips; people are hardwired to crave certain indulgent foods.

Season 1 6 full episodes
  • Episode 6 - Baked & Buzzed

    Today grains in their purest form have risen again with a renewed embrace of the natural and artisanal found in a great loaf of bread, an amber mug of craft beer or a hand-tossed crust in a gourmet pizza pie.

  • Episode 5 - Guilty Pleasures

    It's the stuff we love to hate: processed food. It has changed what we eat so much that today our ancestors would hardly recognize it as food.

  • Episode 4 - Hooked on Seafood

    From the deadliest catch to the wickedest tuna, fruit from the sea continues to redefine who and what we are today.

  • Episode 3 - Sugar Rushes

    Sugar consumption reflects both our fears about who we are and our fantasies about who we might become. The story of sugar is the story of us.

  • Episode 2 - Carnivores

    The story of meat is the story of mankind. One primatologist claims that cooked meat may have started it all.

  • Episode 1 - Food Revolutionaries

    Throughout history food revolutionaries have transformed the way we look at food, cook food and sell food.

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