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Eating History follows vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga, two friends, on a quest to uncover, unbox and eat the oldest, most nostalgic, and shocking foods to have survived history. They take viewers back in time to find foods believed to have been lost to the past, and with every bite they discover which eats have conquered time, revealing forgotten eras and the stories they hold as they explore history through old food.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on History
1 Season, 10 Episodes
March 25, 2020
Documentary & Biography, Food, History
7.5/10
Cast: Josh Macuga, Gary Mitchell
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Eating History Full Episode Guide

  • Josh and Smokey sample three generations of America's favorite sandwich cookies to see how they've changed over the years. Then the boys open a box of over 30-year-old bat cereal from the Dark Knight. And they try a meal of river rodent, just like Lewis and Clark would've had during their quest.

  • Performing a "slap test" to drinking water rations from 1953; A classic Italian canned food with a long shelf life; Trying out a 63-year-old bottle from an Irish bar.

  • Old Smokey and Josh travel to the final frontier for some spacey spuds. Then, they cook up some revolutionary rice and visit an estate sale to find forgotten goodies.

  • Josh and Old Smokey put a classic Korean War-era chocolate taffy legend to the test. Then, the guys taste what dinner was like on the northern frontier with a moose sized portion of nose jelly. And later, they get a chance to open up a classic cereal from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

  • The boys crack open a 40-year-old can of iconic "chips". Then, they head to Michigan to meet a couple with a huge collection of memorabilia from one of America's biggest and most nostalgic brands. To wash it all down, they sip a soda that was one of the most famous flops of all time.

  • Josh and Old Smokey bake a box of chocolate chip cookie mix that is 40 years old.

  • Josh and Old Smokey go on an abandoned mining town to dig for forgotten food.

  • Featuring the oldest cereal eaten; a ration from the Vietnam-era; and a 40-year-old hot sauce.

  • Featuring old corn chips from decades ago; a hardtack from the Civil War; and more.

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