- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 3, 2006
Tour massive baking facilities where America's favorite sweet treats are churned out by the millions.
- AMERICAN EATS goes from the farm to the kitchen and beyond.
- An irreverent, illuminating, gastronomic tour of the nation.
- Trace the development of classic recipes and meet master bakers.
The old saying goes "you are what you eat." So what does that say about America? More than you might imagine, as AMERICAN EATS reveals.
This irreverent, insightful and unique look at the nation reveals the secret tales behind our favorite indulgences, heads into the test kitchens where science combines with cooking, and visits temples of taste across the country.
They came to these shores with Dutch settlers, and they've been an essential ingredient of AMERICAN EATS ever since. In the 1930s, the nation made its greatest contribution to cookie culture with the masterpiece known as chocolate chip, but we also invented the peanut butter cookie and, perhaps surprisingly, the fortune cookie.
From plates left out for Santa to the Keebler elves and beyond, join us for a sweet hour as we get out our rolling pins for the history of cookies.