- 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: November 22, 2006
Mains, sides and don't forget dessert. This is the ultimate look - from the traditional to the ridiculous - at our festive feasts.
- AMERICAN EATS goes from the farm to the kitchen and beyond.
- An irreverent, illuminating, gastronomic tour of the nation.
- A belt-loosening survey of all the goodies that make holidays so memorable.
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.
Nothing evokes the warmth and joy of the holiday season like food: a bird roasted to perfection, a sideboard groaning with succulent sides, a mountain of festive sweets. The cornucopia is overflowing and this excellent DVD helps you catch all the choice morsels.
Learn everything you want to know about outlandish holiday fare, from the Ancient Roman legacy of the omnipresent fruitcake to modern culinary advances such as Louisiana's deep-fried turkey and the hilarious yet delicious turducken. Discover the often surprising origin of your favorite sides like bread stuffing, candied yams, and cranberry sauce.
Save room for dessert, though, as HOLIDAY FOOD satisfies your sweet tooth with a look back at America's obsession with sugary treats.
Tuck into this special holiday edition of AMERICAN EATS as we load our plate from the buffet of our favorite celebratory feasts.