The Food That Built America

Fridays at 7:30pm AEDT from October 11

For generations of Americans, they have literally been household names. In ways almost unimaginable, they have been the lifeblood of our survival and of our economy. But who are they? And how did they revolutionize and transform the country? They are men like Milton Hershey, Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, and the McDonald’s brothers – you don’t know them, but you know their names – they are the people behind the food that built America. Behind the brand names were larger than life characters who built empires that defined far more than American eating habits. They used brains, muscle, blood, sweat, and tears to get to America’s heart through its stomach, and along the way they built cities, invented new technologies, and helped win World Wars. They were ruthless, they were thieving, and they were visionaries who changed the landscape of America forever.