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Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Did the Italians really invent pizza? Did salt win the Civil War? On Food: Fact or Fiction? host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. From pancakes to burgers to apple pie, we will reveal the accidental discoveries, clever marketing ploys and war propaganda campaigns that have flavored our favorite dishes with a spoonful of fact and a dash of fiction.

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What's for Dessert

Airing: 10:00 PM/9:00c

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert!...more

Hungry for Love

Airing: 10:30 PM/9:30c

In the episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we dig into the heart of food and love. Chocolate...more

What's for Dessert

Airing: 2:00 AM/1:00c

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert!...more

Hungry for Love

Airing: 2:30 AM/1:30c

In the episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we dig into the heart of food and love. Chocolate...more

Some Like it Hot

Airing: 2:00 PM/1:00c

Host Michael McKean cranks up the heat on food myths, discovering who invented chili, if hot wings bond people closer...more

Doctor's Note

Airing: 2:30 PM/1:30c

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we uncover the truth behind America's most popular...more

Passport's Please!

Airing: 3:00 PM/2:00c

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we take a trip around the food globe to find out...more

Eat Your Words

Airing: 3:30 PM/2:30c

Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin...more

State Fare

Airing: 4:00 PM/3:00c

Host Michael McKean takes a road trip around the US to uncover the stories behind our favorite state plates, including...more

Eat to Win

Airing: 4:30 PM/3:30c

Host Michael McKean goes to bat finding out how our favorite stadium goods got tickets to the big leagues. Michael traces...more

Hungry for Love

Airing: 5:00 PM/4:00c

In the episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we dig into the heart of food and love. Chocolate...more

Carnie Knowledge

Airing: 5:30 PM/4:30c

Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top...more

Hole in One

Airing: 6:00 PM/5:00c

Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped...more

Up in the Air

Airing: 6:30 PM/5:30c

Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favorite foods...more

What's for Dessert

Airing: 7:00 PM/6:00c

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert!...more

Rags to Riches

Airing: 7:30 PM/6:30c

Host Michael McKean takes a look at how some favorite foods went from paupers to princes. He looks at lobster's prison...more

What's for Dessert

Airing: 3:00 PM/2:00c

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert!...more

Hungry for Love

Airing: 3:30 PM/2:30c

In the episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we dig into the heart of food and love. Chocolate...more

Hole in One

Airing: 4:00 PM/3:00c

Host Michael McKean shares the "hole" story of everyone's favorite middle-missing baked goods. See if donuts helped...more

Carnie Knowledge

Airing: 4:30 PM/3:30c

Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top...more

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About the Chef

Michael McKean is an accomplished actor, writer and Grammy award-winning musician, widely recognized for his first starring role, as Lenny Kosnowski on Laverne & Shirley, and the longevity of his career.  

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