Discover how old world flavor is lovingly baked into rustic and crusty Baltic dark rye bread; sweet and chewy Duo cookies cater to the tastes of chocolate and vanilla lovers alike; tangy Japanese ginger carrot dressing complements Western as well as Asian dishes; and fluffy, crunchy, chocolaty Rocky Road bars are carefully built on a sumptuous bed of creamy marshmallow.
Discover how sweet and sugary Mike and Ike candies get their chewy centers and shiny shells; rich and cheesy shredded mozzarella is made just right for nacho night; cool and refreshing Arizona iced green tea gets the same smooth, healthy taste in every can; and how banana-flavored Turkish Taffy comes out crunchy yet soft and stretchy at the same time.
Discover how classic Tootsie Pops get that chewy reward in the middle; sweet and tangy ketchup contains all of the five taste sensations; a traditional Italian dessert, tiramisu, actually gets its pillowy texture from crunchy biscuits; and why salty, doughy pretzels get all twisted.
Discover how an aromatic blend of exotic spices is packed into pakoras, a mouthwatering, deep-fried Indian fritter; the bakers of decadently custardy Napoleon bars fold thousands of tiny layers into flaky French pastry; fiery jalapeno peppers are added to a creamy, nutty hummus; and bold sea salt enhances the sinfully sweet flavor of irresistible caramel to produce a presidential bonbon.
Discover how only a few simple ingredients produce the complex flavor of crumbly, buttery Scottish shortbread; moist cake and creamy mousse are rolled into Yule logs, a decadent holiday dessert; a secret ingredient is the crunch in a sweet and minty chocolate bark; and the iconic hook of a candy cane is the finishing touch on a classic stocking stuffer.
Discover how chocolaty cherry cordial bonbons come packed with explosive flavor in every bite; warm and comforting mulled apple cider is brewed with a mix of special spices to achieve a mouthwatering apple pie aroma; a carefully selected batch of healthy dried beans are combined to create a delicious four-blend medley; and rich and creamy turtle cheesecake is built from the bottom up, resulting in a super-decadent after-dinner treat.
The full episode of "Biography: Benjamin Franklin."
Benjamin Franklin went from a youthful printer’s apprentice to member of the Continental Congress to signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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