It slices and squeezes, sorts and sizes, mixes and cooks. Every morning we count on it to keep our orange juice fresh, our eggs whole, our cereals flaked, and our McGriddle syrupy--this is Breakfast Tech. Aboard the aircraft carrier USS Stennis, we'll see how technology makes it possible for chefs to prepare a fresh and nutritious breakfast for five thousand hungry sailors. We will take you to the Tyson Foods factory where thousands of pork bellies are dissected into savory, smoked slices of bacon and at the Sunkist Orange Juice Factory, we'll watch a million oranges get squeezed to a pulp. For those on the go, it's a tour of a McDonald's factory to see the McGriddle pancake being made. If you eat breakfast and you're not afraid to see where it came from, join us on this tasty journey.
"She's one tough cookie." "That's the way the cookie crumbles." Whether on Santa's plate or at grandma's house, cookies are a part of American culture. What began as hardened biscuits (perfect for traveling), they grew lighter, richer, and sweeter once sugar became readily available in the Middle East in the 13th century. But when Dutch settlers brought the idea to New York, cookies became truly American, and in 1930, America made its mark in the cookie world with invention of the chocolate chip cookie. Along with the peanut butter cookie--and yes, the fortune cookie--the chocolate chip cookie is uniquely American. Whether dropped, rolled, molded, pressed, filled, or cut into shapes, cookies are ingrained in our culture and recognizable icons--from the Cookie Monster to the Keebler Elves--help sell more than $6-billion each year. In fact, cookies are consumed in 95.2% of US homes! Join us for a sweet hour as we get out our rolling pins for the history of cookies.
Discover how zesty mustard gets its vibrant color; luxurious orange creams come filled with a double hit of sweet and tart; nutty granola bars are jam packed with exotic ingredients; and what exactly goes into Tootsie Rolls to give them that old-school chewy texture.
Discover how sweet and crunchy Boston Baked Beans are made to be the candy version of a traditional side dish; the tangy strawberry filling in a Welch's fruit yogurt snack receives a creamy coating; brocato, a decadently cheesy Scottish breakfast pie, gets its signature stand up pastry shell; and Kerr's infuses their irresistible peppermint chocolate candies with an authentically spicy flavor.
The full biography of Charles Dickens, the most popular novelist of the Victorian Era.
The young Charles Dickens lived the life of one of his characters--a tragic, deprived boyhood. With his father confined to debtors' prison, Charles spent a year as a child laborer. His early pain fueled the ambition of this prolific social writer of Victorian England.
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