Tonight’s the night! The three-night miniseries event kicks off at 9/8c with Food Revolutionaries. Christopher Columbus. Julia Child. Clarence Birdseye. These are some of the revolutionary men and women who have changed what and how we eat, remaking not just food history but human history. Some of these food revolutionaries are well known, others obscure. But one thing they have in common is that they have fundamentally shaped how we live today.
Made Just for You:
One such modern revolutionary is Howard Moskowitz, who spearheaded the idea of segmentation back in the 1980s. Based on his research, food companies embraced the idea that different people have different tastes. This concept caused companies to target specific segments of the populace by selling several versions of the same food product.
Stick around, because at 10/9c, we’re moving from revolutionaries to Carnivores. The history of meat: it’s what made us us. It grew our brains, shrank our guts. It made us hunters. It made us killers. It forged our families. And hamburgers allowed us to dream. Since then, we can’t get enough of the stuff.
Man’s insatiable appetite may have eaten its way through prehistoric beasts, effectively modifying the food chain and consequentially, the landscape. As man continues through the centuries, he touches on iconic moments in time with culture, technology, innovation and pure inspiration that changes and defines his relationship with meat… for better or worse. From roasting woolly mammoth steaks over a bonfire to stalking Chateaubriand on Wall Street, the story of meat is the story of mankind.
The History of the Hamburger:
Don’t miss the first two installments of EAT: The Story of Food with Revolutionaries at 9/8c and Carnivores at 10/9c. Stick around–the 3-night event is just getting started! And be sure to pair tonight’s main course with NatGeoEat.com, an immersive interactive accompaniment.