Eat: The Story of Food

Eat: The Story of Food

About the Show

Food. It’s driven nearly everything we’ve ever done as a species, and yet it’s one of the most overlooked aspects of human history. In the beginning, our hunger drove us to hunt. Then, it led us to plant and settle, resulting in civilization. We conquered the land, and we went out into the ocean and then the larger world. We filled our bellies, but it still wasn’t enough. Because as humans became more sophisticated, so did our needs - we searched for flavor and convenience, adapting science and technology to match our cravings. Whether for meat or sugar, junk food or beer, humanity’s appetite has altered the planet, shaped our history and even altered our future. This six-part series is the epic story behind food and how it made us “us.”