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The Story Of… Food

Ever wondered how, over thousands of years, the simple cup of tea came to be the world’s most consumed beverage after water? Or how coffee made its way from Ethiopia into Europe and across the world to become the everyday drink we love to consume? And why is it that people the world over have turned to chocolate for rituals, medicine, romance and sheer pleasure for 4,000 million years?

Our new series tell the story of these ubiquitous substances.

By combining months of investigative research undertaken by our experienced production teams, working with experts and enthusiasts across the world, we unravel the histories and mysteries of our most commonly consumed products and foods.

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The Story of Food, by Destination

The Food of Greece

The Food of Spain

The Food of Israel

The Food of Thailand

The Food of Palestine

The Food of Iran

The Food of the Deep South


The Food of Italy

The Food of France

The Food of Lebanon

The Food of China

The Food of Vietnam

The Food of Malaysia

The Food of Japan 

The Food of Portugal