Was the croissant actually invented by the French (some say that credit belongs to the Hungarians)? What insanity made coffee found in animal excrement the most expensive in the world? Why did goose fall out of favor, replaced by turkey as America's traditional Christmas fowl? The answers to these and other questions form the basis of culinary lore, the tales and history behind the food that we eat. It turns out that eating - one of our most basic activities - can be quite fascinating. Along the way, we'll explore recipes, talk to the people behind the scenes, and take the not-so-occasional foray into geekdom. It's going to be a great ride.