Food Detectives

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Food Detectives
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StarringTed Allen, Dr. Adam Ruben
Country of originUSA
No. of episodes23
Original networkFood Network and Cooking Channel
Original releaseJuly 29 –
September 20, 2008

Food Detectives was a food science show hosted by Ted Allen that aired in North America on Food Network from July to September 2008. Ted Allen, backed by research conducted by Popular Science magazine, investigated food-related beliefs, such as the validity of the five-second rule or the effectiveness of ginger in relieving motion sickness. In addition to support from scientists such as molecular biologist Dr. Adam Ruben and Popular Science staff members, Allen was assisted on-screen by a group of "food techs," often-silent assistants who were the participants in simple experiments exploring food-related myths, beliefs, practices, and folkways.[1]

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  1. ^ "Food Detectives". foodnetwork. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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