Food Detectives - Season 2

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Tuesday 9:00 PM on Food Network Premiered Jul 29, 2008 Between Seasons

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Episode Guide

  • Nightcap?
    Nightcap?
    Episode 13
    4/28/09
    0.0
    Is your mother right? Will a glass of warm milk at bedtime send you off to sleep? Ted and the food techs also take on the problems of blood spots in eggs and foods with high sugar content.
  • All You Can Eat
    All You Can Eat
    Episode 12
    4/21/09
    8.0
    It's all about calories in this trip to the food lab. Ted teaches us how to determine the number of calories in food and just how many - or how few - you'll be burning up on your next trip to the gym.
  • Nightcaps?
    Nightcaps?
    Episode 12
    4/21/09
    0.0
  • New York City Pizza
    New York City Pizza
    Episode 11
    4/14/09
    0.0
    What is it that makes New York City pizza so delicious? Ted and his team of food detectives are on the job to find the answer, and to give us the nitty gritty on common preservatives and metal in foods.
  • Chewing the Fat
    Chewing the Fat
    Episode 10
    4/7/09
    9.0
    Labels that claim foods are "low fat" or "light" are tantalizing to the casual shopper, but what do those claims really mean? The food techs are exposed to a delicacy in many countries: eating bugs!
  • Liquid Nitrogen Cocktails
    3/24/09
    0.0
    Richard Blaise, chef and finalist from Top Chef, joins Ted in the food lab to demonstrate the properties of liquid nitrogen used in making cocktails. Ted also investigates how the restaurants use fancy decor and elaborate language on menus to influence diners.
  • Smells Delicious
    Smells Delicious
    Episode 8
    3/17/09
    0.0
    Ted and the food techs investigate how much the aroma of food influences our taste. The food detectives also test wooden cutting boards to determine how much bacteria lives in this common food prep tool.
  • Small Plate Club
    Small Plate Club
    Episode 7
    3/10/09
    0.0
    Does plate size fool the diner's eye? Does the alcohol used during cooking really evaporate away? These and other questions are tackled during tonight's episode.
  • Moldy Cheese
    Moldy Cheese
    Episode 6
    2/24/09
    0.0
    Ted takes the food techs on a trip to dreamland in the sleep lab to investigate which nightcap works best. The detectives also try to determine why moldy cheese is considered "okay" to eat.
  • Liquid Smoke
    Liquid Smoke
    Episode 5
    2/17/09
    9.3
    Ted and his food techs test identical twins to see if drinking water really does improve the condition of your skin. Also, what exactly is in so-called "natural" food coloring?
  • The Effects of MSG
    The Effects of MSG
    Episode 4
    2/10/09
    8.5
    The Food Detectives team investigates MSG and its effects. Also under investigation, which beverage has the most caffeine and the best way to keep ice cream on the cone.
  • Miracle Berry
    Miracle Berry
    Episode 3
    2/3/09
    8.5
    Ted and his techs take a look at a unique miracle berry that holds a mysterious secret. Also, they determine if alcohol kills brain cells and the effects of combining mentos and diet cola.
  • Bad Breath Cures
    Bad Breath Cures
    Episode 2
    1/27/09
    0.0
    Ted and his food techs determine the best cure for bad breath and if it is possible to drink a gallon of milk in only an hour.
  • Tastes Like Chicken
    1/20/09
    9.0
    Ted and his food detectives are back to tackle the important food questions of our age. The techs are put to the ultimate taste test to determine if alligator and guinea pig really do "taste like chicken," and then the gang discovers just how many calories are saved by "blotting" a piece of pizza.moreless
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