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Feed Your Mind with “Eat: The Story of Food”
Neo-Pangea and National Geographic Channel are serving up a bountiful buffet of interactive content in honor of Nat Geo’s six-part miniseries at www.natgeoeat.com
A savory feast for the eyes, National Geographic Channel’s six-part miniseriesoffers gourmands and casual diners alike plenty of delicious content to whet their appetites for the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday. This tasty dive into the delicious is a fun, informative look at the foods that fuel the world’s population. With episodes dedicated to grains, fish, food revolutionaries, sugar, guilty pleasures, and meat, the series presents a calorie-free taste of the past, present, and future of what we eat.
To serve up a second helping of content, we took foodies and their many varied palates along on a visual narrative journey through the ages via their desktops and tablets. Each episode is accompanied by a veritable smorgasbord of interactive content that’s sure to make stomachs rumble by highlighting important milestones in food history. From the first cave dwellers learning how to cook meat with fire to bioengineering the lab-grown beef patty of tomorrow, each topic is explored through multiple eras.
Lush, mouth-watering photography gives viewers the chance to gawk at delicious and unusual foods, such as a bacon cheeseburger nestled between two glazed donuts instead of bread. Exclusive video interviews with food experts including Anna Boiardi, Graham Elliot, and more provide colorful commentary on a wide range of topics, from Americans eating their weight in hamburgers each year to ornate table settings made entirely of sugar. Tying it all together, meticulously-
An original musical soundtrack and ambient soundscapes help to create an experience so engrossing that one almost expects to smell a roasting turkey or to catch a whiff of chocolate while exploring each scene. Quick, fanciful food animations are peppered throughout the site, while multi-planar parallax motion creates an enchanting sense of depth so real that morsels of these tantalizing treats look like they could be plucked right from the screen. Although this digital experience was designed as a tasty companion to the television event, it features enough easily-digestible content to be enjoyed on its own.
Eat: The Story of Food premieres on National Geographic Channel Friday, November 21 at 9/8c.
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About National Geographic Channel: Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 440 million homes in 171 countries and 48 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.