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Welcome to Frankie's World, a weird yet informative journey through the history of some of your favorite dishes, the strange science of cooking and of course, delicious recipes.

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Join Frankie as he explores the history of polenta and makes an incredible short rib ragu. And are pretzels one of the most dangerous things you can cook in the kitchen? Let's find out.
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Ramen was created to be a tasty, quick and cheap way to feed Japan... but it became so much more. Check out the history behind the phenomenon and enjoy extra adventures with Frankie!
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From pantry stalwart to gourmet favorite, Frankie demonstrates how mac 'n' cheese continues to reinvent itself. Later, Frankie shares the history of fried chicken, explains the KFC phenomenon in Japan, and whips up Nashville-style chicken.
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From the American origins of Apple Pie to the bizarre creation myth of modern Ice Cream, Frankie takes a look at the twisted tales behind some of our beloved desserts.
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Frankie uncovers a secret ingredient you never knew you loved, along with the strange history of the prostitute's pasta. While nobody is certain of how carbonara came to be, this combo of bacon, eggs and pasta is glorious.

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