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The Fantastic History Of Food

The Fantastic History Of Food

Author: Nick Charlie Key

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Stories of the fun, bizarre and often ridiculous history of food.

Packed with interesting tales like ‘The Man Who Ate King Louis XIV’s Heart’ and ‘The German Coconut Cult’.

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Al Capone was a model student for most of his childhood, but he didn't take long to go from fresh-faced to scar-faced. The Great Depression had just hit and people were out of work and starving. The man who was known to the law as a gangster was seen by the public as a hero. Every day Al Capone's soup kitchen served 350 loaves of bread and more than 1200 rolls to 2000+ hungry people in the city of Chicago, no questions asked. ------------------- Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com ------------------- Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes. www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough. Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout. ------------------- Huge thanks also go to The Podcast Discovery Show for supporting this episode. In just four seasons they have discovered over 200 amazing shows for listeners just like you to listen to.  And, if you’re interested in finding out new things about the world as well they drop bonus episodes called The Other Discovery Show on the same feed. From food to science, history to art, you really can’t go wrong, and remember with the Podcast Discovery Show, there is always more to discover. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3cMBVHY -------------------
The past is a crazy place, and no matter how many times we go back there, there's always something new to surprise us. This episode we learn about a continental witch panic that just happened to coincide with tomatoes arriving in Europe. An unfortunate mistranslation from the original Ancient Greek really didn't help matters either.  -------------------  Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com  -------------------  Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes. www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough.  Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout.
For this episode we're travelling to the small Italian island of Sardinia where we explore the a generations long delicacy known as Casu Marzu. While the Sardinian people love it, it's been named as the worlds most dangerous cheese by the Guinness Book Of Records and has been made illegal to buy or sell all throughout Europe! ------------------- Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com ------------------- Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes. www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough. Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout. ------------------- Huge thanks also goes to www.onedayu.com for their support of this episode. For just $7.95 per month, you can get world-class lectures on almost any topic under the sun by professors from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UCLA and so many more. They would love you to check them out FOR FREE! You can get one month free by going to www.onedayu.com and make sure to enter code FANTASTICFOOD for one months free membership. -------------------
This is the 2nd episode in our two part series on coffee. Last time we heard about the origins of coffee discovered by dancing goats in Ethiopia, as well as a few scandinavian kings who took a particular dislike to what they believed was the devils brew. After a few human experiments and Prussian sniffer squads we find ourselves back here today about to talk about coffees role in the Ottoman empire. So if nothing of what I said back there made any sense, make sure to go back and have a listen to the previous episode titled “When a Swedish King Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee" - https://bit.ly/2CFdI8y Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes. www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough. Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout.
Coffee was discovered in the 9th century in Ethiopia. From there it spread across the globe, making its way through Europe and at some point into Sweden. It was not as welcome there as in other parts of the world, especially not for King Gustav III. With no ethics board to hold him back, he embarked on a mad plan to prove once and for all that coffee was the root of all evil. Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes.  www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough. Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout.
In this episode we explore one of the worlds favourite foods, CHEESE! We hear a bit about it's origin story and then dive into 3 different stories involving cheese throughout history, and it's a cracker! (Pun very much intended). Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Support for this show also comes from Fruit Of The Bean, an online supplier of premium coffee. Their beans are only roasted AFTER you place your order so as to ensure maximum freshness in every pack. 10% of their net proceeds go towards supporting widows and orphans, so every cup of coffee you drink is making a difference in the world. Use offer code "FOOD" at checkout to get a whopping 25% off your coffee order when you purchase from www.fruitofthebean.com
Hot chocolate has been a favourite drink of so many households throughout the ages. Not many people know the rich and varied history that this simple drink actually has. From Columbus first encountering chocolate in the 1500s to the deep connection it has to witchcraft and potions, the drink has evolved in so many ways from the first frothy, bitter mugs consumed by those early explorers. Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Support for this show also comes from Fruit Of The Bean, an online supplier of premium coffee. Their beans are only roasted AFTER you place your order so as to ensure maximum freshness in every pack. 10% of their net proceeds go towards supporting widows and orphans, so every cup of coffee you drink is making a difference in the world.  Use offer code FOOD at checkout to get a whopping 25% off your coffee order when you purchase from www.fruitofthebean.com
Charles Darwin is one of the most famous men in history. Not as many people know about his penchant for eating almost every animal he studied, from puma to armadillo, tortoise to brown owl. Discover a whole new meaning of the phrase "survival of the fittest". Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/
William Buckland and his son Francis were two men whose goal in life seemed to be to consume every single animal on earth. From bluebottle flies to mice on toast they were not afraid to try anything put in front of them, not even a mummified king's heart! Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find show notes, transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com
Throughout medieval times all the way until the 19th century, there are tales of people using food in all manner of creative ways.  We know that ultimately what we put into our bodies will have either a positive or a negative effect on our wellbeing. It has the effect of working from the inside out in a sense. In this episode we look at the ways in which people thought food could have the same positive effect on our health, but this time, from the outside in. Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find show notes, transcript and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com
Hitler had a plan to make Germany self-sufficient during World War 2. The German people had a craving for margarine, unlike any other nation. In order to keep his people happy, Hitler and his advisors hatched a crazy plan to try and ensure that they got what they wanted. This bizarre tale swings wildly from whale hunting to the attempted theft of another nations territorial claim and finally onto a man who makes margarine from coal. You literally can't make this stuff up. Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find show notes, transcript and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com
The bizarre story of a man named August Engelhardt who started a cult on a tropical island in the early 1900's. He forced his followers to only eat coconuts and to worship the sun. They weren't even allowed to wear clothes. After a few mishaps, diseases and unfortunate circumstances, things began to look bleak for the little German coconut cult.
8 - Tapioca Time-Bomb

8 - Tapioca Time-Bomb

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It's August 1972 and the Swiss freighter Cassarate is bound for Europe with 1.5 Million kg's of Tapioca on board. Somewhere along the way a fire breaks out below decks. Mix tapioca, heat and the water from the firehoses, and you've just set in motion the worlds biggest tapioca slow cooker. For show notes and references please visit https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ Please support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: @foodhistorypod Instagram: @foodhistorypod Facebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
Just 2 months after WW1 one of the most bizarre tragedies in history would strike a crowded neighbourhood in Boston. Thanks to some unseasonably warm weather, some poor construction and the greed of some factory owners,  the saying "sugar is bad for your health" has never been more true.
The California gold rush in the mid-1800's brought hundreds of thousands of people through San Francisco in a very short amount of time. The sudden demand for food sparked an entirely different type of rush, and fortune hunters turned their attentions to a distant set of islands, that would make many of them wealthy beyond imagination, and a spark a decades long war!
Ninjas are everyones favourite ancient warrior class. We take a look behind the scenes at what fueled these simple guerrilla warriors and kept them in such lithe and agile shape. For show notes and references please visit https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ Please support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: @foodhistorypod Instagram: @foodhistorypod Facebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo, otherwise known as Ping Bodie, was a famous slugger for the NY Yankees just after WW1. This is the story of the day he challenged the famous Jacksonville ostrich Percy "The Worlds Greatest Eater" to a spaghetti eating competition. For show notes and references please visit https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ Please support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: @foodhistorypod Instagram: @foodhistorypod Facebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
We all know the stories of modern day competitive hotdog eating competitions, now we look way back in history to possibly the first ever competitive eater known as The Great Eater Of Kent. From then until now there are a myriad of stories of people stuffing themselves as a challenge.  For show notes and references please visit https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ Please support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: @foodhistorypod Instagram: @foodhistorypod Facebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
An exploration of three different origin stories for the famous Egyptian pudding Om Ali. We dive deep into the story of the famous female Sultan Shajar Al Durr, and her far reaching influence in the empire. For show notes and references please visit https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ Please support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: @foodhistorypod Instagram: @foodhistorypod Facebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
It's 1870 and Paris is under siege. It's the middle of the Franco-Prussian war, and the German army has the city surrounded. Their food and supply lines are cut off and the Parisians find that they have to start getting creative with the produce they have at hand. For show notes and references please visit https://www.foodhistorypodcast.com/ Please support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: @foodhistorypod Instagram: @foodhistorypod Facebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
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Leslie Lambrecht

I’m enjoying this podcast trying to figure out how to rate it. I’ll get there soon.

Oct 1st
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Shannon Naidoo

found this purely by chance ....fun facts .loved the trivia

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