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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.

The word food means something different to each and every one of us, so many different cuisines and cultures all represented by one small word.

It’s a part of each one of our lives, and it has been ever since earliest man felt that familiar rumbling in his belly. This podcast aims to tell the most interesting stories about food from that time all the way til now.

So join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food.

Contact me on foodhistorypod@gmail.com
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9 - The German Coconut Cult

9 - The German Coconut Cult

2019-09-1200:15:582

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

2019-08-2300:12:15

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/foodhistorypodConnect with us on Social Media:Twitter: @foodhistorypodInstagram: @foodhistorypodFacebook: 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/foodhistorypodConnect with us on Social Media:Twitter: @foodhistorypodInstagram: @foodhistorypodFacebook: 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/foodhistorypodConnect with us on Social Media:Twitter: @foodhistorypodInstagram: @foodhistorypodFacebook: 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/foodhistorypodConnect with us on Social Media:Twitter: @foodhistorypodInstagram: @foodhistorypodFacebook: 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/foodhistorypodConnect with us on Social Media:Twitter: @foodhistorypodInstagram: @foodhistorypodFacebook: 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/foodhistorypodConnect with us on Social Media:Twitter: @foodhistorypodInstagram: @foodhistorypodFacebook: facebook.com/foodhistorypod
Season One of 'The Fantastic History Of Food' will soon be launching with the first 5 episodes.I'd really appreciate all of your help in getting more listeners for this podcast as we head towards the launch. The best way to do that is to leave a rating on Apple Podcasts, or whichever platform you listen on. If you have the time to leave a comment of support as well, that will help immensely.Coming up in the first season:We take a deep dive into the backstory of one of the middle easts most famous desserts and how it’s linked to the conspiratorial rise and fall of a powerful queen. We’ll also be looking at the time Paris was forced to eat their own zoo animals and the story of Ping Bodie, the New York Yankees hitter who once challenged an ostrich to a spaghetti eating competition.For more information check out www.foodhistorypodcast.com
Comments (3)

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

Jul 19th
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