The Fantastic History Of Food

The Fantastic History Of Food

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By 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
More places to listen
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
www.foodhistorypodcast.com

More places to listen

9 - The German Coconut Cult
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.
15:58
September 12, 2019
8 - Tapioca Time-Bomb
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
12:15
August 23, 2019
7 - The Deadly Tidal Wave Of Molasses
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.
14:09
July 26, 2019
6 - The California Egg War of 1863
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!
16:17
July 15, 2019
5 - Ancient Warrior Diet: Ninjas From Medieval Japan
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
12:44
June 29, 2019
4 - NY Yankee vs. Ostrich Spaghetti Eating Competition
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
13:50
June 29, 2019
3 - A Gross History Of Competitive Eating
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
15:28
June 29, 2019
2 - A Conspiracy. A Murder. An Egyptian Bread Pudding.
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
16:06
June 29, 2019
1 - The Day Paris Ate Its Zoo Animals
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
14:45
June 29, 2019
Introducing The Fantastic History Of Food
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
01:16
June 25, 2019
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