Eat My Globe

Eat My Globe

In Eat My Globe: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Food, Simon Majumdar will talk about an ingredient, a dish, a theme, a person or a nation and the fascinating story of how they became part of the world that we often take for granted. Over the course of the show, he shall be examining some of the great tales of food history, the origins of some of your favorite dishes and drinks, and the people who helped to create them. He will also share fantastic trivia that you can use to bore people with at parties. Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast FB & Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Produced and Distributed by: Producergirl Productions... Show More

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September 23, 2020 56 sec

Once again, Simon Majumdar works and winds his way in and out  of everything food during Season 5 of the Eat My Globe podcast, 'Things You Didn't Know, You Didn't Know About Food."

This season is chock full of stories of adventure, intrigue and downright delicious anecdotes of the very ingredients we pile on our plates today - so get ready for some serious ear binging as we drop Season 5 starting October 5th, 2020.

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May 11, 2020 41 min

In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about one of the most consumed proteins in the world, Pork. It is a protein that that has been part of the human diet even before we began to domesticate animals, and it is beloved in certain cuisines.

And yet, it is also a protein that is precluded from the diet of people who hold particular religious beliefs. So, if you want to know why pork i...

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In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews his friend, Yale Professor Paul Freedman about his latest book, “American Cuisine and How it Got This Way.” During the interview, they discuss the 200-year development of cuisine in America and how it became the melting pot of ideas that it is today. It’s a fun conversation that will change the way you look at the way we eat in the United States.

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In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about that most polarising of ingredients, garlic. It is an ingredient that fuelled the building of the pyramids and was later believed to help ward off the plague. And yet, it was also an ingredient whose smell could have you refused entry to ancient temples and received withering words from the great bard, William Shakespeare himself. So come ...

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Sherry is one of our host, Simon Majumdar’s, favorite drinks, but it is often misunderstood. In this very special interview episode, Simon shares his passion for these unique wines from Derek Brown, famed bartender and author of the excellent Spirit, Sugar, Waters, Bitters. Derek explains the history and styles of sherry and how you should best pair them with food and incorporate them in cocktails.

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In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about one of the world’s most truly luxurious indulgences, Champagne. This finest of fine wines has a remarkable history from its humble roots in the monasteries of France, to its present day representation of all that is joyous about eating and drinking. But, not all of the tales you hear about its creation are true. So come with us and find ou...

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The late historian Stephen Ambrose said that “more historians get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” So, you just know that he is going to have an interesting perspective on food history. In this episode, our host Simon Majumdar, adds a big tick to his bucket list and goes to visit Ken Burns in his own restaurant in New Hampshire. There they talk about film making, food history and how the two relate.

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Truffles are truly one of the great ingredients on any fine dining menu. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar shares “five things you didn’t know you didn’t know about” truffles. This episode includes a look at how this fungus become such a prized ingredient, how it is harvested, and why every food critic loathes truffle oil.

 

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In this very special episode of Eat My Globe, we are very fortunate to be joined by one of the truly great artists of the Philippines. Claude Tayag is not only a respected artist and architect, but is also recognized as a one of the country's great gourmands. His famed restaurant, the "Bale Dutung" is a must visit on any trip to the country, and his knowledge of the history of this underrated cuisine is hard to beat. (D...

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December 2, 2019 41 min

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar delves back into the often dark history of sugar, from the first cultivation of sugar canes to the current development of natural sugar alternatives. It is an history that is in great part responsible for the rapid development of the international slave trade, and one that takes in Indian Kings, Crusaders, a Pope, and a Moravian housewife who cut her finger while chopping su...

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The Plimoth Plantation Living Museum is one of New England’s most popular tourist attractions, and there is no better place to find out about the living conditions of the early colonists and the Wampanoag tribes they co-habited with. In this episode, our host Simon Majumdar revisits the museum to speak with their culinary historians and members of the Wampanoag community.

(FYI - The recording isn't up to our usual standards, th...

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In this very special episode of Eat My Globe, our host challenges his good friend and culinary legend, Alton Brown (Good Eats the Return) to propose five forgotten food heroes. It’s a very lively discussion with no quarter given. But, as always it will probably end with a martini or three.

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November 11, 2019 24 min

From an ingredient that was once dismissed as “the cockroach of the sea,” lobster has now become part of what our host, Simon Majumdar describes as the “lexicon of luxury.” But how did this now prized seafood go from being so disparaged to so sought after? How was it used in historical recipes, and how true is it that servants complained that they were forced to eat it too often? Tune in now to find out.

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On a recent visit to the Republic of Ireland, our host, Simon Majumdar took a bus from Dublin to the town of Kilbeggan to visit its historic distillery and to speak with the Brand Ambassador of Kilbeggan Whiskey, John Cashman.

In an interview that was accompanied by some very delicious whiskey, they chatted not only about the unique history of this distillery, but about the joys of Irish whiskey in general.

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Our host, Simon Majumdar, is a particular fan of the whiskies of Scotland. So much so that he actually spent time on the island of Islay learning how to make it. In this episode, he shares “5 things you didn’t know you didn’t know about” the finest distilled spirit in the world, including the origins of the name, the differences in styles of Scotch Whisky and some of its most famous drinkers.

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Listeners might be surprised to know that the thought that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a very recent one. In fact, in history the earliest meal was often seen as a minor one and even a sinful one. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar follows the history of breakfast and discovers the origins of breakfast cereals. 

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Our host, Simon Majumdar, may not be able to drink the stuff, but he knows that he is in a minority and that it is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It also has a history as dark, rich and sometimes as bitter as the liquid the ground coffee beans make when mixed with hot water. In this episode, Simon will follow the history of coffee from its origins in Ethiopia to the ubiquitous gourmet coffee stores of today.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares “5 things you didn’t know you didn’t know” about one of the world’s most popular foods -- pasta -- including its origins, the “myth of Marco Polo,” how it reached America, and who consumes the most (you may be surprised).

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September 23, 2019 1 min

Simon Majumdar is back.

Get ready to delve into a whole new season of Eat My Globe!

Season 3 is packed with loads of new stories, historical food facts and some very well known guests.

It all starts October 7th, 2019!

 

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Very few individuals can claim to have had as much impact on the way we eat today (in the West, at least) as George Auguste Escoffier. During his life he redefined the way kitchens worked and the style in which food was presented to diners. He also created thousands of dishes and wrote books that are still considered culinary bibles today. Behind the scenes however, he led a life that was often much darker than his public persona. ...

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