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

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May 23, 2022 70 min
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares a fascinating conversation with cocktail historian, David Wondrich, author of the remarkable new book, “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails.”

As well as sharing his wealth of knowledge across the genre, David also gives us some history of his favorite “unknown” drinks from Asia. 

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the history of one of the world’s favorite alcoholic drinks, Rum. It is a drink that has its origins in Asia, was named by the British, and at one point, was the most popular drink in what became the United States of America. However, its history is often very dark, with links to piracy and slavery.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar , shares an in - depth conversation with one of the truly great figures in culinary history, Chef Jacques Pé pin . A chef whose career has taken him from being a young man in France, being mentored by an acolyte of Escoffier to his current position as the grandfather to American cuisine. It is a remarkable life story, and provides one of our favorite interviews so far on the...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks at ingredients from history that have either become extinct or have moved from being regular staples in the kitchens of the world to now being forgotten or difficult to find.

From silphium, to peacocks, to hippos, to ambergris, join us on our journey through history as we rediscover what our forebears ate.

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Grab your headphones! Simon Majumdar's Eat My Globe Season 8 is dropping Monday May 2nd! 

Hear here to find out what's in store for you this season!

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of the food that has become so beloved of our Christmas season.

If you want to know why we celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, where mince pies or Christmas pudding originated, or the gargantuan meals of medieval royalty, then this is the episode for you.

And, if you ever get into an argument about why turkeys bear that name, or if the first Am...

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, examines food fraud and food adulteration.

Since the beginning of records, we see the constant battle between customers buying food and those who attempt to defraud them.

The battle has continued right through history to the present day with the methods of fraud becoming ever more sophisticated. But, the aim is always the same: profit.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, talks to one of our regular guests, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University, Paul Freedman, about his terrific new book,“Why Food Matters.”

Along the way, they talk about food in feast and famine, its roles in ethnicity and cultural appropriation,its impact on gender, andits relationship to taste and the human need for conviviality. Paul is always a gre...

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November 29, 2021 55 min

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the fabulous life stories of four of the extraordinary men who helped create the world of food television we love so much today.

Some names such as, James Beard, will be very familiar to you. But others, such as Britain’s irrepressible Keith Floyd may not. If you know them or not, find out some fascinating facts about them all on this very special episode.

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November 22, 2021 50 min

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks atthe fabulous life stories of four of the women who helped create thefood television we love so much today.

You will, of course, know aboutone of our subjects, Julia Child. But what about her predecessor,Dione Lucas? Or, her U.K. equivalent, Fanny Craddock? Or, LenaRichard, the first African American chef on TV?

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks at the history of food in art from the earliest days of ritual paintings on cave walls, right up to the modern works of artistic greats such as Picasso and Van Gogh.

It’s an amazing journey that shows just howintertwined food, its preparation and its presentation have been throughout human history.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar chats to legendary star of film, stage and television, Mr. Lou Diamond Phillips, who as well as being one of the most in demand actors in the world, is also an obsessive fan of food and cooking.

Simon “challenges” Lou to select five films that can earn a place in the coveted Eat My Globe culinary pantheon. It’s a conversation that will definitely make you hungry.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks at the history of food in cinemafrom the early days of the very first moving pictures, through the days of the silent megastars such as Charlie Chaplin, all the way to the modern movie obsession with “food films” such as “Like Water For Chocolate” and “Big Night.” Oh, and if you want to know why popcorn is so popular, in movie theaters, listen right to the end of the s...

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, challenges his Food Network colleague, and revered chef, Marcus Samuelsson, to select 5 people that should join the Eat My

Globe Culinary Pantheon. The fascinating selection is made from Marcus’ journeys around the world and in search of the roots of African American food.

 

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June 28, 2021 51 min

In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, examines the ways that countries and rulers have filled the stomach of their armies over the ages. From the galley ships of Alexander the Great to the modern combat rations of the modern American forces. Without a regular supply of food, battles can and have been won and lost, and empires have risen and fallen.

 

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, challenges one of his Food Network pals and legendary baker, Duff Goldman, to name 5 people from baking history who deserved to be raised to the Eat My Globe Culinary pantheon. Inevitably, Duff being Duff and Simon being Simon, they head off on some fun tangents.

 

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of hot sauce and their key component, chili. It is a journey that takes us around the world from the Americas, Europe, West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and back to the Americas. All as people search for something spicy to add to their diets. It’s an ingredient that tells us as much about cultural identity as taste.

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, discusses the notion formulated by Alfred. W. Crosby, that of “The Columbian Exchange,” with Dr. Carla Pestana, the Department

Chair of the UCLA Department of History. This movement of goods, people, technology and disease between Europe and the colonized world helped create the world we live in today.

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of not one but two inventions that we very much take for granted today: Silverware and Refrigeration. It would be hard to imagine eating being the same without either of these inventions, but the arrival of both is relatively recent and both provide a fascinating history.

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, challenges James Beard Award winning writer and creator of the Street Gourmet LA website to name 5 people to be elevated to the Eat My Globe Culinary Pantheon. It’s an eclectic mix gleaned from Bill’s impeccable knowledge of the cuisine of the Americas.

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