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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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July 5, 2021 47 min

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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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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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks at the history of one of his favorite spirits, Brandy. He will look at its origins involving the French and the Dutch, its production and growth in popularity around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries, and its recent “rediscovery” by a new audience looking for an alternative to Scotch and Bourbon.

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, discusses the history of diet and weight loss with renowned weight loss surgeon, Dr. Terry Simpson. They discuss some of the weirdest diets he has encountered in his research and the impact of the weight loss trend on gender and aesthetical trends.   Make sure to tune in, and follow and support us on:   Website: https://www.eatmyglobe.com/drterrysimpson  Patreon: https...
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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of a genuinely controversial subject - that of weight loss and dieting. It is a subject that has concerned humans for centuries, both for aesthetic and medical reasons. It is a subject that has revealed gender differences and provided some of the oddest medical claims of all.

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In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, examines the remarkable history of an ingredient that is now a staple in almost every household. Olive oil has long been revered, but often as a fuel and for religious purposes as much as for food. This is a fun episode that will show where olives and olive oil first originated and how olive oil has become part of our everyday life.

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April 17, 2021 1 min

Season 6 is coming soon! Hear here on April 26th, 2021!

Listen up as Creator and Host Simon Majumdar tells you what's on for the next batch of episodes!

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December 14, 2020 52 min

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, turns his attention to four women who may not be the most widely remembered, but whose contribution to food history is incalculable. From a woman without whom we might not have gin, to the author of the first known cookbook by an African American woman.

So if you want to know about the origins of distillation, why the author of one of the biggest selling cookbooks of all ti...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, turns his attention to the routes between the East and the West that brought spices and other "exotic" ingredients to medieval tables, as he discovers the history of the Spice Roads and the key spices that travelled along them.

So if you want to know how spices were first used in the ancient world, why pepper was known as “black gold,” and why wars were fought over ...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews Sother Teague, legendary mixologist and author of the terrific book, “I’m Just Here for the Drinks.” Along the way, Simon challenges Sother to name five people from bar history who may have contributed to food history in a way we might not have thought of. It’s a wide-ranging discussion and there are some fun arguments. So don’t miss the next episode of Eat My Gl...

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November 23, 2020 58 min

Have you ever wondered how an episode of Eat My Globe is put together? Or, do you have questions about our host, Simon or his passion for food history? Or, do you have a question about where a particular food or cooking style originated? Then this is the episode for you. Simon responds to questions that have been put to him by our many listeners on social media. So listen in to find out more about what makes Simon and the Eat My Gl...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, focuses on his home city, Los Angeles, and shares 5 things you didn’t know you didn’t know originated in the City of Angels (or thereabouts) – from one of the greatest sandwiches in the world, to a famous cocktail, to a hot sauce that most people believe is made in South East Asia.

So if you want to know about the origins of the French Dip, why we need to say “thanks L.A.” ...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the second in a two-part series on things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the history of curry. In this episode, Simon looks at how curry began to spread around the world.

So if you want to know about the origins of curry goat, the origin of the word “indentured,” and why an Indian chef was one of the first celebrity chefs in the United States of America, come ...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the first in a two-part series on things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the history of curry. Forged in India, and distributed by the British, curry has formed its own identity outside of the cuisine of its Indian origins.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews Max Miller, a fellow food history enthusiast, who has created the excellent YouTube series “Tasting History,” which looks at recreating recipes from some well-known (and not so well-known) cookbooks from history. Simon challenges Max to come up with five cookbooks that need to be brought back in to the culinary cookbook pantheon. It’s a really fun discussion. So ...

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