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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... Show More

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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.

So if you want to know about the origins of your favorite curry recipes, who opened the first Indian restaurant in London, or why the term ...

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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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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the history of the cookbook from the earliest written recipes to the beginning of the 20th century.

So, if you want to know what was the first written recipe ever yet discovered, the daily eating habits of Medieval Europe, and about how the writer of one of the biggest selling cookery books of all time died penniless, come...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about one of what he calls the “lexicon of luxury.” Along with Champagne, truffles, and lobster, caviar has become an ingredient that speaks of indulgence and opulence. However, that was not the case for all of its long and fascinating history.

So if you want to know why a Russian Tsar insisted his taxes be paid in caviar, why i...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the daily dining habits of the citizens of one of the ancient world’s greatest civilizations, Ancient Rome. We might think of the meals of Ancient Rome, being indulgent affairs filled with the finest delicacies from around the known world. And, while that may have been the case for some, it was certainly not the case for a...

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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.

So make sure to follow along ever...

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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.

So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on:

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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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