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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December 11, 2023 45 mins

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar,delvesinto the history of cake. It is a story that takes us back to the times of the Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians, where cakes have been used not just as food for the living but also for the afterlife; through the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans, where “Placenta” cakes abound; through the Middle Ages, the 18th century and the 19th century, when cakes went fro...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has a dynamic discussion with world-renowned Iron Chef, best-selling cookbook author, and our pal, Alex Guarnaschelli, about food television, culinary schools and culinary apprenticeships, her fantastic new book with her daughter, Ava, called “Cook It Up,” and iconic chefs in our generation.

It is such a fun and informative chat, so you don’t want to miss it.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has an engaging chat with Rossi Anastopoulo, an award-winning writer and authorof the book “Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies.”

They touch on how apple pie, haupia pie, chiffon pie, navy bean pie, and many more, not only represent tasty treats but how they also reveal fascinating stories about race, class and gender in American society throughout histor...

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November 20, 2023 42 mins

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar,looksinto the history of corn. From its origins in Mexico, and its spread throughout the Americas and the rest of the world, corn has played a role in trade, through migration of peoples–whether voluntary or involuntary–and through colonization.

And particularly, corn, and the Native peoples knowledge in growing and preparing corn, played a role in the survival of the early ...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has an animated conversation with James Beard award-winning chef, best-selling authorand our pal, Rocco DiSpirito, about how Italian American cuisine became ubiquitous in the US.

They also chat about their favorite Italian American dishes, as well as their favorite roast potatoes and other dishes. You don’t want to miss it.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, delves into the history of when humans first started using fire for cooking, and how our ancestors progressed to cooking in ovens.

From cooking using flames from naturally occurring phenomena, to other sources of heat, and frominventing primitive earth ovens, to closed ovens, to portable ovens, and to the modern ovens we use today, the history of cooking with fire and the i...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has a spirited chat

with Philip “Ippy” Aiona, who is anaward-winning chef, the youngest finalist onthe hit show

“Food Network Star,”and our friend.Simon and Ippy discuss Hawaiian history and, of course, Hawaiian cuisine as shaped by Native Hawaiians and subsequent groups that has since arrived in Hawaii. They also chat about the tr...

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October 23, 2023 37 mins

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the fascinating history of chicken, which arguably has increased humans’ meat consumption in recent memory. It is an animal that originated in Asia, has links to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and initially spread around the world through cockfighting. The evolution of the chicken –and its egg –from a highly prized ingredient in anc...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, chats with historian and award-winning author, Professor Ken Albala, about the brilliant and fascinating history of gelatin or jello.

From its origins in prehistoric times, to its height of popularity in the medieval and Victorian periods, and to its widespread availability in the modern era, jello has taken various spots on the dining table that range from elaborate center...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, speaks with food podcast superstar and food anthropologist, Debra Freeman, host of the popular podcast, Setting the Table, about five African Americans who left an indelible mark on American food history. From early pit masters, to a presidential chef, to a cookbook author, to a restaurateur, and to a ground breaking TV chef, Simon and Debra have a lively conversation about...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, speaks with journalist and award-winning writer, Melissa Thompson, about the delectable cuisine of Jamaica as well as the impact various groups – from the Taino, the Africans, the Chinese, the Indians, the Spanish and more – and historical events – from slavery to colonialism – have had on Jamaica’s wide-ranging cuisine. From Bammy...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has a chill conversation with cool historian and filmmaker, Fred Hogge, about the history of ice from the prehistoric era through the early days of civilization and through the modern era.

Along the way, they talk about how humans harvested, transported and stored ice through the ages; how well-known historical figures – like Saladin, the Medicis and George Washington, amon...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has a lively discussion with award-winning TV Host and Author, Andrew Zimmern, about Andrew’s five favourite restaurants that have a place in history. It’s a conversation that will take them to places where Ernest Hemingway frequented, where parents bought dry-aged salamis to send to their kids fighting overseas during World War II, where the chef steamed chicken in pig’s b...

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, speaks with award-winning cookbook author and activist, Mimi Aye, about the delicious and varied cuisine from Myanmar/Burma as well as the use of food as an act of political protest. It is an engaging conversation that highlights how food not only nourishes the body but also expands the ways people can communicate their dissatisfaction with the government. You don’t want to...

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November 7, 2022 1 min

Join Simon Majumdar for Season 9 of his Eat My Globe Food History Podcast as he takes us on another fascinating season down the rabbit hole of food history and how it impacts your everyday life. This time by talking to renown historians and authors about everything from refrigeration to food protests around the world.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the stories of two of the most important discoveries in food history – that of microwaves and of pasteurization.

Both changed the way we eat and the safety of the ingredients that we buy. And, both have really fascinating histories that go back further than you might think.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, enjoys one of the most fascinating conversations he has ever had with a culinary figure.

Michael W. Twitty’s knowledge of the food world and its history is astonishing, and his way of sharing is inclusive and fun. Here, they talk more about the history of rice, but about so many other things as well. You don’t want to miss it.

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June 13, 2022 49 mins

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the often very dark history of one of the world’s most famous staples, rice.

With origins in both Africa and Asia, more than 3.5 billion people in the world eat rice every day. But, how many know that it was one of the drivers of slavery in what would become the United States of America?

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares a really fun conversation with one of the most knowledgeable and energetic people in the current culinary field, Adam Richman.

As well as discussing his stellar career to date, they also chat about his love of sport, and his new endeavors. It’s a great conversation.

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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the history of two of his favorite kitchen tools, the Sous Vide and Cast Iron. The former is a more recent invention, while the latter has been around for thousands of years, but his kitchen could not exist without both of them. Tune in to learn about their fascinating origins.

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