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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.

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.
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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.

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English

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Episodes

The History of Coffee: "Queen Among the Beverages of Domestic Life"

10/14/2019
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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. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us...

Duration:00:39:50

5 Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About... PASTA

10/7/2019
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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). So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram: @SimonMajumdar Facebook:...

Duration:00:16:34

Season 3 Is Almost Here

9/23/2019
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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!

Duration:00:01:51

King of Chefs & Chef of Kings: The Story and Impact of Georges Auguste Escoffier

5/27/2019
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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. This episode of Eat My Globe will look at the life and works...

Duration:00:34:55

Pho Real: The History of Pho

5/20/2019
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The world of food is filled with many examples that show how cultures can combine to created new dishes, and indeed whole new cuisines. A recent trip to Vietnam proved to confirm that while this splendid country has retained a passion for its own traditional cuisine, the influence of French imperialists has also had a profound impact. One example is the increasingly popular noodle soup, Pho. In this episode, we look at how this soup came to be and how it went from being a local specialty...

Duration:00:30:20

Beer: An Interview with the Smithsonian’s Curator of Brewing History, Theresa McCulla

5/13/2019
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Apart from water, beer is arguably the oldest beverage in the world. Its glorious history dates back at least 18,000 years ago and continues through Ancient Egypt, medieval Europe, the American revolution and points in between. In this very special episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Brewing History Curator Theresa McCulla. Simon and Theresa will discuss the fascinating history of beer. So make sure to follow...

Duration:00:32:13

“The Holy Libation of Sincerity”: The History of Beer

5/6/2019
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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, explores the glorious history of, arguably, the world’s oldest beverage apart from water: beer. The journey starts 18,000 years ago and continues through Ancient Egypt, medieval Europe, the American revolution, and points in between. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram:...

Duration:00:45:32

The Soul of Cooking: The History of Beef – Part 2

4/29/2019
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In part 2 of this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, continues his exploration of the origins of a main ingredient seen in most restaurants around the world: beef. His journey of tracing the history of beef continues to the New World and how cattle inspired technological inventions not just in the food industry but also in other industries, such as in transportation. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:30:36

The Soul of Cooking: The History of Beef – Part I

4/22/2019
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In part I of this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, traces the history of beef, a main ingredient seen in most restaurants around the world. It will take him on a journey starting with how cattle first became domesticated and how it started to appear on dining tables of early civilizations. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram:...

Duration:00:26:37

Milk's Leap Towards Immortality: The History of Cheese

4/15/2019
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In this latest episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, discusses the History of Cheese. He will trace the journey of how this fermented milk product became one of the world’s favorite dining staples – from the Neolithic era, to Classical Greece, to the Roman Empire, to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and to your table. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:34:17

The History of Chocolate: An Interview with UCLA History Professor, Teofilo Ruiz

4/8/2019
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Chocolate has become such an everyday part of our lives that it’s hard to believe that it has a long, complicated and often dark history stretching back to the 15th Century. In this special episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews UCLA Department of History Professor Teofilo Ruiz. Simon and Professor Ruiz will discuss some of the impacts that followed the introduction of chocolate to the Old World. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:02

The History of Chocolate

4/1/2019
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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, takes us on a journey to explore the history of chocolate. Chocolate has become such an everyday part of our lives that it’s hard to believe that it has a long, complicated and often dark history stretching back to the 15th Century. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram:...

Duration:00:44:22

Season 2 Coming Soon!

3/11/2019
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Simon Majumdar teases what's coming up April 1st on Season 2 of Eat My Globe: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Food! (There may be a few bloopers or 7 on here too!)

Duration:00:02:32

Simon Majumdar Interviews UCLA Department of History Professor Stephen Aron

2/11/2019
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A very special interview of UCLA Department of History Professor Stephen Aron. The interview covers, among others, the UCLA Convivium dinners, the importance of food history, and how the Eat My Globe and UCLA collaboration came about. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram: @SimonMajumdar Facebook: @SimonMajumdarPage LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:17:56

“10 Restaurants That Changed America” An Interview with Author Paul Freedman

12/10/2018
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A very special interview of Yale Professor Paul Freedman, author of “10 Restaurants That Changed America.” The interview covers, among others, the origins of restaurants in America, and the history of the 10 chosen restaurants and some of their classic dishes. Please subscribe, leave comments or questions and enjoy! Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram: @SimonMajumdar Facebook: @SimonMajumdarPage

Duration:00:37:55

Part 2 From Consommé to Cabin Biscuits: Dining on the Titanic

11/19/2018
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So much has been written about the Titanic and its fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, that it might be hard to say anything new. However, in these two episodes, our host, Simon Majumdar, will look not only at the history of the ship itself, but at what the food served to passengers in each of the classes carried onboard can tell us about society and the way people ate at the time. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:28:20

From Consommé to Cabin Biscuits: Dining on the Titanic

11/12/2018
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So much has been written about the Titanic and its fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, that it might be hard to say anything new. However, in these two episodes, our host, Simon Majumdar, will look not only at the history of the ship itself, but at what the food served to passengers in each of the classes carried onboard can tell us about society and the way people ate at the time. If you enjoy these shows, do let us know and feel free to leave a comment, we'd love to hear from...

Duration:00:27:50

The Agony of the Leaves: The History of Tea

11/5/2018
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Without his morning cup of tea – and a number more throughout the day – our host, Simon Majumdar, simply wouldn’t be able to function. And, he is not alone as, with the exception of water, tea is the most popular drink on earth. Tea has certainly had a fascinating history and Simon will follow it from its origins as a Chinese medicine, through its time as key element in Japanese ritual, through the opium Wars and to the greatest culinary espionage story of all time. And if you enjoy...

Duration:00:35:06

Spamtastic: The History of SPAM®

10/29/2018
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It is hard to think of another ingredient that falls so firmly into the “you either love it or you hate it” category than SPAM®. It’s an ingredient that owes its existence in part to the French revolution, and its incredible success to the Second World War. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar, follows the history of SPAM® back to the origins of food preservation and right up to its resurgence in popularity as it hits its 80th Anniversary. So make sure to follow along every week...

Duration:00:38:39

The History of Sushi: A Quest for Speed

10/22/2018
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Sushi has grown from being a subsection of Japanese cuisine to being perhaps Japan’s most famous global export. It is now a huge business and is sold in outlets ranging from fine dining establishments to convenience stores. Quite a story for a dish that was originally created to preserve fish before refrigeration. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar, follows the path of sushi’s rise from the origins of preservation in the Mekong to its arrival in the West. Oh, and he even looks at...

Duration:00:25:10