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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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United States

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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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6024184102


Episodes

“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

Mother’s Ruin: The History of Gin

10/15/2018
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Simon Majumdar has often described his life as a “shallow search for the perfect Martini.” And he is not alone as Gin has become fashionable again and is now one of the most drunk spirits in the world. But, the fascinating history of Gin has seen it travel from medieval Italy, through the Low Countries of the Netherlands and then to Great Britain, where it became the ruin of the lower classes. In this episode, Simon will see how Gin became “Mother’s Ruin” and its road back to...

Duration:00:43:24

The History of the Sandwich

10/8/2018
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Over 300 million sandwiches are eaten every day in the United States alone. Add that to those consumed around the rest of the world and it’s hard to deny that the sandwich is THE portable snack of choice. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar, will look at the origins of the sandwich, how its name was derived, and how it became so popular around the globe. So make sure to follow along every week and subscribe! Click here to see Simon's transcripts, recipes and more of this episode.

Duration:00:30:44

The Good Companions: The True Story of Fish and Chips

10/1/2018
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In this episode, Simon Majumdar, examines the history of his favorite dish of all time, Fish & Chips. It will take him on a journey to the times of the Ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Aztecs, Medieval Europe, the Seven Years War and Dickensian London. He will also bring in some of history’s most well known (Louis XIV, Charles Dickens, Thomas Jefferson and Frederick The Great) and lesser known (Oppian, Jose de Acosta and Mrs. “Granny” Duce) characters. It will be quite a journey for...

Duration:00:33:54

Introduction to Eat My Globe

9/19/2018
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Simon Majumdar welcomes you to the “Eat My Globe: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Food” podcast. Simon explains that over the course of his show, he shall be examining some of the great stories 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. So make sure to follow along every week and...

Duration:00:05:57