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Food Non-Fiction is a podcast that discusses the history and fun facts about various foods and food-related things. We cover a huge range of topics related to food. Crock pots, bananas, McDonalds, blowfish etc. etc. etc.

Food Non-Fiction is a podcast that discusses the history and fun facts about various foods and food-related things. We cover a huge range of topics related to food. Crock pots, bananas, McDonalds, blowfish etc. etc. etc.
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Food Non-Fiction is a podcast that discusses the history and fun facts about various foods and food-related things. We cover a huge range of topics related to food. Crock pots, bananas, McDonalds, blowfish etc. etc. etc.

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English


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#70 Craft Beer Beginnings

12/23/2018
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This is the story of the beginnings of craft beer. We tell you how this "craft beer" concept emerged. In this episode, we interviewed John Holl - a beer expert and journalist, Renee DeLuca - the daughter of the craft beer pioneer Jack McAuliffe, and professor Michael Lewis who has taught brewing for decades.

Duration:00:17:24

#69 The Oreo Story

8/24/2018
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This is the story of where Oreo came from, how it got its name, and who designed the cookie.

Duration:00:28:22

#68 Kombucha: The Tea of Immortality

6/18/2018
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Kombucha has been referred to as the tea of immortality. So where did it come from and what are the actual health benefits? In this episode, we talk to the experts to learn about the history and the process of brewing kombucha.

Duration:00:21:22

#67 Nutella Since Napoleon

12/30/2017
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In this Food Non-Fiction podcast episode, we talk about the origins of Nutella - starting from when cocoa met hazelnut!

Duration:00:14:04

#66 The Monastery Breweries

11/1/2017
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In this Food Non-Fiction podcast episode, we talk to one of the authors of Trappist Beer Travels. Caroline Wallace and her two co-authors visited the 11 Trappist monastery breweries, learning the stories and history behind each of these breweries. Here is a link to the book website for Trappist Beer Travels

Duration:00:21:15

#65 And This Led to Corn Flakes

7/31/2017
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Lots of people know the story of how cornflakes were created - this is the story of why. Thank You To Our Interviewee: Dr. Brian Wilson Thank You To Looperman Artists: Melody 126 Beats by Purge Ambellient by Danke Edm pluck for intro by capostipite Edm synth for verse by capostipite

Duration:00:17:24

#64 How Fondue Became Popular

7/1/2017
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This is the origin story of fondue and how it became a popular dish. Thank You To Our Interviewee: Belinda Hulin Thank You To Looperman Artists: Poppy Acoustic (parts 1, 2, and 3) by BradoSanz Edm pluck_for_intro by capostipite EDM Trap Perc Melody by 7venth12

Duration:00:16:16

#63 Tony the Tiger

5/22/2017
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This Food Non-Fiction podcast episode is about the famous cereal mascot - Tony the Tiger. Thanks to Looperman Artists for the Music: Apollo by SANTIAGOO

Duration:00:05:00

#62 - The Palace Kitchen

3/6/2017
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In this Food Non-Fiction episode, we talk to Peter Brears about what it was like to work in King Henry VIII's kitchen. Thank you to our interviewee: Peter Brears - author of "Cooking & Dining in Tudor & Early Stuart England" Thank you to Looperman artists: Bright Absurdity - Hip-hop Piano by JulietStarling xxiii Sampled Medieval Italian Acoustic Guitar by Julietstarling Artisticstrings HD Part 1 by Jawadalblooshi Dusted Jazz Loop by LeuNatic Brass - 10 - 130 Bpm by SoleilxLune AV...

Duration:00:18:44

#61 - Turnspit Dogs

1/28/2017
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This is the incredible true story of Turnspit Dogs. The turnspit dog is an extinct breed of dog. This breed was used in kitchens to turn roasting spits back when roasting was done over an open fire, rather than in an oven. The earliest known reference to to this breed is in a book called "De Canibus Britannicis" by Dr. Caius. In this book, which was published in 1570, turnspit dogs were described as a kitchen service dog. Turnspit dogs were put into wooden wheels (that looked like giant...

Duration:00:17:42

#60 The Carrot Myth

12/1/2016
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Did your parents ever tell you that carrots improve your night vision? Have you ever heard that this is a myth? So what is the real story? Thank You to Our Interviewee: Maya Hirschman from The Secrets of Radar Museum Thank You to This Looperman Artist for the Music: Piano Loop Will-Power 94 by designedimpression Special Thanks to Public Service Broadcasting for the Music: Visit their site!

Duration:00:13:47

#59 Trick Or Treat!

10/31/2016
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This episode explores the history of Halloween and the vague beginnings of trick or treating! Thank You To Our Interviewee: Professor Nick Rogers Thank You To Looperman Artists for the Music: Melody by Slice0fCake Father Grimlin - Temperament Strings by JulietStarling Dark Creepy Piano by Zaqsi

Duration:00:12:29

#58 All Your Favorite Chocolates

10/12/2016
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Inspired by the book, "Chocolate Wars", by Deborah Cadbury, today we're telling you the incredible true story of how how the biggest chocolate companies in the world fought for our tummies and tastebuds through innovation after innovation that eventually turned cocoa products from a drink, to an edible chocolate, to a milk chocolate powder, and finally, to our beloved milk chocolate bar. In the 1860s/70s cadbury experimented with and successfully created the first mass-manufactured...

Duration:00:15:55

#57 What Came First - the Cadbury or the Egg

9/1/2016
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In this Food Non-Fiction podcast episode, we talk about the beginning of Cadbury. We go right back to a time before Cadbury even existed. Thank You to Looperman Artists for the Music: happily ever after strings perfect for movie score by nbeats26 oboe 65 70 bpm by soleilxlune Funky Guitar by Neems 1 by Neems For more information on the topic, we recommend this book: "Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers" by Deborah Cadbury

Duration:00:14:38

#56 Waffle Frolic

8/10/2016
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This Food Non-Fiction episode is about waffles! We talk about the beginning of waffles and the rise of waffles. Thank You to Looperman Artists for the Music: Guitars Unlimited - Reaching Home 1 by MINOR2GO Guitars Unlimited - Reaching Home 2 by MINOR2GO happily ever after strings perfect for movie score by nbeats26

Duration:00:10:38

#55 The Sriracha Story

7/26/2016
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This is the story of the extremely popular and iconic Huy Fong Foods hot sauce - Sriracha. The company, Huy Fong Foods, is an American success story. The founder, David Tran, left Vietnam in 1979 and ended up in the U.S., along with many of his fellow refugees. He had been part of the Chinese minority in Vietnam, and because of his Chinese heritage, he had been pressured to leave after the Vietnam War. David Tran missed the taste of the hot sauces from Vietnam, and also needed to make...

Duration:00:17:15

BONUS Ep - Interview with Kyleena

7/15/2016
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Hey Food Buffs - This one is a bonus episode. Fakhri has a pizza place she loves - it's called Secret Stash - and she collected an interview with the owner, Kyleena Falzone. Thank You To Our Interviewee: Kyleena Falzone of Secret Stash

Duration:00:24:11

#54 Vending Machines - Past to Present

6/23/2016
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This episode is about vending machines. The first reference to a vending machine is from the 1st century AD in Egypt. The reference is in a book called “Pneumatika”, written by Hero of Alexandria. In it, there is a detailed description and a picture of a device, which dispensed water when you put in a five-drachma coin. This was invented for dispensing equal amounts of sacrificial water at Egyptian temples. This was a source of money for the Egyptian temples, and it also made sure everyone...

Duration:00:21:03

#53 How Jell-O Became Popular

6/9/2016
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This episode tells the story of Jell-O from when it was first introduced in 1897. Because gelatin desserts like Jell-O used to be a food that only wealthy families could afford to eat, (it took a long time to prepare) people were unfamiliar with the product and it was hard to sell. It took some great marketing to get this product off the ground. Special Thanks to Interviewee: Lynne Belluscio and the Jell-O Gallery Museum Thanks to Looperman Artists for the Music: relaxed chillout strings...

Duration:00:17:29

#52 The Price of Vanilla

5/20/2016
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This Food Non-Fiction podcast episode is about vanilla! We explain the causes behind the rise and fall of the price of vanilla. It is a product that has very erratic cycles of prices skyrocketing then crashing, skyrocketing then crashing. The supply never seems to match the demands. We discuss a possible solution to this - fair trade. Special Thanks to Our Interviewees: Felix Buccellato of Custom Essence Richard J. Brownell We highly recommend this book about vanilla: "Vanilla Orchids:...

Duration:00:12:42