The Fantastic History Of Food

The Fantastic History Of Food

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Stories of the fun, bizarre and often ridiculous, history of food. The word food means something different to each and every one of us, so many different cuisines and cultures all represented by one small word. It’s a part of each one of our lives, and it has been ever since earliest man felt that familiar rumbling in his belly. This podcast aims to tell the most interesting stories about food from that time all the way til now. So join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food. Contact me on [email protected]


9 - The German Coconut Cult
Sep 12, 2019 • 15 min
The bizarre story of a man named August Engelhardt who started a cult on a tropical island in the early 1900’s. He forced his followers to only eat coconuts and to worship the sun. They weren’t even allowed to wear clothes. After a few mishaps, diseases…
8 - Tapioca Time-Bomb
Aug 23, 2019 • 12 min
It’s August 1972 and the Swiss freighter Cassarate is bound for Europe with 1.5 Million kg’s of Tapioca on board. Somewhere along the way a fire breaks out below decks. Mix tapioca, heat and the water from the firehoses, and you’ve just set in motion the…
7 - The Deadly Tidal Wave Of Molasses
Jul 26, 2019 • 14 min
Just 2 months after WW1 one of the most bizarre tragedies in history would strike a crowded neighbourhood in Boston. Thanks to some unseasonably warm weather, some poor construction and the greed of some factory owners, the saying “sugar is bad for your…
6 - The California Egg War of 1863
Jul 15, 2019 • 16 min
The California gold rush in the mid-1800’s brought hundreds of thousands of people through San Francisco in a very short amount of time. The sudden demand for food sparked an entirely different type of rush, and fortune hunters turned their attentions to…
5 - Ancient Warrior Diet: Ninjas From Medieval Japan
Jun 29, 2019 • 12 min
Ninjas are everyones favourite ancient warrior class. We take a look behind the scenes at what fueled these simple guerrilla warriors and kept them in such lithe and agile shape. For show notes and references please visit…
4 - NY Yankee vs. Ostrich Spaghetti Eating Competition
Jun 29, 2019 • 13 min
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo, otherwise known as Ping Bodie, was a famous slugger for the NY Yankees just after WW1. This is the story of the day he challenged the famous Jacksonville ostrich Percy “The Worlds Greatest Eater” to a spaghetti eating…
3 - A Gross History Of Competitive Eating
Jun 29, 2019 • 15 min
We all know the stories of modern day competitive hotdog eating competitions, now we look way back in history to possibly the first ever competitive eater known as The Great Eater Of Kent. From then until now there are a myriad of stories of people…
2 - A Conspiracy. A Murder. An Egyptian Bread Pudding.
Jun 29, 2019 • 16 min
An exploration of three different origin stories for the famous Egyptian pudding Om Ali. We dive deep into the story of the famous female Sultan Shajar Al Durr, and her far reaching influence in the empire. For show notes and references please visit…
1 - The Day Paris Ate Its Zoo Animals
Jun 29, 2019 • 14 min
It’s 1870 and Paris is under siege. It’s the middle of the Franco-Prussian war, and the German army has the city surrounded. Their food and supply lines are cut off and the Parisians find that they have to start getting creative with the produce they have…
Introducing The Fantastic History Of Food
Jun 25, 2019 • 1 min
Season One of ‘The Fantastic History Of Food’ will soon be launching with the first 5 episodes. I’d really appreciate all of your help in getting more listeners for this podcast as we head towards the launch. The best way to do that is to leave a rating…