30 episodes

Strange but true stories from history that in some way involve food.
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Jam-packed with stories like "The Swedish King Who Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee" and "When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves", there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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Join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food.
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Contact me on foodhistorypod@gmail.com
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Twitter: @foodhistorypod

The Fantastic History Of Food Nick Charlie Key

    • History
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Strange but true stories from history that in some way involve food.
.
Jam-packed with stories like "The Swedish King Who Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee" and "When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves", there's something for everyone to enjoy.
.
Join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food.
.
Contact me on foodhistorypod@gmail.com
.
Website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com
.
Twitter: @foodhistorypod

    29 - Food Obsessed Pirate William Dampier

    29 - Food Obsessed Pirate William Dampier

    Pirates weren’t known for their discerning tastes in cuisine. If movies and television are to be believed they seemed to subsist purely on rum alone. But it was out of this quagmire that one of food history's earliest pioneers arose. He was so incredibly influential in fact that he is responsible for giving us the words barbecue, cashew, tortilla, soy sauce, breadfruit, and chopsticks.

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    • 19 min
    28 - When Parmentier Tricked People Into Eating Potatoes

    28 - When Parmentier Tricked People Into Eating Potatoes

    It’s almost unthinkable that just a few hundred years ago, potatoes were only eaten in a very small corner of the earth. They are now one of the most widely eaten vegetables around the globe and a lot of that has to do with the cunning and trickery of our man Parmentier.

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    • 21 min
    27 - The Nottingham Cheese Riot

    27 - The Nottingham Cheese Riot

    The people of Nottingham don't take kindly to people fleecing them for their very own cheese. The time had come to stand up and fight the gouda fight.

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    • 17 min
    26 - The Giant Frog Farming Swindle

    26 - The Giant Frog Farming Swindle

    Albert Broel was a man of mystery. Claiming to be the son of Polish nobility, he arrived in America during World War 1 and set out to make his fortune. After a few failed ventures in alternative medicine and matchmaking, he turned to raising and canning giant frogs. Not content to stop there, he made up ingenious ways to get other people to pay him to start their own farms too. 

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    • 23 min
    25 - Pushing A Peanut Up A Mountain With Your Nose

    25 - Pushing A Peanut Up A Mountain With Your Nose

    3 men, at different times, have all tried to push a peanut up Pikes Peak with nothing but their noses. This episode tells you all about their grueling efforts and what led them to attempt such an astonishing feat.

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    • 18 min
    24 - The Eggnog Riot

    24 - The Eggnog Riot

    What begins as just a little bit of seasonal fun, ends with smashed windows, bannisters ripped from stairways and a military barracks surrounded by rubble in a state of near ruin. By the end, our cast of characters are in a serious amount of trouble, and surprisingly, amongst them was a student who would one day become a future president of the United States Confederacy. And all of this carnage was caused by eggnog.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Optimapourmoi ,

Wonderfully entertaining

Superbly entertaining histories of particular foods! For example, the maggot cheese of Sardinia episode was morbidly fascinating. Hilarious episode on historical competitive eating. Each episode is a little historical gem and very well produced and narrated.

MorganMarta ,

History told in an entertaining and fun way

I love this podcast because it’s fun to listen to while also being educational.

cravated ,

Fun and informative

My current favourite podcast. Interesting historical facts about everyday foods that I’ve never heard before

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