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What makes us human? Humans are just animals who know how to cook. Whether you're interested in food, history, or both like I am, this podcast is for you

Visit anthrochef.blog for recipes.

Theme music by Michael Levy of Ancient Lyre. “An Ancient Lyre” and much more is available from all major digital music stores and streaming sites.

THE HISTORY OF FOOD Anthrochef

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What makes us human? Humans are just animals who know how to cook. Whether you're interested in food, history, or both like I am, this podcast is for you

Visit anthrochef.blog for recipes.

Theme music by Michael Levy of Ancient Lyre. “An Ancient Lyre” and much more is available from all major digital music stores and streaming sites.

    HOF Episode 22: Melting Pots and Fusion Foods (Globalization)

    HOF Episode 22: Melting Pots and Fusion Foods (Globalization)

    The “American Melting Pot” is far older, larger, and even more diverse than most people imagine. After Columbus reconnected Eurasia and Africa with the Americas, the world began to change in ways it never had before. Europeans, Africans, Asians, and American Indians began migrating out of their landmasses of origin. Some movement was voluntary, much … Continue reading "HOF Episode 22: Melting Pots and Fusion Foods (Globalization)"

    HOF Episode 21: Umami and Kimchi (Japan and Korea)

    HOF Episode 21: Umami and Kimchi (Japan and Korea)

    What does it mean for one culture to “steal” from another? How often does it happen? Is it a bad thing when it does? Listen to explore those questions and more, as we visit the Far East once again, this time even farther east. . . to Japan and Korea. Also known. . . by … Continue reading "HOF Episode 21: Umami and Kimchi (Japan and Korea)"

    HOF Episode 20: The Columbian Exchange

    HOF Episode 20: The Columbian Exchange

    For millions of years, the two main hemispheres of planet earth were separated by an impassible ocean. North/South America and Eurasia/Africa, two divergent ecosystems, food chains, and human civilizations. . . Then one day in 1492, a guy named Columbus passed that impassible ocean, and began the momentous and tumultuous process of bringing the Old … Continue reading "HOF Episode 20: The Columbian Exchange"

    HOF Episode 19: Europe Wakes Up (The Renaissance)

    HOF Episode 19: Europe Wakes Up (The Renaissance)

    Did Europeans suddenly wake up one day, tired of Medieval living, and decide to change course, to rebirth themselves in modern ideas and start creating good art? Or, as usual, is the story something much more complicated, gradual, and subject to the influence of other cultures from outside? Hmm, I wonder?… Come listen for an … Continue reading "HOF Episode 19: Europe Wakes Up (The Renaissance)"

    HOF Episode 18: Crusades and Plagues (later Middle Ages)

    HOF Episode 18: Crusades and Plagues (later Middle Ages)

    How did Europe get out of its dark ages? It’s not a wholesome story, as the secret to their success was mainly the conquest and plunder of other peoples’ luxury goods, namely their foods and spices. Classic Europe. Would it surprise if I told you that the Black Death did a lot to help as … Continue reading "HOF Episode 18: Crusades and Plagues (later Middle Ages)"

    HOF Episode 17: The Power of Tradition (China revisited)

    HOF Episode 17: The Power of Tradition (China revisited)

    What makes humans special? What makes us rise above all the other animals across the planet, to discover and make great things? Before you answer with the obvious, ” our big brains and intelligence”, take a listen to this episode, for the surprising truth behind humanity’s success. In short, it’s not smarts that drive us, … Continue reading "HOF Episode 17: The Power of Tradition (China revisited)"

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