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Stories of the fun, bizarre and often ridiculous history of food.

Packed with interesting tales like ‘The Man Who Ate King Louis XIV’s Heart’ and ‘The German Coconut Cult’.

Join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food.

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The Fantastic History Of Food Nick Charlie Key

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Stories of the fun, bizarre and often ridiculous history of food.

Packed with interesting tales like ‘The Man Who Ate King Louis XIV’s Heart’ and ‘The German Coconut Cult’.

Join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food.

Show your support by signing up on Patreon: http://bit.ly/3382PF5

- Get Early Access To Episodes
- Bonus Content Incl. Interviews & Unaired Episodes
- Free Merch Items
- + So Much More!

Contact me on foodhistorypod@gmail.com
Website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com

    20 - Al Capone Once Ran A Soup Kitchen

    20 - Al Capone Once Ran A Soup Kitchen

    Al Capone was a model student for most of his childhood, but he didn't take long to go from fresh-faced to scar-faced.

    The Great Depression had just hit and people were out of work and starving. The man who was known to the law as a gangster was seen by the public as a hero. Every day Al Capone's soup kitchen served 350 loaves of bread and more than 1200 rolls to 2000+ hungry people in the city of Chicago, no questions asked.

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    19 - Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft & Werewolves

    19 - Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft & Werewolves

    The past is a crazy place, and no matter how many times we go back there, there's always something new to surprise us. This episode we learn about a continental witch panic that just happened to coincide with tomatoes arriving in Europe. An unfortunate mistranslation from the original Ancient Greek really didn't help matters either. 

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    Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes. www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough. 

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    • 16 min
    18 - The Worlds Most Dangerous (And Illegal) Cheese

    18 - The Worlds Most Dangerous (And Illegal) Cheese

    For this episode we're travelling to the small Italian island of Sardinia where we explore the a generations long delicacy known as Casu Marzu. While the Sardinian people love it, it's been named as the worlds most dangerous cheese by the Guinness Book Of Records and has been made illegal to buy or sell all throughout Europe!

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    Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes.

    www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough.

    Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout.

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    • 18 min
    17 - When Drinking Coffee Could Get You Decapitated

    17 - When Drinking Coffee Could Get You Decapitated

    This is the 2nd episode in our two part series on coffee. Last time we heard about the origins of coffee discovered by dancing goats in Ethiopia, as well as a few scandinavian kings who took a particular dislike to what they believed was the devils brew. After a few human experiments and Prussian sniffer squads we find ourselves back here today about to talk about coffees role in the Ottoman empire. So if nothing of what I said back there made any sense, make sure to go back and have a listen to the previous episode titled “When a Swedish King Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee" - https://bit.ly/2CFdI8y

    Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch!

    Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com

    Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes.

    www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough.

    Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout.

    • 17 min
    16 - The Swedish King Who Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee

    16 - The Swedish King Who Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee

    Coffee was discovered in the 9th century in Ethiopia. From there it spread across the globe, making its way through Europe and at some point into Sweden. It was not as welcome there as in other parts of the world, especially not for King Gustav III. With no ethics board to hold him back, he embarked on a mad plan to prove once and for all that coffee was the root of all evil.



    Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch!

    Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com

    Huge thanks to www.roastersmarketplace.com for sponsoring this episode. If you love coffee this is the place for you. Shop by origin, roast level, processing method, and even by flavour notes. 

    www.roastersmarketplace.com is a veteran-owned business, run by a great guy called Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and his vision for the coffee market and I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough.

    Get FREE SHIPPING on your first order by using the offer code: "FOODHISTORY" at checkout.

    • 17 min
    15 - 3 Tales of Cheese: From Egyptian Mummies to Uruguayan Cannonballs

    15 - 3 Tales of Cheese: From Egyptian Mummies to Uruguayan Cannonballs

    In this episode we explore one of the worlds favourite foods, CHEESE! We hear a bit about it's origin story and then dive into 3 different stories involving cheese throughout history, and it's a cracker! (Pun very much intended).

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Had me at the opening music...

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I'm not sure if this show does itself a disservice in that it would appear fairly niche, but the tremendous voice of the host, the lovely background music and the overall storytelling means it stands up there with some of the best history podcasts.

Genuinely recommended!

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