18 episodes

Hosts EVA LONGORIA and MAITE GOMEZ-REJÓN explore the origins of some of the most delicious dishes, ingredients, and beverages from their culture. They’ll share personal memories and family stories, decode culinary customs, and even provide a recipe for listeners to try at home. Through lighthearted dialogue and historical facts, our hosts will take us on a culinary journey that will connect our past with our present and prove that we are all Hungry for History.

Hungry for History with Eva Longoria and Maite Gomez-Rejón My Cultura Network

    • History
    • 4.9 • 80 Ratings

Hosts EVA LONGORIA and MAITE GOMEZ-REJÓN explore the origins of some of the most delicious dishes, ingredients, and beverages from their culture. They’ll share personal memories and family stories, decode culinary customs, and even provide a recipe for listeners to try at home. Through lighthearted dialogue and historical facts, our hosts will take us on a culinary journey that will connect our past with our present and prove that we are all Hungry for History.

    Decolonizing our Diet

    Decolonizing our Diet

    Eva and Maite invite Claudia Serrato to join the show! Claudia is an Indigenous culinary anthropologist, a public scholar, a doctoral candidate, a professor of ethnic and food studies, and an Indigenous/Mesoamerican traditional plant based chef. Together they discuss the concept of decolonizing the diet and how one returns to cultural heritage foods. 
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    • 28 min
    The Ooey Gooey Origin of Cheese

    The Ooey Gooey Origin of Cheese

    From how it arrived in Mexico to how it would become one of the most indulgent ingredients in Mexican dishes, Eva and Maite dive into the history of cheese. Also, chef/owner Teresa Montaño of Otoño restaurant in Highland Park, CA - sends us tips on how to make the perfect charcuterie board.
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    • 27 min
    The History of Wine and How it Arrived to Mexico

    The History of Wine and How it Arrived to Mexico

    While in Peralada, Spain - Eva and Maite trace how wine first arrived in Mexico. Like olive trees, wine was introduced after the conquest and was banned from being produced when it became a direct competition to wine production in Spain. Plus, Eva shares how she became a wine enthusiast and the women do a taste test.
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    • 26 min
    The Ancient History of the Humble Bean

    The Ancient History of the Humble Bean

    Eva and Maite explore the history of the humble bean while still in the small medieval village of Peralada, Spain. Plus, the women cook a 2-day bean dish, and special guests drop by to taste test their soup - Pepe, Eva's husband, and actor Amaury Nolasco.
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    • 27 min
    The History of the Immortal Olive Tree

    The History of the Immortal Olive Tree

    While still in Spain, which produces the most olive oil in the world, Eva and Maite explore the history of the olive tree. Known in mythology as the immortal tree because it can live for thousands of years, it was first introduced to Mexico early on during the conquest. Production of olive oil would eventually be forbidden in 1777 by Spain's King Charles III, who felt threatened when Mexico's product grew in popularity. Also, the women do a taste test, and Eva fries eggs drenched in olive oil for her husband.

    **In this episode we address how some olive oil labeled "extra virgin" can sometimes be misleading. Here is an article if you would like to learn more. 
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    • 25 min
    Latin American Holiday Traditions

    Latin American Holiday Traditions

    Eva and Maite ring in 2023 in the small medieval village of Peralada, Spain. While drinking bubbly, the women discuss the history of some of the most iconic Latin American holiday traditions. From posadas to eating bacalao to enjoying ponche navideño, Eva and Maite celebrate the new year by exploring some of the traditions they grew up with and those they still enjoy today.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

LorenMoore ,

LOVE

I love this podcast. As someone who is not Latina I love being able to learn the culture through these amazing women. They have such a way of teaching and telling stories that leaves me immediately wanting to hear more! I highly recommend.

VMP_reviewer ,

Story about wine

I wished you had told the story about wine and how it spread to other part of the world, not just in Mexico. Chilean and Argentinian wine is more well known than Mexico. In addition, when the carmenere grape was destroyed in France from the Bordeaux region. Chile helped the French restablished this variety of grape. I also wanted to learn about wine from Australia and South Africa.

podcast listener 11111 ,

Why?

I love this podcast, and it is informative and fun. However, there are SO many ads, almost 3 or 4 ad breaks per episode, and always the same 4 or 5 ads over and over. Not sure if it is the service I listen to it on, but minus the ads it is one of my favorite podcasts

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