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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 & Werewolves", theres 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
    • 4.9 • 106 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 & Werewolves", theres 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
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Twitter: @foodhistorypod

    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
    23 - The Nazi's Exploding Chocolate Bar

    23 - The Nazi's Exploding Chocolate Bar

    Food inherently is meant to sustain life, but this has not always been the case, in fact, for as far back as history goes food has also been used as a vehicle, not for invigorating life, but for delivering death. In this episode, we’re looking at some of the most bizarre moments in which food was involved in assassination plots throughout history. 

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    In an extra special segment in today's episode, my friend Moxie LaBouche from the podcast Your Brain On Facts takes us through some of the more creative assassination attempts on the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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