Season 6 Coming Soon!

Season 6 Coming Soon!

Interview with Renowned Weight Loss Surgeon, Dr. Terry Simpson

In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, discusses the history of diet and weight loss with renowned weight loss surgeon, Dr. Terry Simpson. They discuss some of the weirdest diets he has encountered in his research and the impact of the weight loss trend o ...   Show more

The History of Dieting and Weight Loss: "Gluttony Destroys More Men than the Sword"

In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of a genuinely controversial subject - that of weight loss and dieting. It is a subject that has concerned humans for centuries, both for aesthetic and medical reasons. It is a subject that has r ...   Show more

Peace with its Leaves and Joy with its Golden Oil”: The History of Olives & Olive Oil

In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, examines the remarkable history of an ingredient that is now a staple in almost every household. Olive oil has long been revered, but often as a fuel and for religious purposes as much as for food. This is a fun epis ...   Show more

4 Women in Food History to Remember

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, turns his attention to four women who may not be the most widely remembered, but whose contribution to food history is incalculable. From a woman without whom we might not have gin, to the author of the first known cookbo ...   Show more

Spicy: The History of Spices and the Spice Trade

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, turns his attention to the routes between the East and the West that brought spices and other "exotic" ingredients to medieval tables, as he discovers the history of the Spice Roads and the key spices that travelled along ...   Show more

Interview with Legendary Bartender, Sother Teague

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews Sother Teague, legendary mixologist and author of the terrific book, “I’m Just Here for the Drinks.” Along the way, Simon challenges Sother to name five people from bar history who may have contributed to food ...   Show more

The Q&A Episode

Have you ever wondered how an episode of Eat My Globe is put together? Or, do you have questions about our host, Simon or his passion for food history? Or, do you have a question about where a particular food or cooking style originated? Then this is the episode for you. Simon re ...   Show more

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know Came From Los Angeles (Er, Or Thereabouts)

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, focuses on his home city, Los Angeles, and shares 5 things you didn’t know you didn’t know originated in the City of Angels (or thereabouts) from one of the greatest sandwiches in the world, to a famous cocktail, to a h ...   Show more

Keep Korma and Curry On: The History of Curry Part II – How Curry Conquered the World

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the second in a two-part series on things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the history of curry. In this episode, Simon looks at how curry began to spread around the world. So if you want to know about the ori ...   Show more

Keep Korma and Curry On: The History of Curry Part I – From India to the Curry Houses of Great Britain

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the first in a two-part series on things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the history of curry. Forged in India, and distributed by the British, curry has formed its own identity outside of the cuisine of its ...   Show more

Interview with the Creator & Host of “Tasting History,” Max Miller

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews Max Miller, a fellow food history enthusiast, who has created the excellent YouTube series “Tasting History,” which looks at recreating recipes from some well-known (and not so well-known) cookbooks from histor ...   Show more

Plaice and Thyme: The History of the Cookbook

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the history of the cookbook from the earliest written recipes to the beginning of the 20th century. So, if you want to know what was the first written recipe ever yet di ...   Show more

“Not Despised at the Best Tables:” The History of Caviar

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about one of what he calls the “lexicon of luxury.” Along with Champagne, truffles, and lobster, caviar has become an ingredient that speaks of indulgence and opulence. Howeve ...   Show more

I Came, I Saw, I Ate: Dining in the Roman Republic & the Roman Empire

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about the daily dining habits of the citizens of one of the ancient world’s greatest civilizations, Ancient Rome. We might think of the meals of Ancient Rome, being indulgent ...   Show more

Season 5 Coming Soon!

Once again, Simon Majumdar works and winds his way in and out  of everything food during Season 5 of the Eat My Globe podcast, 'Things You Didn't Know, You Didn't Know About Food." This season is chock full of stories of adventure, intrigue and downright delicious anecdotes of th ...   Show more

PORK-TA-CULAR: THE HISTORY OF PORK

In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about one of the most consumed proteins in the world, Pork. It is a protein that that has been part of the human diet even before we began to domesticate animals, and it is beloved in certain ...   Show more

An Interview with Yale Professor and Author Paul Freedman on “American Cuisine and How It Got This Way”

In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, interviews his friend, Yale Professor Paul Freedman about his latest book, “American Cuisine and How it Got This Way.” During the interview, they discuss the 200-year development of cuisine in America and how it became the melting pot of ...   Show more

The Slayer of Monsters: The History of Garlic

In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about that most polarising of ingredients, garlic. It is an ingredient that fuelled the building of the pyramids and was later believed to help ward off the plague. And yet, it was also an ing ...   Show more

Sherry: An Interview with Author and Spirits and Cocktail Expert, Derek Brown

Sherry is one of our host, Simon Majumdar’s, favorite drinks, but it is often misunderstood. In this very special interview episode, Simon shares his passion for these unique wines from Derek Brown, famed bartender and author of the excellent Spirit, Sugar, Waters, Bitters. Derek ...   Show more

'Come Quickly! I am Drinking the Stars!' The History of Champagne

In this episode our host, Simon Majumdar, shares things you didn’t know you didn’t know about one of the world’s most truly luxurious indulgences, Champagne. This finest of fine wines has a remarkable history from its humble roots in the monasteries of France, to its present day ...   Show more

An Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker and Restaurateur, Ken Burns

The late historian Stephen Ambrose said that “more historians get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” So, you just know that he is going to have an interesting perspective on food history. In this episode, our host Simon Majumdar, adds a big tick to his bucket li ...   Show more

5 Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About... Truffles

Truffles are truly one of the great ingredients on any fine dining menu. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar shares “five things you didn’t know you didn’t know about” truffles. This episode includes a look at how this fungus become such a prized ingredient, how it is harve ...   Show more

An Interview with Philippine Gourmand, Claude Tayag

In this very special episode of Eat My Globe, we are very fortunate to be joined by one of the truly great artists of the Philippines. Claude Tayag is not only a respected artist and architect, but is also recognized as a one of the country's great gourmands. His famed restaurant ...   Show more

White Gold: The History of Sugar

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar delves back into the often dark history of sugar, from the first cultivation of sugar canes to the current development of natural sugar alternatives. It is an history that is in great part responsible for the rapid develop ...   Show more

An Interview with Plimoth Plantation Culinary Historians, Kathleen Wall, Kerri Helme, Alex Cervenak

The Plimoth Plantation Living Museum is one of New England’s most popular tourist attractions, and there is no better place to find out about the living conditions of the early colonists and the Wampanoag tribes they co-habited with. In this episode, our host Simon Majumdar revis ...   Show more

An Interview with Legendary Food Educator, Food Network Personality and Host of “Good Eats: The Return,” Alton Brown

In this very special episode of Eat My Globe, our host challenges his good friend and culinary legend, Alton Brown (Good Eats the Return) to propose five forgotten food heroes. It’s a very lively discussion with no quarter given. But, as always it will probably end with a martini ...   Show more

The History of Lobster

From an ingredient that was once dismissed as “the cockroach of the sea,” lobster has now become part of what our host, Simon Majumdar describes as the “lexicon of luxury.” But how did this now prized seafood go from being so disparaged to so sought after? How was it used in hist ...   Show more

An Interview With Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador, John Cashman

On a recent visit to the Republic of Ireland, our host, Simon Majumdar took a bus from Dublin to the town of Kilbeggan to visit its historic distillery and to speak with the Brand Ambassador of Kilbeggan Whiskey, John Cashman. In an interview that was accompanied by some very del ...   Show more

A Wee Dram: 5 Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About The History of Scotch Whisky

Our host, Simon Majumdar, is a particular fan of the whiskies of Scotland. So much so that he actually spent time on the island of Islay learning how to make it. In this episode, he shares “5 things you didn’t know you didn’t know about” the finest distilled spirit in the world, ...   Show more

"The Most Important Meal of the Day": The History of Breakfast Cereals

Listeners might be surprised to know that the thought that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a very recent one. In fact, in history the earliest meal was often seen as a minor one and even a sinful one. In this episode, our host, Simon Majumdar follows the hist ...   Show more

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