Episodes
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, chats with historian and award-winning author, Professor Ken Albala, about the brilliant and fascinating history of gelatin or jello. From its origins in prehistoric times, to its height of popularity in the medieval and Victorian periods, and to its widespread availability in the modern era, jello has taken various spots on the dining table that range from elaborate centerpieces, salads, and, of course, instant pudding. It is a...
Published 01/09/23
Published 01/09/23
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, speaks with food podcast superstar and food anthropologist, Debra Freeman, host of the popular podcast, Setting the Table, about five African Americans who left an indelible mark on American food history. From early pit masters, to a presidential chef, to a cookbook author, to a restaurateur, and to a ground breaking TV chef, Simon and Debra have a lively conversation about how these incredible people positively changed Americans’...
Published 01/02/23
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, speaks with journalist and award-winning writer, Melissa Thompson, about the delectable cuisine of Jamaica as well as the impact various groups – from the Taino, the Africans, the Chinese, the Indians, the Spanish and more – and historical events – from slavery to colonialism – have had on Jamaica’s wide-ranging cuisine. From Bammy to Escovitch Fried Fish to Patties to Jerk Pork and Chicken and so many more mouth-watering dishes, this...
Published 12/26/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has a chill conversation with cool historian and filmmaker, Fred Hogge, about the history of ice from the prehistoric era through the early days of civilization and through the modern era. Along the way, they talk about how humans harvested, transported and stored ice through the ages; how well-known historical figures – like Saladin, the Medicis and George Washington, amongst others – used ice; and how ice cream and gelato...
Published 12/12/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, has a lively discussion with award-winning TV Host and Author, Andrew Zimmern, about Andrew’s five favourite restaurants that have a place in history. It’s a conversation that will take them to places where Ernest Hemingway frequented, where parents bought dry-aged salamis to send to their kids fighting overseas during World War II, where the chef steamed chicken in pig’s bladder, and so much more. It's a conversation that will leave...
Published 11/28/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, speaks with award-winning cookbook author and activist, Mimi Aye, about the delicious and varied cuisine from Myanmar/Burma as well as the use of food as an act of political protest. It is an engaging conversation that highlights how food not only nourishes the body but also expands the ways people can communicate their dissatisfaction with the government. You don’t want to miss it.   So, make sure to follow along every week and...
Published 11/14/22
Join Simon Majumdar for Season 9 of his Eat My Globe Food History Podcast as he takes us on another fascinating season down the rabbit hole of food history and how it impacts your everyday life. This time by talking to renown historians and authors about everything from refrigeration to food protests around the world. Don't forget to subscibe and write a review! Sharing is caring! Cheers!
Published 11/07/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the stories of two of the most important discoveries in food history – that of microwaves and of pasteurization. Both changed the way we eat and the safety of the ingredients that we buy. And, both have really fascinating histories that go back further than you might think. Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter:...
Published 06/27/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, enjoys one of the most fascinating conversations he has ever had with a culinary figure. Michael W. Twitty’s knowledge of the food world and its history is astonishing, and his way of sharing is inclusive and fun. Here, they talk more about the history of rice, but about so many other things as well. You don’t want to miss it. Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe ...
Published 06/20/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the often very dark history of one of the world’s most famous staples, rice. With origins in both Africa and Asia, more than 3.5 billion people in the world eat rice every day. But, how many know that it was one of the drivers of slavery in what would become the United States of America? Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial ...
Published 06/13/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares a really fun conversation with one of the most knowledgeable and energetic people in the current culinary field, Adam Richman. As well as discussing his stellar career to date, they also chat about his love of sport, and his new endeavors. It’s a great conversation. Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar ...
Published 06/06/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the history of two of his favorite kitchen tools, the Sous Vide and Cast Iron. The former is a more recent invention, while the latter has been around for thousands of years, but his kitchen could not exist without both of them. Tune in to learn about their fascinating origins. Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter:...
Published 05/30/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares a fascinating conversation with cocktail historian, David Wondrich, author of the remarkable new book, “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails.” As well as sharing his wealth of knowledge across the genre, David also gives us some history of his favorite “unknown” drinks from Asia.  Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial ...
Published 05/23/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares the history of one of the world’s favorite alcoholic drinks, Rum. It is a drink that has its origins in Asia, was named by the British, and at one point, was the most popular drink in what became the United States of America. However, its history is often very dark, with links to piracy and slavery. Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook:...
Published 05/16/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar , shares an in - depth conversation with one of the truly great figures in culinary history, Chef Jacques Pé pin . A chef whose career has taken him from being a young man in France, being mentored by an acolyte of Escoffier to his current position as the grandfather to American cuisine. It is a remarkable life story, and provides one of our favorite interviews so far on the podcast! Make sure to follow along every week and follow us...
Published 05/09/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks at ingredients from history that have either become extinct or have moved from being regular staples in the kitchens of the world to now being forgotten or difficult to find. From silphium, to peacocks, to hippos, to ambergris, join us on our journey through history as we rediscover what our forebears ate. Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook:...
Published 05/02/22
Grab your headphones! Simon Majumdar's Eat My Globe Season 8 is dropping Monday May 2nd!  Hear here to find out what's in store for you this season!
Published 04/27/22
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of the food that has become so beloved of our Christmas season. If you want to know why we celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, where mince pies or Christmas pudding originated, or the gargantuan meals of medieval royalty, then this is the episode for you. And, if you ever get into an argument about why turkeys bear that name, or if the first American colonists made Christmas illegal, listening to this...
Published 12/20/21
In this next episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, examines food fraud and food adulteration. Since the beginning of records, we see the constant battle between customers buying food and those who attempt to defraud them. The battle has continued right through history to the present day with the methods of fraud becoming ever more sophisticated. But, the aim is always the same: profit. Make sure totune in, and follow and support us on: Patreon: www.patreon.com/EatMyGlobe ...
Published 12/13/21
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, talks to one of our regular guests, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University, Paul Freedman, about his terrific new book,“Why Food Matters.” Along the way, they talk about food in feast and famine, its roles in ethnicity and cultural appropriation,its impact on gender, andits relationship to taste and the human need for conviviality. Paul is always a great person to interview, and this is one of our favorites so...
Published 12/06/21
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the fabulous life stories of four of the extraordinary men who helped create the world of food television we love so much today. Some names such as, James Beard, will be very familiar to you. But others, such as Britain’s irrepressible Keith Floyd may not. If you know them or not, find out some fascinating facts about them all on this very special episode. So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Website:...
Published 11/29/21
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar looks atthe fabulous life stories of four of the women who helped create thefood television we love so much today. You will, of course, know aboutone of our subjects, Julia Child. But what about her predecessor,Dione Lucas? Or, her U.K. equivalent, Fanny Craddock? Or, LenaRichard, the first African American chef on TV? Check out this greatepisode to find out about them all.So make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: ...
Published 11/22/21
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, looks at the history of food in art from the earliest days of ritual paintings on cave walls, right up to the modern works of artistic greats such as Picasso and Van Gogh. It’s an amazing journey that shows just how intertwined food, its preparation and its presentation have been throughout human history.
Published 11/15/21
In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar chats to legendary star of film, stage and television, Mr. Lou Diamond Phillips, who as well as being one of the most in demand actors in the world, is also an obsessive fan of food and cooking. Simon “challenges” Lou to select five films that can earn a place in the coveted Eat My Globe culinary pantheon. It’s a conversation that will definitely make you hungry.
Published 11/08/21