Former lead singer of the band Captain Stu, he transitioned into the food space with his bestselling cookbook The Bant Wagon. He is now also the host of the podcast The Fantastic History Of Food.
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.
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). 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 Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Support for this show also comes from Fruit Of The Bean, an online supplier of premium coffee. Their beans are only roasted AFTER you place your order so as to ensure maximum freshness in every pack. 10% of their net proceeds go towards supporting widows and orphans, so every cup of coffee you drink is making a difference in the world. Use offer code "FOOD" at checkout to get a whopping 25% off your coffee order when you purchase from www.fruitofthebean.com
Hot chocolate has been a favourite drink of so many households throughout the ages. Not many people know the rich and varied history that this simple drink actually has. From Columbus first encountering chocolate in the 1500s to the deep connection it has to witchcraft and potions, the drink has evolved in so many ways from the first frothy, bitter mugs consumed by those early explorers. Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Support for this show also comes from Fruit Of The Bean, an online supplier of premium coffee. Their beans are only roasted AFTER you place your order so as to ensure maximum freshness in every pack. 10% of their net proceeds go towards supporting widows and orphans, so every cup of coffee you drink is making a difference in the world.  Use offer code FOOD at checkout to get a whopping 25% off your coffee order when you purchase from www.fruitofthebean.com
Charles Darwin is one of the most famous men in history. Not as many people know about his penchant for eating almost every animal he studied, from puma to armadillo, tortoise to brown owl. Discover a whole new meaning of the phrase "survival of the fittest". Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod Find transcripts and references on the website: www.foodhistorypodcast.com Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Feb 8th, 1985
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Episode Count
17
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
4 hours, 8 minutes