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The Food Travel Podcast Uncovering The Stories Behind The World’s Most Famous (& Best!) Dishes. Join us & expert guests for tasty facts, foodie secrets and more! Your hosts are Tommo & Megsy from foodfuntravel.com

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S2E11 Mallorca, Spain: What To Eat (inc. History of Ensaimada)
56:33

In This Episode:

* Sobrassada - The regionally protected Mallorcan sausage that’s very different from chorizo. But why are they all different sizes? It’s nothing to do with commercialism, it’s actually a food science thing…
* Also, Ensaimada: An epically flaky, geographically protected pastry - We explain how Mallorca’s calorifically delicious dessert is made so light using an unexpected secret ingredient
* Plus Mallorcan Cabbage rolls - and the nifty secret to making the perfect cabbage roll

 Show Notes And Our Full Guide to 33 Mallorcan foods at https://foodfuntravel.com/mallorcapodcast/

 

Apr 15, 2019
S2E10 Story Of The Daiquiri (Cuban Cocktail)
31:10

In This Episode:

* The Daiquiri - historic plantation drink, or early 20th century USA-Cuban fusion invention?
* PLUS, Hemingway - was he a Daiquiri or Mojito man?

Full Article On Cuban Drinks at https://foodfuntravel.com/cubandrinks

 

Apr 08, 2019
S2E9 The Mojito: A Tale Of Rum, Pirates & Plantations in Cuba
26:55

In This Episode:

* Did British privateers invent the Mojito? We investigate the historic origins of Cuba’s famous cocktail…
* PLUS has the Havana bar scene re-written mojito history to make more money?

Full Article on Cuban Drinks & Cocktails Here: http://foodfuntravel.com/cubandrinks

 

Apr 01, 2019
S2E8 Havana & Cuba: What To Eat & A Culinary History Of Cuba's National Dish
49:23
In This Cuban/Havana Cuisine Podcast:
  • The Cultural History Of Cuban Cuisine
  • Cuba’s National Dish… Is not the Cuban Sandwich. What is it? And why is it called “old clothes”?
  • PLUS A pre-hispanic ancient Cuban dish…

Notes from this episode and learn what else to eat in Cuba at https://foodfuntravel.com/cubapodcast

 

Mar 25, 2019
S2E7 Bali (Indonesia): What to eat. Satay, Nasi Kampur and more!
52:53
  • What are the essential Balinese condiments, spices & fruits?
  • Nasi Kampur - It’s almost like a Balinese tapas buffet
  • The short story of satay (or sate)
  • Why they eat more duck than chicken in Ubud, Bali.
  • Plus, A jet black dessert that rocked our tastebuds…

More On Balinese Food (Where to eat & What to Eat) at: https://foodfuntravel.com/balipodcast/ 

QUOTES:
 
"People assume that “satay” just refers to the “spicy peanut sauce” but the word actually refers more to the skewered meat."
 
"In Ubud, Bali, Duck is more popular than chicken or pork because ducks live in the numerous rice paddies of the region, helping to kill insects, clean the environment while simultaneously contributing their own waste as fertilizer for the rice."
Mar 18, 2019
S2E6: What To Eat In Corfu, Greece (& The History Of Pastitsada)
01:09:01
 
  • Famous Corfiot dishes & Ingredients. We discuss the stories of the most important local foods. 
  • Venetian-Greek fusion cuisine. How Venetian rule and the spice trade created a unique Greek island cuisine not present in other parts of the country.
  • The lost art of Corfiot cooking. How the tourist boom destroyed local culinary tradition and how one woman has been trying to revive Corfu’s most historic dishes.
  • PLUS: Food Made With Wine! Will we actually find any traditional Corfiot food that is not cooked with booze in it? Tune in to find out.

 Full Article at https://foodfuntravel.com/corfupodcast

Mar 11, 2019
S2E5 History Of The Cuban Sandwich - Is It Cuban or Cuban-American?
21:19
  • Is the Cuban sandwich truly Cuban? Or a Cuban-American Fusion Dish?
  • What makes a proper Cuban sandwich more than just a pork sandwich?
  • Plus, salami or no salami? The Tampa vs. Miami debate.

Check out the show notes at https://foodfuntravel.com/cubansandwich

For our full guide to Cuban Food in Havana check out https://foodfuntravel.com/cubapodcast/

 

Mar 04, 2019
S2E4 Cider (Hard Cider): From Apples To Alcohol, A 50M Year Story
01:10:17
  • The 50 million year story of apples - How almost every apple we eat today originates from one apple variety from Central Asia.
  • The origin of cider - who invented it? And when?
  • Commercial Cider vs. Craft Cider - what to look out for.
  • The story of Johnny Appleseed and cider in the USA.
  • Plus, We visit Bristol, UK, to taste some truly rustic cider, straight from the farm

FULL SHOW NOTES AT: https://foodfuntravel.com/ciderpodcast/

QUOTES:

“Apples: There are some 55 different species of apple trees, yet all 7,500 types of modern culinary apple come from a single genus (Malus Pumila) of wild apple, that spread from Kazakhstan over the last 6,000 years. Granny Smith, Fuji, Bramley, Coxes, Pink lady, Red Delicious and many more.”

"One of America’s biggest folk heroes, Johnny Appleseed, took it as his life’s mission to create new orchards across America. Unlike apple trees in the past, which were mainly grown from grafts taken from other trees that came from Europe, Johnny Appleseed, only planted new trees from seeds - as nature intended.
Apples have a unique DNA, more complicated than Human DNA. Unlike taking grafts from existing trees which clone the tree, the seeds can actually create genetically different trees compared to the parent tree. And seed planting led to increased bio-diversity and new American apple varieties.”

Feb 25, 2019
S2E3 What To Eat In Romania (& Bucharest)
01:04:04

 * Ancient Foods Of Romania - 2 dishes that have probably been made in the region for at least 2,000 years and are still hugely popular today.

* What To eat in Romania - our top picks for must try foods when you visit Romania
* We head out to the farm to try an authentic Romanian pork dish that honours the sacrifice of the pig
* Plus a Romanian dessert that will make your tastebuds sing with joy!

Full show notes @ https://www.foodfuntravel.com/romaniapodcast

The full article includes more than 40 foods and drinks to try in Romania.

Feb 18, 2019
S2E2 What To Eat Greek Island Hopping (Our Sun Fun You Voyage)
01:11:11
Want to Join us Greek Island Hopping again in September 2019? - email megsy@foodfuntravel.com
 
In This Episode…
  • What are the essential dishes to try in the Greek Islands
  • We discuss highlights from our trip Greek Island hopping in the Aegean. Taking a small luxury yacht between hidden coves and quaint Greek waterfront villages, swimming in crystal blue water straight off the boat and sleeping under the stars.
  • Cooking classes and being cooked for on the boat. Our captain was also a trained chef which made the whole island hopping experience even more of a foodie trip.
  • Ouzo vs Raki, what’s the difference?
  • PLUS Greek seafood tavernas, we find a hidden gem on the Island of Samos.
Show Notes from this episode, as well as more info on getting on the voyage for yourself is at 
 
Also, if you want to go on a voyage that is not with us, just head to sunfunyou.com for more info on booking a place. And once again, email us at megsy@foodfuntravel.com to let us know if you have initial interest in joining us for a foodfuntravel voyage in September 2019, or in 2020 because we may want to do this every year!
Feb 11, 2019
S2E1 Lasagne: The Story Of Layered, Baked Pasta
39:04
In This Episode:
 
  • Who invented the Lasagne, and when?
  • Was it even the Italians, or did Greece or the UK invent it first?
  • The controversy over the first written recipe for Lasagna
  • PLUS, a local rivalry, who’s Lasagna is the best!
 
The companion article for this episode will be available once it goes on public release at https://foodfuntravel.com/lasagnepodcast
Feb 04, 2019
S1E10 What to eat in Bologna & Emilia Romagna (Italy)
01:06:49
 
In This Episode:
 
  • 4 of the superstar Ingredients of world cuisine originate in Emilia Romagna. We Discuss how these ingredients form the base for many of the best dishes in Bologna.
  • The Story Of Real Italian Tortellini
  • Why if you order spaghetti Bolognese in Bologna, it won’t be what you expect…
  • We reveal our favourite Bolognese dish, which is barely known outside of Italy.
  • Our expert guest Andrea from Taste Bologna Food tours reminisces about some of his favourite Bolognese food experiences
  • PLUS, a cake made of tagliatelle… only in Italy!
 
Get the full companion article for this podcast - which features more than 37 dishes to try in Bologna - at https://foodfuntravel.com/bolognapodcast
Aug 30, 2018
S1E9 Mezcal vs Tequila: The Story Of Mexico's Agave Based Spirits
01:05:01

In This Mezcal vs Tequila Episode:

  • Learn the difference between Mezcal vs Tequila
  • Have you been drinking Mezcal and Tequila all wrong?! Learn the way the pros taste these spirits.
  • We explore the history of Tequila and the history of Mezcal.
  • Some Agaves used to make Mezcal can take over 35 years to mature before they are picked. Learn about the fascinating process behind every bottle of Mezcal.
  • Expert interview with Rafael from Mezcaloteca in Oaxaca https://www.facebook.com/mezcaloteca/ 
  • PLUS is Mezcal a wonder drink that will not give you a hangover? Our verdict!

Read the full companion article at:

https://foodfuntravel.com/tequilapodcast 

Aug 26, 2018
S1E8 Georgia 2of2: What to Eat in Tbilisi & The Republic of Georgia
49:52
In Part 2 of This Double Episode On Georgian Cuisine:
  • We delve into our favourite foods from one of our top 5 food destinations, the republic of Georgia
  • Epic soup dumplings - Why Georgia’s magical meaty-soup filled “khinkali” have won our hearts
  • Have you eaten epiploon? You may have done so without even knowing. But Gerogia is making an incredible meatball with epiploon that you have to try!
  • 7 Other unique Georgian dishes you just won’t eat anywhere else
  • And, How Georgians make use of the left over grapes form wine harvest to make deserts and a spirit that will make your face explode.

2 of 2: What to Eat in Tbilisi & The Republic of Georgia

Get the companion article featuring 60+ dishes to try, at:

https://foodfuntravel.com/georgiapodcast 

Aug 23, 2018
S1E7 Georgia 1of2: Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) & How Georgia’s History Shaped Their Cuisine
57:34
In Part 1 of our Georgian Cuisine Double episode Featuring the food of the Republic of Georgia and it's capital, Tbilisi:
  • We explore how Georgia’s history shaped the unique cuisine they have today
  • The evidence that shows Georgia to be the birthplace of wine
  • Khachapuri: The cheesy bread that could rival pizza as the best cheese and bread combo in the world.
  • Was pizza the precursor to this? Or did Georgian Khachapuri have a different origin…

Part 1 of 2: Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) & How Georgia’s History Shaped Their Cuisine

Get the full companion article featuring 60+ must try Georgian dishes at:

https://foodfuntravel.com/georgiapodcast

Aug 18, 2018
S1E6 Yucatan, Mexico: Mayan Food history & What To Eat
01:00:20

The flavors and history of Yucatan Cuisine from south east Mexico - Think Cancun, the Mayan ruins of chichen itza, playa del carmen, Merida and more.

What is traditional Mayan food? And what is modern Yucatecan fusion cuisine? PLUS a rundown of our favourite must-try dishes from the region.

Get the full show notes, and a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Merida & The Yucatan at https://foodfuntravel.com/mayanfood 

Jun 12, 2018
S1E5 History of Kimchi & What To Eat In Seoul, Korea
01:05:13

Seoul, South Korea: The stories behind kimchi and some of our favourite dishes. PLUS, we ask, why are they sending kimchi into space?

ALSO, Whose dish is it anyway? The story of Fried Chicken in South Korea and Tommo tries a dish that’s having second thought about being eaten…

Get the full show notes, and a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Seoul at https://foodfuntravel.com/seoulpodcast

Jun 05, 2018
S1E4 Pad Thai History - The Story Of Thailand's National Dish
31:26
Military coups and political propaganda… The surprising origin story of Thailand’s national dish - The Pad Thai
 
Plus, some of our favourite places in Thailand to eat Pad Thai, and the chance to eat a Pad Thai with a difference…
 
Get the full show notes, and a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Pad Thai at https://foodfuntravel.com/padthaipodcast - available once this episode is published publically
May 28, 2018
S1E3 Bangkok, Thailand: What To Eat & History of Thai Curry
53:55

History of Thai Curry AND the stories behind some of our favourite dishes in Bangkok, Thailand. We discuss the controversial history of one Thailand’s tastiest curries... PLUS a little adventurous eating of some of Thailand's more unusual high protein street snacks…

Get the full show notes, and a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Bangkok at https://foodfuntravel.com/bangkokpodcast

May 21, 2018
S1E2 Tacos Part 2 - Fish tacos and how pork shaped taco history
52:33

More Tacos! The history of 3 of Mexico's most popular taco styles

In this Episode:

  • The mystery and rivalry behind the invention of the modern fish taco
  • Is one of Mexico's most famous tacos really Mexican at all??
  • How pork shaped the world of tacos
  • PLUS: Will Megsy eat the strangest pork taco filling we've ever seen!?

FULL SHOW NOTES:

https://foodfuntravel.com/002

May 10, 2018
S1E1 Tacos: Are they really an ancient dish? (Part 1) Pilot
47:36

The unexpected history of Mexico's most famous dish: Tacos. Featuring Taco Professional & Food Historian, Jeffrey Pilcher (University of Toronto)

This is the first part of our 2 part pilot release.
Get ready for Foodie Info-tainment!

In this episode we head to Mexico... you will learn:

  • How tacos became a dish - and when.
  • What was the first ever taco style? (We go eat it, live!)
  • A roundup of some of Mexico's tastiest taco styles
  • What was the largest & most expensive taco in the world?

We keep things fun, light and tasty from start to finish!

Get the full show notes at https://foodfuntravel.com/001 

Feb 22, 2018
The Dish Season 1 Trailer
02:10

The New Podcast From Tommo & Megsy - Exploring the stories behind the world's best dishes. This trailer is a quick teaser about what is coming up in our New Podcast

The Full Season One Release Began in May 2018 and the initial 10 episode release will complete in Septmeber 2018.

 

Check out https://foodfuntravel.com/thedish for more info

Feb 15, 2018