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History’s Most Bizarre Food Disasters Explained

History’s Most Bizarre Food Disasters Explained

Let’s talk about some often-overlooked historical tidbits that remind us food can be large-scale terrifying, can wreak havoc on entire cities, and can claim lives on a massive scale. These are some of the world’s strangest food-related disasters – and some are more recent than you might expect. The idea of a tank of molasses …

The History of Ketchup

The History of Ketchup

– [Narrator] Fast food’s biggest hero comes in a surprisingly small package. About 300 B.C., Chinese farmers mixed fermented fish and various spices to make the earliest known version of ketchup. 1700, British sailors go to Southeast Asia and discover ketchup. They take it back to Europe and add ingredients, like beer, pickles, and tomatoes. …

The History of Four Loko

The History of Four Loko

– In 2010, one 23.5 ounce camo can turned the entire world loko. Human beings have been combining caffeine and booze for centuries. Italians would spike espresso with grappa and call it caffe corretto. In Spain, they’d use whisky or brandy and call it carajillo. Things changed in the 1970s when a Thai business man …

Food History: Ramen

Food History: Ramen

If the first thing you picture when you hear ramen is this, you can thank Momofuku Ando. And World War II…and the Yakuza crime syndicate. Let’s begin in August, 1945. Japan had just announced its surrender to the Allies, and Ando was walking through war-torn Osaka. The Allied Forces’ aerial bombing had wrought destruction on …

The Food That Built America Ultimate Quiz | History

You know a soda fountain up in Alpharetta just telling coca-cola Really? That’s what you’re saying is my deal with you isn’t exclusive just make a conversation We should sell the cereal market it to every man woman and child you’re helping every single patient that comes through these doors But we could help more …

Nachos (Food History Ep. 2)

Nachos (Food History Ep. 2)

Nachos were invented in Mexico, by a Mexican, but they’re not exactly Mexican food. They’re enormously successful, available in restaurants around the world, but their creator wasn’t even a chef. Confused? Me too. All the time. Let’s go back to the 1940s. Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya was working at Club Victoria in the border town of …

Food History: Mashed Potatoes

Food History: Mashed Potatoes

During the Seven Years War of the mid-1700s, a French army pharmacist named Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was captured by Prussian soldiers. As a prisoner of war, he was forced to live on rations of potatoes. In mid-18th century France, this would practically qualify as cruel and unusual punishment: potatoes were thought of as feed for livestock, …

Chemical Leavening Discoveries Part 1

Chemical Leavening Discoveries Part 1

welcome to exploring the 18th century with James Townsend inside today we’re starting a series of in-depth episodes are related to leavening and specifically chemical leavening today I’m joined by Kevin Carter he’s the guy who’s usually behind the camera he does a lot of the research and writing here at James Townsend and son …