Your Tasty Treat for the Week: The Fantastic History of Food

A History Podcast About the Life of Food

Food is an integral part of any culture. Each food has its own story, influencing cultures and leaving lasting impressions on people all around the world.

For this week’s podcast of the week, we’re featuring the Fantastic History of Food. This history podcast focuses on bringing its listeners unique tales centered on our favorite ingredients and cuisines.

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What We Like About The Fantastic History of Food

This podcast is fresh—no pun intended. There’s no other podcast out there covering history based on food the way the Fantastic History of Food does. This podcast gives listeners unique stories based on past events like the California Egg War of 1863 and what ninjas regularly ate.

Nick Charlie Key, host of Fantastic History of Food podcast, takes listeners on a journey through time to give a detailed imaginative experience of how different ingredients have affected cultures and influenced our future.

The Tidal Wave of Molasses that Killed 21 People

On their latest episode, the Fantastic History of Food dives into the unfortunate event that killed 21 people and injured 150 with a tidal wave of molasses.

Key takes listeners back to just a couple months after World War 1, where molasses became a hot commodity for many reasons. Listeners uncover the influence molasses had on the culture, unveiling remnants of where the first lollipops were starting to be made. The episode also details the unfortunate event that happened on January 15, 1919, where a molasses tank located at 529 Commercial Street exploded under too much pressure, killing and injuring those close enough to witness.

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