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  • 1 Monthly Historical Recipe Inspired by an EMG Podcast Episode
  • 1 Handwritten "Thank You" Card from Simon Majumdar After 6 Months of Continuous Membership at the Sous Chef or Chef de Cuisine Level
  • 1 EMG Logo Chopping Board after 6 Months of Continuous Membership at the Chef de Cuisine Level
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  • Access to 5 EMG Annotated Transcripts Per Month During the Period of the Membership & Upon Written Request
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About Eat My Globe

Simon Majumdar is the creator, writer and host of the “EAT MY GLOBE: Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Food” podcast.

For as long as Simon can remember, food has always meant far more to him than just what he puts in his mouth and stomach. He has always been just as interested in the impact food has had on culture and civilization and the impact that culture and civilization have, in turn, had on food.

It’s hard to overestimate the relationship between food, civilization and culture. Along with the need to defend themselves, it was the ability to raise crops and domesticate animals for milk, flesh and hides that first allowed humans to form into social groups that later became cities and nations. From the earliest records we have of civilizations and the beginning of the great empires of ancient times, food was an important tool to keep the populace happy, a source of trade and vast wealth, and even a way to pay troops (Roman soldiers were partly paid with hugely valuable salt giving us the Latin “Sal Dare” to give salt, which we still use today in the word “salary”).

Formalized routes for the trading of food became established (for example, the Spice Trail). As people migrated along these routes, they took their food, ingredients and cooking styles with them, interacting with the original inhabitants of each land in a symbiotic way that led to the creation of new dishes. This still goes on to this very day. You only need to drive around the United States and see the impact that the cuisine of new arrivals to America have on the restaurants in our main streets and shopping malls, and on TV, to see the power food can have. Which of you out there doesn’t crave BBQ (the result in different regions of the United States, of slavery and the immigration of German refugees.)? Who fails to think of chicken soup when they are ill or depressed (thanks to the influx of Ashkenazi Jews)? Even the All-American hamburger has a long history that dates back to the Roman empire and to the Mongolian warlord, Genghis Khan.

Wars and riots have been fought over food that we might now treat as cupboard staples. The stock exchanges we now look to every day to check our shares and 401(k)s were founded to sell options and futures in spices, and excesses and shortages in food supplies can still create vast wealth or shameful poverty.

This is what the “EAT MY GLOBE” podcast is all about. Not just sharing our joy for food, but also looking at some of the stories that make food one of the great sources of understanding our history.
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