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The Fantastic History Of Food

18 EpisodesProduced by Nick Charlie KeyWebsite

Stories of the fun, bizarre and often ridiculous history of food. Packed with interesting tales like ‘The Man Who Ate King Louis XIV’s Heart’ and ‘The German Coconut Cult’.Join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food.Show your support by signing up on Patreon: Get Early… read more


17 - When Drinking Coffee Could Get You Decapitated

This is the 2nd episode in our two part series on coffee. Last time we heard about the origins of coffee discovered by dancing goats in Ethiopia, as well as a few scandinavian kings who took a particular dislike to what they believed was the devils brew. After a few human experiments and Prussian sniffer squads we find ourselves back here today about to talk about coffees role in the Ottoman empire. So if nothing of what I said back there made any sense, make sure to go back and have a listen to the previous episode titled “When a Swedish King Tried To Kill A Prisoner With Coffee" -

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