S2E7 Bali (Indonesia): What to eat. Satay, Nasi Kampur and more!

March 18, 2019
  • 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."

S2E6: What To Eat In Corfu, Greece (& The History Of Pastitsada)

March 11, 2019
 
  • 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

S2E5 History Of The Cuban Sandwich - Is It Cuban or Cuban-American?

March 4, 2019
  • 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/

 

S2E4 Cider (Hard Cider): From Apples To Alcohol, A 50M Year Story

February 25, 2019
  • 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.”

S2E3 What To Eat In Romania (& Bucharest)

February 18, 2019

 * 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.

S2E2 What To Eat Greek Island Hopping (Our Sun Fun You Voyage)

February 11, 2019
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!

S2E1 Lasagne: The Story Of Layered, Baked Pasta

February 4, 2019
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

S1E10 What to eat in Bologna & Emilia Romagna (Italy)

August 30, 2018
 
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

S1E9 Mezcal vs Tequila: The Story Of Mexico’s Agave Based Spirits

August 26, 2018

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 

S1E8 Georgia 2of2: What to Eat in Tbilisi & The Republic of Georgia

August 23, 2018
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