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/


“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.”

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

B02 Tabasco Sauce

September 7, 2018
In This Episode:
  • The Story Of Tabasco Sauce
  • Did The Creator of Tabasco Sauce Steal The Recipe?
  • Plus, Fun Facts About Tabasco Sauce!

This is one of our “Shopping List” bonus episodes which are only available to our paid subscribers. In this shopping list series we discus the stories of famous ingredients and condiments.

B01 Worcestershire Sauce

September 7, 2018
In This Episode
  • The history of one of the world’s most famous condiments
  • We debunk the origin myth surrounding the original recipe for Worcestershire Sauce
  • PLUS, Almost 200 years of history, Worcester Sauce From Inception to now

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:


S1E7 Georgia 1of2: Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) & How Georgia’s History Shaped Their Cuisine

August 18, 2018
In Part 1 of our Georgian Cuisine Double episode Featuring the food of the Republic of Georgia and it's capital, Tbilisi:
  • We explore how Georgia’s history shaped the unique cuisine they have today
  • The evidence that shows Georgia to be the birthplace of wine
  • Khachapuri: The cheesy bread that could rival pizza as the best cheese and bread combo in the world.
  • Was pizza the precursor to this? Or did Georgian Khachapuri have a different origin…

Part 1 of 2: Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) & How Georgia’s History Shaped Their Cuisine

Get the full companion article featuring 60+ must try Georgian dishes at:


S1E5 History of Kimchi & What To Eat In Seoul, Korea

June 5, 2018

Seoul, South Korea: The stories behind kimchi and some of our favourite dishes. PLUS, we ask, why are they sending kimchi into space?

ALSO, Whose dish is it anyway? The story of Fried Chicken in South Korea and Tommo tries a dish that’s having second thought about being eaten…

Get the full show notes, and a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Seoul at https://foodfuntravel.com/seoulpodcast

S1E4 Pad Thai History - The Story Of Thailand’s National Dish

May 28, 2018
Military coups and political propaganda… The surprising origin story of Thailand’s national dish - The Pad Thai
Plus, some of our favourite places in Thailand to eat Pad Thai, and the chance to eat a Pad Thai with a difference…
Get the full show notes, and a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Pad Thai at https://foodfuntravel.com/padthaipodcast - available once this episode is published publically

S1E2 Tacos Part 2 - Fish tacos and how pork shaped taco history

May 10, 2018

More Tacos! The history of 3 of Mexico's most popular taco styles

In this Episode:

  • The mystery and rivalry behind the invention of the modern fish taco
  • Is one of Mexico's most famous tacos really Mexican at all??
  • How pork shaped the world of tacos
  • PLUS: Will Megsy eat the strangest pork taco filling we've ever seen!?