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#57 The Beginning of Cadbury

Written on September 1, 2016
This is the story of the early days of Cadbury. We are going right to the very beginning of the story - to a time before the Cadbury brand even existed. With the evolution of Cadbury, we’ll also see the evolution of chocolate - from a bitter drink to a…

#56 Waffle Frolic

Written on August 9, 2016
Hey food buffs! Join the waffle frolic! Let's learn about waffles!!! Waffles are made from a batter, including flour, butter, sugar, eggs, water or milk, and leavening. And this batter is pressed and cooked between two hot plates with some kind of design on it. The pattern on the waffle,…

#55 The Sriracha Story

Written on July 26, 2016
This is the story of the extremely popular and iconic Huy Fong Foods hot sauce - Sriracha. The company, Huy Fong Foods, is an American success story. The founder, David Tran, left Vietnam in 1979 and ended up in the U.S., along with many of his fellow refugees. He had…
Hey Food Buffs, this episode is all about vending machines. You have all probably used a vending machine before - you put in a coin, bill, or credit card, select your item, and out it comes. It’s the quickest purchase you can make. This convenient system for buying things started…

#53 How Jell-O Became Popular

Written on June 9, 2016
This is the story of Jell-O - a cheap and easy-to-make gelatin-based dessert product. There were other competitors that came before Jell-O that had basically the same product of powdered gelatin in a package with flavoring added to it, but Jell-O made gelatin desserts popular at a time when gelatin…

#49 The Slaughterhouse Revolution

Written on April 12, 2016
For this incredible true story, we spoke to one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the Heroes category for 2010. Her name is Temple Grandin and she is our hero. This is the story of a slaughterhouse revolution. It starts with what is called the "McLibel Case". In 1991,…
This is part two of our space food story! As a recap, in part one we had the first bit of the Chris Hadfield interview, and we spoke to the author of "The Martian", Andy Weir, who described how his character, Mark Watney, managed to grow potatoes on Mars. Don’t…
This story is so HUGE that we broke it into 2 parts - so make sure you also check out "Space Food Part 2 - Chris Hadfield, Dr. Louisa Preston, Chris Patil". You will learn about everything from how one eats in zero gravity to how someone could survive all…