The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Foods (Part 1)

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at the interesting reason why milk is white, yet cheddar cheese is yellow/orange.

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Moving on to the next section we look at the origin of pizza and the surprisingly recent time in which it actually became popular with the masses. We center the story of pizza around the well known documented history of the invention of Hawaiian Pizza. Finally, we look at some rather interesting facts about pineapples and how they became popular.

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  • Guys, love your show. But… I tried to leave a podcast review for you. I really did. Two hours i spent trying. If you are in an Android only environment as I am (no iApple anything, no PC) it is physically impossible to do so. Can’t do it on spotify. Can’t do it on stitcher, can’t do it on Apple music (No iTunes on android). can’t do it on Google play or Google podcast. Can’t do it on podcast addict (preferred platform for me, yes I installed and removed all the others this morning). can’t even do it on websites with android. Yep, tried multiple times. Simply not possible.

    • Daven Hiskey

      Haha, A for effort :-). I’ll add you to the list to make sure you’re included. 🙂 I believe you can do it on Castbox at least. There are a few others, but I can’t remember off the top of my head. But, ya, the android podcasting scene could use some work. 🙂

  • Transcript transcript transcript.

    I can read the transcript in several minutes or I can spend 53 minutes listening to a guy meander. Why would I want to do that?

    Transcript transcript transcript.

    • Daven Hiskey

      Because when you’re doing the dishes, driving in traffic, shoveling the driveway, etc. etc. etc. you can’t sit there and read. It’s nice to have something enjoyable to listen to. That’s what podcasts are for.

      • Which only reinforces the need for a transcript. I’m not shoveling snow, etc, but I am sitting down for a few minutes and I can read.