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The history of…

Exploring the fascinating histories of some of the world's most popular ingredients, drinks and food stuffs. These food podcasts delve into the past, up to the present, and on into the future..

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Who's involved

Neil Buttery

Contributor

Evolutionary Biologist and Food Historian

When people ask 'how much is the British Empire and modern Britain dependent on sugar and slavery?' Well, there wouldn't be one without it.

Neil Buttery

Mary Gwynn

Contributor

Food Writer

The Jubilee saw people getting together, breaking bread together. We hadn't done that for a few years so there were a lot of symbolic things taking place.

Mary Gwynn

Blair Bowman

Contributor

Founder, World Whisky Day

You need a hell of a lot of water to make whisky. Scotland's got fascinating geology. There'll be different water depending on where you are.

Blair Bowman

Liz Sagues

Contributor

Wine Writer and Author

We can make really, really lovely wine in England. Wine which you can celebrate with. I think that's lovely.

Liz Sagues