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In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, delves into the history of cake. It is a story that takes us back to the times of the Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians, where cakes have been used not just as food for the living but also for the afterlife; through the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans, where “Placenta” cakes abound; through the Middle Ages, the 18th century and the 19th century, when cakes went from being hefty to being whisked and light; and right through to the present day. And, of course, this story takes us back to the origins of the birthday cake, wedding cake, Christmas cake, and yes, even the fruitcake. It’s a story that is both fascinating and mouth-watering. 


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Cake - EAT MY GLOBE by Simon Majumdar

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