Global Gastronomic Productions is the parent company for History by the Plate. At GGP we believe that food should not be processed: it should instead be prepared with love and with knowledge. To that end, we strive to provide top quality educational TV programming on not just the origins and history of food, but also how specific foods intersected with and influenced key moments in history. We’ll also provide instructions in the preparation of different dishes that helped change global society, and highlight various cooking techniques. It is our belief that, with this knowledge, individuals will be able to better comprehend how humans have, in the course of exploration and trade, engaged in cultural exchanges that shaped the best parts of society today, and armed with that understanding, not only develop a greater appreciation for the diversity and interrelationships in our current world setting, but also glean helpful ideas on meals, meal preparation and healthy foods from around the globe.
Who We Are
History By the Plate
Our Mission is to provide entertaining educational television programming, books, and videos that focus on the history and preparation of food while emphasizing its cultural origins and impacts.
Our purpose is to educate the public, through video and print, as to the varied and multi-cultural origins of their food, to both inspire a greater understanding of history, and a greater appreciation of the longstanding interconnectedness of humanity
We will produce the defining show and publish the top books on the topics of the origins, migrations, and preparation of food throughout history.
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Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
They’ve said about us
Ted took my cooking class in New Delhi a year back and has kept in touch with me ever since. I remember the day he took the class with a smile on my face; Ted’s a very happy, enthusiastic, and pleasant person, I can also say without any hesitation that he has been and continues to be one of the most passionate, ready to learn “students” I have had. He is “food” curious and often requests for and tries new recipes of Indian food. It has been a pleasure teaching Ted some tricks of Indian cooking, May he continue to cook up delicacies.
An enjoyable evening from a superb cook, Ted’s experiences in India really showed in his chicken rotis and splendid red curry. Every bite brought out the hot peppers that gave it a real fire.
Ted prepares a meal with the utmost care for all aspects: the ingredients, the process, and the presentation. His studious approach to the authenticity of recreating traditional fare while considering modern resources and palates results in delectable cuisine served with love.
If you are like me, the trajectory of your life can be plotted out in moments of notable culinary experiences. Ted’s cooking changed my course.
I’m lucky, I’ve had the privilege of not only hearing Ted lecture on various events in history, I also get to dine on every delicious meal he makes. He breathes life into history with his captivating stories, and he bathes each meal with love so that each new bite is better than the last.