Showing posts with label food history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food history. Show all posts

19 April 2019

Random Facts About...Chocolate! (Aztecs and Easter Eggs)

Found this cool blog and simply must let others know about it.  Here there are 10 random curiosities about one of the most delicious things in the world: chocolate! Beginning with the Aztecs ... 


Random Facts About...Chocolate!
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**  This is such a cool blog, even though the posts archives stop in 2016.  If you think the chocolate post is cool, you should read the one about The World's Most Expensive Ice Cream

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It's the Easter season. That time of the year when ... the Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs are found in all the stores. I love those treats!  Do you know they make Easter eggs with Oreo cookies?  

  • Fascinating Facts Recorded in Food History: "With the rise of Christianity in Western Europe, the church adapted many pagan customs and the egg, as a symbol of new life, came to represent the Resurrection. Some Christians regarded the egg as a symbol for the stone being rolled from the sepulchre." (Source:  How the Cadbury Easter Eggs Became a Tradition




15 January 2018

California Cuisine - History, Features and Fun Facts

California cuisine?  What's that?  Uh (???) … duh??  Food prepared by California chefs.

Wild guess!



Each bullet point presented below has been explored in much further detail by fellow freelance writer Om Paramapoonya and presented in an article titled:








  • The term “California cuisine” was first used by food critics and magazine editors.
  • California has diverse agriculture and people. Thus, the cuisine reflects the variety of local produce and seafood, and the fusion of ethnic diversities, mainly, Mexicans, Europeans, and Asians/Pacific Islanders.
  • Californians have a health-conscious culture and food artisans, farmers' markets and organic farming are highly respected, valued and appreciated.
  • Signature dishes served in restaurants typically highlight: artichokes, avocado, dry jack cheese, goat cheese, roasted garlic ("stinking rose"), sourdough bread, sun dried tomatoes, and … whatever produce is in season, at the time.
  • California classic dishes – such as Cioppino (a fish stew), Oyster Cocktail, the California roll and California-Style Pizza – each have an interesting history about their origins.


The facts are fun!  Did not the story of how the California-Style Pizza came to be.  Know it now!  :)

California Cuisine - History, Features and Fun Facts

"What is California cuisine?" my boyfriend skeptically asked, as I told him I was going to write about it. In spite of having lived in California his whole life, he still wasn't sure how to describe the style of cooking in this region. I guess it's not that strange for many Californians to feel this way.


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Since we're on the topic of pizza.  October is National Pizza Month in the USA.  So this post isn't dated October and the celebration is either a little early (too soon in the year) or a little late (missed it last year).   Eh!  I'm sure pizza celebrated all year round in Italy.  You've got two choices.  Pretend it's October OR pretend you're in Italy.  (Of course, if you are in Italy, no need to pretend.)  




05 October 2017

Food History : Burger King Halloween Burgers Only in Japan

Food Fact:  Premium Kuro Burger: newly introduced for Halloween 2012


The debate about Who Invented the Burger has been ongoing for years and the claims are still unsettled. Answers.com is loaded with answers.  

Burgers are a favorite food around the world. But the image of the black burger is not really making me salivate.  May or may not on an official Andrew Zimmern’s list for bizarre foods.  Don’t know.  Didn’t check.  But – no offense intended – it made my list for ugliest food I’ve ever seen!  However, to celebrate the fun of Halloween, perhaps I could be persuaded to taste it … IF … someone bought me a round trip ticket to Japan. :)

Burger King Halloween Burgers –  BK’s Halloween menu, available only in Japan.  Westerners did not immediately warm up to the idea of a black burger.

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/2015/10/burger-king-new-halloween-burger-turns-poo-green

That was then.  This is now.

Perhaps the blog post title should be revised to
"Burger King Halloween Burgers Were Once Only in Japan"

It's 2017 and black food is becoming a trend.





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08 May 2015

Exotic Fruit: Pomegranates

Grew up in Miami, South Florida, which is just a 30-minute plane ride to The Bahamas. Both places have a wonderful array of all kinds of fruit – some people say tropical fruit, some say exotic fruit – no matter! It's fruit like sugar apples, star fruit, etc. and they are exquisitely delicious. 

But one of the fruits that I find the most enjoyable doesn't grow in either places. POMEGRANATES! I really love pomegranates. Did you know this fruit has a very interesting history?


(P.S. When you arrive at the page, scroll all the way down to find out where to get a recipe for Pomegranate Christmas Cake and I hope you will support the inclusion of pomegranates in the traditional Thanksgiving cornucopia by voting PRO in the Poll.)
 
Pomegranate Fruits. EspaƱol: Una granada, frut...

Pomegranate Fruits.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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