Broccoli has its roots in Italy. In ancient Roman times, broccoli was developed from wild cabbage. It spread through out the Near East where it was appreciated for its edible flower heads and was subsequently brought back to Italy where it was further cultivated. Broccoli was introduced to the United States in colonial times, Italian immigrants brought this vegetable with them to the New World.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Aside from salt, black pepper is a popular pantry item, years ago it was used as currency. The majority of savory recipes include some form of black pepper as an ingredient.
Friday, May 1, 2015
The terms "shrimp" and "prawns" can be confusing. Even scientists often use these words inconsistently. Larger shrimp often come from freshwater, are referred to as "prawns," while smaller shrimp often come from saltwater habitats, are called "shrimp." The size, "large" typically means that you get about 40 or less per cooked pound, in comparison to about 50 for "medium" and 60 for "small". But from a science perspective, both shrimp and prawns can come from saltwater or freshwater, and there is no absolute standard for measuring small, medium, or large.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Farm raised catfish is the largest aquaculture industry in the United States. In 2005, the U.S. catfish industry produced 600 million pounds of catfish from 165,000 pond water acres. The farm-raised catfish industry at $450 million in annual production value has the highest economic value of any aquaculture industry in the United States. The next highest valued aquaculture industry in the country is trout, valued at $74 million in annual production.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Onions are native to Middle East and Asia, and have been cultivated for more than five thousand years. Onions were highly regarded by the Egyptians. They use them as currency to pay the workers who built the pyramids, but they also placed them in the tombs of kings, such as Tutankhamen, so that they could carry these gifts bestowed with spiritual significance with them to the afterlife.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
In the beginning, the popular Worcestershire Sauce begins in the early 1800s, in the county of Worcester. Lord Sandys, was eager to duplicate a recipe he'd acquired.He had requested two chemists, John Lea and William Perrins, to created the first batch of the sauce.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
No matter how many appetizers you serve at a get together, the first things to go are the deviled eggs. We all love the easy classic appetizers. We love the traditional way but we also love to change things a bit. Be sure to leave a comment and tell me what is your favorite.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Olives are one of the oldest foods and thought to have originated in Crete or Syria between five and seven thousand years ago. The olive tree has provided food,since ancient time, also provided fuel, timber and medicine for many civilizations, and has been regarded as a symbol of peace. The venerable oil of the olive has been consumed since as early as 3,000 B.C.