American patriot, Benjamin Franklin, and his food predilections. One of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and a singer of the US constitution, he was also a great proponent of local American produce as a way to avoid dependence on foreign imports.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Parsley is a wonderfully nutritious and healing food, it is often under appreciated. Most folks don’t realize that this vegetable has more uses than just being a decorative garnish that accompanies restaurant meals. They do not know that parsley is actually a store hose of nutrients and that it features a delicious green and vibrant taste.
Friday, May 10, 2013
People have been eating pancake for a very long time. According to Alan Davidson, in the Oxford Companion to Food (Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1999), the first mention of anything other than just a bread baked on a griddle is in Apicius, who talks about cakes from a batter of eggs, milk, water and flour.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Before industrialization, salt was extremely expensive and labor intensive to harvest mass quantities of salt necessary for food preservation and seasoning. This made salt an extremely valuable commodity. Entire economies were based on salt production and trade.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The origin of the has not yet been determined; science suggests it may be northwestern India, cultivated for more than 2,500 years. Arab brought the lemons to the Middle East and Africa sometime after 100 C.E
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
History has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidently fell into a pail of hot water at the cheese factory near Naples, soon thereafter the first pizza was made! New cheeses are often formulated when mistakes happen, so there well may be truth in the tale!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
No one is sure where the meatball originated and early recipes are difficult to find. It's easy to ascertain though, that meatballs as we know them, made with ground meat, were not possible until meat grinders were invented.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
As you may have notice in your grocery store, bananas are picked and shipped green. They are the only fruit that actually develop better color, aroma, and sweetness when ripened after harvest. Bananas ripen rather quickly after being harvested and will also hasten ripening of other fruits in their vicinity.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
If you could follow the scent of pasta through the millennia, it's no exaggeration to say that the entire history of civilization would be traced. The trail would span cultures and continents ranging from Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, America, and parts of Africa, and reach back at least 3,500 years.