The cayenne peppers as well as other chili peppers can trace their seven thousand year history to Central and South America, regions whose cuisines are renowned for their hot and spicy flavors. They have been cultivated in these regions for more than seven thousand years, first as a decorative item and later as a foodstuff and medicine.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Pietro Ferrero, owner and founder of the Ferrero Company from the Piedmont district of Italy, invented the spread. Ferrero originally began adding hazelnuts to chocolate during WWII when cocoa was being rationed. Hazelnuts were plentiful in the Piedmont area, and they helped to stretch the amount of cocoa Ferrero was allotted during rationing.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The tomato, fabulous nutritious fruit known as a vegetable. It's hard to believe that such a widely used food source was once considered deadly poisonous. Available year round in fresh and preserved forms, there is no shortage of uses for this versatile "vegetable."
Monday, September 16, 2013
Louisiana Fish Fry Products traces its roots back to 1959 when Donaldsonville, Louisiana native Tony Pizzolato opened a small retail and wholesale produce business in the city of Baton Rouge.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Today, cheddar ranks as one of the most popular cheeses in the world. Just within the United States, some claim that almost 90% of all cheese sold is some type of cheddar. Certainly, it is the cheese for which England is best known.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Carrot roots should be firm, smooth, relatively straight and bright in color. The deeper the orange color, the more beta carotene is in the carrot. Avoid carrots that are excessively cracked as well as those that are limp or rubbery.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Olives were more than likely first domesticated in the Mediterranean basin some 6,000 years ago. It is thought that oil from the olive was one of several attributes that likely made the bitter fruit attractive enough to result in its domestication. However, the production of olive oil, the deliberate pressing of oil out of olives, is currently documented no earlier than 2500 BC.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
In 1932, C.E. Doolin walked into a San Antonio cafe and purchased a bag of corn chips. Little did he dream this savory chip would become one of the nation's most popular snacks.