Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Little History

There’s nothing that makes a person feel more at home than homemade chocolate chip cookies (CCC). It’s the kind of treat most kids grew up loving and it’s the kind of treat that most people consider as their comfort food. The thought of homemade chocolate chip cookies almost always bring a smile to most people

The Origins and History of Gin

Gin is a juniper berry-flavored grain spirit . The word is an English shortening of Genever, the Dutch word for juniper. The origins of Gin are rather murky. In the late 1580s a juniper-flavored spirit of some sort was found in Holland by British troops who were fighting against the Spanish in the Dutch War

The History of Wine Goblets

I know what your thinking. A goblet is nothing more than a cup. Well, your right. But did you know the history behind this cup goes back to the 1300s. Goblets have been used as far back as the earliest religious ceremonies. Wine has been the primary drink of choice for it and continues to

The History of Cupcakes

While no one is quite certain where cupcakes came from, it is known that they made an appearance in the United States sometime in the 19th Century. Called Fairy Cakes in the United Kingdom, cupcakes revolutionized how cake was made and mothers across the land lauded the blessing. Prior to the introduction of the cupcake

The History of Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chocolate chip cookie was invented by a lady named Ruth Wakefield in 1933 and like many great recipes today it was discovered completely by accident. Ruth was the owner of the Toll house Inn which was located in Whitman, Massachusetts which was a very popular place to take in some good home cooked meals.

The History of Cakes

Cake is a dessert that nearly everyone has enjoyed at some point during their life. As a child, getting a slice of chocolate cake from one’s parents was more like a gift from the gods. Cake recipes have changed quite a bit over time, but the pleasure they give has stayed intact over the years.

A Rich History of the Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is a confectionery conundrum: it seems you either love it, or you hate it. But either way, theres no denying the appeal of this rich dessert throughout history. Food historians tell us that the origins of carrot cake were likely a type of carrot pudding enjoyed during medieval times. Later, during the Middle

The History of the Chocolate Cake

The chocolate cake is one of the mostly eaten cakes of today with hundreds of different varieties, shapes and sizes it amazing how far cookery has come. This sort of cake has been around for hundreds of years have been improved on many times. This kind of cake has a history that dates right back

History of Laffy Taffy – America’s Candy

For those who have no idea what I’m referring to, Laffy Taffy is a chewy candy that is one of the most famous candy brands in America. Outside America, taffy is also known as toffee. Either way, it’s sweet, sticky and extremely popular among big and small kids alike. The history of Laffy Taffy began

Oak Wine Barrels – A Short History

The person who makes oak wine barrels is called a cooper. It comes form the latin word “cupa” which means vat. Research has not uncovered who actually made the first wine vats, but it is known that the Celts arrived in Burgandy, France, in the 13th century BC. They were a much progressed “tribe” who

The Specialty and History of Kumbakonam Degree Coffee

Coffee has for long been a delectable beverage inspiring millions across the globe. Tracing its roots to ancient Ethiopia, coffee is today an acclaimed “global beverage” that has captured the imagination of the masses and lent itself to be an inseparable part of their everyday life. According to a study by Ponte Stefano published in

An Early History of Coffee – From Ethiopia to the Middle East

Ethiopia, considered by many archeologists to be the birthplace of the first Homo sapiens some 400,000 years ago, is also believed to have given his descendants a very popular, energizing, and stimulating drink -coffee. The first coffee plants are said to have come from a region called Kaffa in southwestern Ethiopia. Some lexicographers actually consider

History of Baking

Baking has been many cultures’ favorite technique for creating snacks, desserts, and accompaniments to meals for many years. Now, it is very well-known as the method for creating sweets and all sorts of wondrous mouthwatering pastries. In ancient history, the first evidence of baking occurred when humans took wild grass grains, soaked it in water,

The History of Chaga in Herbal Medicine

Chaga Mushroom Ancient and Vast History Called the “Gift from God” or the “King of Herbs,” the Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) has been respected for thousands of years throughout Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, Northern United States, North Carolina mountains and Canada. Since the 16th century Chaga has been used in folk and botanical

The History of the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker’s history is not a long one. Back in the beginning of the 1960s, the electric bean cooker was first made by the “West Bend Corporation”. This cooker was brought out as the Bean Pot. It was basically a crock pot on a tray that heated up. The Beanery was the actually the

Latin American Food And Its History

Thanks to the geographical location from the United States while using Latin American countries, the its meals has turn out to be very well-known while using Americans. From tacos to roasted pork to fried plantains, name them and you are going to get it in quite a few from the American shops. This foodstuff is

The History of Koi Fish and Surprising Koi Fish Facts

Koi Fish have become the most expensive and sought after ornamental fish. The hobby of keeping koi did not start out this way. Read all about the beautiful Koi fish, its fascinating history, surprising koi fish facts and how koi fish keeping and breeding became the hugely popular hobby it is today. Today, Koi fish

Authentic Vietnamese Pho Noodles – A Symbol of Culture and History Abound

Everyone needs to eat. It is a simple fact and has made many entrepreneurs successful in restaurant businesses. There are Vietnamese restaurants throughout the country. Even though this sophisticated cuisine remains largely unknown to the general public. Most popular dish is Pho and is a secret of success in this most popular, challenging, colorful, savory,

Some Interesting McDonald’s Franchise History

The first McDonald’s franchise was given to Nathan Fox in 1953 and opened in Phoenix Arizona. This was thirteen years after the McDonald brothers opened their first McDonald’s restaurant. Dick and Mack had begun their McDonald’s legacy with a restaurant in San Bernardino California in 1940 with a menu that has 25 items on it.

The History of Rice Cookers

Rice has been a staple food of mankind across thousands of civilizations for almost as long as recorded history. As such, the cooking of rice dates back almost as far, which in essence requires the same basic principle steps today as it ever has. In short, the rice itself, hot water or steam and something

History, Present and Benefits of Indian Spices

For centuries south Asian region has been rich. Rich with it’s spices and food recipes. For years, the region lured various different crusaders to invade the region over centuries. Beginning from the 14th century, the moghuls invaded and ruled, what is today the Indian subcontinent, for over three centuries. And then came the marvelous voyages

History of Ketchup

Ketchup dates back as far as 1600 AD when sailors traveling to China discovered a sauce made of soy or oysters called ‘ketsiap’. This version quickly changed ingredients to include mushrooms, anchovies, shallots, and lemon peel. Then in the late 1700’s tomato ketchup appeared in Nova Scotia and began the transformation to today’s sweet tomato

Brief History Of Robot Coupe

When the French catering company employee Pierre Verdun realized that his clients spent a great deal of time preparing vegetables he designed the first basic food processor. It was a very basic model and was not much more than a bowl with a blade in the bottom that moved to agitate the ingredients. This was

Tazo Tea – History and Rise to Popularity

Many people have become familiar with Tazo Tea through their relationship with Starbucks coffee. The tasty and stylish tea has gained in notoriety and is now available in most fine food stores as well as exclusively through Starbucks Coffee. Many Starbucks even sell a bottle variety of Tazo Tea’s cold drinks line. Of those who

Explore The History of Tortoises

We see giant tortoises at the zoo and we know that many people keep tortoises as pets, even the larger breeds. When we hear about the history or tortoises, we seem to understand that these are extremely ancient animals that have been around long before the humans that keep them captive and will probably be

The History of Bread Pudding – Part 1

Welcome back to the Italian Desserts. This post is the beginning of another diversion of sorts. Over the new few postings, we will be discussing bread pudding history and some recipes along the way. I am digressing again because my research into the world of Italian desserts has taken me WAY back in time, took

History Of Some Of The Popular Indian Caterers

Undoubtedly, Indian food has gained a lot of popularity all over the world. There is not a continent where Indian food is not served copiously. Although, the Indian influence in food first travelled to Europe due to the British India Company, it was not long before travellers from Europe carried this taste to other parts

The Cu Chi Tunnels: Travelling Through Time and History

It is bad enough to live in cramped quarters without any electricity, how much more in a tunnel shared with thousands of other people. Impossible as it sounds, but this was how more than 16,000 Vietnamese lived for many years in what is now known as the Cu Chi Tunnels during their war with America

Fire Bowls: A Brief History of Hibachi

When many people think of hibachi, they think about the Japanese-style teppanyaki dining that’s popular among Japanese-style restaurants in the U.S. With its literal translation meaning “fire bowl,” the word refers more to the tool that cooks the food than it does to a particular style of dining. Historically, the tool wasn’t even used to

The History of Today’s Organic Farming

Since the beginning of time the growing of all foods that humans consumed was considered to be organic. Plant residues, animal wastes and elements of nature were used to increase the health of the soil to provide nutrients for healthy plants to grow and produce fruits and vegetables. Insects and pests were controlled by natural

Meat Slicers and Their History for Healthy Food Preparation

Meat Slicers are part of American food preparation. The product dates back to the nineteenth century. The first American slicer for meat came as early as 1909. They were at one time, an integral part of American manufacturing of food preparation products. The development occurred to slice more meat more quickly in delicatessens and butcher

Waffles – Contemporary Food with Thousands of Years of History

Although waffles seem to be a relatively contemporary food, they have been around, worldwide, for thousands of years. It is quite likely the Ancient Greeks ate extremely flat cakes, called obleios. However, it would appear the earliest evidence of the manufacture of waffle irons may have come up from Holland or Germany during the 1300s.

Farmall H Tractor – History and Manufacture

The magnificent Farmall H Tractor was built by International Harvester Corporation as a part of the “letter series” for 14 years from 1939 until 1953 covering the end of the Great Depression, the Great Dust Bowl and the during and throughout all the trials of World War Two. Symbolizing an extraordinary progression in farming it

The History of Hedgerows

The first hedgerows were merely strips of woodland marking the boundaries of fields carved out of the landscape by Bronze Age farmers. The oldest remaining hedge boundaries today are to be found in Cornwall. They are stone-faced earth banks often with vegetation growing at the top. They can be up to 4,000 years old. New

Chimineas – A Brief History

Chimineas are a great way outdoor kitchen piece of equipment that is very versatile, they not only look great but they are very practical. Many people now have chimineas in their back yards, as they not only cook food but also keep you very warm when the evening begins to get cooler. They are portable

History of Salsa Sauce – The Mexican Connection

The history of Salsa sauce originated with the Inca people. Salsa (combination of chilies, tomatoes and other spices) can be traced to the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. The Spaniards first encountered tomatoes after their conquest of Mexico in 1519-1521, which marked the beginning of the history of Salsa sauce. Aztec lords combined tomatoes with chili

The History of the Mexican Blanket

The ubiquitous nature of the Mexican blanket has left many people wondering just where did this iconic symbol of Mexico get its start. Legend has it that the Mexican blankets, known as serape (sometimes spelled Sarape) has its beginnings back in the days of the Aztecs, when they used bright colored cloth, stained from berries

A Short History of Enchiladas

Mexican food lovers will definitely be aware of the enchilada. Today, they are not only available at pure Mexican restaurants but are also found in restaurants offering Tex-Mex specialties, diners and also many supermarkets. An Enchilada is a simple corn tortilla rolled with meat and cheese. It can also be topped with spicy sauces or

The History Of TexMex Cuisine

You live in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or elsewhere in Texas and you love TexMex cuisine. That makes you a bona fide “chile head.” TexMex food is the specialty in these here parts and it’s got quite a history! The term “TexMex” first entered the common lexicon as a nickname for the Texas-Mexican Railway, chartered

A History of Food Delivery Services

The history of food delivery services traces its inception over sixty years. Since this time food delivery services still have the same basic principle to ensure that members of the community can have a hot, tasty and enjoyable meal. The first meal delivery services are believed to have been started in wartime London. As a

Craft Beer History Is Impressive

Ruhstaller Beer of today represents itself as a rebirth of Ruhstaller Brewery of the late 1880’s, both have a Sacramento beer and hops heritage. But the similarities continue between past and present with the strong commitment to locally sourced ingredients and quality. Today’s Ruhstaller’s has a California sourced ingredient list which almost exclusively showcases California

Today in History – What Happened on the 9th of June

68 – With the provinces and his own Praetorian guard rebelling against him, and having now been declared a public enemy by the Roman Senate, Emperor Nero committed suicide saying “What an artist the world is losing in me!” 1623 – British negotiators, who were finalising a treaty with the Indians near Potomac River in

Caja China Cooking History and Delicious Recipe Ideas

Seemingly, there is as much mystery surrounding the origins of the “caja china” as there is about how to use one for those not familiar with the roaster. Stories have been told about the roughly 150,000 Chinese laborers who came to Cuba in the 1850’s, and that they brought the cooking style to the island,

The History Of Italian Food

While some of the most popular dishes associated with the Italian culture include a tempting slice of pizza and a heaping plate of pasta, there is much more to the world of Italian cooking. Throughout the many regions in Italy, the distinctive cuisine of the Italians shines through in a wide-range of eating habits, styles

Caribbean Food – A Little History

The Arawak, Carib, and Taino Indians were the first inhabitants of the Caribbean islands. These first inhabitants occupied the present day islands of British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Their daily diet consisted of vegetables and fruits such as papaw, yams, guavas, and cassava. The Taino started the process of cooking