Canadians in WW1 regularly executed prisoners and exploited truces. "[He] described the practice of lobbing tins of corned beef into a neighbouring German trench. When the Canadians started hearing happy shouts of β€œMore! Give us more!” they then let loose with an armload of grenades." nationalpost.com/news/can…
β€œBlack Forest Ham” comes from the Black Forest region of Germany, where it was originally coated with beef blood to give it its dark color. leaf.tv/articles/differen…
During the 1960s, Colonel Harland Sanders of KFC fame attempted to branch out (albeit unsucsessfully); among some of the things he tried were opening his own fish and roast beef restaurants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned about an Indian state called Kerala where beef fry, a dish made with beef cubes, coconut, curry leaves, and spices is an intrinsic part of their cuisine and is considered a "secular dish". bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
The Yale Tablets contain the world's oldest recorded recipes that were written in 1700 BC. In 2018, a team recreated its recipe for beef stew. bookriot.com/history-of-c…
John Young, who was NASA's longest serving astronaut, got into trouble early on in his career for smuggling a corned beef sandwich into space. Today, a replica of the famous sandwich is preserved at the Grissom Memorial Museum in Mitchell, Indiana. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The flat-iron steak was identified as recently as 2002. It was the result of the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska trying to find a way to get more use out of the cheaper chuck, which was previously used primarily for ground beef. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Today I learned of William Scurry developed the self-firing rifle which worked simply by having water from one bully beef tin drip into a lower tin. This ruse led to the Turkish defenders believing that there were still troops opposing them, even after the soldiers had been evacuated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The fat levels of Kobe beef might sound unhealthy, but it's actually the opposite. Kobe beef is filled with unsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels. mashed.com/132543/the-sha…
The Slim Jim beef jerky factory in Garner coincidentally closed down on the same day that spokesman "Macho Man" Randy Savage died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
A roast beef fast food chain originally went by the name JAX Roast Beef, then it was sold and changed to RIX Roast Beef, then sold and changed back to JAX Roast Beef, and then eventually changed to Rax Roast Beef, to be more suitable for franchising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rax…
In the 1920s, a man convinced his wife to pull out all her teeth and then refused to buy her dentures because it was β€˜cheaper to feed her soup than solid food’. The wife took him to court and the man was told to get her two new sets of teeth and at least a beef steak a week. stanforddailyarchive.com/…
Today I learned about Windows 7 Whopper. It was sold at Burger King in Japan for the promotion of Microsoft's Windows 7. The hamburger contained 7 stacked beef patties, weighed almost 1 kg, and had more than 1,000 cal. The promotion period was extended from 7 days to 16 days due to unexpected popularity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
A dutch chef has created one of the most expensive burgers in the world with wagyu beef, lobster and the bun covered in 24-karat gold. foodandwine.com/news/dutc…
After officially being prohibited for many years, eating beef in Japan was legalised in 1871 as part of an effort to introduce western culture to the country en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak…
When the term β€˜veggie burger’ was used in 1976, it meant a regular ground beef hamburger topped with vegetables. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Reindeer meat is actually some of the healthiest meat out there. It contains way less fat than beef, and Norwegians are known to eat smoked reindeer, grilled reindeer, reindeer pizza and reindeer tartare melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
Today I learned Shepherd's Pie is made with minced lamb or mutton, while one with minced beef is properly called a cottage pie. culinarycraftiness.com/co…
The scientist that discovered how sweat regulated body temperature did so by standing in an oven. On occasion he was joined by a colleague, a dog, and beef steaks. The food cooked, the men and dog were fine. publicdomainreview.org/co…
That ostrich meat is red meat unlike other poultry. It is closer too beef than it is chicken. animals.howstuffworks.com…
According to the testimony of people who have eaten other people, the taste of human meat does not reflect its beef-like appearance. Serial killers and Polynesian cannibals have described human as being most akin to pork. The taste also depends on how it is prepared and what cut is sampled. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Mcdonald’s stopped using beef tallow in their French fries after a wealthy heart attack survivor spent $3 million dollars on full page newspaper ads calling out the chain for their unhealthy menu. news.com.au/lifestyle/foo…
An astronaut smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space. After taking a bite, crumbs and rye started floating around the cabin. It has been referred to as '$30 million sandwich.' NASA have taken steps to prevent corned-beef sandwiches from being taken on future flights. space.com/39341-john-youn…
94% of the water calculated for the production of beef is "green water" which is water that falls on the grazing land where cows are kept. Only 3.5% of the water used in production is "blue" water that's appropriate for municipal use waterfootprint.org/media/…
Corned Beef & Cabbage (a favorite St. Patrick's Day dish in America) isn't Irish whatliesbeyond.boards.net…
Chili originates as a portable trail meal. A mixture of beans, chilies, and beef suet would be pounded together and left out to dry. Travelers would then drop the β€˜chili brick’ over boiling water over a campfire and serve. whatscookingamerica.net/H…
The neon lights above Gordon Ramsey Steakhouse in Las Vegas are actual recorded hand movements of Gordon Ramsey making his signature dish Beef Wellington tripadvisor.com/LocationP…
There is no corn involved in making corned beef, the 'corns' are the name for coarse grains of salt used in the curing process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The wattana panich in Bangkok restaurant is serving a Thai beef noodle brew that has been simmering for 45 years. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
John Glenn was the first American to eat in space. His menu included a toothpaste-like tube filled with pureed beef and vegetables, a tube packed with applesauce, and some sugar tablets that he dissolved in water. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
Crickets are 65%-70% protein whereas beef is 17%-40% protein draxe.com/cricket-flour/
Burger King Japan collaborated with Microsoft to release the Windows 7 Whopper in 2009. It has 7 beef patties and costs 777Β₯ to the first 30 customers each day. engadget.com/2009-10-22-b…
Clara Peller, a retired manicurist, was hired at age 80 as a temp on a commercial set. Her voice and manner brought an acting contract, and she became rich and famous from Wendy's "Where's the beef" campaign and later roles during the last 5 years of her life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Today I learned of the Beefalo, a 3/8 bison and 5/8 domestic cattle hybrid designed to mix the flavor and characteristics of beef and bison meat. americanbeefaloassociatio…
"Wagyu beef" just means "Japanese beef beef". wagyu.org/breed-info/what…
Before McDonald's switched from cooking its fries in beef tallow to vegetable oil, the fries had more saturated beef fat than their hamburgers. 1.cdn.edl.io/CHDvekuIjSZd…
During the Norman rule of England, the French language influenced English tremendously. Most of it were related to posh topics, notably cuisine. The words 'cow', 'pig', and 'sheep' are of Saxon origin, but the words 'beef', 'pork', and 'mutton' are of French origin. thedailymeal.com/eat/why-…
In 2008, a Mad Cow Disease beef recall was impelled by a whistleblower who took illegal, undercover footage of the sick cows. foodwhistleblower.org/fic…
The Spanish word "bistec" is simply an abbreviated loan word derived from "beef steak". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
John Young smuggled an illegal corned beef sandwich on board the Gemini 3 spacecraft in 1965. For this delicious stunt, he was given the first reprimand in NASA space mission history and his snack remains the only contraband sandwich to ever make it into space. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
That, after the Norman Conquest of England, nobles referred to the meat they ate in French, but the peasants who raised animals for meat referred to them in Anglo-Saxon. This is why modern English has words such as beef and pork for meat, but cow and pig for the animals it comes from. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
In 1935, to verify whether Coca-Cola was kosher, Rabbi Tobias Geffen was provided with its formula on the condition that he not disclose it. The Rabbi requested that the non-kosher beef tallow be substituted with a vegetable-based gylcerin, which was done, and the drink was declared kosher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tob…
Kobe Bryant was named after the Japanese beef from Japan nba.com/kobe-bryant-10-th…
In the 1990s, the US had an Emu Ranching boom and bust. Emu was expected to compete with beef, and a pair of breeding Emu could fetch as much as $50,000. When the market for Emu meet bust, a lot of ranchers left their gates open rather than deal with the large number of unwanted Emu. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
The name of the chain "Arby's" stands for "R.B."; however, it wasn't named for "Roast Beef", but rather for "Raffle Brothers", the founders of the Arby's chain. youtube.com/watch?v=f3wT2…
Most crayons are not vegan - they contain stearic acid, a derivative of beef tallow. southfloridareporter.com/…
Kobe Bryant is named after Kobe Beef after his parents saw it on a menu at a restaurant. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_B…
Kobe Bryant’s parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kob…
Kobe Bryant was named after Kobe Beef - the most expensive item on a menu his father saw. cbsnews.com/pictures/24-f…

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