The deep-dish pizza was invented in 1943 when someone at the small pizza shop Pizzeria Uno in Illinois decided to make a pizza using a cake mold. tuscaneats.com/the-histor…
Today I learned about a traditional dish in Rochester made up of a disorganized combination of food known as the "Garbage Plate" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
There is a Peruvian dish called Cuy which consists of cooked Guinea Pig. thedailymeal.com/travel/w…
In the movie Ratatouille (2007), the recipe used to make the dish is a real recipe designed by a famous chef known as Thomas Keller...it takes 4 hours to make bigoven.com/recipe/thomas…
Today I learned of the longest word in Greek, a dish invented by the ancient comedian Aristophanes: Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon. Made of dogfish and pigeon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lop…
Grad students in the Netherlands have created lab-grown venom glands from 9 species of snake embryos: 1mm long white blobs that produced venom in a petri dish. It paves the way for creating antivenom without milking adult snakes for venom and without injecting into a horse to produce antibodies. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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…
A team of international scholars have been working to recreate recipes from 4000 years ago from tablets. One Mesopotamian dish resembles a chicken pot pie, with layers of dough and chunks of bird smothered by a sort of Babylonian bΓ©chamel sauce bbc.com/travel/story/2019…
The title of Paul Simon's 1972 single 'Mother and Child Reunion' was inspired by a chicken-and-egg dish on a Chinese restaurant menu, and the lyrics by the loss of a pet dog which was run over and killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
To this day, Pasta's ethnic roots are still being debated. Many Experts claim that it was a dish that was enjoyed in pre-Roman Italy, while many claim that Marco Polo brought Pasta from China. Before 1270, the Muslim geographer al-Idrisi wrote of seeing pasta produced on Sicily. nationalgeographic.com/hi…
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Butter chicken was developed in the 1950s by three Punjabi restaurateurs who made it "by chance" by mixing the leftover chicken in a tomato gravy, rich in butter and cream. The dish is India's most popular curry, not only domestically but also globally en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Vindaloo (curry) originated from Portuguese sailors, carne de vinha d'alhos ("meat in garlic wine marinade"). The basic structure of the dish was "preserved" raw ingredients, packed in wooden barrels of layers of pork & garlic, soaked in red wine. This was "Indianized" by the local Goan cooks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
There was a fish and egg breakfast dish during Victorian times called "Kedgeeree" youtube.com/watch?v=JD9j-…
Meilleurs Ouvriers de France , is an honorary title given to the best Chefs in France, since 1920 only 200 have been awarded, the candidates show high technical skills : Pollack in one dish has to be pierced in four places by Herring Lardons, the latter imparts its saltiness into the Pollack. eater.com/2018/11/30/1811…
Today I learned about Black Day, the anti-Valentine's Day, where S. Korean singles dress in black and gather together to eat dark colored food. Jajangmyeon, a savory black bean sauce over noodles, is the preferred dish for those resenting Valentine's to commiserate over. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin through his hobby of microbial art. Leaving a Petri dish painting of bacteria unattended for two weeks it was being killed by Penicillium fungus. Thus the antibiotic properties were studied leading to Penicillin. sciencehistory.org/histor…
Corned Beef & Cabbage (a favorite St. Patrick's Day dish in America) isn't Irish whatliesbeyond.boards.net…
In the early/mid-1900s, a dish called "candle salad" was popular. It involved a banana stuck through a pineapple wheel with whipped cream dripping off. It looked exactly like you'd imagine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The reason recipes tell you to wash rice is so that individual grains do not stick together in the final dish foodnetwork.com/recipes/a…
The origin of Shark Fin Soup dish can be traced to the Emperor Taizu of the Northern Song. He established shark fin soup to showcase his power. With the decline of Elitism when the CCP came to power, economy reforms led to middle classes who showcased their wealth by buying Shark Fin Soup. theguardian.com/science/b…
You should never wash a cast iron pan with soap because it can strip off the oil you've baked and cooked into the dish. Also, when you first get a cast iron, you need to "season" it by baking oil into it and each time you use it, the layers of oil and flavor will build. hunker.com/12433041/what-…
, a dish made of seaweed called laverbread is a part of the traditional Welsh breakfast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lav…
Before the 20th century, Pizza was a sweet dish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The beloved British dish of fish&chips was the result of Portugeuse Jews fleeing the Inquisition and bringing their fried fish dish and potatoes losing their bad reputation as gross and poisonous, becoming a European staple. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
In 1907, Alfredo Di Lilio invented the modern dish, Fettuccine Alfredo, to entice his pregnant wife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
Today I learned of Mettigel, a German dish prepared by garnishing raw pork to look like a hedgehog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The Egyptian national dish is mulukhiyah has in its cooking instructions is to heat an oil until still sizzling, to create a characteristic sound which people traditionally respond to with the shahka (Arabic: grasp for breath in fear or surprise). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
In 2010, a mother used a dish cloth to fight off a cougar that was mauling her son. She flicked the cougar on the top of the head, and it ran away. The boy needed 22 stitches to close cuts on his scalp. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
Dish soap doesn't kill bacteria, it just lifts the food and grime off so that it can be rinsed away. realsimple.com/home-organ…
In 1986 a man named John R. MacDougall jammed HBO on the East Coast for almost 5 minutes, affecting 8 million people, all to protest their rates for satellite dish owners en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
A scientist grew mold in a dish, placing it in the center representing Tokyo and oat flakes around it the other cities in the area. It first filled the space with plasmodia, and then thinned the network to focus on well connected branches. The network strikingly resembled Tokyo's rail system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Pad thai was invented by former Prime Minister/Dictator Plaek Phibunsongkhram in the 30's & 40's as part of the nation building strategy. Despite the name of the dish, much of origins of it is Chinese. theatlantic.com/internati…
Today I learned of 'Taco Rice' an Tex-Mex inspired Okinawan dish consisting of taco flavored hamburger meat on top of white rice along with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
Killing a trout, then immediately poaching it in vinegary court bouillon makes it turn blue. It also happens to be a favorite dish of Hemingway pbs.org/hemingwayadventur…
The traditional Scottish Dish, Haggis, is illegal in America bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Today I learned about "Snow Cream", a southern U.S. dish traditionally made with canned evaporated milk, vanilla, sugar, and a bowl full of freshly fallen snow. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant, who was inspired by Chinese food to put a South American ingredient on an Italian dish, that went on to be most popular in Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
FDR's White House housekeeper, Henrietta Nesbitt, was a legendarily awful cook. β€œOf course Henrietta did not personally do the cooking,” wrote a former WH maid, β€œbut she stood over the cooks, making sure that each dish was overcooked or undercooked or ruined one way or another.” newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Pad Thai, the national dish of Thailand, is actually not a traditional dish, but was invented, standardized and promoted by the Thai government, and imposed upon the people, as part of a broad cultural effort to establish a sense of national identity. scmp.com/lifestyle/food-d…
Cheez Whiz was originally developed for the British market as a pre-packaged cheese sauce for use on a dish known as Welsh rarebit (Welsh rabbit). foodandwine.com/fwx/food/…
Wuhan's traditional dish is Hot dry noodles and it is also the most popular breakfast food. The summer time in Wuhan is extremely long, and the high temperature causes food's rapid deterioration. As a result, people added dietary alkali into noodles to avoid deterioration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
Salt-cured capybara (the largest living rodent) is consumed during Lent in Venezuela, where the popularity of the dish prompted the Vatican to declare that capybara isn’t meat but fish. people.com/pets/5-things-…
Today I learned of the Dragon tiger phoenix dish which contains snake, cat and chicken meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
After having his Rockefeller-commissioned fresco demolished due to its socialist messaging, Diego Riviera later recreated it, this time depicting Rockefeller Jr's head below a dish of syphilis bacteria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The popular Japanese dish ramen is actually Chinese and was introduced to Japan only 100 years ago; it was originally known as β€œshina soba”: shina for China, soba for the noodle dish already well established in Japanese cuisine. firstwefeast.com/eat/2014…
Today I learned about a Chinese dish called "virgin boy egg", eggs boiled in the urine of 10 year old peasant boys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
Today I learned of Operation Biting β€” when a group of British paratroopers led a raid on Bruneval, France in 1942 to steal a a German radar dish, the Wurzburg. This allowed the Brits to study Germany’s more advanced radar capabilities, the knowledge of which would ultimately change the course of the war. warhistoryonline.com/worl…
A possible inspiration for the dessert Baklava might have been the unfortunately named "placenta cake," an ancient Roman dish with several layers of dough, cheese, honey and bay leaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
Nachos, a Tex-Mex dish invented by Ignacio Anaya GarcΓ­a in 1943. The word "Nacho" was derived from this nickname. time.com/5652911/google-d…
Today I learned of the french dish "Ortolon Bunting". The small Ortolan bird is blinded. It then gorges itself on seed, and when it is ready, drowned and marinated live in brandy. Consumers of the dish traditionally wear hoods to hide their act from god. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ort…
Campbell's Green Bean Casserole is so popular that Campbell's estimates 40% of their Cream of Mushroom Soup is used to make the dish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Though sweet baked beans may come across as excessively sugary, or a product of the processed food industry, it is a traditional Native American dish. Originally sweetened using maple syrup, also a native product. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
Nachos are named after their inventor, Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya. The dish was originally called "Nacho's especiales," and eventually the apostrophe disappeared and it was shortened to just "nachos." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac…
General Tso's chicken is named in honor of a real Chinese statesman and military leader, but it isn't a traditional Chinese dish. It originated at Chinese-American restaurants in New York in the 1970s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Naporitan (Japanese: γƒŠγƒγƒͺタン) is a popular Japanese pasta dish. It was created by Shigetada Irie (ε…₯ζ±ŸθŒ‚εΏ ), the general chef of the New Grand Hotel (Hotel New Grand) in Yokohama, when he was inspired by one of the military rations of GHQ, which was spaghetti mixed with tomato ketchup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
That there is a author that finds the orgins and different versions of playground nursery rhymes. Such as "Bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish" playgroundjungle.com/intr…
Food Network's 'Chopped' was originally supposed to be set in a mansion with the host being a butler. The butler was also to be holding a Chihuahua and when a chef was chopped, the losing dish was fed to the Chihuahua. mediaite.com/food/ted-all…
There’s a pasta dish so rare that for the past 200 years only a single Sardinian family has known how to make it atlasobscura.com/foods/th…
β€œsushi” doesn’t mean β€œraw fish”. It actually refers to a dish of vinegared rice served with various fillings and toppings, which may include raw fish. eat-japan.com/sushi-perfe…
There is a traditional dish in the United Kingdom called "faggots," which are meatballs made from minced off-cuts and offal, especially pork (traditionally pig's heart, liver, and fatty belly meat or bacon) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
Today I learned of virgin boy eggs - a traditional springtime dish from Dongyang, China in which eggs are boiled in the urine of young peasant boys, preferably under the age of ten. The eggs have been listed by officials in China as a part of the region's "local intangible cultural heritage". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
The Chicago Columbian Exposition World Fair of 1893 played a huge role in American culture like the 'Pledge of Alligence'; introduced modern appliances like the dish washer; and common American Fair architecture like the Ferris Wheel and Midway. xroads.virginia.edu/~MA96…
When Helium is cooled to a few degrees below its boiling point, will suddenly be able to do things that other fluids can't. Dribble through molecule-thin cracks, climb up and over the sides of a dish, and remain motionless when its container is spun due to its frictionless flow. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The record for the longest word in literature is held by ancient playwright Aristophanes, who made up the dish "Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lop…
The cause of SARS was likely a soup dish that included shreds of civet cat and snake. theguardian.com/world/200…
Due to the "fajita effect," when the first order of fajitas comes in, cooks at Chilis begin prepping for the several orders that always come soon after. Hearing and smelling the first dish causes a cascade of orders among patrons. medium.com/galleys/the-fa…
The dish "Spaghetti and Meatballs" is not at all Italian. It's 100% American. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
A traditional Roman dish called La Pajata is made with the unemptied intestines of an unweaned week old calf. They are often served with tomato sauce and rigatoni. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rig…
Fish and chips is historically so important to the UK that in WWI, the British government made safeguarding supplies of them a priority and during WWII, Churchill refused to ration the dish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
After a wave of Vietnamese immigrants moved into Houston, TX they developed a fusion of local and Vietnamese cuisines called Viet-Cajun. It blends bits of both cuisines the signature dish being Viet-Cajun crawfish which draws crowds and sees long lines at the restaurants that serve it. houston.eater.com/2017/2/…
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, flour manufacturers saw women turning their flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths, and more, so they started packing their flour in pretty patterns. littlethings.com/flour-sa…
The national dish of Luxembourg is literally called "Jew with beans". Despite its name, it doesn't actually contain any jews, but rather consists of smoked pork collar with broad beans, usually served with beer or wine and boiled potatoes fried in bacon. jta.org/jewniverse/2017/j…
Moo-Moo is a Russian restaurant chain famous for its meals inspired by works of Russian literature. It attracted controversy for its seagull dish, inspired by Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". Restaurants are decorated with a cow motif and every meal receives a free milk-flavoured candy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
A rural town in North Texas agreed to change it’s name to β€˜DISH, Texas’ as part of a deal with the Dish Network in exchange for free satellite TV service nytimes.com/2013/03/22/us…
There is a dish in China called "Dragon, Tiger and Phoenix Soup" which contains Snake, Cat and Chicken. edition.cnn.com/2005/WORL…
[Stephen] Hawking's words, set to music by Greek composer Vangelis, are to be beamed into space from a European space agency satellite dish in Spain with the aim of reaching the nearest black hole, 1A 0620-00 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The French eat a dish called Foie Gras, a delicacy made by force feeding a duck corn twice a day everyday and eating the liver. The liver grows up to 10 times it's normal volume through this process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foi…
Lasagna refers to a single noodle, and lasagne is the proper term for the layered dish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Today I learned of "The Widower", a dish from Grantham made with 20 infinity chilies and claimed to be the worlds hottest curry. Only one person has ever finished it; he took an hour to finish it and spent 10 minutes of that time hallucinating due to the endorphin rush. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
Dawn dish soap is made from petroleum which makes it better at cleaning oil and grease, especially from animals affected by oil spills. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Beating Heart Tissue Can Be Grown In A Petri Dish newsweek.com/scientists-g…
Baking soda and dish soap (hydrogen peroxide) can be used to remove the smell of skunk spray. The oxygen molecules from the hydrogen peroxide bond with the thiols compounds present in the skunk spray, completely neutralizing the odor. discovery.com/tv-shows/my…
A popular dish in Scotland is a frozen pizza folded in half, dipped in batter and deep fried. It is usually served with salt and vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
, The worlds oldest icecream was made by 94 men !An ice-cream-like food was first eaten in China in 618-97AD. King Tang of Shang, had 94 ice men who helped to make a dish of buffalo milk, flour and camphor. news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/h…
At Costcos in Korea diners have created a side dish mixing onions with ketchup and mustard. latimes.com/world/asia/la…
Today I learned of ying yang fish that is a dish of a fish that has it's body cooked and it's head kept alive en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin…
It was not until 1844 that the first recipe appeared for the most common pasta dish today: spaghetti in tomato sauce. nationalgeographic.com/ar…
Bridge constructors use dish soap to slide bridges to their assigned place, reducing the required closing days for bridges to less than half the usual time. mntransportationresearch.…
Kraft Mac and Cheese (Kraft Dinner) has been called the de facto national dish of Canada as it is the most popular grocery item in the country. Canadians eat more of it per capita than any other country (55% more than Americans). thewalrus.ca/manufacturin…
The Japanese dish Oyakodon, made with chicken and eggs, translates to β€œParent and child rice bowl” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oya…
A popular dish in Germany is Mett (raw minced pork) which is eaten for breakfast on bread rolls with chopped raw onions or alternatively shaped as a hedgehog, where sliced raw onions form the spikes. telegraph.co.uk/expat/exp…
Nickelodeon's sports channel GAS (Games and Sports) shutdown in 2007, but due to a glitch in satellites, remained on Dish Network in automated programming for another 15 months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Jambalaya, a popular rice and assorted dish from Louisiana, has influences of Spanish, French, African, Native American and Caribbean cooking styles and produce. veetee.com/what-is-jambal…
Ramen comes from Japan but is made from Chinese ingredients, causing the Chinese people to think it is a Japanese dish and Japanese people to think it is a Chinese dish. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
There is a Japanese dish called Jingisukan ("Genghis Khan") which is lamb cooked on a helmet-shaped grill, as it is believed that Mongolian soldiers used to use their helmets to cook their food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin…
Today I learned about a Kappa. A Japanese monster in folklore with "dish" on it's head that holds water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kap…

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