Mozzarella sticks originate in 14th century Medieval France where a recipe for fried cheese sticks appeared in a book titled "Le MΓ©nagier de Paris." It was a guidebook on women's proper behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moz…
Tomato sauce is not Italian at all but Mexican. The first tomato sauces were already being sold in the markets of Tenochtitlan when Spaniards arrived, and had many of the same ingredients (tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies) that would later define Italian tomato pasta sauces 200 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Genoa airport in Italy makes one exception to the 3 ounces of liquid rule - for pesto, which goes through a special pesto scanner. npr.org/2017/06/23/534056…
Fortune cookies, despite being heavily associated with Chinese cusine, were invented in Japan, and are rarely eaten in China where they are seen as "American" nytimes.com/2008/01/16/di…
In the 80s, the first trawling fishermen caught orange roughy fish - the subsequent boom without restrictions has pushed them to the brink of extinction because we didn't realise they're each hundred years old youtube.com/watch?v=p5ny6…

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