Today I learned of Garum, a type of fish sauce which the romans adored. It smelled so bad that Garum factories could only be found outside the city walls, but it was still the ancient world's favorite topping, which accompanied most of their foods en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
All US military rations come with a packet of Tabasco sauce, which was introduced by CEO Walter Mcilhenny, a former general in the military during WWII taskandpurpose.com/histor…
Lasagna dates back to the Roman empire, though it was not made with tomato sauce until more recently, because tomatoes originated in South America. youtube.com/watch?v=CilkA…
El Salvador has the highest per capital consumption of Worcestershire sauce in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it thespruceeats.com/worcest…
Dario Fontanella, an young chef in Manheim Germany who invented Spaghettieis (ice-cream that looks like spaghetti and tomato sauce) in 1960s, recalled that the kids who were initially served his dish broke into tears because they thought they ordered ice-cream and got pasta sauce instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
The first Thanksgiving meal included eels, shellfish, wildfowl, and deer, and there was definitely no cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
ChiChi is a dish created in prisons that has spread across the US. It consists of Ramen, Cheese, Rice, Beans, Honey, BBQ sauce, which are all items found in most commissaries and is cooked using an extension cord connected to nail clippers. Most prisons have created there own unique recipe video.whyy.org/video/frid…
Genuine soy sauce is made through an old and extensive process and that the mass produced version in stores is quite different. youtu.be/P6bk_AGu5mw
The popular Sriracha sauce in the US (in the green-capped bottle) tastes different because they have a different supplier of chile peppers. The owner sued the original supplier for $1 million claiming he overpaid. The farmer countersued and won $23.3 million and now makes his own sriracha. latimes.com/local/lanow/l…
Tabasco is not a hot sauce company but a kind of chili pepper that's grown in Tabasco (Mexico) which is the main ingredient in Tabasco sauces made by McIlhenny Company. chilipeppermadness.com/ch…
"Chef Boy-Ar-Dee" was a real Italian chef named Ettore Boiardi who came to America and opened a restaurant. His spaghetti sauce was so popular people would buy by the jug which lead him to start his own company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ett…
There is a Taiwanese dish called "Yin Yang fish". It consists of a whole fried fish whose head remains alive. The body is dipped into frying oil, while its head is protected. The fish is covered in sauce and served, with its mouth continuing to gasp, especially when irritated by the sauce en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin…
Sriracha sauce was created in Sri Racha, Thailand by a woman named Madam La Orr Suwanprasop. After being blessed by a monk to do so, she began selling her famous sauce. The same monk suggested she name it after her hometown of Sri Racha. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri…
Tabasco Sauce is fermented for three years in used Jack Daniel's Whiskey barrels before bottling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
Bird's Custard isn't actually custard but an imitation custard-like sauce. Where real custard is a thixotropic gel, Birds custard is just a dilatant oobleck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Maggi seasoning sauce is not the same as soy sauce and has 9 different formulations that vary country to country. Maggi originated from Switzerland and is named after it's creator, Julius Maggi. thespruceeats.com/maggi-s…
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…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
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…
Sodium Citrate is the secret ingredient to make any cheese into smooth, creamy nacho cheese sauce. Coincidentally, Sodium Citrate's chemical formula is Na3C6H5O7 (NaCHO). cooksillustrated.com/scie…
Soy sauce was introduced to Europe in 1647 and gained rapid popularity. Called 'ketchup' it inspired both mushroom ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. soyinfocenter.com/books/1…
Ketchup started as a Chinese fish-based sauce, then it was picked up by the British and made into a mushroom-based sauce, and finally picked up by the Americans and made into a tomato-based sauce. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Tabasco Sauce is not from Tabasco, Mexico, but Avery Island in Louisiana, which is not actually an island but an enormous salt dome that provides one of the main ingredients for the sauce and was briefly fought over during the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
Ketchup was invented by adapting a Chinese recipe called Cat Sup - a thick tomato sauce with special seasoning and starch. dw.com/en/pittsburgh-pa-w…
Ketchup was not always the tomato sauce we have come to love. It originally meant 'brine of pickled fish' and contained ingredients such as egg whites, oysters, mushrooms and walnuts, among other things. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
Cranberry sauce cans always have the label on 'upside-down' so that it will be stocked on shelves in the correct orientation, in order to preserve an air bubble in the can that makes it possible to get it out in one piece without having to open both ends. delish.com/food/a44521/cr…
Ketchup originates from the Chinese word kΓ΄echiap, for"fish sauce", which British traders made popular in the West by importing it from Asia in the 18th century; only afterward did tomatoes replace fish as ketchup's main ingredient thetakeout.com/why-is-ket…
There is a difference between pizza sauce and pasta sauce. Pizza sauce is purΓ©ed and uncooked, while pasta sauce is chunkier and slow simmered. thekitchn.com/is-there-a-…
The hottest hot sauce in the world is β€œmad dog 357”, it clocks in at 9 million on the scoville hotness unit scale. For comparison, pepper spray clocks in at around 5.3 million scovilles. Oh and it comes in solid form and literally needs to be heated to 140Β°F to be even used themanual.com/food-and-dr…
Donair sauce is made from condensed milk, vinegar and garlic powder allrecipes.com/recipe/233…
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…
One of the ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce is anchovies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
The traditional US motto "E pluribus unum" originates from a Latin fragment describing a recipe similar to the modern Genoese Pesto sauce en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_p…
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as Medicine. Ohio physician John Cooke Bennet claimed it as a cure for indigestion, diarrhea, etc., and had his pill salesman, Archibald Mills, make his sauce into extract of tomato pills. ripleys.com/weird-news/ke…
One of the richest woman in China was born in extreme poverty in a remote mountain village. She got her wealth by selling her chili sauce, lao gan ma, which she originally made for her noodle stand. whatsonweibo.com/lao-gan-…
Dexter Holland, the frontman of the american rock band The Offspring, has his own brand of hot sauce called "Gringo Bandito" gringobandito.com/
McDonalds β€œSecret Sauce” isn’t actually a secret, and that their executive chef even made a video on how to make it at home. youtu.be/rcu4Bj3xEyI
Dexter Holland from The Offspring graduated high school as valedictorian, has a PhD in Molecular Biology from USC, has his pilot license and flew solo around the world in 10 days, runs marathons, and has his own hot sauce company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The Red Peppers used in Tabasco Sauce are made into a Pepper Mash and aged in decommissioned white oak bourbon barrels sourced from different distilleries around the US. tabasco.com/blog/about-ou…
The tomato, once nicknamed "poison apple," was feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years until pizzas were invented in Naples, Italy around 1880 and tomato sauce became a key ingredient. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Buffalo wings got their name because they were first served in Buffalo, New York and not because of the buffalo sauce. time.com/3957370/buffalo-…
After assassinating SanjaasΓΌrengiin Zorig (who led the Mongolian Revolution that overthrew the communist government), the perpetrator(s) strangely stole a bottle of vinegar and a bottle of soy sauce from his refrigerator before fleeing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Hoy Fung Sriracha "Rooster Sauce", a billion dollar company, and one of the most recognizable hot sauce brands has never advertised its products, relying instead on word of mouth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huy…
The man who founded the world-famous Sriracha, David Tran, came up with his own recipe of the original Sriracha sauce which was originally from Thailand by the company called Sriracha Panich. The man did not trademark the recipe which lead to its widespread releases from major companies. mashed.com/44384/untold-t…
Soy sauces contain around 2% alcohol alicespringsnews.com.au/2…
A woman nearly died attempting a bogus cleanse consuming 1 liter of soy sauce within 2 hours. youtube.com/watch?v=QiBpK…
The Dutch don't put mayonnaise on their french fries, they use a leaner, sweeter sauce called "Fritessaus" (literally "fries sauce") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Ink, expelled as a defence mechanism by octopus, cuttlefish and squid, was used in writing for centuries In present times, this ink is used as a sauce for pastas and has also been proven to be effective in treatment for cancer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephal…

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