The founder of Old Bay seafood seasoning founded his own company after being fired by McCormick after two days on the job after they found out he was Jewish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
Tempura (a Japanese deep-fried method) was actually a Portuguese recipe from the 1600s, adopted into Japanese culture during Portugal's assimilation into Nagasaki. 'Tempero', being Portuguese for 'seasoning'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag…
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…
The spice known Coriander are the ground up seeds of another seasoning: Cilantro. wikipedia.org/wiki/Corian…
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…
Ramen noodles themselves are vegetarian, but the little seasoning packets are usually not. The one major exception to this rule is Top Ramen brand Oriental flavor, which contains no animal ingredients at all thespruceeats.com/are-ram…
Sushi is not defined as prepared raw fish, rather it is the way of preparing and seasoning the rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt which is then often paired with raw fish as well as various other non-fish ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
A Fresno County man was arrested in 2008 after allegedly entering a home, throwing seasoning in one man’s face, then hitting a second man several times with an 8 inch sausage. He then ran into a nearby orchard, clad only in boxer shorts and a tank top. He also is accused of stealing $900. fresnobee.com/news/local/…
Today I learned of Silphium, a plant from classic antiquity that was so valuable that it was supposedly overharvested to extinction. The plant only grew in a narrow coastal area in Cyrenaica (Libya). It was widely used as seasoning, perfume, as an aphrodisiac, and medicine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
The popularity of salt and pepper as near universal table condiments was due to Louis XIV who considered most other forms of seasoning a vulgar act. Today, over 27,000 tons of black pepper is consumed by US alone. gizmodo.com/how-salt-and-…
Today I learned of Season Shot - a Shotgun shell containing spices and seasoning that seasons a duck on impact. thetruthaboutguns.com/201…
In contrast to the Maya, who liked their chocolate warmed, the Aztecs drank it cold, seasoning it with a broad variety of additives, including the petals of the Cymbopetalum penduliflorum tree, chile pepper, allspice, vanilla, and honey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Salt and pepper are regarded as the two most important seasonings because the notoriously picky eater Louis XIV banned the use of all eastern spices beyond salt, pepper, and parsley. gizmodo.com/how-salt-and-…
Stinkbugs are considered a delicacy in Laos and are often pounded together with spices and seasonings to prepare cheo, a paste of chillies and herbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
The original Doritos were made at the Casa de Fritos at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Using surplus tortillas, the company-owned restaurant cut them up, fried them, and added basic seasoning. These resembled the Mexican chilaquiles, but in this case being dry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Colonel Sanders asked Bill Summers of Marion-Kay Spices to recreate his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices. While alive, Sanders recommended the Marion-Kay seasoning to franchisees over the corporate version, as he believed the latter had been made inferior by its owners. It's now sold as 99X. worldlibrary.org/articles…
Walker's Salt & Vinegar crisps' seasoning does not contain any vinegar at all. ocado.com/webshop/product…
A tribe of Japanese macaque monkeys wash sand off their food and dip it in saltwater for seasoning after each bite. alfre.dk/monkeys-washing-…
Before 1983 you couldn't buy Ranch Dressing in a bottle. If you wanted it at home, you had to mix a Ranch seasoning packet with mayo and buttermilk. slate.com/articles/arts/n…
Packages of Top Ramen noodles actually contain two servings, each a half block of noodles and a teaspoon of the seasoning. nissinfoods.com/Nutrition…
In the late 1930's crabs were so plentiful in Baltimore, Maryland, that bars offered them for free and seasonings like Old Bay were created so patrons would drink more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
Maggi seasoning sauce (often used in Asian cuisine) was developed in Switzerland in the late 19th century and is commonly known as Maggi-WΓΌrze in Germany. thekitchn.com/ingredient-…
Doritos were invented at Disneyland in 1964: the restaurant Casa de Fritos used surplus tortillas that were being discarded, cut them up and fried them, then added basic seasoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is a Japanese food and chemical corporation which produces seasonings, cooking oils, TV dinners, sweeteners, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals. In particular it is the world's largest producer of aspartame, with a 40% global market share. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aji…
Maggi seasoning sauce isn't soy sauce and that it's also a product of Switzerland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
In 1756 a French Duke asked his chef to create a sauce for a feast to celebrate France's victory at the Battle of Port Mahon. The chef whipped together egg yolks, oil, and seasoning, and mayonnaise was born. ask.com/question/where-di…

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