Japan’s most popular curry is Vermont Curry, which comes from a 1958 U.S. health food craze marketing honey vinegar as a cure-all. sevendaysvt.com/vermont/w…
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa ("red beard") drowned on the way to the Third Crusade. His son wanted to bury him in Jerusalem, but didn't succeed in preserving the body in vinegar. Hence, his flesh was buried in Antioch, his bones in Tyre, and his heart and inner organs in Tarsus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Donair sauce is made from condensed milk, vinegar and garlic powder allrecipes.com/recipe/233…
β€œVermont Curry” is famous in Japan due to the diet craze of drinking apple cider vinegar and honey housefoods-group.com/prod…
All-Dressed chips are a combo of BBQ, ketchup, sour cream & onion, and salt & vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
A Vindaloo curry is typically not hot and fiery and actually made with garlic and vinegar or wine theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Flies, particularly fruit flies, are more attracted to vinegar. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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…
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…
To clean up after using the lavatory, ancient Romans used a "tersorium", a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of vinegar or seawater in the communal bathroom. sapiens.org/column/curios…
Today I learned of the Vinegar Valentine sent to enemies on Feb 14 for much of the 19th century, and into the 20th century. β€œNothing says I hate you like a Vinegar Valentine.” smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Victorians sent "Vinegar Valentines" which contained anti-love messages, caricatures, insulting poems and cost the recipient 1 penny to read. brightonmuseums.org.uk/di…
Dipping bread in olive oil and vinegar isn't an Italian thing, it's a San Francisco thing tuscantraveler.com/2012/f…
In ancient Rome, in lieu of toilet paper, Roman's would utilize a communal sponge on a stick known as a Xylospongium, soaked in vinegar, to cleanse their anuses after defecating. wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylosp…
Ketchup was popular long before fresh tomatoes were. People were less hesitant to eat tomatoes as part of a highly processed product that had been cooked and infused with vinegar and spices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
There is a berry when consumed will change your taste buds.it will make vinegar taste like apple juice and lemon and Tabasco taste like candy. nytimes.com/2008/05/28/di…
Hannibal's army used vinegar and fire setting (heating and wetting rocks to make them crack) to widen paths in the Alps. This allowed him the room needed for his elephants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Blueberries and raspberries have the same pigment compounds, anthocyanins. Blueberries are blue because they are less acidic. If you add an acid like vinegar to crushed blueberries, they will turn red. Adding a base like baking soda will return them to blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
You can make plastic from milk, vinegar, and formaldehyde brave-the-elements.com/20…
Sushi has an etymology that refers to "vinegar rice" and not "raw fish" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Sushi as we know it began in the paddy fields of Asia, where the fish was fermented with rice vinegar, salt and rice which was discarded. It was introduced to Japan in the Yayoi Period. It went through changes over periods and is now a staple food strongly associated with Japanese culture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
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…
In the Victorian era, it was a thing to send "Vinegar" or Hate valentines anonymously to people you disliked. They were often incredibly harsh, and some even suggested the recipient go kill themselves. collectorsweekly.com/arti…
Today I learned about β€˜vinegar valentines’, mean-spirited cards that were popular in the late 19th/early 20th century and sent anonymously. They insulted a person’s looks, job, or intelligence and were sometimes confiscated by the post office, deemed unfit to be mailed. enwikipedia.org/wiki/Vine…
In 1987, only 3,000 bottles of balsamic vinegar were being produced per year. It only became known outside Italy in the 70s. supremevinegar.com/2016/1…
Today I learned of Black soup a standard meal for Spartan warriors made from boiled pigs' legs, blood, salt & vinegar - after tasting it one commentator remarked "Now I know why the Spartans do not fear death" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
When Jesus was offered a vinegar-soaked sponge on the cross, it was an insult. Vinegar-soaked sponges were used as toilet paper in roman times. lavatoryreader.typepad.co…
What the Romans used instead of toilet paper. They used a communal sponge-on-a-stick. After each use, the sponge would be rinsed in water or vinegar, and then left for the next person to use. sapiens.org/column/curios…
Black Garlic is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Before becoming famous for carrying the pilgrims to America; the Mayflower was a merchant ship that transported wine, cognac and vinegar between France and Spain historyofmassachusetts.or…
Some brands have different names worldwide. Lays crisps are called Walkers in the UK and Chipsy in Brazil. To add to the confusion, the same flavors have different colored packaging. Salt and vinegar is green in the UK but blue in the US. fastcompany.com/3055388/t…
Most ant species are edible, their flavor is pleasantly sour. This is because ants secrete an acid when threatened, giving them a vinegar-like flavor motherearthnews.com/real-…
In the Philippines there's banana ketchup. During WW2 there was a shortage of tomatoes and had to use bananas as a replacement to replicate ketchup. It's made from mashed banana, sugar, vinegar, and spices en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
An eggshell can be dissolved in vinegar, leaving only a soft, transparent membrane enclosing the contents of the egg. exploratorium.edu/cooking…
Walker’s salt and vinegar crisps have always been green walkers.co.uk/faq/brands-…
The United States has sued 95 barrels of apple cider vinegar, a dinosaur skeleton, 50,000 boxes containing clacker balls, 37 photographs, $124,700 dollars, and a book, all for varying reasons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Biltong is a dried, cured meat product similar to jerky that is popular in South Africa which utilizes vinegar as an antimicrobial agent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar must be aged for at least 12 years in a succession of 7 barrels of different woods such as Chestnut, Acacia, Cherry, Oak, Mulberry, Ash & Juniper. It can cost US$400 for a tiny 100ml bottle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Today I learned about "Sour Dirt". People eat clay rich dirt for the taste and texture and even bake it with vinegar and salt. nytimes.com/1984/02/13/us…
Throughout Chinese history, eunuchs were employed by the imperial court as civil servants and courtiers. During the Qing Manchu dynasty all eunuchs living in the Forbidden City were required to wear a jar around their neck containing their severed genitals, preserved in vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eun…
People used to send Vinegar Valentines to those that they despised. These were essentially insult cards with a picture and an insulting poem that were given on Valentine's Day. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The first known published tomato ketchup recipe appeared in 1812, written by scientist and horticulturalist, James Mease, who referred to tomatoes as β€œlove apples.” His recipe contained tomato pulp, spices, and brandy but lacked vinegar and sugar. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
"Mother of Vinegar" is a symbiotic culture of cellulose and bacteria that is added to wine, cider, and other alcoholic beverages to create vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
Mayonnaise is an emulsion, which is a mixture of two liquids that normally can't be combined. In this case egg yolk with either lemon juice or vinegar. The French chef named his creation "Mahonnaise" in 1756 after beating the British at Port Mahon. recipes.howstuffworks.com…
Kit Kat candy bars are so popular in Japan that there have been over 200 different varieties since 1973 including green tea, purple yam, adzuki bean, and lemon vinegar. kit-kat-flavors.com/japan…
George Washington, died after having a sore throat - was bled four times (32 oz) was force-fed a mixture of molasses, butter and vinegar, had a poultice of toxic beetles put on his neck to produce blisters, given an oil enema, then had more poultices of clay and beetles applied to his legs. mountvernon.org/digital-e…
Despite conventional wisdom, the #1 best treatment for jellyfish or man o' war stings is vinegar and hot water gizmodo.com/science-revea…
'Sushi' means 'Sour tasting' and refers to vinegar flavoured rice. 'Sashimi' however, refers to sliced raw seafood. pogogi.com/what-differenc…
One of the most common meals of the Spartans was Black Broth, Pork boiled in animal blood with salt and vinegar en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
Worcestershire sauce is made by mixing anchovies cured in salt for several months, onions and garlic pickled in malt vinegar for two years, then aged further in salt, vinegar, tamarind concentrate, and other spices youtube.com/watch?v=TZznz…

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