History of French Fries: Are They Really French?

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HISTORY OF FRENCH FRIES: NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY July 13th is National French Fry Day. While no one knows who began this celebration, placing it on July 13 is significant in that the important French holiday is the next day, July 14, Bastille Day.   Did they originate in France, why are they called that,…

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History of Chocolate: Why is it the Food of the Gods?

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History of Chocolate: Why Is It The Food of the Gods? On World Chocolate Day Chocolate comes from the cacao seed, which is roasted and ground from the kernel. While its taste might be considered heavenly…   Why is chocolate called the “food of the gods”? Is it the celestial texture, the velvety tongue feel,…

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History of the Avocado: The Super Bowl Food

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HISTORY OF THE AVOCADO: THE SUPER BOWL FOOD Why are avocados, especially guacamole dip, considered a required food for Super Bowl Parties? What’s the background?   Californian Avocados California, which has 60,000 acres of avocado orchards, has an avocado growing season running from March through August… not exactly friendly to the date of the Super…

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History of Coffee: International Coffee Day

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HISTORY OF COFFEE: INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY Yesterday, September 29, was National Coffee Day in the US and 16 other countries. But tomorrow, October 1, is International Coffee Day, shared by the National Coffee Day in 12 countries. Whether percolated, filtered, steeped in a French press, poured over, or made with high-pressure steam in an espresso…

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