Food

The modern-day jelly bean dates back to the Civil War, when it was promoted to Union soldiers (1860s) by the first-known manufacturer, the Schrafft Candy Company. In the early 20th century, "jelly bean" was slang for a man who dressed stylishly (commonly referred to a "fop"). In other words, your basic man of style but…

Summer has arrived. It is the season of shorts, sunscreen, hit the beach, filling the coolers and many other things. But summer also brings with itself excess heat and chances of dehydration. In this season you need to eat food that helps past above mentioned conditions from occurring. Here are a few summer fruits and…

Ice cream has been around and enjoyed for centuries, but the soft-serve concept was not developed until 1938 by Iowa-born John Fremont McCullough and his son Alex. Together they persuaded a friend, Sherb Noble, to offer the innovative product in his ice cream store in Kankakee, Illinois, a small town south of Chicago. On the…

We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind still walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up for the double cheese hamburger of last night. Whatever the calories gained through the chocolate pudding can be balanced through the oatmeal in…

Whether you are a chunky or creamy fan, peanut butter and its many forms combine one of America's favorite foods. Are you a brand loyalist, be it Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, Smucker's, or an organic-only consumer? On average, Americans eat more than six pounds of peanut products each year, worth more than $ 2 billion…

Thai people originally migrated from southernwestern China to eastern Asia, dating back to the 12th century. Formerly called the country of Siam and officially changed to the name Thailand in 1948, which means "land of the free," this Asian country has ended centuries of upheaval and political unrest, much like its neighbors Laos, Burma (Myanmar),…

Unless you live in the Southwest, you may not be familiar with Taco Tuesday, but it's a tradition among Mexican restaurants, both large and small, to feature tacos at a discount each Tuesday today that generating more business, and allowing families to dine out for less . (Think of them as Mexican happy hours.) And…

About 8 years ago my cousin sent me a paper about healthy foods we have and ways to use them to stay healthy. Because I am passionate about promoting good health, I collect ideas about healthy living whenever I find them. There is a lot of good information everywhere and people are so willing to…

What did foodie president Thomas Jefferson start? After discovering a cheesy, rich pasta dish in France. he bought it back in the early 1800s and introduced his dinner guests to a delicious new concoction loaded with rich cream, cheddar cheese and baked to a bubbly, crusty perfection. The latest from France, he undocumented claimed, along…