Food

Licorice is a member of the legume family and although similar in taste, not related to anise.The licorice plant is a perennial herbaceous plant native to southern Europe and parts of Asia and India and has been used in candies and sweeteners for centuries. Countries that currently produce licorice include India, Iran, Italy, Afghanistan, China,…

Not everyone likes blue-veined cheese, probably because it has a strong flavor. Personally I love it, although my favorite is a creamy Dolcelatte made in Italy. I've noticed that the Italians keep the best of their dairy produce for themselves. So you have not tasted the best Italian cheeses unless you've been to Italy. Let's…

For the modern Greeks, the lotus fruit is the Japanese persimmon, which looks a lot like a large, smooth, hairless peach. I've seen it growing in gardens in the province of Lakonia in the Peloponnese, Greece. Personally, I'm not a fan of this particular lotus fruit, it's dry and leaves your mouth feeling as though…

Originally, what was called a soda fountain was a device that dispensed carbonated soft drinks and fizzy water, but as time went on, it was used as a general term for an ice cream shop and lunch counter, which we know as soda fountains. These began to appear in drug stores and dime stores in…

Around the 15th century waffles began to evolve. Basically a batter was laced between two iron grids, some quite elaborate in design, and ateen as a sweet as well as used in religious ceremonies. The batter was often flavored with flower water and honey, cooked and served with extra honey or fruit and enjoyed as…