This Week in Food History – 10/16/2017

Not only is October National Pasta and Pizza Month, but it’s National Popcorn Poppin’ Month also. Most delicious month of the year so far! What makes popcorn pop, anyway? Not all corn pops, by the way. The science behind popcorn is simple: There is a tiny drop of water inside each kernel. Heating the kernels… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 10/16/2017

This Week in Food History – 10/09/2017

Pretzels are among the most peculiar treats and their history is as uncommon as their shape. October is National Pretzel Month. Today, we are familiar with the soft, warm, twisted dough we love to dunk in mustard, and this version is closest to the original. The name is German, but they were first called “bracellae,”… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 10/09/2017

This Week in Food History – 10/02/2017

October is rich with National Holidays. As you might imagine, many pertain to sweets and we’ll get to these as they pop up. A change of season often implies a change in food cravings and October food highlights seem rather à propos. October is National Pasta Month and National Pizza Festival Month. It is the Month… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 10/02/2017

This Week in Food History – 09/25/2017

We find it utterly suitable for this month to be National Breakfast Month. Don’t you? Right between summer and autumn, when mornings bring an invigorating chill (although, nature is not exactly following its own trends these days), the thought of a good breakfast is especially inviting. Of course, the breakfast cereal was an inviting proposition… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 09/25/2017