Do you like to eat hamburgers or rather a healthy ceasar salad? Either way, you have a idea of the origin of your favorite food, drink or snack. Find out if that corresponds to reality! This list is inspected with details.
The effect of coffee – a super fast energy boost – was discovered by a flock of goats in Ethiopia. And by their shepherd, Kaldi . This happened in the 9th century. He followed his beasts as she drove off a shrub. That hanging out with red fruits unknown to him. As it is a good shepherd, he also tried himself.The shepherd immediately woke up! He told this to the priests in his village. They also tried the fruit: they stayed alerter during long service. They told their colleagues in other villages. And in other countries. Soon, the effect of coffee was known around the world.
It has to be said that Kaldi’s story is a myth.
The avocado is considered to be the most healthy food item. This fruit was discovered by the Aztec in Central America around the 14th century. They combined the avocado with salt, chili peppers, onions and tomatoes. When the Spaniards got – literally – air from, this mixture was introduced on other continents. Later, lime and coriander was added. Anno 2015, Guacamole may not be missing in the drink: delicious as a dip at a chip. Also nice to know, did you know that avocado generates the sixth time?
8. Water ice
Certain inventions are childish simple. This is also true for water ice. In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson from Canada made a water ice cream. It was very cold then. By accident he left his glass of lemonade – with a stick in it – outside. When he wanted to clean the glass the next morning, the contents were frozen. Frank was eagerly enthusiastic! He made this treat immediately for all his friends.When Frank was grown, he applied for a patent for his water ice cream. And can people enjoy the world around the world.
The pizza, as we know, was made in 1889 by a baker in Naples. He did not want to miss the visit of Queen Margherita di Savoia unnoticed. That’s why he invented a special bread structure: a flat bread with a topping of fresh ingredients in the color scheme of the Italian flag just developed. Then you should think of (green) basil, (white) mozzarella and (red) tomatoes. And he called this bread ‘pizza Margherita’. Perhaps he was inspired by the ancient Greeks and Romans. They are known to cover their bread with different ingredients. By the way, the first official pizzeria was opened in New York. That was in 1905.
Scarcity is at the heart of Nutella’s invention. During World War II, certain products – including chocolate – were scarce. The Italian Pietro Ferrero was so clever to mix the chocolate with hazelnuts.Not only was this a handy way to enjoy chocolate, and this product was also very long-lasting. Ideal for Italian troops at the front. After the war, Nutella was available throughout Europe. This tasteful invention has recently given Ferrero’s son the status of richest Italian. The value of its assets was estimated at approximately $ 23.4 billion.
5. Buffalo chicken wings
In the 1960s, the Bellissimo family run a bar in the American city of Buffalo. One evening, Teressa Bellissimo wanted to surprise her son – who came unexpectedly at home – with a nice snack. She then took some chicken wings from the freezer and greased it with a spicy marinade. Not only her son, but the whole family loved this chicken nap! Soon the chicken wings conquered a spot on the bar’s bar.And were gladly ordered by the visitors.
The sandwich has originated at the blackjack table. At the end of the 18th century, Lord John Montagu was not able to beat the gambling tables. He did not even have time to eat. At one point the hunger was audible: Lord John Montagu took a piece of roast beef and put it on a sandwich. To make his cards not dirty and greasy, he put another sandwich on top. That way he could play and eat at the same time.This combination of bread and meat was the basis of the sandwich, as we eat it now. The Lord’s title was Earl of Sandwich, hence the name !
3. Ceasar salad
The Ceasar Salad is named after the Italian Cesare Cardini. He owned a restaurant in the Mexican town of Tijuana. One evening, a group of famous Hollywood stars came in. To his dismay, Cardini could not provide them with a full meal: everything was on. Of course, he did not want to send them away. That’s why he made a salad of all the ingredients that were still available. Fortunately, his guests found it delicious! From that moment on, his restaurant became a hot spot. And many restaurant owners followed their example by putting the Ceasar salad on the map.
2. Soft ice cream
Do you enjoy a cheese egg filled with soft ice cream? During a trade show in 1904 the world became acquainted with the soft ice cream. The idea came from a baker named Ernest Hamwi. His shop was located next to an ice cream parlor. At one point, the owner of the ice cream parlor was lacking dishes.His customers did too long about eating their ice cream! Then Hamwi came up with the idea of a waffle under the ice: an edible dish. Together, the men worked the perfect combination of waffle and ice cream. And be successful at the fair in St. Lois.
Somewhere in the 13th century the first hamburger was eaten. Then it was a piece of raw lamb. The hungry fighters, who could not get rid of their horses, took pleasure in: with one hand they steered their horse, with the other they flattened the flesh. As fighting they brought this to Russia. The Russians devised the creation of ‘Mongolian steak’. In the end, the meat product came to Hamburg. The inhabitants of this German city loved it! They knew the name of their city. It was only a lot later that the idea was to put the meat between a sandwich.