I Love me some Fondue!

Here are five interesting food facts about Cheese Fondue: The melted cheese dish known as fondue is Swiss in origin. Cow herders, who had long winters with few provisions, invented the dish. Other nationalities have similar recipes involving things like creamy eggs. The way the Swiss dish obtained a French name is […] via April 11th…

April 6th is National New Beer’s Eve !

Here are today’s five thing to know about Beer: Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer. In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer […] via April…

April 5th is National Caramel Day!

Here are today’s five food facts about Caramel Candy: The word “caramel” comes from the late latin root “calamellus” meaning “sugar cane.” While the origin is unknown, it’s speculated that American setllers in 1650 were making hard toffee candies in kettles. In 1960, Vito Raimondi, with the help of his […] via April 5th is National…

April 4th is National Cordon Bleu Day!

Here are today’s five food facts to know about Cordon Bleu: The phrase “Cordon Bleu” means “Blue Ribbon” when referring to the dish. Another use of the phrase “Cordon Bleu” comes from a distinguished order of sixteenth-century French knights, who apparently wore blue sashes and were therefore popularly referred to as the “Cordon-bleus.” Cordon […] via…