Culinary Trivia 2
by Tis Amar
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Are you looking for some of the interesting facts
about food or culinary? If your answer is yes, then here are
some of the most amusing facts you must know. Share these facts
and impress your friends.
- Ice cream is a Chinese food item. Marco
Polo the famous explorer when returned to Italy, from China
in the year 1295, he actually brought a well known recipe
called "Milk Ice" among many other things.
However, later Europeans substituted cream for the milk, and
voila. Since then, ice cream has been a major hit.
- Generally, the United States actually
consumes on an average 48 pints of ice cream per person, per
year. This is usually more than any other country in the
- On an average, it takes 50 licks to polish
off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
- The word pizza was originally spelt as
- Most pizza is ordered during the weather
forecast or TV programs. Adding to this, the delivery folks
also report that women, perhaps not surprisingly, are better
- Generally, Americans consume or eat almost
350 slices of pizza each second.
- The color of a chili is no indication of
its spiciness, but what matters is its size. Generally, it
is important to note that the smaller the chilie pepper, the
hotter it is.
- Near about 140 varieties of chilies peppers
are alone grown in Mexico alone.
- Chilies play a very important role in
making foods safer. They help in reducing the harmful
bacteria on foods.
- The potato is one of the most important
non-cereal crops in the world, and considered as the fourth
most important crop overall.
- Irish were the first to eat potato. They
were first introduced to Britain and Ireland in the late
1500s. It didn't get popular immediately; many people
actually held potato responsible for diseases as it was not
talked about in the Bible.
- Crisps made of potato were first invented
by a North American Indian named as George Crum
- In the United States, if we compare the
price between a pound of potato chips and potato, generally
prices of potato chips is almost two hundred times extra
- The flavor that is commonly associated with
bubble gum all across the world is a mixture of wintergreen,
vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon.
- Cheddar is the most consumed and widely
purchased cheese in the world.
- Research shows that dark chocolate very
similar to the red wine actually contains considerable
amounts of flavonoid phenolics which in turn may be very
helpful in lowering the risk of heart disease.
Today these foods are so common that it is really hard to
imagine life without it. However, when these interesting facts
were first brought into notice, it was considered as a myth,
but slowly it turns out to be real. This list is just to give
you an idea about some of the most important trivia that is
related to about food and culinary items.
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