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by Erik R Johnson 

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The term 'food' is a wider one inclusive of different types of food items like ice creams, burgers, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, cookies, chips, macaroni, pizzas, pasta, noodles, breads and much more. 
Culinary science has professionalized this art of food making and it is widely accepted a job for millions to survive. Food itself got subdivided on the basis of regions. 
Sandwiches 

Sandwich is one of the widely popular food items in the world.
They are seen as dietary food rather than a full fledged meal. 
It is estimated that Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day. 
Although, mainly non-vegetarian in nature, it veggie counterparts are widely popular in India. 

Burgers

Hamburgers are often served with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. 
8.2 Billion Burgers were served in commercial restaurants in 2001. 
Burgers account for about 40% of total sandwiches consumed. 
65% of Burgers are consumed away from home. 
Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers comprise 71% of the beef servings in commercial restaurants. 

Noodles

Noodles are made from unleavened dough that is cooked in a boiling liquid. 
China is the place of origin of Noodles. 
For Chinese, long noodles are eaten during birthdays to symbolize longevity. 
In Japan, it is polite to slurp loudly while eating noodles or soba. 
The oldest type of noodle is made from millet. 
It is the basic ingredient in dishes like spaghetti pasta, linguine, soba and udon. 

Macaroni 

Macaroni is the Italian variant of Noodles. 
Macaroni and cheese is consistently on the list of top ten favorite food choices for children. 
The recommended wine to serve with macaroni and cheese is Burgundy wine. 
Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States. 

Breads

Breads are the foundation of cooking in European as well as American Countries. 
Today, in specialized bakeries, you can even buy 11 grain bread. 
Whole grain dark breads have become more popular mostly due to their high fibre content. 
Bread is such a powerful food that in antiquity Egyptian governments controlled it from production to distribution as a means of controlling the populace. 
One can use mashed acorns, ground beans, crushed tree barks, nuts, or chestnut flour, but most balers use primarily finely milled wheat, or rye corn, barley, millet, kamut, spelt and other grains. Wheat flour is preferred because of its gluten content. 
The greatest thing since sliced bread" is a phrase commonly used to describe an innovative achievement. 
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, E300) is added to "improve" and strengthen the flour, making it easier to mix the dough at high speed. 

Buns

A cross bun kept from one Good Friday to the next was thought to bring luck. 
Buns can be long and skinny, short and round and or come in many different shapes and sizes. 

Pasta

The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C. 
In the 13th century, the Pope set quality standards for pasta. 
There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced worldwide. 
To cook one billion pounds of pasta, you would need 2,021,452,000 gallons of water—enough to fill nearly 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. 
Christopher Columbus, one of Italy's most famous pastaphiles, was born in October, which is now National Pasta Month. 
Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on it. The Spanish explorer Cortez brought tomatoes back to Europe from Mexico in 1519.




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"How old are your daughters?" Fred asked a friend one day. "The product of their ages is 36," replied his friend.
"You are not giving me enough information," protested Fred. "The sum of their ages is the age of your oldest son."
"I still need more information." "All right, then. I can tell you that the oldest daughter, who is at least a year older than the other two, is a very fine pianist." "Ah! Now I know how old your daughters are."
What are the ages of Fred's friend's daughters?
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On November 17, 1968, the U.S. network NBC broke away from a sporting event so that 'Heidi' could be televised at exactly 7:00 P.M. Which type of American sporting event was interrupted in favor of that film?

1. Basketball
2. Hockey
3. Football
4. Tennis
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