Food Facts & Lore

You Say Shepherd’s Pie; I Say China Pie

Most shepherds probably never tasted shepherd’s pie; at least not while on the job. The reason for this is purely practical. Shepherds spent days miles away from the landowner’s cottage. The dish’s ingredients clearly did not lend themselves to carrying out on long, overnight hikes. We can easily infer from its name and ingredients that… Continue reading You Say Shepherd’s Pie; I Say China Pie

Fricassee of Words

Fricassée of Words – Something Smells Fishy

First, we must consider the process responsible for the characteristic odor emanating from fish that is not as fresh as it should be. Other than a distinctive saline aroma for fish pulled from ocean and estuaries, or an earthy, some might say algae-like smell for soft-water fish, if it’s fresh, it don’t smell much! Air… Continue reading Fricassée of Words – Something Smells Fishy

Food Facts & Lore

Food Trends of the 2010 Decade

Every year has its own food fad. This is probably true since the beginnings of homo sapiens. What might it have been by the times of the great pyramids? The word “fad” did not exist, and though the very concept of it may not appear in hieroglyphs, it is almost certain that tastes came and… Continue reading Food Trends of the 2010 Decade