Food Facts & Lore

Cucumber, Cowcumber, Coocumber

Many of the names we use for things were inspired by simple, usually ancient observation. From our 21st-century point of view, these observations seem at times a bit far-fetched. Or at least it would be difficult to make an accurate guess. Take the carrot, for example. We easily assume that its name comes from an… Continue reading Cucumber, Cowcumber, Coocumber

Food Facts & Lore

Cinco de Mayo… naise

With Cinco de Mayo just behind us, you’d think it would have provided effortless inspiration for today’s article. But, as you might have guessed by now, we also like to play with words (by the way, we’re well overdue for a Fricassée of Words). So, allow us a light twist on the theme as we… Continue reading Cinco de Mayo… naise

Food Facts & Lore

May Food Fest

May is National Asparagus Month, among other things. We can almost hear some of the thoughts arising upon reading that first sentence. A little voice inside made itself known with a pressing observation along these lines: “It’s the ‘among other things’ I’d rather hear about and please carry on!” We think they look smashing with… Continue reading May Food Fest