Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

This Week in Food History – 03/27/2017

Once upon a time, a charming Spanish young man prepared a flavorful dish of rice and vegetables for his beloved fiancée. The romantic gesture was the inspiration for the name of the dish we know today as Paella, since “para ella” means “for her” in Spanish. This, of course, is most likely a delicious myth.… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 03/27/2017

Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

This Week in Food History – 03/20/2017

Stuffed pasta is first recorded in Medieval times cookbooks (5th to 15th century). Of course, such books were rare, but we do know that, in Europe, pasta might have been filled with meat and spices. But another version of the dish, also served at that time, stands out: pasta stuffed with cheese, honey and nuts.… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 03/20/2017