Food Facts & Lore

Like a Box of Chocolates

“Life is like a box of chocolates,” may be America’s most famous film industry quote. And we bet we don’t even need to specify the source, do we? It is also a fitting phrase to introduce this week’s article, which happens to be like a box of chocolates too as it evolved into a tapestry… Continue reading Like a Box of Chocolates

Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

This Week in Food History – 10/23/2017

Did we mention October is National Cookie Month? Cookies may have been the inevitable flight of fancy of early bakers whose custom it was to bake a handful of batter to ascertain the temperature of the oven prior to baking an entire cake. Early American tinsmiths began making cookie cutters in the 1700’s. It is… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 10/23/2017

Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

This Week in Food History – 07/03/2017

July. Family gatherings, 4th of July in the park and baseball come to mind. It’s National Hot Dog Month. The hot dog is German, and so was the man who introduced the traditional ball game fare. Christian Von der Ahe, was a German immigrant and the owner of the original St. Louis Browns franchise (Missouri)… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 07/03/2017