Food Facts & Lore

July Food Fest

Ever had Bison for dinner? Our American Buffalo (it’s correct name on this continent) is such a poignant sight on the prairie that it is difficult for most people to imagine ever having it served on a plate. July is National Bison Month and we can be satisfied with simply contemplating the iconic beast, and… Continue reading July Food Fest

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A Few Colorful Food Laws

Margarine arrived on American tables in the 1870’s. Natural butter had been a well-established tradition for centuries; and it was a chief ingredient in the economic success of farmers. It was also more expensive than margarine, meaning that the “make-believe” spread soon became a favorite staple in most households. Word soon spread among farmers (pardon… Continue reading A Few Colorful Food Laws

Food Facts & Lore

Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia AKA Brain Freeze

You know you’ve done it. Perhaps you still do. We’re talking about getting a good ice cream brain freeze, on purpose. You just can’t help yourself, or at least as a kid it was a silly summer dare you could not resist. Whhhhoooooaaaaa! That felt good! Oddly enough. And you giggled and enjoyed a delicious… Continue reading Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia AKA Brain Freeze