Tomato sauce is not Italian at all but Mexican. The first tomato sauces were already being sold in the markets of Tenochtitlan when Spaniards arrived, and had many of the same ingredients (tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies) that would later define Italian tomato pasta sauces 200 years later.
In ancient Hawaii, men and women ate meals separately and women weren’t allowed to eat certain foods. King Kamehameha II removed all the religious laws and performed a symbolic act by eating with the women in 1819. This is when the luau parties were first created.
No brand of Romaine lettuce is currently considered safe to eat in the US, according to the CDC — There is now another E. coli outbreak.
A person would have to eat 300 hamburgers or a refrigerator full of food just to match the equivalent of what hummingbirds consume to survive every day. Hummingbirds are the world’s hungriest birds.
Britain’s black tomatoes contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant believed to help fight cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
We use the terms ‘white meat’ and ‘dark meat’ because the Victorians were prudes. In the early 1800s, people found it vulgar to say the words ‘leg,’ ‘thigh,’ or ‘breast’ (especially around women), so they had to find more ‘appropriate’ phrases to use when talking about their meat.
(humans) is actually a real job. An entry level position in the quality department would typically pay about $30,000 a year, while an ‘experienced professional’ could draw up to $75,000.