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The Tuna King

A Single 612-Pound Bluefin Tuna Sold for $3.1 Million at a 2019 Auction in Japan

A tuna is a saltwater fish of the tribe Thunnini, a subfamily of the Scombridae family. The Thunnini family has 15 species spread across five genera, with sizes ranging from the bullet tuna to the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which can grow to be 2 meters long and live for up to 50 years. But what …

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Japanese Chef

Until 2013, Foreign Chefs in Japan were Legally Barred from Working in Restaurants Specializing in Traditional Japanese Food. Japan Changed Its Regulations for Foreign Chefs After Traditional Japanese Cuisine Won UNESCO Designation.

To work as a chef in Japan, you first need to know the language and, of course, secure a visa to work in the country legally. While Japanese cuisine is available worldwide, traditional Japanese food was only prepared by Japanese chefs. But did you know that this ban has been lifted? Until 2013, foreign chefs …

Until 2013, Foreign Chefs in Japan were Legally Barred from Working in Restaurants Specializing in Traditional Japanese Food. Japan Changed Its Regulations for Foreign Chefs After Traditional Japanese Cuisine Won UNESCO Designation. Read More »

Dorcas Reilly

Dorcas Reilly, an Employee of the Campbell Soup Company, Created the Green Bean Casserole in 1955. She was Added to the Inventor’s Hall of Fame for Her Creation.

Everyone looks forward to the iconic Green Bean Casserole during the holidays. It is so simple to prepare that you can serve it any day. Green Bean Casserole is appealing due to its creamy, smooth sauce, unrivaled flavor, and simplicity. This family-friendly side dish has been a favorite for over 60 years, with only five …

Dorcas Reilly, an Employee of the Campbell Soup Company, Created the Green Bean Casserole in 1955. She was Added to the Inventor’s Hall of Fame for Her Creation. Read More »

Cucumbers

Cucumbers were For a While Known as “Cowcumbers”, They were Only Seen Good for Animal Fodder.

Cucumbers are high in water and have a mild, refreshing flavor. They can help with dehydration and are tasty in hot weather. The cucumber is a fruit that is eaten as a savory food. It is also found in some cosmetics. But did you know how the word cucumber came to be?  Cucumbers were once …

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Lobsters

Lobster Used to be Considered the Poor Man’s Protein Until the 1880s. Prisoners Would Start Complaining When They were Given Lobsters More Than Three Times a Week.

Due to their popularity and high demand, lobsters today are quite expensive. In addition, lobsters are difficult to catch and are best served fresh. As a result, the process of catching them up until preparing the meal requires many skills and resources. All of these factors contribute to the high cost of lobsters. But did …

Lobster Used to be Considered the Poor Man’s Protein Until the 1880s. Prisoners Would Start Complaining When They were Given Lobsters More Than Three Times a Week. Read More »

Lawrence Brewer

Texas No Longer Accepts “Last Meal” Requests for Death Row Inmates After Lawrence Brewer, A White Supremacist, and Convicted Murderer, Ordered a Feast and Refused to Eat It.

The last meal of a condemned prisoner is a customary ritual before execution. In many countries, the prisoner is given the right, within limits, to choose his or her last meal. But did you know Texas no longer allows this?  After Lawrence Brewer, a convicted murderer, ordered a feast and refused to eat it in …

Texas No Longer Accepts “Last Meal” Requests for Death Row Inmates After Lawrence Brewer, A White Supremacist, and Convicted Murderer, Ordered a Feast and Refused to Eat It. Read More »

The Pilot and Co-Pilot Eat Different Meals During Meal Service Just in Case of Food Poisoning.

The main reason for having two pilots on every flight is to ensure safety. The plane must have a backup pilot if something happens to the captain. Furthermore, the first officer provides a second opinion on piloting decisions, reducing pilot error. Do you know why the Pilot and Co-Pilot eat different meals on the flight?  …

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Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef Served in Chinese Restaurants Do Not Come from Mongolia. They Actually Originate from Mongolian BBQ Shops in Taiwan. The Concept of the Mongolian BBQ Style was Created by a Taiwanese Entrepreneur in the 1950s.

Many people who can’t handle the spice of dishes like Mapo Tofu or Kung Pao Chicken in Chinese restaurants prefer Mongolian beef. Its sweetness appeals to children, and even adventurous eaters consider it comfort food. The dish is made with flank steak, a lean and occasionally chewy cut of beef marinated in brown sugar, soy …

Mongolian Beef Served in Chinese Restaurants Do Not Come from Mongolia. They Actually Originate from Mongolian BBQ Shops in Taiwan. The Concept of the Mongolian BBQ Style was Created by a Taiwanese Entrepreneur in the 1950s. Read More »

Drive Thru

The First McDonald’s Drive-Thru was Intended for Soldiers Who were Unable to Leave Their Vehicles While in Uniform

In 1975, McDonald’s built the first drive-thru lane in the United States. There were drive-in restaurants before this, but there were no drive-thrus where customers would place their orders at curbside speakers. Carhops, typically seen on rollerskates, would then deliver food orders directly to customers’ automobiles. But did you know the first drive-thru was intended …

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Wallstreet food exhange

The Exchange Buffet, a Restaurant on Wall Street, Operated on the Honor System Where Customers Would Tally Their Own Bills

The Exchange Buffet opened in 1885 and closed in 1946. It was often considered the first cafeteria restaurant. They were popular with servicemen in downtown military offices, college students, and office clerks during the war. Clients were sometimes third or fourth-generation customers. But do you know how effective the system was? The Exchange Buffet on …

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