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When Was Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Invented?

Macaroni and cheese more popularly known as mac and cheese in the US is a dish made with cooked macaroni pasta and a cheddar cheese sauce. Other components, such as breadcrumbs or meat, can be added to the recipe as well. While we are all familiar with this cheesy pasta dish, did you ever wonder …

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Ahi Tuna Neko Matagi

How Did Ahi Tuna Turn from Cat Food to High-End Sushi?

Sushi offers a unique and flavorful eating experience, unlike any other dish. Legitimate Japanese cuisine is usually made from premium tuna, amberjack, snapper, or mackerel. But did you know that tuna wasn’t initially used for sushi? In the earlier twentieth century, tuna was caught as a sport. Once caught, it is turned into cat food …

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How Did A Californian Man Get His Debt Under Control By Eating at Six Flags?

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 262-acre amusement park in Valencia, California. It is located 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and is a popular attraction in the State. Did you know that a man spent seven years eating at this amusement park? Over the course of seven years, a man named Dylan ate …

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Crawfish

How Did Rice Farmers Cultivate Crawfish in Louisiana?

About 90% of crawfish production in America is being done in Louisiana. This is where they bred and farmed crawfish in a rotation cycle with rice crops. But how did the rice farmers cultivate crawfish in Louisiana in the first place? Rice farmers in Louisiana realized they could breed crawfish on their farms all year …

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Kangaroo

Why Were Australians Encouraged to Eat More Kangaroo Meat?

When kangaroo levels rose from 27 million in 2010 to about 50 million in 2016, many experts suggested the public eat more kangaroo meat. As excessive kangaroo levels threaten Australia’s biodiversity, many continue to encourage kangaroo hunting.  In 2016, the kangaroo population in Australia surged to 45 million, amounting to nearly double Australia’s human population. …

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How Did Colonel Sanders Feel About KFC in 1976?

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is an American fast-food restaurant chain based in Louisville, Kentucky. It is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain after McDonald’s, with over 22,000 locations in 150 countries as of December 2019. The restaurant chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also owns Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and WingStreet. But did you …

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Geese

How Can You Make Foie Gras without Force Feeding Geese?

Foie Gras is a popular delicacy from France. It is made of liver fattened and often baked in a crust, and served as a pate, either hot or cold. Making foie gras is usually a concern for animal rights activists since it force-feeds geese or ducks. But did you know foie gras can be made …

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Where Did the Horsemeat Scandal Begin?

Horse meat is an integral part of many countries’ culinary traditions, particularly in Europe and Asia. Each year, the eight countries that consume the most horse meat consume approximately 4.3 million horses. But this is not something new, in most of humanity’s early history, wild horses were hunted for protein. But have you ever heard …

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What is Czernina?

The Czernina or duck blood soup comprises duck or goose blood, dried fruits, and vinegar. It is characterized by its sweet-sour flavor and is commonly found in Eastern Europe. But did you know there is a reason why it is specifically served to men? The Polish soup Czernina made out of duck blood is traditionally …

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