Who Invented the Chinese Egg Roll?

Who Invented the Chinese Egg Roll?...

Chinese egg rolls have long been enjoyed on family dinner tables the world over and a favorite recipe in Asia. Despite being called Chinese, many still wonder where this dish originally came from and who invented the Chinese egg roll. Asian Origin Countless varieties of egg roll recipes are well known in Asian home kitchens and restaurants. They are stuffed with different fillings from ground pork or beef to assorted chopped veggies and seafood. But most of them are called Chinese rolls no matter if they originated someplace else in Asia. Thus, some culinary people are sure, it was an Asian who invented the Chinese egg roll. And probably the Chinese egg roll inventor was a Chinese. Like most Asian and Chinese cuisines, the original creator of the egg roll is unknown. No specific name has been mentioned. And anyway, it’s possible that is was not originated from China. Similarly, a lot of so-called Chinese noodle recipes are unheard of anywhere in China. So, just because a dish has “Chinese” included in its name doesn’t always follow that it was first cooked by a Chinese. Many cuisine experts are reluctant to say that a Chinese was who invented the Chinese egg roll. Who knows, the Chinese egg roll inventor may have been a German? Cantonese Origin Being often deep fried, most people, especially gourmet people, claim that the dish is Cantonese. Southern Chinese cooking, like Cantonese recipes, are mostly deep fried. Hence, there’s a strong possibility that a Cantonese or a Southern Chinese was who invented the Chinese egg roll. However, there are some Chinese egg roll recipes in Asia that use raw veggies and roll wrappers. So there are variants that are not deep-fried. Other Possible Origins Egg...
Who Invented Pizza?

Who Invented Pizza?

No One Knows Who Created the Very First Pizza. Bread was said to have originated in prehistoric times, and was considered the first form of prepared food. But much can be inferred on the true historical beginnings of who invented pizza. There seems to be a question on whether the ancient Greeks or the Egyptians invented this delicious food. This is because during earlier times, some say that these people were seen to have eaten a pizza-like food. Still, the question on who invented pizza for the first time ever is still shrouded in mystery up to now. The City of Naples Became the Starting Point of Further Developments. Nevertheless, there are certain accounts that Naples is considered as the birthplace of a more modern-day pizza. Their earlier version was called focaccia and was a simple concoction of flat circles of dough with minimal ingredients. This flattened dough was baked to perfection and sprinkled with various herbs and spices. Their simple recipe, famous with peasants during that time, has been the focal point that brought about the other developments of pizza recipes. The First Pizza Parlors Worldwide Brought Pizza to More People. In 1738, still in the city of Naples, the first pizza parlor or pizzeria was born. This was named as Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba. How they prepare their pizza dishes is really interesting. They use an oven which uses lava from Mount Vesuvius to cook their pizzas. In 1889, another tavern in Naples, owned by by Don Raffaele Esposito, added more ingredients to the first recipe of pizza when they were visited by the Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni and King Umberto I. To be specific, they made the dish more special by adding basil and mozzarella cheese. This...
Who Invented Gingerbread Men?

Who Invented Gingerbread Men?...

One can say that the person who invented gingerbread men actually influenced a lasting love of many people towards sweet stuff and biscuit or cookie moulds. The Legend of the Gingerbread Men Many say that it was Queen Elizabeth I who invented gingerbread men. This respected queen of England was said to have the first gingerbread men made into the image of the queen’s courtiers. This was done as such so it could serve as small gifts to be given to them. Some say that this is merely a myth. Others say it is reality. Other Interesting Notes on Gingerbread Men After that first batch of delicious gingerbread men, it was said that the English went to America and brought ginger with them to the USA colonies. And, perhaps, you can say that this delicious sweet treat spread throughout the land. There were even some accounts that mentioned the use of ginger cookies as a means of persuasion to voters in Virginia. This was given to the people so they, in turn, would elect the candidates that would be working in the House of Burgesses. Perhaps, because the use of gingerbread men became more famous, the brothers Grimm soon wrote the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, which modernized the use of gingerbread. This story was written and published during the 19th century. Pertinent Information to Bear in Mind There are a few things to learn if you’re going to think of making gingerbread men. The term “ginger” is actually taken from the Sanskrit word “srngaveram” meaning “horn root.” In the olden days, particularly, in Medieval England, the term gingerbread came from the Old French word “gingebras” which, in turn, was taken from the Latin term “zingebar.” Gingerbread meant “preserved...
Who Invented the Hot Dog?

Who Invented the Hot Dog?...

A hot dog is a soft moist sausage known for its even flavor and texture. Common types of hot dogs are smoked, cured, and fully cooked. People often enjoy it with onion, ketchup, mustard, on a hot dog bun. Hot dogs are sold just about anywhere where there are people around. You can find food stands that sell them even in ball parks. Such a common thing to see can induce the question of who invented the hot dog. Various Claims There are many claims as to who invented the hot dog. Unfortunately, it is quite a difficult process to assess which claim is the real source of today’s hot dog. Various stories tell of the creation of a sausage in a bun. Another common element you’ll find among the various claims include the how the name hot dog came about. This just makes figuring out who invented the hot dog a lot more difficult. The Name Frankfurter It can be easily deduced that the name frankfurter comes from name Frankfurt, Germany. It is here where sausages served in a bun originated. This is quite similar to how hot dogs are served. Another common name for hot dogs is wieners, which points us to Vienna, Austria. It is interesting that the German name for Vienna is Wien. German speaking countries often call hot dogs as Wiener Wurstchen, which literally translates to ‘little sausage’. Analyzing the names used for it would give light to the question on who invented the hot dog. Other Claims Antonoine Feuchtwanger’s wife, both him and his wife originally Germans, is the one to whom the idea of a hot dog sold on a bun is ascribed to. They sold hot dogs in St. Louis, Missouri...
Who Invented Cool Whip?

Who Invented Cool Whip?

Cool Whip is a famous trademark of a non-dairy whipped topping manufactured by Kraft Foods. In North America, this product is commonly used as topping for desserts like no bake cookies and no bake pies. The whipped topping does not contain lactose, cream as well as milk, which make it healthier than other whipped cream that are available in the commercial market. In order to know more about this merchandise, let us start with the history of the development of Cool Whip. History of the Product Who invented Cool Whip? The whipped topping was invented by General Foods Corp. food chemist William A. Mitchell in 1967. The product was introduced by the company’s Birds Eye division the same year and it easily became popular to consumers. After several years, the division was consolidated with Kraft Foods and the right to manufacture the merchandise was transferred to the latter. One of the unique features of the product that attracted consumers is that it was sold by grocery chains and supermarkets in a frozen state. At this year, the merchandise was available in the different regions of Canada and the United States. The whipped cream was offered in big plastic tubs as well as in 226 grams package. Additional Information and Other Important Details To promote the product and to attract more consumers, the company manufactured variations of the whipped cream. Some of the variants of the merchandise are the Extra Creamy, the French Vanilla, the Sugar Free and the Reduced Fat. Other popular variants of the product are Fat Free, Ultra Low and Chocolate. To compete with other products in available in the commercial market, Kraft Foods released Cool Whip packaged in an aerosol can in 2008. However, the downside...
Who Invented Candy?

Who Invented Candy?

Because there are many types of candy, no one person can be singled out as the inventor. Scholars studying the history of candy are also in disagreement as to when and where it originated. The Earliest Candies The word candy came from the Persian word qandi. However the candy is much older than the Persians. Remember that candy refers to any confection combined with sugar, honey or other sweets. Using this definition, the earliest candies can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Archeologists have uncovered 2,000 year old papyri depicting candies. These illustrations show the sweets made from honey and other ingredients. These were usually heated and cooked in ovens. The Romans and Chinese ate barley sugar candies. Experts on the history of candy state that the Romans, Greeks and Chinese indulged in it along with sesame seeds. During the Middle Ages, sugar candies became quite popular. The candy was categorized as a drug though and sold as such. Candies were also exclusively for the rich as the price of sugar was very high. Aside from sugar, candy was also made by combining sugar and honey with nuts. Fruit candies were made by combining fruits with sugar and sweets. In 1519, cacao was invented in Mexico. Cacao was uncovered by the Spaniards in the country and brought it back to Europe. 1700 to 1800s The history of candy and its development really took off in the 1700s. The cost of sugar went down and machinery was becoming commonplace. These twin developments made it easier to mass manufacture the confection. Such was the popularity of candies that there were hundreds of factories in the US by the 1850s. In 1854, Whitman’s chocolate came out and in 1880, the candy corn...
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