Who Invented Cheese?

Who Invented Cheese?

Who invented cheese? Earliest Use of Cheese Cheese has been around for so long, it’s impossible to know who invented the art of making it. It’s generally believed that cheese first appeared in the Middle East, perhaps as far back as 6,000 BC. Murals of ancient Egypt going back 2,000 BC show people making cheese and storing them in skin bags. These skin bags were made from animals’ stomachs. Most likely humans first discovered cheese when they stored milk in them for long journeys. The combination of enzymes in the skins, heat and motion caused the milk to curdle and break up. The result was a watery fermented liquid and edible curds of cheese. Cheese in Different Places There is plenty of evidence that various peoples in Europe and the Near East used cheese. The Cyclops are recorded to have made cheese in Homer’s Odyssey. In the Bible we find David ate cheese and gave them as presents to a military ally. The Jews were clearly producing cheese on a large scale since there was a Cheesemakers’ Valley at the time. Romans and Cheese Everyone knows that cheese is a major part of Italian cuisine. It’s not surprising since it was the ancient Romans who invented cheese as we know it today. They not only raised the bar when it comes cheese making. They also found out that changes in the environment and materials used affected the flavor of the cheese. Hence different kinds of cheeses were invented. The Romans took their cheese making art so seriously that the wealthy even had special areas in their homes dedicated to aging cheese. Many ancient writers have commented on the Romans and their expert curdling, including Aristotle, Homer and Varro. But...
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 Quaker Oats?

Who Invented Quaker Oats?...

Quaker Oats is a famous brand name of products made from oat grains. The food has ingredients that are helpful to improve the health conditions of consumers. Researches proved that the products have soluble fiber, which lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. Aside from these, Quaker Oats prevent the risk of heart related diseases. Because of the nutritional value of the products, many consumers purchase the breakfast cereals. To know more about this trademark, it is best to start with the history of Quaker Oats. History Who invented Quaker Oats? The brand name was found and was registered by entrepreneurs William Heston and Henry Seymour to the U.S. Patent Office on September 4, 1877. Henry Cowell acquired Quaker Mill Company from Henry Seymour in 1881 and got the right to manufacture and sell products bearing the trademark. After a year, an advertisement for Quaker Oats was released in America. The products were offered in cereal boxes in 1885. Henry Cowell decided to merge with other milling companies in the United States in 1888 and the American Cereal Company was established. The firm released trial sizes and small boxes of oat products. To promote the products, the company gave samples to the residents of Portland in Oregon. The promotional strategy was applied in the other parts of the country. The executives of American Cereal Company established the Quaker Oats Company in New Jersey in 1901. The firm released oat products in round boxes in 1915. During the last months of the year, it introduced special or premium oat breakfast cereals. To enhance the sales of the firm, it introduced a variant of oat cereal named as the Quaker Quick Oats in the 1920s. The popularity of the products...
Who Invented the Chicken Nugget?

Who Invented the Chicken Nugget?...

Many people love to eat chicken nugget because it is tasty, flavor-rich and delicious. This dish is basically made up of pre-cooked chicken that is minced, battered and breaded. It can be cooked in different ways including deep-fried. However, many love it baked because it is a much healthier way of preparing such delicious treat. No matter how you cook it, it never fails to satisfy the taste even those who are considered as picky eaters. Here is a closer look at this great-tasting dish including who invented the chicken nugget. The Invention of the Chicken Nugget Who invented the chicken nugget? In the 1950s, a Cornell University food science professor named Robert C. Baker invented this tasty dish. It was actually part of his unpatented academic work. The invention was truly an innovative one, which made it possible to make chicken nuggets of various shapes and sizes. Baker lived from December 29, 1921 to March 13, 2006. Additional Information and Other Highly Interesting Details Baker was a member of the prestigious American Poultry Hall of Fame. He grew up in Lansing, New York. In 1943, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. After that, he proceeded to the school’s College of Agriculture, where he finished his major in the branch of botany called pomology. Throughout his academic career as a student at Cornell University, he was able to publish more or less 290 research papers. Of course, one of his major contributions to the school was the Institute of Food Science and Marketing, which he founded some time in 1970. A music band named Paul and Storm decided to pay Baker a tribute with the song entitled “Nugget Man.” In 1997, he was recognized as part...
Who Invented Ice Cream?

Who Invented Ice Cream?

When the weather is hot and humid, it is natural for you to develop a liking for cold drinks and foods like ice cream. Whether taken in a cone or a glass, ice cream is absolutely enjoyable at any time of the day and at any occasion. You can even opt to choose from the different flavors and brands available in the market. With all these things that make ice cream highly favorable to most, have you ever wondered who invented ice cream and started it all? Early References – the Blurry and the Presumed Original Accounts The early makings of ice cream are said to be during the 4th century B.C. But there were also accounts that icehouses existed around 2,000 B.C. and have been used by Mesopotamians to store food. So, were the Mesopotamians the ones who invented ice cream? Who can tell when early similarities can also be traced back then to some Egyptian pharaohs who ordered ice during hot seasons in their places? Truly, the real accounts on where ice cream started may seem hazy. But there are other points in history that had given us a glimpse of how ice cream began. According to history, during the 37 to 68th century A.D., Nero ate a similar sweet ice cream concoction. During Nero’s time, ice was transported to Rome from the mountains to be used for making this sweet dish. The ice was mixed with fruit toppings, and was a favorite dessert in those times. In 618 to 97 A.D., King Tang of China also had a similar method using ice. They made their own ice and milk concoctions – that may be likened to the present-day sherbets. Because of this, the Chinese were believed...
Who Invented Wine?

Who Invented Wine?

Who invented wine? Origin of Wine Wine is a fermented drink, usually made from grapes. It is thought by scholars that it originated in 6,000-3,000 BC between the Nile and the Persian Gulf, in the territories of modern Iran and Georgia. How exactly man invented wine is unknown. But it may have happened by accident when wild yeast fermented the grapes that men stored as food. What is certain is man has known about wine making for a long time. Wall paintings and other archeological evidence prove it. An interesting Persian tale explains the invention of wine as follows: A melancholy princess had a falling out with her father, the king. She tried to kill herself by drinking what she thought was spoiled grape juice. The drink knocked her unconscious, but it didn’t kill her. When the princess woke up, she was in a much happier mood. She resumed drinking the same grape juice and was so amiable that she and her father soon made up. Regardless of the truth of this story, the Persians did make excellent wine. Some of the best varieties of grape today are thought to have evolved from Persia. Over time wine spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe via trade. The Egyptians imported their grapes from the Phoenicians. They learned to raise white grapes in the fertile region of the Nile delta. The kind of grape used was most likely a white grape called Muscat native to Alexandria. Europe probably got their first taste of wine through the Phoenicians as well. The Phoenicians were a nation of sea-traveling merchants. They helped spread the knowledge of wine making across the Mediterranean and Europe, especially Greece and Rome. Wine played a very special part in religious...
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