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 Mayonnaise?

Who Invented Mayonnaise?...

Can you guess who invented mayonnaise? Do you think that just like other inventions of the past, the real creator of mayonnaise is not known in history? Fortunately, there are certain traces that can be seen from the past that details who invented mayonnaise. However, there is no known name but just a reference on the inventor’s trade or manner of living before. French Beginnings It was in the year 1756 when the chef of Duke de Richelieu in France invented mayonnaise. Actually, it was one of those instantaneous and marvelous accidents of the past that helped in the invention of mayonnaise. During the siege of Mahon (which is the capital of Minorca), there was a shortage of food supplies. That was why the chef thought of whipping eggs and oil together without adding any seasoning. This dressing was served to a dinner party hosted by Duke de Richelieu. Mayonnaise got its name after a battle was won against the British people in Port Mahon. The word Mayonnaise was named after Mahon. Ready-Made and Ready-to-Eat In the year 1905, Richard Hellman sold the first known ready-made mayonnaise. This was sold at Hellman’s New York deli. And it may be inferred that mayonnaise became more available to people who were developing a taste for the product. The recipe that was used was actually made by Hellman’s wife, and was initially sold in open wooden boats. In 1912, Hellman thought of selling mayonnaise in large glass bottles. It was easier to sell and was then marketed at a large rate. This product was then called as “Hellman’s Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise.” It received instant popularity, and is still popular today since Best Foods now owns the rights of this product. Other Popular...
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 Chocolate?

Who Invented Chocolate?

Do you know who invented chocolate? Have you ever wondered how this sweet concoction in many cookies, cakes, and its own sweet variations really started? The Cacao (Cocoa) Beans Dating back to 1500 BC, during those early Mesoamerican civilizations, Olmec Indians grew cacao beans. Perhaps, from this info, you would think that this was the first taste of chocolate in those times. Were the Indians the ones who invented chocolate? Actually, according to history, it was the Mayans and the Aztecs who developed these beans into chocolate drinks. Aside from the Indians, these groups were also known to grow these beans. Another historical figure that you may want to thank is Christopher Columbus. In the early 1500s, Columbus brought those cocoa beans to Europe. During that time, chocolate drinks spread throughout Spain. But it didn’t become an instant hit in other parts of Europe immediately. It took a hundred years later before people from various regions in Europe tasted the drinks. Progress and Popularity A Frenchman opened a shop that served as London’s first chololate house in 1657. It was named The Coffee Mill and Tobacco Roll. Since the cost for the the chocolate beverage was too expensive, loyal patrons of the shop were merely from the upper class of society. In 1674, chocolate was used for another type of business. It became a main ingredient in making cakes and rolls. But the progress of chocolate didn’t stop there. Monsieur Dubuisson of France took its popularity another notch higher. This was clearly achieved in those days when Dubuisson invented a table mill in 1732 which was known to help grind chocolate. Another invention by Joseph Fry of England also made chocolate gain more popularity. Fry’s invention created another milestone...
Who Invented Cheerios?

Who Invented Cheerios?

Cheerios refers to a famous brand name or trademark of breakfast cereal available in the commercial market. In the United States, the brand name is produced as well as marketed by General Mills. However, in some countries like Great Britain, it is offered under the Nestle trademark of Cereal Partners. In order to promote the product, several advertisements were introduced by Cereal Partners and General Mills in the past decades. Some of the popular advertisements for the cereal are The Cheerios Kid in the mid 1950s, Just Cheeri-yodel in the 1970s and The Peanuts Gang in the 1980s. To know more about this merchandise, it is best to identify the person behind the creation of Cheerios. History of the Product Who invented Cheerios? General Mills employee Lester Borchadt has the credit for the creation of the breakfast cereal. The product was created in 1941 and it was introduced to the public as Cheeri Oats. General Mills received complaints from another firm that used the same brand name. To resolve the issue, the company decided to change the name of the merchandise to Cheerios in 1945. At the time that the merchandise was offered to the public, many consumers became interested with the product because it is the original ready-to-eat oat breakfast. Cheerios was first offered to the consumers at Golden Valley in Minnesota. To improve the sales from the product, the firm introduced a mascot of a cartoon character named Cheeri O’Leary. Additional Information and Other Important Details The product became an instant hit when it was released in the international market. In Ireland and England, Cheerios has four oat colors as well as five grains, namely rice, wheat, barley, oat and maize. To improve the sales of General...
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...
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