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History of Watermelon
By     |    Mar 4, 2010
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History of Watermelon

Nothing says delicious quite like a sweet, juicy watermelon. The thought of one for many people brings back memories of summer picnics where you could bite into the bright, mouthwatering flesh of this thirst-quenching treat. A popular fruit enjoyed around the world, the watermelon provides nutrients to those who eat it. Important as a food staple worldwide, it found its ways to different regions around the globe. Looking into the [...]

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History of the Cornucopia
By     |    Mar 4, 2010
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History of the Cornucopia

When you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, it’s likely your eyes take in an attractive centerpiece on the table called a cornucopia. Fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables fill and spill out of the horn-shaped woven basket. Nicknamed the “horn of plenty,” the word cornucopia originated in Greek myth. After reading about this humble decoration’s beginnings, you may look at the cornucopia in a different way the next time you [...]

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History of Peanut Butter
By     |    Mar 3, 2010
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History of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a quintessential, all-American product. It is the premier ingredient in many school kids’ lunch boxes, and it is estimated (though not scientifically) that the average American eats over 1500 peanut-butter-and-jam sandwiches by the time he reaches college. Now one of the most common household products in America, peanut butter hardly ever reaches that status outside of the country. But it is still a phenomenon; in fact, more [...]

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History of Desserts
By     |    Mar 2, 2010
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History of Desserts

Sweet cravings for dessert existed since the early beginnings of humanity. Now enjoyed by many, affluent society folk were the only ones who could afford such in the past, and “regular” people could afford desserts only on special occasions. Technological advances in sugar production allowed for more widespread distribution of it and more affordable prices for consumers. The increased sugar supply paved the way for people to enjoy desserts worldwide. [...]

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History of Pringles
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Pringles

Pringles are a potato and rice flour snack chip made and marketed by Procter and Gamble, a global manufacturing corporation headquartered in Cincinnati. The Pringles brand is sold in over 140 nations around the planet, and is worth over $1 billion per year in revenue. Pringles chips are sold primarily in a distinctive aluminum coated can with the brand logo depicting a character with large bushy mustache prominently displayed. The [...]

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History of Mars Chocolate
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Mars Chocolate

Mars Chocolate is one of the operating divisions of US global corporation Mars Inc, a privately owned company founded by Frank and Ethel Mars in 1920 and has grown to be one of the world’s largest confectionary brands with products such as M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, Milky Way, Bounty, Twix, and of course the flagship chocolate candy, the Mars Bar. The company also owns several other food related brands such as [...]

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History of Snickers Candy Bar
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Snickers Candy Bar

The Snickers Candy Bar is a chewy peanut butter nougat and caramel and roasted peanut topping candy bar covered in dairy milk chocolate made and marketed by Mars, Inc, a US based private corporation that is one of the world’s largest food and confectionary suppliers. The Snickers candy bar is sold throughout the world and over 15 million bars are made daily with annual sales of over $2 billion making [...]

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History of Thanksgiving
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History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is so closely associated with American images of turkey dinners with family and friends that we haven’t thought of whether the holiday could be something more than remembering the Pilgrims. Actually, Thanksgiving has been celebrated in ancient times and in many different cultues, not just in the Western world.   Ancient Times In ancient times, Thanksgiving was usually celebrated after the harvest season when the produce were abundant and [...]

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History of Ratatouille
By     |    May 12, 2009
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History of Ratatouille

Ratatouille is stewed vegetable dish, with the main ingredients being tomato, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers, mixed with Mediterranean herbs, and stewed in olive oil. Although a thick gravy is present, ratatouille is not a soup. The word ratatouille is pronounced rat-a-tooey and is a French word, but the full name of ratatouille is ratatouille niçoise referring to the Nice region of France where ratatouille is most often associated with. Food [...]

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By     |    May 12, 2009
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History of Orange Fruit

The orange is a type of citrus fruit that is very closely related to lemons, limes, tangerines, and grapefruit. Typically an orange of any variety will have a stringy core that contains the seeds, followed by a series of segments that contain the fleshy fruit, and then a thick orange colored skin protecting the fruit and seed from damage. Oranges are the most popular of all citrus fruits, and behind [...]

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