Curiosities

Curiosities

Curious articles and info from the culinary world.
The Breakfast of Champions: The Top Consumed Porridges Worldwide
The Breakfast of Champions: The Top Consumed Porridges Worldwide
02 Nov.
The favorite breakfast dish in the southern part of India and Sri Lanka is upma porridge, which is made from dried, toasted semolina, traditionally sauteed ...
Today is World Vegan Day
Today is World Vegan Day
01 Nov.
Today we celebrate World Vegan Day. Vegans are much stricter than vegetarians in their beliefs and even refuse to use any products that have any indirect ...
Why is the Pumpkin the Primary Symbol of Halloween?
Why is the Pumpkin the Primary Symbol of Halloween?
31 Oct.
In its modern form, Halloween is a blend of Celtic New Year's customs, the Roman veneration of Pomona, the goddess of fruits, and the Christian All Saints' ...
A Lesser Known Citrus Fruit: Yuzu
A Lesser Known Citrus Fruit: Yuzu
13 Oct.
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit about the size of a mandarin, with quite a sour taste. Yuzu is the most popular of all citrus fruits in Japan.
The 10 Strangest Superstitions Related to Food
The 10 Strangest Superstitions Related to Food
12 Oct.
Eggs - they are the symbol of fertility. As such, it is common practice for farmers to break an egg in the middle of their field with the belief that this ...
Clever Uses of Egg Shells
Clever Uses of Egg Shells
14 Sept.
Egg shells can be beneficial for your garden plants. Because they are so rich in calcium and minerals, they can nourish your plants - all you have to do is ...
Sharbat or Sorbet - a True Summer Elixir!
Sharbat or Sorbet - a True Summer Elixir!
10 Aug.
A classic elixir having historical roots in Ancient Greece, the sorbet really is one of the tastiest and most refreshing summer beverages that can be made ...
Exceptional Venetian Dishes you Simply Must Try
Exceptional Venetian Dishes you Simply Must Try
08 Aug.
Traditionally, the fish is marinated or salted before eating, with the aim of preserving it for longer periods of time. One of the most popular fish ...
Babaco - a Little Known Exotic Wonder
Babaco - a Little Known Exotic Wonder
01 Aug.
Taste-wise, Babaco resembles pineapple, kiwi, with a slight citrus tinge, making its taste unique. It's a delicate fruit, which is why it needs to be ...
The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World
The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World
14 July
For many, cooking is just a daily chore, for others it's an entire art form. Today, some names from the past are world-famous with their culinary ...