6 Origin Stories of your Favorite Modern Foods


6 Origin Stories of your Favorite Modern Foods

A lot of modern foods have interesting origin stories


  1. Rachel Hailey

    The chocolate chip cookie was created by accident. In the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, added broken chocolate bar pieces into her cookie batter thinking that they would melt. Instead, the classic dessert was born.

    1. Michael Bieber

      Slowly and steadily, ketchup began a series of molts to become the ketchup we know of today. The word 'catsup' entered the English language in 1690, while the spelling 'ketchup', entered the English language in 1711. The largest ketchup or catsup bottle is situated in Collinsville, Illinois.

  2. Asha Kalindi

    According to more than one urban legend, macaroni and cheese was invented by Thomas Jefferson, who, in the variant told by Alton Brown of Good Eats, upon failing to receive an Italian pasta-making machine, designed his own machine, made the macaroni, and had the cook put liberal quantities of York cheddar

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