From old to young, transcending beyond gender and race we can all hold heads in unison and agree that this duo is the ultimate pairing that all pairings shall forever be compared to.
In the wine industry, when wine buyers are picking a bottle, a very important element taken often into consideration in the purchase decision is the identification of the grape varieties in which wines were elaborated from.
The history of tea is said to date back to ancient China, a long 5000 years ago when Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when leaves from some tree blew into his pot of boiling water. He was transfixed by the pleasant smell and taste and discovered the tea's soothing effect on the body. From there on, tea spread to many places all over the world. Tea has been used for various medicinal purposes and many swear by its amazing effects.
Honey alone is a common and in specifically in ancient Egypt like many countries around the world has been used in all classes, sweetening food was just the start of it. Well known for its medicinal properties and has been used for so by the Assyrians, Greeks, and in many other cultures.
On Wednesday, June 16, 2020, Quakers Oats announced the company is changing the name and image of Aunt Jemima that has been around for 130 years. The company stated it recognizes that the origins of the breakfast products are based on a racial stereotype.
Scintillating chandeliers, crimson draperies, hundreds of table settings arranged for local and global elite: the Egyptian Hall of the Mansion House was a grandeur entertaining space in Victorian London. Despite its name, the hall was not Egyptian-inspired, but rather it “was built upon Lord Burlington’s plans, who gathered his ideas of such Hall from a description by Vitruvius.” The pillars of the Roman architecture stood amongst myriad banquets throughout the century, displaying food from kitchens with a fireplace so extensive it could roast a huge ox or “fifty or sixty fowls or ducks” simultaneously. At the centrepiece of this grandiose, glittery space of consumption was, of course, food.
It sort of feels like a dream sometimes, doesn't it? When you picture the wrapper of a chocolate from memories past, and almost taste the cocoa on the tip of your tongue? Once you're engulfed in those old school flavours – you stop to question the origins of the product, only to realise that it actually hasn't been around for a while, and the chances of acquiring one are near impossible.
I absolutely did NOT eat this traditional St. Patrick's Day meal growing up. I was a picky eater and went through a couple years as a vegetarian. My grandmother and grandfather frequently ate out and ordered this. After I learned to drive, my grandmother and I went out to eat and she indulged in Irish coffee with her lunch, but I did not fully appreciate this food until my late teen years. Now I love it! My son's birthday falls a couple days before this favorite Irish Holiday of mine and I have always tried to buy all the cool Irish things I could! Between his birthday and until the end of May, I love my Irish and Mardi Gras themed party stuff! I actually have my birthday and my other sons birthday in May, so I just spend a lot of time between March first and May planning, buying, and eating! I can be totally honest about myself...I'm a foodie! In the worst sense. This love includes anything Mediterranean, South American, French, Italian, desserts from anywhere in the world, American Chinese is one of our favorites and they keep coming up with new dishes all the time! I don't think I could handle the traditional Chinese or Japanese foods. I tried Sushi as a child, since one of my babysitters was Japanese, and I still like to try new foods. But if something new is too unusual, I will try anything vegan, stick with rice, and I won't try anything with fish or meat...I'm picky still. But of course, then there is this traditional Irish meal I love every year!
While growing up, I was the kid that chose to be a shut-in. Instead of going outside to embark on new pretend adventures or dabble in childish mischief, I wanted to sit indoors and listen to my grandparents stories.