Cheesecake dates back to circa 2000 B.C., and it is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. It is also believed that it was fed to the athletes of the first Olympic Games that was held in 776 B.C. Cheesecakes were also popularly prepared in Greek weddings for the guests.
The first recorded combination of fish and chip shop dates back to the 1860s in London owned by Joseph Malin, who was a Jewish immigrant. The dish was introduced as a combination of two different cuisines. The main ingredients used in a typical fish and chip recipe are battered and fried dish with deep-fried chips.
Kimchi is a traditional fermented spicy Korean side dish that contains lactic acid bacteria fermented cabbage. There are numerous varieties of Kimchi where different vegetables are used as main ingredients. Kimchi made in the northern part of Korea is less salty and more watery; in southern Korea, it contains salt and pepper and is thicker.
Baklava is a scrumptious dessert pastry that originated in Turkey. This amazing dish was made and perfected by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century after they invaded Istanbul, which was known as Constantinople in those days. Filled with chopped nuts and honey, Baklava is loved all over the world.
Native Americans used corn for many purposes, including bathing. Their extensive use of corn led them to the discovery of cornbread. As corn was easy to grow and prepare, the Native Americans depended heavily on corn dishes and cornbread. Today, cornbread is closely associated with Southern and Atlantic cuisine.
Mayonnaise is believed to have originated in France in the 1800s. It is a two-ingredient sauce that is made of olive oil and egg yolk. Although the original recipe contained only two ingredients, the mayonnaise we have today comes with added ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar, and even some seasonings.
Robert Cobb, a restaurant owner at Hollywood accidently made a dish in 1936 what we today call the Cobb Salad. Some of the main ingredients in a typical Cobb Salad dish are chopped salad greens, boiled, grilled, or roasted chicken breast, tomato, avocado, chives, hard-boiled eggs, red-wine vinaigrette, and Roquefort cheese.
As per popular belief, ramen originated in Japan. But as per the Tokohama Ramen Museum, the origins of this dish can be found in China. Ramen and was introduced to Japan by Chinese immigrants. The word ramen is a Japanese adaptation of the Chinese word for their wheat noodles, which is lamian.
Beef jerky was a meal prepared by the native South American Incan tribe called the Quechua. They prepared it by sun-drying the meat or roasting it in a fire. Beef jerky is believed to be a healthy snack as it is an excellent source of protein and has minimal carbohydrates per serving.
Wasabi comes from the Wasabia Japonica plant that originates in Japan. The plant is not widely cultivated in Japan. Today, it is commercially grown in countries like China, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and Taiwan. Wasabi is grown for its roots that is used for preparing sauces and condiments.
Bruschetta was originated in Italy in the late 15th century. It was mainly made into a dish to put stale bread to use by adding healthy toppings. The bread is grilled and topped with various ingredients. Some of the most popular ingredients in preparing it included garlic, olive oil, tomato, beans, and cured meat.
According to popular belief, popcorn has American origins, and quite a few studies confirm that the oldest popcorn known to date was in New Mexico. The accessibility of popcorn grew wider in 80s. It is also believed that popcorn was served on Thanksgiving feasts in the 1600s in the Plymouth Colony.
Originating in China, dumplings are also commonly known as pot stickers and are made of wheat flour dough with vegetable and/or meat. Dumplings became so popular around the world that there are more than 30 variations of this dish. Some of these variations include are wonton, ravioli, momo, manti, shumai, and xiaolongbao.
The sandwich was named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich John Montagu. He didn't invent the dish but certainly made it popular. Montagu asked for a slice of meat to be served to him between two slices of bread and the people who wanted what he was having simply loved it.
Biryani is believed to have Indian origin and was a popular dish among the Mughal emperors who once ruled India. Today, most people call Biryani a North Indian cuisine, but its availability is so widespread that it's correct to call it a pan-Indian dish
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