Thursday, November 1, 2007

Food Facts: Did You Know?

* Eggplant Caviar is made of baked eggplant, garlic, onions, tomatoes and olive oil.

* It takes 12 minutes to hard boil a large egg

* Vinegar helps the egg white from spreading, when preparing poached eggs

* Margarine was first produced in France in the late 19th century

* You can quickly peel off the skin of beets, when they are cooked. You can do this by rubbing the beet skins under cold running water.

* Plastic food packaging is a potent health hazard

* Onion is named after a Latin word meaning large pearl!

* Rice is the staple diet of half of the world's population

* Ice cream is actually a Chinese food and has its origin in ancient China

* In France, people eat approximately 500,000,000 snails per year!

* Carrots can actually help you see in the dark!

* There are about 100,000 bacteria in one litre of drinking water!

* Cream is lighter than milk

* Temperature can affect your appetite

* Chopsuey was created by Chinese immigrants in California