Category: trivia

09
Apr
2008

The Last Meal on the Titanic

It was on April 14th, 1912 — over 100 years ago — when the last meal was served in the first-class dining room on the RMS Titanic. As we all know, later that night, the ship collided with an iceberg…

01
Apr
2008

More Food Words

Courtesy of The Double-Tongue Dictionary break beef v. phr. Every Friday, he picks up a carcass or two from Redwood Meat, then brings the meat back to the store and cuts it into rib-eyes, prime rib, filet mignon—just about every…

05
Feb
2008

Recent Food Neologisms

flossy adj. Most of the good Portland restaurants serve what is known as “flossy” food (for fresh, local, organic, sustainable, seasonable). Flossies are people who believe in these ideals and try to eat in that manner. foodshed n. the area…

07
Jan
2008

What makes a kosher pickle ‘kosher?’

Here’s a hint : It has nothing to do with rabbinical oversight. Answer : It’s the garlic. Without the garlic, it’s just another dill pickle

07
Jan
2008

“The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook”

112 years ago today (January 7, 1896), Fannie Farmer (1857-1915) published her first cookbook, The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook. Though the title has changed, and it’s gone through multiple editions, you can still buy a copy today, though it’s now sold…