The versatility of meatloaf has been a key to its longevity. A classic comfort food, once just a way for housewives to stretch their food budgets, that has found its way to the menus of diners and restaurants everywhere.
Chow-chow is a popular pickled vegetable relish with roots in the American South, from Virginia and the Carolinas, across Kentucky and Tennessee, to Arkansas, Louisiana, and even parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
Velveeta was invented in 1918 by a Swiss immigrant and employee of New York’s Monroe Cheese Company, probably the most successful North American cheese maker at the time.
The hot dog consists of a boiled, steamed, or grilled sausage, known as a wiener or frankfurter, tucked into a specially designed bun, usually dressed with condiments or toppings that can vary depending on your country, state, or locale.
Forty percent of all food produced in the U.S. is wasted and ends up in the landfill, although much of it is perfectly fine to eat.
Grown commercially in thirty states, potatoes are the leading vegetable crop in the United States, with Idaho producing the most by far.
Diners can be traced back to Walter Scott, a newspaper pressman at the Providence Journal who, in 1872, left the presses to sell late night coffee and sandwiches from a horse-drawn wagon.
If all of the Cracker Jack sold during that time were laid end-to-end they would circle the earth more than seventy-one times.
The first pumpkin pies were likely made by hollowing out the shell, filling it with milk, honey, and spices, then baking it in hot ashes.
Okra, or ladies’ fingers as the pods are sometimes referred to because of their long, tapered, finger-like shape, is thought by many historians to have originated in east Africa.