History Schmistory: October 3. “Eat… these broken wings…”

1964: The first plate of Buffalo Wings is served up at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, a city once brimming with swarms of flying buffalo. Now, sadly there are only a few left ūüôĀ

By Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons













Art by Alexis Trice

History Schmistory, July 7: J’aime le chocolat!

1550¬†–¬†Chocolate was introduced. In my opinion, this should be an international holiday. Seriously though, who isn’t loco for some cocoa?


History Schmistory, June 28: The Tomato Playing Ketch-up!

1820¬†–¬†The tomato was proven to be non-poisonous. Thank goodness for that…our most important foods (pizza, spaghetti, burgers) would never have been the same!

Way to go tomatoes!  "Jumping tomato" by Gabi Greve /CC BY

Way to go tomatoes!
“Jumping tomato” by Gabi Greve /CC BY

History Schmistory: June 18th: Waterloo Sunset!

1815: ¬†The Battle of Waterloo, Belgium. Napoleon and Wellington ‘duke’ it out (see what we did there) and¬†along the way incidentally¬†provide ABBA with the keys to stardom!

The British victory at Waterloo heralded the end of Napoleonic ascendancy in Europe after over ten years as Emperor of The French.

"Creative commons, Napol√©on Bonaparte, 1798"  digital watercolor from painting by √Čdouard Detaille by Now Idonoa /CCBY

“Napol√©on Bonaparte, 1798”
digital watercolor from painting by √Čdouard Detaille by Now Idonoa /CCBY



History Schmistory, June 4: Insert cheesy joke

1070¬†–¬†Roquefort cheese was created in a cave near Roquefort, France! Insert your own cheesy joke here : )


History Schmistory: February 23. The world looks mighty good to me.

1896: The Tootsie Roll is invented, and gives rise to an unusual morphological phenomenon…

Culture Buzz: The baguettes come out at midnight…

If you have ever been to France you know that the French love their baguettes. You see them everywhere. If you spent a day counting all the baguettes you see in France you would be left with some unfathomable number. The French will eat just about everything on a baguette, but many believe the best thing to have on a baguette is, more baguette. They also tend to be very serious about their baguettes, by law you can only make them a certain way. That’s soooo French! The rural French have been known to travel for miles into town for a fresh baguette, while on the busy streets baguettes are more abundant than Starbucks coffee. Sit at a corner cafe, hopefully not a Starbucks, and you’re likely to see more baguettes passing by than people! The¬†baguettes just might be plotting some sort of hostile takeover. (They do happen to make a surprisingly reliable weapon when backed into a corner…)


Anyhoo, since bakers are only human, they can’t stay up all hours to fulfill every fresh baguette emergency. So, it’s about time somebody came up with a way to get your baguette fix at any hour of the night. Enter¬†Jean-Louis Hecht, baker extraordinaire, who built a special vending machine/oven that warms up and serves you a baguette on the spot. Brilliant!

Now the hungry masses can be served at Jean-Louis’ bakery through the night while, presumably, he relaxes at home with a baguette ūüôā

Are You For Real?

By riNux [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By riNux [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

¬†The Modern Toilet in Taiwan, is a toilet themed restaurant that makes you wonder… …What do you think the restrooms look like?

Royal Wedding Pizza

Now THIS gets you in the mood for a wedding! What’s your favorite topping?

Sacre Bleu! France goes all foodie tomorrow!

France hosts its first national food festival tomorrow

photo: guardian, UK

. Weird. I never really associated France with food…

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