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Smarties: How the stocking staple got its name - BBC News
It's been 80 years since the humble chocolate bean was given a snappy new name. But the Smarties we know and love started out as the butt of an unsavoury joke dreamed up by mischievous confectioners.
FoodAndDrink  Sweets  Chocolate  Smarties  Names  Branding  BBCNews  BBCNewsMagazine  Features  History  FoodHistory 
january 2018 by dk33per
The culinary journey of Michael Twitty | The Splendid Table
Michael Twitty: "The Cooking Gene" is basically me exploring my family history through food, from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. It’s not so much a linear history, because that would end about Reconstruction, but it's also kind of a contemporary unraveling of what happens when we start to talk about race and food and ethnicity and how different cultures in the American South have embraced an African influence.
michaeltwitty  splendidtable  food  foodhistory  southernfood  race  america 
june 2017 by laurenipsum
The History of Maldon Salt, the Stuff You Already Put on Everything | Bon Appetit
Once upon a time, salt was just salt. It was the stuff in shakers and canisters, the gustatory equivalent of the treble dial. You used more, or you used less. Whether it was a little girl with an umbrella, a toss over the left shoulder to ward off bad luck, or a nontaster’s affront to the chef, it was all just salt.
food  salt  maldonsalt  gary  bentley  foodhistory  bonappetit 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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