May 22 2010

Tidbites #3 Tea

Some believe the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea drinking in 2737 BCE. Legend holds that the emperor was boiling his drinking water beneath a tree when some leaves fell into the pot. I believe it…do you?

Tea - in China- 1997

May 15 2010


Thanks for all the great feedback and emails everyone!  I appreciate you looking out for me, just wanted to clarify that I intentionally misspelled tidbits as tidbites….a play on words relating to food. Thank goodness this was intentional, because culinary school is expensive enough I don’t think I could go back for English courses as well!  Tidbites are random food facts that I find interested and think you will too! Happy Reading.

May 14 2010

Tidbite #2 Allspice

Did you know that allspice is not a blend of different spices? It earned this name because the flavor tastes like a combination of other common spices clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is actually a dried berry that looks like a large brown peppercorn. Christopher Columbus discovered allspice berries in the New World, mistaking them for pepper which at the time was as valuable as gold.  I’m sure he was very disappointed upon returning to Spain to find out that it was not worth nearly as much $$$!

May 8 2010

Tidbite #1 Eggs

Tidbites are random food facts that I find interesting and think you will too! For instance:

Tidbite #1

Did you know that most (although not all) of the commercially produced eggs we eat are not actually fertilized eggs? Meaning, they would never turn into a chicken. Hens usually lay about 4-7 eggs a week, all the while never meeting up with Mr. Rooster for a quickie in the shed. Crazy right?!  I don’t know about you, but this sure makes me feel better about eating this breakfast staple.

On a side note, my new foodie friend is raising hens for their eggs (kudos on sustainability), I can’t wait to try them and share pictures & stories!