Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and random days in October when you’re just so thrilled the weather is still warm – it’s time for backyard cookouts.
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I was reminded of the existence of loose meat sandwiches with the semi-recent The Good Wife episode.
Which reminded me of the restaurant specializing in loose meat sandwiches that Roseanne ran in Roseanne.
Which made me wonder where this odd lunch creation came from in the first place…
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Is it French? No. It is not.
But, my good old hometown Albany, New York does play a part in the history of French toast.
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I think I had my first fried dough as a kid at the Albany Tulip Festival, which is coming up.
Let’s find out the history of fried dough and its fried fair food siblings.
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When I say “the pretzel” I mean soft pretzels. Because everybody knows hard, crunchy pretzels are not that great.
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Last year around Easter, we shared the history of eggs in general.
This year, in lieu of the recent night of the living egg, I thought we should check out the history behind deviled eggs.
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We explored the history of cream cheese a tiny bit with the difference between cream cheese and Neufchâtel, but let’s take a closer look.
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As with this week’s Difference Between, today’s Food History post is one of those food items that you’re likely to either love or hate: tofu.
Let’s check out tofu’s history.
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Chicken and waffles! It’s soft and crunchy and sweet and savory and just ridiculous.
Is it a Southern food? Sort of.
Let’s dig into the history of chicken and waffles.
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Today’s food history post is a versatile comfort food that has changed and adapted as necessary over the years: meatloaf.
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