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Why were noodles invented?

From ramen to spaghetti, to instant; noodles are a culinary staple around the world. There is much debate surrounding which nation exactly invented the noodle, China or Italy? Let’s dive into the history of the noodle, the difference between noodles and pasta, and their cultural impact. We guarantee you’ll be hungry for more by the …

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28 Different Types of Gooseberries

Having recently come to live on 23 acres of land in the Midwest, I’ve been looking for new things to grow, freeze, and can.  We’ve planted apples, cherries, blackberries, and raspberries. Now I’m starting to look at slightly more exotic or less well-known berries.  Thus, I wondered if gooseberries were more than just a literary …

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9 Different Types of Cranberries

Cranberries are incredibly healthy and considered a powerhouse of antioxidants. In addition to being a favorite around Christmas, adding cranberries to your diet can be a really good idea.  With that said, did you know that there are many different types of cranberries? If you didn’t, you do now! We’ll list all the most important …

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5 Different Types of Clementines

Often mistaken for mandarin oranges and in the same family, clementine oranges are different from other varieties of citrus fruit. Although clementines will grow in any warm climate, they prefer hot climates. As a result, the best Clementine’s grow in southern California, the Gulf Coast of Florida, Northern Africa, Spain, Australia, and warmer areas of …

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6 Different Types of Boysenberries

Boysenberry, to me, was always the one flavor of fruit on the bottom yogurt that I genuinely liked.  I would buy yogurt with intense feelings of virtue, but knowing in my heart, the only ones I’d eat were the boysenberries.  Alas, it’s been years since I’ve been able to find them.  Maybe I’ll grow boysenberries …

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13 Different Types of Black Currants

Black currants (also known as blackcurrants) are far more common in Europe than in the United States.  In fact, for most of the 20th century, black currants were banned in the U.S. because they were a vector of white pine blister rust.  In the 1960s, authority over the ban was shifted from the federal government …

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2 Main Types of Ackee Fruit

I was born in Jamaica, therefore, the years I spent there before migrating included eating a lot of Ackee. Why, might you ask? Well, it’s absolutely easy to prepare, delicious and, above all, it’s Jamaica’s national dish along with saltfish, also known as codfish. The dish is so popular that most restaurants, including those at …

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14 Different Types of Ketchup

When you mention hotdogs, sandwiches, fries, burgers, among other delicious dishes, ketchup always pops up in mind. Ketchup, also known as catsup, has become a widely used condiment worldwide and has a great history. Although the origin of ketchup is not very clear, its name was derived from a Chinese word, ke-tsiap, meaning fermented fish. …

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13 Different Types of Pepperoni

Certain websites on the Internet loudly trumpet and make much ado about “three types of salami,” claiming that these three types are “… the small size we are familiar with, the larger diameter sandwich size (same food/bigger slice), and a spicy-hot or smoked variety. Or a crumble-style pepperoni – little teeny chunks like you find …

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7 Different Types of Jam

Thinking about “types of jam” is something of a knotty problem,” and when asked, “Why is ‘thinking about types of jam’ a knotty problem?” the answer doesn’t help either: “That too is a knotty problem.” As far as unsatisfactory answers go, it’s a humdinger, I accept, but then “types of jam” really does throw up …

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