Americans spend more time watching other people on television cook than they do cooking themselves.
Julia Child was an American cooking teacher, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs.
Little known fact is that she did not have a natural talent for cooking. In fact, she was a self-admitted disaster in the kitchen until she began taking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Prior to her marriage, Child simply fed herself frozen dinners for several years. And during one of her early attempts at making a meal from scratch, she set the oven on fire.
For 20 years Sila Sutharat, a roadside vendor in Phetchaburi, Thailand, has used a grill made of 1,000 mirrors to focus sunlight to cook chicken and pork. A chicken cooks in about 12 minutes.
You should never wash raw chicken. Doing do increases your risk of food poisoning from campylobacter bacteria by splashing water contaminated with the bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing, and cooking equipment.
Women have historically been barred from cooking sushi due to a superstition that their hands are too warm.
Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and making ice cream.
The poverty line in America was designed assuming every family had a housewife who was a skillful cook.
A French chemist unboiled an egg.
In late 2007, a street in Central London had to be shut down due to reports of a chemical weapons attack. It was actually a Thai restaurant cooking up hot sauce.
Before the invention of electricity, there was a “spice clock”, a clock that opened a different compartment of spices each hour so that people waking in the night could taste the time before going back to sleep.