There is a cafe in Amsterdam where children cook and serve. Kinderkookkafé is a family restaurant that is run entirely by children: they cook, serve, bring the bill and wash up, all with a little help from adults. Parents leave their children in the afternoon and when they come back, they try what the children have prepared.
Chicken produced in US has been banned in the EU since 1997 as it is washed in a strong chlorine solution. The chlorine washing is popular in US due to poor hygiene standards in abattoirs.
Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella.
A 1996 federal law allows restaurants to donate leftover food without getting sued, and nobody has ever filed a lawsuit against a restaurant over donated leftovers.
One of the richest woman in China was born in extreme poverty in a remote mountain village. She got her wealth by selling her chili sauce, lao gan ma, which she originally made for her noodle stand.
American Cheese is cheese that’s been treated to allow it to melt without breaking apart or becoming greasy like traditional cheese.
Andy George spent $1,500 and 6 months making a single sandwich completely from scratch. In order to understand where our food comes and how much a single sandwich really costs, he did absolutely everything from making his own cheese to harvesting his own wheat. He made his own salt and made his own oil. He grew sunflowers and collected their seeds to extract fat.
Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant, who was inspired by Chinese food to put a South American ingredient on an Italian dish, that went on to be most popular in Australia.
Nutraloaf is a food served in prisons in the United States and Canada to prisoners who have misbehaved. Due to its lack of flavor, it has been banned in several states where food cannot be used as punishment.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor at Frito-Lay who sprinkled chili powder on some regular Cheetos that didn’t get dusted. After his invention, he quickly rose up the ranks to become a PepsiCo executive. His name is Richard Montañez.