Italy didn’t have tomatoes until 1548, which is why traditional Italian food doesn’t use tomatoes.
People grill watermelon and call them “watermelon steaks”. It resembles the texture of a seared steak and cookbooks sometimes recommends it as a meat substitute.
In Italy, it is not a crime to steal food if you are hungry and have no other means of nourishment.
Chicken was considered a luxury food in the United States until the discovery of vitamin D in 1922, allowing chickens to thrive indoors and during the winter season.
A guy made a chicken sandwich literally from scratch — he grew a garden, harvested wheat, slaughtered a chicken, traveled to boil ocean water for salt, etc — it took him 6 months and cost him $1,500. He didn’t think it tasted very good.
In 2014 Hot Pockets issued a major recall after the meat in their product was found to have been processed using diseased or unfit animals. The USDA wrote the products were “unfit for human food”.
In 1950, scientists at UCLA bred three-winged chickens.
French preschools serve four-course lunches (including a cheese course) to educate them in taste and stimulate their senses.
In the early 1900s, a group of U.S. government scientists started a private dinner club, in which they only ate poisonous food. They documented their illnesses in order to convince Congress to pass food safety laws. They were called “The Poison Squad.”