Colonial Foodies We often think that early Americans ate a rather spartan diet. While that may have been true, as the settlers expanded their communities their choices expanded as well, and by the mid 1700s, they ate quite a variety of foods which we still consume today. Of course the early cuisine was influenced by English standards, along with newfound native foods, like corn, squash, wild fowl and venison. But as more and more immigrants crossed the ocean, they brought their native foods and plants with them, creating more choices. They certainly weren't dining like French royalty, but the colonists enjoyed their American cuisines and ate foods which may surprise you.
Everything You Need to Know About Canola Oil Canola plants are a part of the Brassica family - the same family to which vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli belong. They grow up to six feet in length and produce bright yellow flowers.
America's Favorite Foods: Some Things Never Change While favorites vary from region to region, national surveys conclude that we clearly favor certain foods.There will always be predictable stats, but there are also a few categories which will surprise you. And of course our tastes change decade to decade as manufacturers get more creative, and trends come and go. But some things remain constant, so let's take a look at what we're eating these days. Unfortunately, there aren't any veggies in the Top Ten, but no surprise there, due in no small part to our preferences for fast foods and convenience. What's on your hit parade?
Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins Versus Animal-Based When it comes to naturally occurring protein, there are two options available: plant based, or animal based. While neither is inherently bad for you, there are some distinct benefits of plant-based, particularly for groups of individuals who may have diet restrictions.
The Delicious Smoothie Steve Kuhnau in the 1970's began to make smoothies to enable him to enjoy something that was like a milkshake because he was lactose intolerant. In 1989 Smoothie King opens in New Orleans as the first Juice Bar franchise. In 2003 Smoothie King went International.
A Movable Feast: Cuban Foods Very different from traditional Mexican cuisine, Cuban food is an interesting mix of African, Spanish and Caribbean influence. With its many immigrants from Cuba, southern Florida boasts hundreds of Cuban restaurants, not unlike the strong Mexican influence in Southern California and Arizona. Cuban dishes are not your basic tacos and enchiladas but a delightful mix of flavors which have evolved over decades and centuries. If you've never experienced Cuban food, you'll be in for a treat.