Artichokes

March 16th is National Artichoke Day.

The globe artichoke, also known by the names French artichoke and green artichoke in the U.S., is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as food. Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterized by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins.

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Corn

June 11, National Corn on the Cob Day

Corn is a wild grass. Over 10,000 years ago, people from Southern Mexico collected and consumed a wild grass called ‘teosinte’, which is now what we call ‘maize’ (field corn). From Mexico, maize spread during migrations, into the southwest areas of the U.S.A and south to Peru. Corn is now America’s biggest crop and a staple of the global food supply.

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Why Should You Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day?

Are you superstitious?

According to legendary Southern food researcher John Egerton’s Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History[1], black-eyed peas are associated with a “mystical and mythical power to bring good luck.” As for collard greens, they’re green like money and will ensure a financially prosperous new year.

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Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

“Would you like another Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookie?”

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies were launched in 1969, the cookie has become America’s favorite peanut butter sandwich cookie, pleasing fans with its signature look, shape, and taste through the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and into the new millennium.

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Birthday Cakes and Candles

Happy birthday to you!

My mother always made me a German Chocolate birthday cake, my favorite as a child. Now, my friend Victor makes me a sugar-free cake since I have diabetes. I thought I’d look into the history of these delicious delights. The Romans baked the first birthday cakes made of flour, nuts, yeast, and honey to celebrate weddings and the occasional 50th birthday.

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Kit Kat

Break me off a piece of that Kit Kar bar.

Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer bar confection. They were created by Rowntree’s of York, the United Kingdom in 1911. The standard bars consist of two or four pieces composed of three layers of wafer, separated and covered by an outer layer of chocolate.

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Wet-Naps

Wet wipes are often included as part of a standard sealed cutlery package offered in restaurants or along with airline meals.

Wet-Naps, also known as a wet wipe, wet towel or a moist towelette, disposable wipe, disinfecting wipe, or a baby wipe (in specific circumstances) a small to medium-sized moistened piece of plastic or cloth that either comes folded or individually wrapped for convenience or, in the case of dispensers, as a large roll with individual wipes that can be torn off.

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