It's that time again. Yes, fun food facts. Enjoy!!!
1- On average, each of us consumes: 290 pounds of dairy, 150 pounds of meat, 125 pounds of potatoes, 80 pounds of fruit, 68 pounds of bread, 48 pounds of poultry, and 35 pounds of eggs per year.
2- Pearls melt in vinegar.
3- Instant coffee has been in existence since the middle of the 18th century.
4- During a lifetime the average person eats about 35 tons of food
5- Frankfurter sausages were first created in China
6- Bakers used to be fined if their loaves were under weight, so they used to add an extra loaf to every dozen, just in case -- hence, the expression "baker's dozen"
7- There are over 15,000 varieties of rice.
8- Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second.
9- Hushpuppies are pieces of fried cornmeal batter which are a great southern tradition. Years ago, pieces of the fried batter were fed to hungry dogs that begged for food. After the scraps were given to the dogs, the owner would say "Now hush, puppy."
10- Pasta made its way to the New World through the English who found it while traveling through Italy. The English made pasta by cooking it for about a half an hour and then smothering it with cream sauce and cheese. This was the beginning of Macaroni and Cheese