Black Forest Ham

Does Black Forest ham come from a black forest?

Black Forest ham, or Schwarzwälder Schinken in German, is a variety of dry-cured smoked ham that comes from the hind leg of a pig....
Halloween Jack O Lanters

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...
girl giving boy the cold shoulder

Where does the phrase, ‘giving me the cold shoulder,’ originate?

Short answer: It was a mistranslation of a phrase from the Vulgate Bible.
The Golden Gate Bridge at night

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate Bridge is not named for its nighttime golden appearance. The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the...
a sink full of dirty dishes

Can hand soap be used to clean dishes?

Hand soap is safe to use in a pinch to clean dishes, but it will be less effective and more expensive in the long...

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