Why is it called iceberg lettuce?

Iceberg lettuce got its name from the California growers that shipped it covered with crushed ice across the country in the 1920s. Before that,...
Corned beef

Is there corn in corned beef?

There is no corn in corned beef. The word "corned" in corned beef refers to the preserving process, not the ingredients. The word “corn” derives...
Flaky pie crust

What is the difference between pie and cobbler?

Pie usually has crust only on the bottom, while cobbler usually only has crust on the top. There are exceptions, though. Pilgrims were said to be...
bowl of pretzels

Why are pretzels brown?

No one can say for sure why pretzels were originally made to appear brown. However, I can tell you what makes them brown. The distinct...
General Tso's chicken

Who was General Tso and why is chicken named after him?

General Tso's Chicken is named after Chinese statesman and military leader Zuo Zongtang (a.k.a General Tso, Tso Tsung-t'ang, and Marquis Kejing), however, he personally...

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