- Fact 1
The most expensive coffee in the world is brewed from beans partially digested and defecated by the Asian palm civet.
- Fact 2
There were no tomatoes in Italian food, peanuts in Thai food, or chili peppers in Indian food in the year 1450.
- Fact 3
One of the world’s most expensive food items is made from bird saliva.
- Fact 4
The word “DINNER” was used to mean for Breakfast.
- Fact 5
Ruth Graves Wakefield, the chef at the Toll House Inn, is credited as the culinary genius responsible for inventing the chocolate chip cookie. She sold her recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
- Fact 6
Bananas, tomatoes, pumpkin, watermelon and avocado are all technically classified as berries, while strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are not.
- Fact 7
70% of all the world’s spices come from India.
- Fact 8
Chicken tikka masala, the hugely popular Indian curry, is NOT Indian. It was invented in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Fact 9
There are over 450 pasta shapes in Italy and practically as many types of sauce
- Fact 10
The temperature inside a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than room temperature. This was the origin of the phrase “cool as a cucumber.”