Food & Drink

Who invented the Slurpee?

Slurpee history[edit] Machines to make frozen beverages were invented by Omar Knedlik in the late 1950s. The idea for a slushed ice drink came when Knedlik’s soda fountain broke down, forcing him to put his sodas in a freezer to stay cool, which caused them to become slushy.

Where was modern pizza invented?

Pizza ( i/ˈpiːtsə/, Italian pronunciation: [ˈpittsa]) is an oven-baked flat bread usually topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish has since become popular in many parts of the world.

What makes hot peppers hot?

It is an irritant for mammals, including humans, and produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact. Capsaicin and several related compounds are called capsaicinoids and are produced as secondary metabolites by chili peppers, probably as deterrents against certain mammals and fungi.

Are the stickers on fruit edible?

Yes, unless you like eating stickers. Sometimes you may forget, but that’s ok. They’re made out of “edible paper”. Even the glue holding the stickers to the fruit is food grade.

Why is beer in brown bottles?

A beer bottle is a bottle made to contain beer, usually made of glass and comes in various sizes, shapes, and colors (usually brown or green). Dark amber or brown glass greatly reduces the presence of UV light, a contributing factor of beer spoilage. However, lighter-colored bottles are often used for marketing reasons.

Why do they call it a soft drink?

soft drink. So called in contrast to alcoholic beverages, which are “hard drinks”. Any carbonated, usually sweet, non-alcoholic drink. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks.)

Do cashew nuts come from a fruit?

The top end of the cashew apple is attached to the stem that comes off the tree. The bottom end of the cashew apple attaches to the cashew nut, which is encased in a shell. In botanical terms, the cashew apple is an accessory fruit that grows on the cashew seed (which is the nut).