Origin of Foods - Test
There are myths that have grown up concerning the origin of foods. Test your knowledge of where were the following foods invented?
1) Chop Suey
2) Chicken Tikka Masala
1) Chop Suey c) USA.
2) Chicken Tikka Masala b) England
3) Pizza c) Italy
4) Pasta c) China
5) Hamburger a) Hamburg
Origins of Pasta and Other Foods
Pasta originated in China approximately 40 centuries ago and has wandered around the world. Some also think the word 'lasagne' came from the Greek 'lasanon', a chamber pot. The Romans adopted the word for any cooking pot; lasagne is the pasta dish cooked in the lasanum.
The word ketchup is derived from the Chinese ke-tsiap, a pickled fish sauce. It made its way to Malaysia where it became kechap and ketjap in Indonesia. F. & J. Heinz Company began selling tomato ketchup in 1876.
During the 17th century, early French explorers in the Great Lakes region reported that the Iroquois Indians popped popcorn in a pottery vessel with heated sand and used it to make popcorn soup, among other things.
Food for Thought
The English word ' soup' comes from the old word 'sop' which is a slice of bread covered with beef roast juices. The first soup dates back to 6000 B.C., with the main ingredient being Hippopotamus and other animal bones.
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