10 Fascinating Food Facts

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  1. BFD January 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    “petit dejeuner” is French for breakfast.

  2. thelittlestsasquatch January 28, 2011 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Yeah, I’m not sure that “disnar” is a French word at all…

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven January 28, 2011 at 9:54 am - Reply

      @thelittlestsasquatch: It’s an Old French word: Disnar or Disner, meaning “morning meal”. You can read more here and here and a quite a lot of other places. Google is a magical thing. ;-)

  3. Hmmm January 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Bigger meals in the evening are common in America, not everywhere in Europe, though.

  4. James Smith João Pessoa, Brazil February 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    In Brazil, the main meal (Almoço) is eaten in the middle of the day and a light meal, really a snack is eaten later in the evening and called “Jantar”. When you think about it, it makes sense. You do not go to sleep with a heavy meal in your stomach.

    Most places allow two yours for the main meal. So many people are off from noon until 2 PM and will work until 6 PM and have their evening snack at 7 or 8 PM.

  5. kiash May 28, 2011 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I am hungry! :D

  6. Hosam Shoeib June 17, 2011 at 4:52 am - Reply

    This is nice and make me hungry

  7. Katie Hozan September 2, 2011 at 11:32 am - Reply

    These are really interesting facts! A lot of things I never have even thought of “why.” I will definitely be sharing these at the table tonight!:)

  8. Mell September 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    The fact about purple carrots is really interesting :) About the soft drinks there is one important thing – don’t drink ‘em! Short and simple, just like they’ll make your life if you drink them too often. Great list of facts ;)

  9. Lisa October 17, 2011 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Very interesting. Especially the one about the baker’s dozen. Who knew those guys had such a dangerous job?!

  10. awesome October 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    the fact about the twinkie is very intersting and the carrot one is okward
    :)

  11. Alli November 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Actually, it’s called a bakers dozen because Royalty (specifically) was always afraid that bakers were trying to poison them, so bakers had to make an extra (making their dozen 13) so that a designated food tester could eat the extra baked good in front of the King/Queen to prove that it wasn’t poisonous.

  12. Bev January 17, 2012 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Love this post! I bought a package of purple, white and yellow carrots last year and do you know they all taste different! I reccommend the purple ones as they were sweet and lovely! Shall be growing them this year!

  13. Dianna March 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Had know idea that carrots were originally purple. Will definitely be looking for them in the supermarket to try them. My curiosity has me wondering how they taste. As for the Twinkies, I knew that one already since I am married to a route salesman for Hostess.

  14. jt June 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    You IDIOT!!! You must NEVER use the redundant and excessively wordy phrase “due to the fact that”

    You use “since” or “because”

    How embarrassing to write a 5 word phrase when 1 word adequately replaces it.

    http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/dueto.html

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven Hiskey June 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      @jt: “See Dick run” is also incredibly concise, but that doesn’t mean everyone should write like that everywhere. It is preferable to not be too repetitive in one’s “due to the fact that”, “since”, “because”, as”, etc. And I’d be the first to admit I sometimes fall into such habits. However, simpler in terms of word count isn’t always better. If it was, every work of literature today would be written like Willam Gray and Zerna Sharp’s seminal works.

  15. sasa February 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    there is no trace of ‘geoluhread’ in the OED, at all

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven Hiskey April 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      @sasa: The Oxford English Dictionary isn’t an Old English dictionary. :-)

  16. Dot Jensen January 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Guleroed is what we danes call Carrots :)

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