Category Archives: Food

Graham Crackers Were Originally Meant to Be Part of a Diet Thought to Curb Sexual Urges

Between 1820 and 1830, America was in the midst of a health craze. Sylvester Graham, the creator of the graham cracker, was on scene with a diet plan he thought ought to increase physical wellness, sexual purity, and spiritual health.  The Presbyterian minister from New Jersey was an avid vegetarian, and on a mission to rid the world of sexual […]

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The Accidental Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s difficult to imagine that the chocolate chip cookie, one of the world’s most beloved sweet treats, was actually invented by accident. The invention of the chocolate chip cookie happened in 1930 when Ruth Graves Wakefield and her husband, Kenneth, were running the Toll House Inn on Route 18 near Whitman, Massachusetts. Mrs. Wakefield, a dietician and food lecturer, prepared […]

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