1. Windigo

    The Dutch food thread, because Dutch food isn't so bad as its reputation.

    So I decided to make a thread about Dutch food, because internationally there are so many misconceptions about it. Supposedly our food is bland, repetitive and uninteresting. Talking about Dutch food usually conjures up images of cheese, potatoes, sad vegetables and mashed potatoes. Maybe if...
  2. rascal

    History channel on food.

    The food that built the world. I've been watching this and it is very enlightening. Today's is cheese. James Kraft. I'm really enjoying this series. Anyone else watching?? Russ
  3. Windigo

    Food memories Q&A

    I thought it would be fun to make a thread with some specific questions about your food memories. I provide a template and would love to read all your answers! When you were a child, if you got to choose what was for dinner: what would it have been? What did you buy with your pocket money...
  4. Lullabelle

    A small piece of history

    On my walk home I go pass a row of 2 bed terrace houses, 1 house stands out because it is completely different, it is much wider and has more rooms. It has been recently sold and work had begun, the garage is being converted into a room, the renovation work has uncovered this original sign...
  5. karadekoolaid

    Food History and Misconceptions

    As I was writing an answer to Mountain Cat about French Fries, it got me thinking. Many foods, or food items we claim as our own... are not our own. We Brits will assure you that Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Glasgow, or Birmingham - when it was originally invented in Delhi and called...
  6. rascal

    Trumps history

    Impeached, now he's history, I'm watching CNN now. I love politics. Russ
  7. murphyscreek

    Does History and Ambience Add Taste?

    Hi, am new here and thought this would be a good place to get ideas and thoughts on a topic provoked by a recent visit to Hanoi, Vietnam. I had previously visited Hanoi about 16 years ago and experienced a fantastic dining experience back then sampling Cha Ca, a famous Hanoi fish dish that is...
  8. pinkcherrychef

    Food origin misconceptions

    I don't know why but it always bugs me when foods origins are misplaced. For instance here in Egypt they think pizza is American lol :giggle:. When the girls here ask me if I can teach them American recipes I always say sure! Then they say okay teach me how to make Pizza! I'm like...
  9. Morning Glory

    Family history

    Inspired by some discussion about history and families in another thread, I was wondering about everyone's family history. There are three aspects to this: Whatever has been handed down to you by word of mouth, photographs, letters and documents etc. Ancestral research using ancestry.com or...
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