Are french fries from France? Is chop suey Chinese?
January 29, 2007 2:47pm CST
Here are some common but mistaken beliefs about food and eating. French fries are not from France. They were first made in Belgium in 1876. The term “french” refers to the way of cutting the potatoes before cooking. Chop suey was created in America by a Chinese cook who worked in a California mining camp in the 1800s. He stir-fried a variety of vegetables, called it tsa sui, Mandarin Chinese for “various things,” so people called it chop suey. The next time someone says you “eat like a pig,” take it as a compliment! Pigs don't overeat, and their diet is the closest to the human diet of any other animal. Cool off with ice cream? Wrong. Ice cream feels cool, but it is loaded with calories (units of heat) and actually makes your body warmer. Do you know any facts about food?
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30 Jan 07
Buehehe :) Yep this is all true and useful - especially this part about eating as a pig :) And about ice creams making you feel warmer - it's not exactly true - calories are in all products you eat and our body uses them when it needs ( constantly) and it's no difference in usage since you eat much or less of them (you wont get warmer for eating calories) , they are used in more quntities when you are making sports or extremlly thinking. And if they are not used they are being taken to the "warehouse" and developed into fat :)
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7 Feb 07
those are intersting fact, here are something for you, most the chinese food in chinese restaurant is not real chinese food, you wouldnt find any of them in china. excpet the rice the only reason that they make it that way, is that people in the united state can eat them. do you think people would really able to handle some of the stuff they make over sea?