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Jan
22
2011

Who Invented the Crock-Pot

Crock-Pot

The crock-pot was first developed by the Naxon Utilities Corporation of Chicago as the ‘Naxon Beanery All-purpose Cooker’. Later in 1971, The Rival Company took over Naxon utilities and re-introduced an improved version of the cooker under the name it is now popularly known by; The Crock-Pot. The Beanery was a slow cooker meant for cooking beans and it was not perceived as a very commercially viable product by the Rival Company. However, they soon [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented the Chuckwagon Sandwich

Chuckwagon Sandwich

Sandwiches are highly recognized as the perfect fast food item. The most delicious chuckwagon sandwich was introduced by Charles Goodnight in the year 1866. The basic chuckwagon sandwich consists of a breaded beef patty placed on the bun with additional toppings including tomato, lettuce, etc. The sandwich can be cooked in less than 20 minutes. Instead of a beef patty, pork is also used for preparing the sandwich. There are few countries in which the [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Corn Flakes

Corn Flakes

William Keith Kellogg invented the most popular breakfast cereal known as cornflakes. Kellogg is the family name of the inventor, which is still used as the brand name of his invention. William was working as an assistant to his brother, focussing on the nutritional disorders. In the year 1894, he identified a process of making flakes from maize. The brothers introduced many food products made from grains and cereals as a substitute for regular food [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented the Chicken Nugget

Chicken-Nugget

A chicken nugget is a moulded product of chicken, which is battered or breaded and fried or baked. Generally nuggets will undergo a typical deep fry in a little vegetable oil. Chicken nuggets were invented by Robert C. Baker in the year 1950. He was a food science professor at Cornell University. Apart from inventing chicken nuggets, he made other poultry oriented inventions too. And due to his major contributions to the poultry science, he [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Cookies

Cookies

The name cookie has been derived from the Dutch world ‘Koekje’ which means little or small cake. Cookies have said to be originated in Persia during 7th century after the usage of sugar became common in the region. Persians were the first people to cultivate sugar. Persians spread the usage of cookies to European countries through Spain. Ruth Wakefield has received the credit for invention of original cookie. Historic records of cookies revealed that cookies [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Coke

Coca Cola

The soft drink has its origin from the United States of America. Coca Cola shortly referred to as Coke was invented by Doctor John Pemberton in May 1886. The inventor was a pharmacist from Atlanta. The drink was named by the Frank Robinson, the book keeper of John Pemberton. This carbonated soft drink is being sold today in restaurants, stores and many other places in more than 200 countries. The drink is manufactured by the [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Coffee

Coffee

Coffee originated from the north east region of Ethiopia during 15th century. Coffee is prepared by grinding the roasted seeds called coffee beans. Coffee plants were cultivated in Latin America, Africa and South East Asia. Green unroasted coffee was recognized as the world’s most traded agricultural commodity. Coffee always has a simulating effect on people due to its caffeine content. Many societies in the history have been influenced by the usage of coffee. Cultivation of [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Chewing Gum

Chewing-Gum

Before the invention of the chewing gum, people enjoyed many substances that resembled chewing gum. Few materials like latex from trees, thick resin, sweet grasses, grains, etc resembled the gum. Mastic gum, a kind of resin taken from the bark of mastic tree was used by ancient Greeks for chewing. The mastic tree was a shrub like tree developed on the Chios Island, Greece. Flavoured mastic chewing gums were used by Grecian women for cleaning [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Cheeseburgers

Cheeseburgers

Lionel Stemberger first invented cheeseburgers in 1924 while he worked at his father’s sandwich shop in California. It is said the Lionel was 16 the time he was preparing a hamburger and decided to flip a slice of cheese to enhance its taste. There is no clear picture of the kind of cheese he used then, however many sources indicate that it was an American produce. There are some more claims on the invention of [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Cheese

Cheese

It is difficult to say when and how cheese was invented as its origins precede recorded history. Cheese has been around for a long time which makes it impossible to determine who had invented it and when. However, it’s a general belief that cheese was first produced by the people of Middle East around 6000 B.C. Cheese is said to have been discovered when milk was stored in skin bags made of animal fat for [...]

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