CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 巧克力曲奇
When the Toll House Inn's Ruth Wakefield ran out of baking chocolate one day in 1930, she smashed up a bar of semi-sweet chocolate and added the pieces to her dough. Upon their removal from the oven, the cookies weren't uniformly infused with melted chocolate, but rather studded with little chunks throughout. The signature sweet put her Whitman, Massachusetts inn on the culinary map.
Back in 1853, a customer at Saratoga Springs' Moon's Lake House had a chip on his shoulder. He sent batch after batch of fried potatoes back, claiming they weren't up to his crunch standards. Fed-up chef George Crum sliced the final batch as thinly as possible, sizzled them in hot grease and laid on a healthy measure of salt. The then much more chipper customer proclaimed these crispy 'taters a hit, and they quickly became a hit all throughout the region.
About 10,000 years ago, Mesopotamians abandoned their nomadic ways and became the world's first agrarian society. Stored grains for bread became wet, and began to naturally ferment. Some hardy soul dared to drink the frothing mess, thus knocking back the world's very first brewski.
As early as 1490 B.C., Egyptian writings mentioned raisins being used as food, medicine, sporting contest awards, temple decor and tax payment. Evidence suggests that unharvested grapes were found dried on the vine, and determined to be sweet and delicious.
While it's impossible to pinpoint the particulars, one popular origin story maintains that in ancient China boiled, ground soybeans were accidentally mixed with impure sea salt containing calcium and magnesium salts, causing the slurry to gel. Another legend has it that a different Chinese cooked mistakenly dropped nigari, a natural coagulant, into a pot of soybean milk, resulting in a surprisingly edible curdle.
CE CREAM CONES 冰欺凌脆桶7a64e59b9ee7ad9431333330336266
During 1904's St. Louis World's Fair, Syrian pastry vendor Ernest Hamwi helped out a nearby ice cream seller who'd run short on dishes. He rolled his pastry into a cone so the ice cream could be scooped inside. It was a hit, but Italian immigrant Italo Marchiony had also arrived at that combo, acquiring a patent for an ice cream cone earlier in the year.