All About Chocolate A History Of Chocolate: Chocolate, which is derived from the seed of the cacao tree probably originated in the Amazon around 2000 BC. The scientific name of the cacao tree’s fruit is “Theobroma Cacao”. Theobroma means “food of the gods” as named by Swedish botanist Carl von Linnaeus in […]
Valentine Cards It is believed that the “valentine” was the first greeting card. Valentine’s Day is the second largest card sending and receiving day each year only surpassed by Christmas. One billion valentine cards are sent each year. The first written valentine is attributed to a young Frenchman, Charles, Duke of Orleans. From […]
Every February 14 we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, candy and cards to lovers or those we hope to love.
Even though Valentine’s Day falls on February 14, the feast day of several Christian martyrs named Valentine in the third century A.D., its customs probably began eight hundred years prior to the establishment of Valentine’s Day with a couple of Roman pagan celebrations.
Talking Turkey Here are some easy tips for preparing a tender, juicy turkey. All the turkey cooking and carving tips you’ll need. Turkey Terminology: Let’s talk turkey about what’s on the label! Heritage: Heritage turkeys are the feathered equivalents of heirloom vegetables. To turkey breeders they’re “standard breeds” — old-school […]
Eating together is an opportunity to impress dates, parents, and bosses, and avoiding any etiquette faux pas is crucial to making a great impression. Learn about the top 10 table manner faux pas and how to avoid them.
Posture, eyes, seating, shoulders, neck, and elbows. All these play a crucial part in staying comfortable and injury free while working. And by understanding the ergonomics of computer equipment and your workplace area you can keep your bones and joints healthy and working properly.
The tea ritual has been honed and perfected in England with afternoon tea and high tea, two very distinct servings with very different practices. It would be a major faux pas to confuse them and knowing the difference can open up a new world of tea drinking delight.
Prehistoric diners used sharp stones, some made sharper by chipping to cut food. Coastal tribes used shells. Learn about the history of dining utensils: where they came from, their historical place, and some unique customs surrounding them.