Fun Food Facts

This week has been a real funky-doo week, and with the oppressive heat, I just haven’t felt like being in the kitchen and cooking anything. And of course, I don’t want to disappoint you all, so I thought I would give you something different and share some fun food facts with you.

  1. Did you know peaches and nectarines are basically the same fruit? They’re nearly genetically identical except for one thing: a gene that’s either dominant (in peaches) or recessive (in nectarines). That’s what determines whether the skin is fuzzy or smooth. This was news to me, but it makes sense and I love them both.

2. This is REAL corn. It is called Glass Gem Corn. It almost looks like a piece of art, and not something you could actually eat, but eat it people do. Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes spent years selectively breeding the colorful corn as a way to reconnect with his heritage. Now anyone can buy and plant the multicolored cobs.

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3. Have you ever heard of a fruit salad tree? Guess what? They actually do exist. These multi-grafted trees were developed in Australia to grow up to six different types of fruit on one tree. Leave it to the Aussies to be different. I am proud of my innovative Aussie heritage.

4. German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. It’s just called that because of Sam German — the guy who invented a kind of baking chocolate. The first published recipe for German(‘s) chocolate cake was actually written by a Texas homemaker. Everybody loves cake. My Aussie heritage was represented above and now my Texas roots are represented here. SWEET! My mom and dad would both be so proud. 🙂

5. And last but not least for today’s edition of fun food facts … Hawaiian pizza didn’t come from Hawai’i. It is actually a Canadian creation.

I bet you didn’t know most of these fun food facts. I know I did not, and I too learned some new things. But isn’t that what life is all about? Isn’t life about constantly learning and trying new things? I think so, and I hope you do too. You just never know the things you can learn about until you start looking. 🙂

Stay cool, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

18 thoughts on “Fun Food Facts”

  1. Interesting facts.. Gem Corn looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.
    I know one fruit called BLUE JAVA BANANA, this banana’s color is sky blue, and it’s taste is like Venila Ice-cream. It’s grown in South east Asia.

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