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In North America and Europe, breakfast often consists of bacon, eggs, and toast. However, anything nutritious can be eaten in the morning. So why do Westerners then associate these foods with breakfast?
The word 'breakfast' means different things depending on the langu...
In the medieval period, breakfast included fish, beer and wine. Porridges were consumed across meals, not just at breakfast. But, during the Industrial Revolution, people began to spend less time around meals and started to eat light breakfasts.
In the 1920s, Beech-Nut Packing Company wante...
Between 1880 and 1920, over 2.5 million Jewish people fled to the United States, many of them Poles.
They opened small bakeries and made goods by hand, including bagels. But, in the '50 and '60, bagels became available pre-packed in grocery stores. The Family Circle magazine spread and popu...
Dr John Kellogg ran a sanitorium and made a type of granola out of wheat, cornmeal and oats as a remedy for chronic digestion problems resulting from high-protein diets.
But oat groats had to be soaked before cooking, so with the help of his brother, Kellogg developed a process to produce c...
In the Colonial era, Americans preferred tea. However, after England started to tax tea, Americans responded to the Boston Tea Party and drinking coffee became a patriotic duty.
In the 20th century, oranges were found to be an excellent source of vitamin C. In 1942, the U....
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