Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Food That We Thought Came From Somewhere Else

How did you all enjoy your Harvest Day (aka Halloween, aka Free Candy Night)? My sister, Mom, aunt, cousin, second-cousin and I went to a Harvest Festival at a nearby church that my relatives go to. There were plenty of games, a raffle (my aunt won a free car wash) and of course, CANDY! It was all fun. But now it's time for fall to proceed and another one of my favorite holidays to come around: Thanksgiving! Let's see how many days it is until a few certain holidays:

It is: 21 days till Thanksgiving
It is: 28 days till St. Nicholas Day
It is: 48 days till Christmas
It is: 53 days till New Year's

Now, I haven't learned of anything news worthy lately in terms of movies. BUT! I do have some interesting news to share concerning an area I haven't done much on this website: recent fossil discoveries! I'll share more about it next week.

Like I said before, there's no movie updates, but I've found a few photos from Dolphin Tale 2's filming process. Both of them include the legendary, shark-attacked Hawaiian surfer Bethany Hamilton.

A dolphin, Bethany Hamilton (center) and her husband Adam Dirks (right).
Actress Cozi Zuehlsdorff (left) and Bethany Hamilton (right) at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
I found the bottom photo on Cozi Zuehlsdorff's twitter page. (For those of you who don't know, Cozi Zuehlsdorff is played Hazel Haskett in Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2) I honestly can't wait for this movie to come out!

This week, we'll take a look at my co-author's, Joy's, new article. Unlike most articles, this article is written from the perspective of Lizzy the Lizard, a writer Joy created to write for one of our sister sites, Smiley's News:

Hello again it's Lizzy and all this talk about food was making me hungry, so then I got to thinking about where most of our food comes from . . . er, let me rephrase that into: where was the food we originally thought came from one place really made? Okay let me explain, here's an example. You know that Chinese food that you get here in America? Well guess what - it's not really Chinese food! The lo main you's actually left overs of whatever is there! Lo main means leftovers in China!!! Crazy right? Get this, fortune cookies really didn't come from China! They came from here in the US in Chinatown!
Fortune cookies weren't really from China! Read on to find out what else isn't from where we think it's from.
Yep the food you eat could have a rumored origin. Spaghetti for instance (my favorite) is not from Italy! It actually came from none other than China! China has a reputation for their amazing ideas and technology. They invented paper and gun powder. However, this article is not about inventions, but food. Speaking of inventions and food . . . did you know that chocolate chip cookies, potato chips, raisins, ice cream cones, cornflakes and popsicles were all made by accident? I'm pretty sure Mr. Smiley mentioned the chocolate chip cookies in one of his reports about accidental inventions. Chocolate chips cookies were invented one day when someone was baking chocolate and found out that the semi-sweet bar chunks did not melt but rather clumped together in the dough as it baked.
I bet you can already guess how raisins were made. Surprisingly they were discovered 1490 B.C by Egyptians!! They found dried out grape vines and thought they were old and inedible however some people tried them and discovered that they were delicious! Oh, and how about ice cream cones . . . but you don't know how they got started. Well it turns out that an ice cream vendor ran out of cups for his ice cream. Syrian Ernest Hamwi, decided to help by putting the ice cream in his waffle pastry. Boom -Instant success! That just shows that the food you eat could very well have been discovered somewhere else and by mistakes. Aren't mistakes wonderful? Not really, but hey, maybe you'll end up accidentally inventing something yourself!

Lo mein is actually just a mixture of leftover food! Isn't it amazing what we learn about food when we look at its origins!

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