Category Archives: Fun Facts and History of Food

Cool as a Cucumber

‘Cool as a Cucumber’ The origins of the phrase ‘Cool as a Cucumber’ by A Class Catering… So where did the phrase ‘Cool as a Cucumber’ come into being & more to the fact used in the everyday vocabulary especially in the summer months. To start the meaning of the word ‘cool’ in the phrase doesn’t mean having a low temperature but quite the opposite meaning extremely calm,relaxed & in control. But how did cucumber come into the phrase ??? The phrase was 1st recorded in a poem by British poet John Gay in 1732 titled ‘New Song on New

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Bakers Dozen

Why is it called a ‘Bakers Dozen’ by A Class Catering. For the last few weeks I’ve been busy writing & sharing with you about the origins of dishes from around the world but today I’d like to give you some fun facts & not so fun facts about the term a ‘Bakers Dozen’ ?? Everyone loves a fresh baked loaf of bread but where & how did this come to be ?? There are a couple of theories as to why a bakers dozen is 13 instead of 12.Many think it had its origins from many societies throughout history

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Reality TV Cooking Shows

Reality TV Cooking Shows & TV Cooking Shows by A Class Catering. Reality tv cooking shows & tv cooking shows ??? We all watch them whether its a reality series like My Kitchen Rules (MKR) Master Chef (MC) & Hells Kitchen Australia (HKA) or cooking shows like Alive & Cooking,River Cottage,Hueys Kitchen or Surfing the Menu,we all seem to be drawn like moths to a bright light when it comes to cooking shows on tv.The networks are certainly on a ratings winner here with all forms of cooking shows and a great source for revenue raising through cookbooks,dvds & any

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Origins of Caesar Salad

Origins of the Caesar Salad by A Class Catering Its a salad found in any restaurant or cafes around the world,whether we eat it on its own,w/chicken,calamari or w/grilled salmon,its that go to salad that alot of us can say we enjoy the most when it comes to salads. But where did it originate from ?? Really the name Caesar suggests that it was named after Julius Caesar or that he himself invented it after all those ancient Romans really knew how to eat food & Julius Caesar was the most famous of all.Sounds like all the above could be

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Origins of French Fries

The origins of French Fries, Fries or Chips by A Class Catering. You would all have to agree french fries or chips ( in Australia & UK )that we all enjoy them as a snack,w/fish,steak,salad,fried eggs or even after a big night on the town you name it french fries can be found on any menu around the world.Whether we smother them in tomato sauce (ketchup) mayonnaise,vinegar, gravy, chicken salt or even curry sauce you have admit we all love em 😊. But how & where did they originate ???? Some claim that french fries originated in Belgium but there is

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