Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bring Home the Bacon

      Although this blog is not about bacon, it is about one delicious and savory American treat. The Twinkie. A twinkie is an American snack cake, marketed as a "Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling". It was made and sold by Hostess Brands. It is currently owned by Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Meteopolous and Company. During bankruptcy, Twinkie production was ended on November 21, 2012. But dont worry, twinkies are now back and sold in lots of places.
      As I said before, twinkies are small yellow cakes filled with a creamy filling. There are many different ways. You can deep fry it or make it into a sandwhich. A deep-fried twinkie is first frozen and then dipped into the batter and then deep-fried to create a twinkie.
      Twinkies were invented in Shiller Park, Illinois on April 6, 1930 by James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continential Baking Company. There was a machine that filles strawberry cream into other cakes, but strawbarries were not in season at the time so he used banana cream and named it the twinkie. The company was then forced to stop using banana cream and started to use vanilla cream. Since then, the recipe has not changed. Kids, teens, and adults everywhere in American have enjoyed the delicious taste of twinkies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Some Good Tucker!!

      Today I will be talking about Vegemite. Some of you may know what Vegemite is. Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste. It was developed by Cyril P. Callister in Melbourne in 1922. Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetables and spice additives. Vegemite is a popular spread for sandwiches, toasts, crumpets, and cracker biscuits. While it is made in Australia, the brand is now owned by American company Mondelēz International. Other Australian-owned spreads have come in market but none like Vegemite.
Because of Vegemite's salty and slightly bitter taste, most do not enjoy eating it. But many people eat                              
       Vegemite in many different ways. A common method is on toasted bread with one layer of butter or margarine before spreading a thing layer of Vegemite. It can also be used as a filling for pastries such as the Cheesymite scroll. Vegemite is also a healthy spread. Vegemite is one of the richest sources of Vitamin B. Vegemite does not contain any fat, added sugar, or animal content.
       There were jingles that helped Vegemite rise up in popularity. One famous one that was made in 1954; it used groups of smiling, healthy children signing this tune:
We're happy little Vegemites
As bright as can be.
We all enjoy our Vegemite
For breakfast, lunch, and tea.
Our mummies say we're growing stronger
Every single week,
Because we love our Vegemite
We all adore our Vegemite
It puts a rose in every week. 
      Vegemite is now sold in many different places in the world but has also been banned from places such as America. But later they declared that Vegemite would still be sold and were on the market. I have never tried Vegemite but I would if I had the chance to. 

Monday, May 11, 2015


Today I will be talking about the colorful French cookies called Macarons. Macaroons are type of small circular cake. They are typically made from almonds, coconut, or other nuts or even potato. Sugar, egg white, and sometimes other ingredients like honey, vanilla, spices, glade cherries or a chocolate coating are used too. Macaroons are often baked on edible rice paper that is placed on a baking tray. This sweet treat is mostly made with coconut but here in the United States they are sold in beautiful colors such a orange, brown, yellow, red, green, white, etc. 
These tasty treats can be traced back to Italian roots yet in the 15th century, the monks came to France and joined the pastry chefs of Catherine de Medici. Later two Benedictine nuns came seeking for refuge during the French Revolution. They paid for their needs by baking and selling macaroon cookies. From there on out macaroon cookies are well known in many parts of the world and enjoyed by many people. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Canadian Favorites

          Canada has amazing foods. Varying from the English to the French side of Canada. In this blog, I will be talking about an amazing fast-food dish called Poutine. This dish originated in Quebec, a providence in Canada. Poutine is usually served in Canada and northern United Staes. Poutine is sold in small diners and pubs and most commonly sold in hockey arenas. This hot dish is served in many different variations. It contains french fries, thin brown gravy, and cheese curds.
          Poutine's heavenly fried french fries are topped with cheese curds, these bit-sized curds are what gives poutine it's tanginess. Hot gravy is then poured on the top the french fries.
          As I said before poutine is served in many different variations. Some restaurants serve it as main courses and some serve it as side dishes; some restaurants serve it without cheese and others serve it with beef or pork. Everywhere from Europe to the United States, poutine is served in it's own way.
        Poutine has served as a comfort food and has been Quebec's "embarrassing but adored" junk food. I really recommend trying Poutine.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cucina Italiana

      Biscotti di Prato, also known as cantuccini, are biscuits originating in the Italian city of Prato. Biscotti is what Americans call coffee bread. These oval shaped biscuits are baked twice and made dry and crunchy by cutting the loaf of bread while it's hot and fresh in the oven. It is made up of flour, sugar, fresh eggs and delicious pine nuts or almonds. Like I said before it is baked twice to get the hard and crunchy texture unlike regular bread. Many Italians enjoy the biscuit after every meal.
      Biscotti is very dry and is served with a drink that can be dunked in. It is typically served with orange juice or coffee, including cappuccinos or lattes. Biscotti with almonds are called currutacos and are associated with Palm Sunday, which is a religious holiday. To this day, Biscotti has been eaten around the the world and enjoyed by people who love a treat. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Food from Cancún

    This week, I will be talking about a typical dish from Cancún, Mexico. This delicious food is called, Pescado a la Tikin-Xic. It originated from the mayan culture and is now a famous and very delicious dish served in many elegant restaurants around Cancún.
     The term "Tikin-Xic" means dry fish. This dish is prepared in the Meso-American style. The Tikin-Xic is prepared with white fish, usually Grouper or Drum. The fish is then prepared whole then marinated with adobo de Achiote and sour oranges then rapped in a banana leaf and cooked in a over beneath a fire. The Pescado a la Tikin-Xic is prepared in many different ways, some modern ways of cooking include the banana leaf being steamed instead of buried for cooking.
Many say it is great for lunch or dinner. If you are ever visiting that part of Mexico, you should try the Pescado a la Tikin-Xic

Friday, April 10, 2015

Foods from Around the Globe

              In my opinion there is nothing better than eating food. Now imagine eating food from different parts of the world each week. Culinary Explosionz will give you an insight on what people from different parts of the world eat on a daily basis. Each week I will be talking about one of the many best foods from anywhere on the globe. It could be from any one of these places:  North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Maybe you can't actually taste the foods but at least you can read about them.