Rice Beer

At the beginning of the ninth century BCE, the Chinese made a distilled liquor called rice beer.
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First Machine Manufactured Chocolate

The first commercial chocolate process was introduced by Francois-Louis Cailler of Vevey, Switzerland in 1819. Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading

St-Odoric de Pordenone

Odoric of Pordenone, OFM (1286–1331), also known as Odorico Mattiussi or Mattiuzzi, was an Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Continue reading

Frozen Desserts Enjoyed by Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans first enjoyed frozen desserts after mixing fruit juice with mountain snow provided by runners. Continue reading

The Milk carton

Swedish industrialist Ruben Rausing invented the milk carton in 1951. Continue reading

Pasta Not an Italian Invention

Most people believe that pasta was created by the Italians, not true. Try China. Continue reading

Self-Heating Can

In 1941 the H.J. Heinz Company of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, developed the self-heating can. Continue reading

The Classic of Tea by Lu Yu

Lu Yu published in China in 780, a treatise on tea and it’s uses called The Classic of Tea. Continue reading