Monthly Archives: July 2012

Blue Jean Blues

If you’re like me, when you think about bluejeans you think about American cowboys out west. And their Big Hats, French Poodles, and Jewish Tailors. No! Really? Bluejeans are made from denim, a cotton fabric died blue with indigo. Denim … Continue reading

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Yankee Doodle Independance Day Music

Yankee Doodle was written by an English surgeon in the 1750s to poke fun at the “hick” colonists. In England at the time, “Macaroni” was a nickname for young British men who dressed in very flamboyant Italian style – sticking … Continue reading

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Hot Dog!

Franks and Wieners get their names from the cities of Frankfurt, Germany and Vienna, Austria (Wien, in the local language). Each had a particular type of sausage. Frankfurt’s were all pork, Vienna’s were a mix of pork and beef. Hot … Continue reading

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Today’s Quick Bite

The Sandwich: According to writings from the time, the sandwich got its name from John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a British nobleman in the 1700s. One story says that he loved playing card games and wouldn’t get up to … Continue reading

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