#EngVocab: American Food (1)

Hey fellas :) first weekend of the new year, eh? How about on food #EngVocab? :D

Not every English speaking countries have the same food.. so today I am going to share a few on American food:

1. Twinkies – iconic “Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling” made by James Dewar in Illinois back in 1930. It use to have a banana cream filling, yet due to banana being scarce in WW II, it was changed to vanilla.Twinkie is dipped in hot oil and has its name taken from a billboard advertising Twinkle Toe Shoes

2. Jerky – CNN, our source today, stated “It’s American food the way we like our wilderness grub — tough and spicy.” It could be from “Beef, turkey, chicken, venison, buffalo, even ostrich, alligator, yak, and emu.” Apparently they got it from the Native American which is a fire cured meat mixed with animal fat.

3. Banana split – Latrobe, Pennsylvania, David Strickler was experimenting with sundaes at a pharmacy soda fountain split a banana lengthwise, and put it in a long boat dish. 1907 Wilmington, Ohio, story, wherein restaurant owner Ernest Hazard came up with it to draw students from a nearby college. Fame spread after a Walgreens in Chicago made the split its signature dessert in the 1920s. Whatever the history, you’ll find plenty food for thought at the Banana Split Festival the second weekend in June in Wilmington. For sure Banana Split is known now as a banana split topped with delicious ice creams

That’s all I can share for today! I will continue this next week :) I hope it has been useful..

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on January 4, 2014




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