Pasta & Fagioli Recipe

Pasta & Fagioli Recipe This is a an easy Italian classic soup.  Many recipes might call for tomato sauce but this should not be tomato soup.  I just use a little tomato paste.  You can see the video online here if you like: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGiuZ8DGKaNru_wkziOjesA?sub_confirmation=1 INGREDIENTS 1 ounce diced pancetta or 3 slices cooked bacon 1 cup […]

Today in History: April 1

Today in History: April 1 April Fool’s Day 1891 Wrigley Chewing Gum Company founded. 1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which eventually became KitchenAid. 1957  The BBC aired a spoof TV documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland, showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a […]

Today in History: March 31

Today in History: March 31 1848  William Waldorf Astor was born, builder of the famous Waldorf-Astoria in 1897. 1978  Charles Best dies discoverer of the hormone insulin which is used to treat diabetes. 1989  Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York persuade the FDA to allow importing and serving fogu (blowfish). 1992  Bob Wian dies, […]

Today in History: March 30

Today in History: March 30 1868  The Pullman Palace Car Company introduces the first railroad dining car. 1899  Chiquita brands, originally known as the Tropical Trading & Transport Company merged with rival Boston Fruit Company to form the United Fruit Company. 1914  Morton Salt Company registers its ‘When It Rains It Pours’ trademark. 1972  Royal Canadian Navy […]

Today in History: March 26

Today in History: March 26 1753  Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford born.  American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove.  He is also frequently credited with creating the Baked Alaska dessert. 1880  Famous Foodie Duncan Hines born. 2006  Scotland beings to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants and bars.