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Food & Business Tips
Besieged by customer requests, Cleveland restaurant owner Hector Boiardi decided to bottle his famous spaghetti and meat sauce. With local success came an offer national distribution, but, fearing that Americans would have trouble pronouncing his Italian last name, he marketed and sold his food under the phonetic spelling, “Boy-ar-dee.”
The original filling in Twinkies was banana. It was replaced by vanilla-flavored cream during World War II, when the United States experienced a banana shortage.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
The canning process for herring was developed in Sardinia, which is why canned herrings are better known as sardines.