The sausage has been around for years but recently it has become very popular, thanks to it’s easy to eat, easy to make formula. It has a deep history, the sausage, it started out in Babylon one of the oldest human cities ever known. The other historical counterparts are the frankfurter, which a German butcher made in the shape of his pet dachshund, the Viennese wiener was another one. The Dachshund sausage is very similar to the current day one and that is why when it came to the States, it became an instant hit. It became popular in 1904, in 1906, cartoonist Ted Dorgan couldn’t spell Dachshund, he had made a painting of it, he made a comical reference to how the butcher named it after his dog. He made a dog inside a bun covered in mustard, so he just called it a hot dog. And apparently the rest of the population found it hard to pronounce too, so everyone was happy with the name Ted’s ignorance spurred Hot Dog..
Why do we call the delicious red crustacean a “lobster”? It has more old more origins than you might think. Lobsters were famous in the new world in the places like New Brunswick, Shediac and Nova Scotia, where the largest ever lobster was caught in the history of mankind. Even though Scotia is not considered the world capital of Lobster it has been a place of interest for lobster enthusiasts because of the record holding lobsters there. That lobster weighted 44.4 pounds that is heavier than some humans. Now days people don’t lobster each day and the dinning’s that serve it are often of high order. But before the 20th century lobster was for poor people. Lobster were common in port city, where the society was often middle class hard worker and not fancy rich men. Though that has changed recently…
The word itself comes from the dead language Latin. Poor people were said to be the equivalents of insects, that is why the latin called them the “Locusta” which means locust, an insect that resembles to the grasshopper. The word went around and changed a bit to the anglo-saxon form of today, lobster.
Everybody loves BBQs, specially in summer, out in the lake behind your parents house making some really great barbeque for all of the family.. If you haven’t noticed yet the word doesn’t look anything like an English word or one with an Anglo-Saxon background. Well it’s simply because it comes from the Native Americans, when the Spanish visited an island on the Caribbean, the Arawak people showed them the barbacoa, which was a structure they used to sleep on and cook large animals on. The Spanish borrowed the word for whenever they used to cook whole large animals over a fire. The word spread out and the English called it barbecue too, but a c instead of the Q.
Did you know the first people that Christopher Columbus found out in the New Worlds which he thought was India, were the Arawaks. The Spanish said they were a primitive civilization but also peaceful and not a warrior race.