Take A Pizza Our Heart!

Can you guess what America’s favorite comfort food is? This same food is also the world’s most popular food to feature on Instagram. It’s an ancient food, cooked by an age-old method, and it comes from the Mediterranean region. It’s pizza! What was early in the 20th century considered to be an ethnic, poor-person’s food,…

The Origin of the Kebab

If you’ve ever watched movies set in the ancient world, it’s not difficult to imagine soldiers roasting chunks of meat on their swords over the fire. Or we’ve all seen hunters depicted turning game – a rabbit or a deer – as it roasts on a spit over the flames at their campsites. On the…

For the Falafel Faithful

Discussing the origins of ancient foods that people still love to enjoy today always seems to end in side-taking and passionate assurances that the dish in question was undoubtedly conceived of in one or another’s native land. One of those foods is falafel – the delectable little gold fritters, made from soaked chickpeas, parsley, garlic,…

Restaurant Etiquette: Cell Phones

The sound of conversation in restaurants these days sound quite different than in the past. Now we hear the click clack of texting and the buzzing or beeping of texts being received. Where cellphones once posed a nuisance as people chatted loudly into them during meals, they now present a whole new set of etiquette…