There are several dishes that you have been enjoying, but you might not be aware of their true origins. As such, the unexpected origins of these foods will definitely shock you. Several of the following dishes originated in places you may not associate them with today. However, with the rich interaction of cultures through trade and more across time, we’ve all blended each other’s recipes.
Think hamburgers, buffalo wings, and chocolate chip cookies. While these foods aren’t exactly trendy or “special,” they are super popular. It’s also difficult to imagine a world without them!
This mouth-watering dessert is thought to have originated in New York. However, you will be surprised to know that it’s the Greeks who first introduced cheesecake to the world.
Records date doughnuts back to the mid-19th century when the Dutch were making olykoeks or oily cakes, balls of cake fried in pork fat. Because the center of the cake would not cook as quickly as the outside, the pastries occasionally were stuffed with fruits or nuts, which required no cooking.
While the hamburger is an all-American classic, it was actually invented in 13th century central Asia.
Genghis Khan and his army carried raw meat scraps under their saddles. The meat would tenderize as they galloped around and fought battles. When hunger hit, the horsemen would grab a patty of meat and eat up. Talk about a perfect road trip snack.