Your mouth may disagree, but peppers actually don’t burn.
Capsaicin, the chemical found in chili peppers, fools your mouth into feeling as though it’s being burned. Color me mind blown. 🤯
The most stolen food is… wait for it… CHEESE.
Did you know that 4% of all the cheese that is made ends up being stolen? There’s also a black market for cheese! I totally get why.
Speaking of cheese, you can thank Thomas Jefferson for your mac ‘n cheese.
Thomas Jefferson is responsible for bringing the first macaroni machine over to the U.S. after spending time in France (go figure).
On top of that, he introduced America to macaroni and cheese. Thanks, Thomas!
Chimichanga actually means “thingamajig”.
There are a few stories for this one, but it is undisputed that the chimichanga originated in Tucson, Arizona.
One of the earliest stories is about a cook who would cuss when a burrito would flip into the deep fryer. When trying not to swear in front of kids, she would substitute with chimichanga. Holy chimichanga!
German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany.
In 1852, Sam German invented a sweet baking chocolate for Bakers Chocolate Company and thus the company named it after him. German chocolate cake didn’t rise to fame, though, until 1957.