This section of the Menuism blog is for exactly what it says: fun! Find food facts, tasty tidbits, food porn, food-related oddities, and other things that we just like. Not sure where to begin? Check out the infographic The Evolution of Food on TV Or learn about the stinky fruit known as durian. Or broaden your food vocabulary with Fun Foodie Words. Whatever your pleasure, you'll find it here.
Photo by Christophe Porteneuve / Flickr

Photo by Christophe Porteneuve / Flickr

You may love checking out the latest restaurant to open in your neighborhood, but these historic inns, restaurants, and taverns beat the new kids in town any day.

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Posted by on May 31st, 2016

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Photo by katie / Flickr

Diner food is a staple in the U.S.A., but where do these iconic dishes come from? Find out the true history of your favorite comfort foods below – and prepare to feel hungry.

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Posted by on April 4th, 2016

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Photo by j_lai/Flickr

We’ve all been there. You’re at a restaurant and finally settle on the perfect entree – and then you see its calorie count is basically a day’s worth of calories. But instead of opting for something healthier, you order it anyway, feeling vaguely bad about yourself the whole time you’re eating.
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Posted by on March 21st, 2016

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Photo by Travis/Flickr

Filet mignon and roast chicken have their place, but for more adventurous diners, it’s all about the offal.
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Posted by on January 25th, 2016

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Michael Stern/Flickr

It’s happened to us all – we see a commercial, or scroll past a picture on social media, featuring a dish that makes our stomachs growl. Whether it’s a juicy burger topped with luscious melted cheese or a slice of rich chocolate cake so moist it almost glistens, chances are a lot of work went into making that food look as good as it does.
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Posted by on January 18th, 2016

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JaBB/Flickr

Boneless, skinless chicken breast is pretty much as ubiquitous as a food gets in the USA. But why did this one cut become so wildly popular…and what the heck happens to all of the dark meat that none of us seem to be eating?
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Posted by on January 11th, 2016

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Qfamily/Flickr

You often hear people say “you either love it, or you hate it,” about certain things, and with cilantro that certainly seems to be the case. Even self-professed culinary adventurers sometimes find themselves at a roadblock with the herb, complaining of a soapy or bitter flavor. Julia Childs hated cilantro so much that she told Larry king in 2002 that if it made its way into a dish she was eating, she would just pick it out and throw it on the floor.
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Posted by on November 9th, 2015

Colonel-Sanders

You’ve seen the Colonel’s illustrated face on KFC buckets, or Norm MacDonald’s portrayal of him in recent ads. But chances are, you don’t know who Colonel Sanders was, or even whether he was real. (more…)

Posted by on October 19th, 2015

Photo by Scott Akerman

Photo by Scott Akerman

Graham crackers are one of those foods so innocuous that you’ve probably never given them much thought. But there was indeed a Graham who lent his name to the Graham cracker, and his story will surely change the way you see the snack from now on.

Born in 1794, Sylvester Graham was a Presbyterian minister who became a leading figure in the temperance movement. Reverend Graham was deeply interested in human physiology and nutrition, and adopted and expanded upon English minister William Metcalfe’s ideas of vegetarianism and abstinence. (more…)

Posted by on May 18th, 2015

Photo by Perry McKenna

Photo by Perry McKenna

U.S. fast-food chains have spent considerable time the past couple of years trying to counter falling sales by targeting millennials. Maybe the industry should be targeting their pets instead.

According to a new survey by marketing research firm Relevation Research, one in every six American households orders fast food for a dog during at least some of their drive-thru or take-out visits. (more…)

Posted by on April 29th, 2015

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