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    - did you know -... NOW you know, the last part

    Did you know?
    Given the order by Napoleon III, who wanted cheaper food products for his army, scientists and chemists were hard at work. The winner was MĖge-MouriĖs, who invented a butter subsitude made from animal fat and milk. The rest is history!

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    The inventor of margarine, the French scientist MĖge-MouriĖs, found such success with his product that he patented it in the late 1860s and begun producing the butter substitute by the middle of 1870.

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    Initially margarine was not that hot a seller. However, once its inventor, the French scientist MĖge-MouriĖs was allowed to color his product, sales rose dramatically. So, what is new?

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    Margarine did not get its name from the French scientist MĖge-MouriĖs, who invented it as butter substitute on the order of Napoleon III who wanted cheaper food for his troops. The name comes from the Greek word 'margaron' or pearl, which refers to the microscopic pearl-like crystals called marguerites within the mixture.

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    Marzipan was first invented during the 1300s when, in the midst of a famine, an order of the local nuns helped the local townsfolk out by making the closest thing to bread they could.

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    Sapote is the natural chocolate mouse. A native of Central America it resembles an avocado and has dark chocolate coloured flesh. Just add sugar and cream! Sapotes, also called black pudding fruit, are cultivated in many tropical countries.

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    The Chef created for his Master, John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the Sandwich. Being a keen gambler the Earl found little time to put down his cards for such trivial things as eating .So the Chef slapped a piece of meat and some lettuce leaves between two slices of bread making it easier for the earl to eat while gambling.

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    Savoy cakes also known by the name of Savoy sponges were first made in the 14th century special for Amadeus Savoy by the court Chefs.It is also the base for Josef Dobos's famous Dobos cake.

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    Scottish shortbread is another Hogmanay festival treat. The traditional shape is a large round disk of dough. It is than marked with a knife into 12 triangles and baked. When cooled it is broken into what is known as petticoat tails.

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    Self-raising flour was invented in the USA.It is not very popular with professional Chefs and pastry Chefs, as they feel they have no control over the recipe when baking.

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    Sherbet differs from Sorbet and water ice in that it contains milk. The name comes from the word 'Sharbart' made with fruit juices, sugar, milk and sometimes spices. Like sorbet, the drink was frozen one day, and Sherbet was invented.

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    Simnel cake is full and rich of fruit with high-grade marzipan to enhance its flavour.
    It is said that in the 15th century a Lambert Simnel and Richard Symons were captured by enemy forces in England.Symons was executed but Simnel was pardoned and employed in the King's kitchen as royal baker. Reason enough to invent this English Easter fruitcake!

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    'Simple factor' is a number used by master bakers since many years. This figure depends on the air temperature and climate. When this number is subtracted from the flour temperature, it gives the ideal water temperature for used in dough production.

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    Sorbet derives not only from prehistoric water ices made of honey and snow. In addition, Chinese, Persians and Arabs enjoyed similar frozen treats. However, it was the Italians to perfect the Sorbet, as we know it today.

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    The Rum Baba was invented in 1835 by pastry Chef Stohrer in France. He introduced his creation when he opened his own shop in Les Halles, as the Paris market was known fondly for many centuries.

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    Stollen, a traditional German Christmas bread has been made as early as the 13th century. Dresdner Stollen, considered by many to be the best, is recorded as having been made for the first time in 1438.traditional Stollen must have a thick 'vein' of marzipan in the center and not just a few pieces added to the dough mixture.

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    Strawberry Romanoff was created by Chef's at the beginning of the 19th century. They were dedicated to t the Imperial Russian family, the Romanoffs.

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    Strudel gained its fame as a Viennese invention, but is in fact of Hungarian origin. Moreover, they took it in turn from their middle eastern colleagues who used the paper-thin filo pastry for making baklava since centuries.

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    Sugar cane, a member of the grass family, has been cultivated at least since 1000 BC.The process of pressing and boiling the syrup to get sugar crystals that could be used as sweetener, was started around 500 BC.

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    While sugar cane has been around since centuries, it was only in 1641 that the first sugar factory opened in Barbados. Advances in processing and purification made the output look like similar to that, what is known today as crystal sugar all over the world.

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    The sweet potato can be served either as a sweet or savoury dish. However, it is not a potato but is in fact a vegetable, belonging to the morning glory family. Traders and merchants brought the native of South America and spread it around the world on their travels.
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    The Swiss Roll has nothing to do with Switzerland nor did it come from this little mountain state. It is actually an English specialty. They are flat sheets of sponge coated in jam and rolled up into a thin log.

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    Talmouse is a French savoury pastry reaching back to the Middle Ages. It was first invented for the Archbishop of Paris and consisted of puff pastry filled with soft cheese.

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    Terrinee (with the second 'e') is a French dish consisting of rice, milk, sugar, spices, which is being poured in to a large mould or pie dish and baked very slowly in the oven for several hours. It can be served hot or cold.

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    The Tollhouse Cookie, also known as ChocChipCookies, were invented in the early 1930s.The Chef of the Tollhouse restaurant had the idea to add chips of dark chocolate to the cookie dough.

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    Conquistador Fernando Cortes introduced vanilla to Europe from his travels to Mexico.There the Aztecs had been using vanilla pods in the production of their chocolate. The vanilla pod is the fruit of a climbing orchid. Still green when picked, it is cured and dried to become black and develop their distinctive flavour.

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    Unlike the humbler variation of 2 slices of bread with cold meat filled in-between, the Victoria Sandwich is made with sponge that is filled with jam and cream. This famous English tea cake was named after Queen Victoria in the late 19th century.

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    Walnuts are native to Asia and are the most commonly consumed nuts. Already used for trading in the Persian Empire, many cultures thought the consumption of walnuts made couples fertile. Others thought that they ward of bad luck and evil spirits.

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    The seeds of the wattle tree are picked by Australian Aborigines, roasted, ground and brewed to resemble a sort of coffee. Their nutty flavour also can enhance cakes and biscuits.

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    Wheat was used some 4000 years BC and evidence indicates that it has been used ever since humans walked the earth.
    The Egyptians were among the first civilised people to mill the grains into flour. They added salt and water and baked flat pieces of dough on hot stones.

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    Yogurt was most probably produced first by mistake. Arab shepherds who boiled milk and left it in their canvas water bottles might have forgotten it for a few days. In rural Turkey, it is traditionally still produced this way.

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    Prince Charles' Cornish oyster beds reap him two million oysters a year.

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    A dozen oysters will set you back only 75 calories.

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    Oysters have been cultivated in China for more than two thousand years.
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