What can you do with 2,200 pounds of butter? Create an Apollo 11 sculpture.

Generally when it comes to sculpting the more common materials would be wood, metal, and or stone. But if you’re in Ohio, and its the state fair you may try your skills with butter.

Well, that’s exactly what Paul Brooke and his team of artists used when they decided to create a 50th-anniversary tribute to the moon landing. His team took about 500 hours carving life-like statues of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collin out of butter.

Smithsonian magazine has a great write up about this one-of-a-kind work of art.

Isicia Omentata, the oldest hamburger recipe

Isicia Omentata, cooking on a pan.

Today many people associate Hamburgers as a quintessential identifier of American cuisine. While there is no question that America is responsible for its popularity during the mid 20th century, its organs can actually be traced back to the Roman Empire.

Known as an Isicia Omentata, a Roman dish that contained ground meat pine nuts, pepper, and flavored with wine and garum. A great write up about the history of the burger can be found in this Food & Wine Article.

So the next time you bite down on that juicy, tender, burger just remember that it has a very long and fascinating history behind it.

The Waffle Iron turns 150 Years old.

Yes the device that allows for us to enjoy delicious, buttery, flaky, checker-patterned breakfast meals is well over a century and a half old! While technically waffle irons have been around since the time of the early greeks the modern version that many of us use today was invited by Cornelius Swartwout in 1969. It is why August 24th is known as National Waffle day, so as you enjoy that delicious breakfast meal be sure to check out this great write up in Smithsonian Magazine about the history of the Waffle Iron.