Archive for the 'Cuisine Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was Cap’n Crunch the Character Introduced Before Cap’n Crunch the Cereal?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Cap’n Crunch the character predated Cap’n Crunch the cereal. In 1961, Jay Ward and Bill Scott, the creators of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, […]

Were TV Dinners Invented Due to Swanson Having Too Many Thanksgiving Turkeys Left Over?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Swanson’s TV Dinners were invented due to them trying to come up with a way to get rid of the large supply of Thanksgiving turkeys they got […]

Were Tater Tots Invented As a Way to Deal With Factory Waste?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Tater tots were invented as a way to deal with factory leftovers. Ahhhhh….tater tots. Whether it be in a school cafeteria, a diner or even in the […]

Did a Famous Chef Once Kill Himself in Part Because of Losing a Michelin Star?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: The impetus for the suicide of a famous French City chef was rumors that his restaurant was going to lose a star in its Michelin Guide rating. […]

Was Lasagna Really Invented in England?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Lasagna was invented in England. Lasagna (spelled lasagne in many countries) is a popular food that consists of flat pasta layered on top of each other, with […]