Meat factsCuisine quiz
How did Spam become the synonym of unwanted email?
Through Monty Python sketch. Spam (shortened from spiced ham) is a canned precooked meat product made and trademarked by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. It got popular in the UK during WW2. The name has been given to electronic spam through a Monty Python sketch, in which Spam was portrayed as ubiquitous and inescapable.
Which fish has meat with ammonia smell?
Sharks are very primitive and they lack a urinary system. Instead, sharks carry urea in their blood and excrete it through their flesh by osmosis. After a shark dies, its urea turns to ammonia, which can permeate the flesh.
Where did the carpaccio originate?
In Venice. It was invented in 1950 by the restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani, when the client - Countess Mocenigo - informed him that the doctor had recommended her raw meat. The new dish reminded him of Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio's work.
What kind of meat is one of the main exports of Argentina?
Beef. Cows were first brought to Argentina in 1536 by Spanish Conquistadors. Due to the geography of the Pampas and a small national market, the cattle multiplied rapidly. Beef and its production have played a major part in the culture of Argentina, and cattle industry had become a key growth driver in the economy.
Where does the schnitzel come from?
From Austria. Originating in Austria, the breaded schnitzel is popular in many countries and made using either chicken, veal, mutton, beef, turkey, or pork. It is very similar to the French dish escalope, and the milanesa of Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.