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1) In a conversation with the Duke of Savoy, Henri IV of France (1553-1610) said "If God grants me a longer life, I will see to it that no peasant in my kingdom will lack the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday."
More Chicken trivia

2) b) According to Larousse Gastronomique, boiled hedgehog was a common dish in Paris in the 16th century. It tastes similar to wild rabbit.
More unusual delicacies.

3) b) and c) Yams are actually related to grasses and lilies.
Additional Yam facts

4) Liu An was searching for a substance to help him achieve immortality. Liu An was the grandson of Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the Han Dynasty.
Tofu tips & tricks

5) a) The ancient Egyptians used radish seed oil before olive oil was known.

More about radishes

6) Butterscotch.  The presumption is that it gets its name because it was originally manufactured in Scotland, but no one is sure.

7) Buckwheat.
More buckwheat trivia

8) Hostess Twinkies.
James Dewar (Twinkie creator)

9) Tootsie Rolls.
Candy bar trivia

10) Gazpacho, tomatoes and green peppers.
Gazpacho article



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