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The cake is very popular in many parts of Central America and Mexico. The origins of the tres leches are disputed .  The Nestlé Company also claims to have helped the tres leches recipe evolve, during World War II. The idea for creating a cake soaked in a liquid is probably of European origin, as similar cakes, such as rum cake from Puerto Rico and tiramisu from Italy, use this method.

The origin of artichokes is unknown, though they are said to have come from the Maghreb (North Africa), where they are still found in the wild state; the seeds of artichokes, probably cultivated, were found during the excavation of Mons Claudianus in Egypt during the Roman period.

What In the World is that Cooking Utensil?

Copernicus pointed out that the sun wasn't revolving around the earth, but it was really the other way around. He was ridiculed, just like those who dare to step outside of the status quo are often ridiculed as well. Now and then, it can seem like whatever country you are from is the center of the universe and all life revolves around that particular culture's way of doing things. Take cooking for instance...how often do you think about using utensils from other cultures? It may lead to a better, healthier, or at least more exciting way of cooking. Ready to explore another way to cook? Great! Let's start by finding out about the bamboo steamer.

Cobbler is a traditional dish in both the United States and the United Kingdom, although the meaning of the term is quite different in each country. In the United States, it is usually a dessertconsisting of a fruit filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a rolled pastry dough, then baked in an oven. In the United Kingdom it is usually a savoury meat dish, typically a lambcasserole, which is covered with a savoury scone-like topping—each scone (or biscuit) forming a separable cobbler.

The islands of the Cape Verde archipelago were discovered by Italian and Portuguese navigators around 1456. According to Portuguese official records [6] the first discoveries were made by Genoese born Antonio de Noli, who was afterwards appointed governor of Cape Verde by Portuguese King Afonso V. Other navigators mentioned as contributing with discoveries in the Cape Verde archipelago are Diogo Gomes, Diogo Dias, Diogo Afonso and the Italian Alvise Cadamosto.

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