fun facts

Halloween pumpkins

Halloween – Origin & Historical Facts

Celebrated with: Costumes, pumpkins, candy, trick-or-treating, haunted houses. Second to Christmas in spending in the USA. Nowadays it’s a night for costume parties with ghoulish theme, bobbing for apples, and children going door to door asking for candy, but Halloween has been celebrated in some form for more than 2,000 years. 

Asparagus

“Faster Than You Can Cook Asparagus” Origin

Asparagus is typically cooked for a short time, only until it is tender. And apparently this is the way it has been cooked for centuries. That would explain why the Roman emperor Augustus reportedly coined the expression velocius quam asparagi coquantor – “ faster than you can cook asparagus.” Source: What The Great Ate