The History Of Food

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.
Then using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Krispy Creme Donuts. And Satan said, "You want chocolate with that?"
And Man said, “Yes!” and Woman said, “and as long as you’re at it, add some sprinkles.” And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.
And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.
So God said, “Try my fresh green salad.” And Satan presented Ranch Dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.
God then said, “I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them.” And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.
God then created a light, fluffy white cake, named it “Angel Food Cake,” and said, “It is good.” Satan then created chocolate cake and named it "Devil’s Food."
God then brought forth running shoes so that His children might lose those extra pounds. And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained pounds.
Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And Man gained pounds.
God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created McDonald’s and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said, “You want fries with that?” And Man replied, “Yes! And super size them!” And Satan said, “It is good.” And Man went into cardiac arrest.
God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.
Then Satan created HMOs.


LOL, Richard! This is the best history of food EVER!!

LOL Richard! :smile:

There’s an excellent History of food by Maguellone Toussaint-Samat. It’s very much in the French historical tradition, organized by “food group” (not the USDA ones…) and very lush and detailed. The sort of book you can pick up and put down and come back to.

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Way too funny! U’m sending this one off so that the world may know!!

Richard157, you have a wonderful way with words!

Gail, I did not write that article. I am not that talented. I don’t know who wrote it. I found it online, and thought it would be appreciated here on TuD.

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Richard157, even tho you didn’t write it, I’m glad you shared it :blush:

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Found it, AR—looks fascinating! We’ll pass it on, too, to our Nephew-by-marriage whose father owns and operates a restaurant on the edge of the Black Forest. He also loves such history!