National Pie Day – celebrated every year on January 23 – was started in the mid-’70s by Charlie Papazian, a nuclear engineer from Colorado in the US, who had such a passion for pies that he decided to celebrate the pleasurable pastry with its own day and chose his birth date on which to do it!

 

It turns out that humans have been munching on popcorn for much longer than previously thought. Scientists have uncovered fossilized cobs indicating that people in northeastern Peru were popping kernels as early as 4,700 B.C. — about 1,000 years earlier than previous evidence suggested. That precedes Orville Redenbacher by more than 6,500 years) But popcorn is not the only contemporary food with origins in the ancient world. Here are five other favorite foods with ancient origins.

 
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Eating a perfectly ripe apricot is one of life’s great pleasures, especially if you do it on National Apricot Day. Yes, there is indeed a day for the fruit that resembles peaches and nectarines. On 9 January, aka National Apricot Day, you are encouraged to add this fruit to your diet while you learn about the goodness that comes with apricots.

 

Cocktails have been an irreplaceable part of the spirits world ever since its invention. To cock a horse’s tail and make it look more energetic for the show, the horse dealer would give it a ginger concoction. Later adding spices like ginger or black pepper to gin, wine or beer came to be called cocktails!

 
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Born in Ireland, Tullamore D.E.W is produced by William Grant & Sons. It is the second largest selling brand of Irish whiskey globally, with sales of over 1,500,000 cases per annum as of 2020.

 

To celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day, online homeware retailer IWOOT analysed Google and Instagram data to find the world’s most popular Gin.   

 
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In countries where eating olives is comparatively new, it is important to have a benchmark for gauging the quality of a table olive. Consumers should be aware of what to look for in a good quality, tasty table olive. Highlighting these attributes will create awareness about the excellent local products that are available and protect consumers from being served second rate products, which is unfortunately something to which they have become accustomed for far too long.

 

Ever wondered what the most searched cocktail in the world is? You are not alone! Pour moi, a UK-based fashion outlet, got curious and turned to Google search data to find out what cocktails the world is searching for. They’ve used 12 months of data to pinpoint the most-searched-for cocktail in nearly every country.

 
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The Pour Moi report reveals that Porn Star Martini is the favourite cocktail of South African citizens who like to party. The Porn Star Martini is also the most searched for cocktail across the whole world, with more than 18 million global searches made last year.

 

The history of whisky goes back many thousands of years and so many drinkers of it are unaware where it originated and how it has been developed over the years. This is we have put together a brief timeline of the history of whisky with some key dates noted.

 
 
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