Pilsner Beer – This pale lager was created in response to the dissatisfaction with the quality of beer in the present-day Czech Republic during the early 1800’s. In 1842, a brewer in the town of Pilsen created a new style of beer that was a big hit.
Hamburgers – Minced beef originated in Europe in the 1400’s. When immigrants from Germany came to America, they brought the popular “Hamburg Steak”, cheap patties mixed with spices made famous by that seaside town.
Sherry – This fortified wine is named for the Anglican version of its town of origin. Jerez (or Xeres) de la Frontera in Spain. Like champagne, Sherry is a Protected Designation of Origin, and only wine from that area of Spain can be labeled Sherry in Europe.
Jalapenõs – While known in it’s native Mexico as Huachinangó or Chile Gordo, to the rest of the world Jalapenõs get their name from the town of Xalapa or Jalapa.
Cheddar Cheese – This ubiquitous cheese gets it’s name from the town of Cheddar in southwest England. Unlike other cheeses named for their town of origin, like Gorgonzola and Parmesan, Cheddar is not covered by a Protected Designation of Origin, which means no matter where it’s produced it can still be legally called Cheddar Cheese.
The most shoplifted food is Cheese.
It takes over 500 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.