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Do you really know your crackers n Cookies?

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Who invented the first crackers and how?

The first cracker was made in 1792 by John Pearson in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Pearson was trying to make a type of biscuit that would last longer than the sailor’s biscuits. He called his invention “Pearson’s Pilot Bread”, which was was later known as “hardtack” or “sea biscuit”. This type of biscuit became incredibly popular among sea-faring folk due to its long shelf life .

How did crackers as snack food came into existence?

In 1801, a man named Josiah Bent derived the name cracker when he accidentally burnt the batch of what we now call crackers. As it made a crackling sound while burning, it was named so. You can say that he is the pioneer of cracker as a snack food. To sell them as a snack food he improved the flavour, which eventually tasted even better than “Pearson’s Pilot Bread”,

Whats the difference between crackers and cookies?

The original term "biscuit" derives from the Latin "bis coctus," or "twice baked." Ancient Roman armies were issued biscuits as part of their rations. Hardtack, ships biscuit, rusk and mandelbrot descend from this culinary lineage. Small cakes and delicate wafers were gradually added to the family of biscuits. A cookie is a small flat sweet cake (a biscuit in U.K.), but locally a name for small cakes of various form with or without sweetening. The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch “koekjes” which came from the Dutch “koek”, meaning “cake”; cookie was introduced to English in the very early 18th century. The British prefer to call cookies “small cakes, seed biscuits, or tea cakes”.


Why do crackers have holes?

The holes are there for a reason, not just for decoration or convenience in some manufacturing process. Without these holes, the crackers will not bake correctly. These holes allow steam to escape during cooking. This keeps the crackers flat and also help to properly crisp the crackers.


What year was the first chocolate chip cookie introduced in the United States?

In 1937 it was introduced. The infamous Toll House Cookie was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in Massachusetts. She sold the rights to her famous creation on August 25, 1983 and the term "Toll House" is now used as a descriptive term for a cookie.

What cookie arrived in China in the 1990's?

Fortune Cookie. The fortune cookie is in fact a U.S. invention created in 1916. When the cookies first arrived in China in the 90's, it was advertised as a "Genuine American Fortune Cookie".


Which month is the "cookie" nationally celebrated in?

October. The cookie is so popular, that Americans dedicate an entire month to celebrate it! In fact, Americans consume 2 billion cookies yearly, which averages to be about 300 cookies per person annually!

Why do we Americans choose "cookies" over "biscuits?"
The answer to this is probably twofold: (1) Our early Dutch heritage and (2) Our revolutionary tradition of separating ourselves from "all things British."

Seems you got to know quite a bit about your cookies and crackers in this article. They have a whole heritage behind them.

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