America's favorite Foods!

Click on one of the foods surrounding the farm to learn more about it!

 

Hot Dogs

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Hot Dogs

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Nicknames: Frankfurter, Coney, Weenie, Frank

Brief History: The frankfurter's history is a mystery, however, it originated in Germany  between 1400-1700. The bun was invented in 1904 because the "red hot" sausage was too hot to hold in a bare hand.

Common Ingredients:

Sausage (beef cow, turkey, or chicken)

Bun (wheat)

Relish (pickled cucumbers)

Mustard (mustard seed)

Ketchup (tomatoes)

Fun Fact: On July 4th alone, Americans consume 150 million hot dogs!

Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs

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"Soft Drinks"

Nicknames: Soda, Coke, Pop, Cola

Brief History: The first step to making the modern day soft drink was the discovery of carbonation in 1706. The modern day beverage was created in 1886 when "Coca-Cola" was invented.

Common Ingredients:

Water

Corn Syrup (corn plant)

Sugar (sugar beet or sugar cane)

Flavoring (varies)

Fun Fact: More than 34 billion gallons of soft drinks are sold in 200 countries annually.

 

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Hamburger

Nicknames: Each burger has its own!

Brief History: The origination of the modern day ham steak on a bun is a mystery. It originated in America somewhere between 1880-1910. 

Common Ingredients:

Beef Patty (beef cow)

Bun (wheat)

Cheese (dairy cow)

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Pickles (cucumbers)

Fun Fact: During the first World War, the U.S. Government tried to rename "hamburgers" to "Victory Sandwiches."

 

Ice Cream

Nicknames: Each Flavor has its own!

Brief History: The early version of ice cream was invented by Persians in 500 B.C. Commercial production of modern day ice cream in America began in 1851. 

Ingredients:

Milk (dairy cow)

Cream (dairy cow)

Sugar (sugar beet or sugar cane)

Cone (wheat)

Flavoring (varies)

Fun Fact: Rocky Road became the first widely  available flavor in 1924.

French Fries

Nickname: Chips

Brief History: The modern day French fry originates from a Belgian fish frying  technique during the late 1600's. The J.R. Simplot company is credited with making fries readily available in the United States during the 1940's.