Good Food For All Your Summer Festivities
It's summer. It's hot. Who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when you can be outdoors celebrating the warm months with friends and family?
Each of the highlighted links will take you to recipes and information to help you celebrate summer in cool style.
There are foods that are associated with specific seasons' foods and drinks too that we reach for traditionally when the weather turns warmer or
colder by turn. What would the winter be without a nice bowl of steaming oatmeal to start the day? And how much nicer is it to look out the window at
a snowstorm when you've got a nice hot cup of hot chocolate in your hands?
Then there are the old standbys for the summer months as well. What better way to cool off in the middle of a heat wave than with a cool Popsicle?
Who hasn't enjoyed a baseball game while munching on a hot dog? It seems there are foods and drinks for every season and most of them really add
to our enjoyment of any particular time of year.
One of the all-time favorite summer foods is one that we've been enjoying in North America for one hundred years. Ever since Gennaro Lombardi
opened the first pizza place in New York in 1905, we've been enjoying the tasty treat that's got a very interesting history. Of course it might be no
surprise that pizza's origins are claimed by the Italians, and as you munch a piece of Toronto pizza in the middle of little Italy, you might think that the
food's history only goes back to turn of the century Europe, but pizza has an even bigger past.
Although modern people munching Hamilton pizza might not have considered it on a hot July day, most historians agree that Italians have more than
likely been eating the food since the Stone Age, perhaps as far back as the 6th century BC where soldiers baked a kind of flat bread and covered it
afterward with cheese. The word itself has some interesting historical connotations.
Pizza is obviously Italian, but not many people know that the word means ""a point"" and the e