The History of Tiramisu Cake: Where and how this famous dessert was invented

Open an old Italian cookbook, browse through the index and surprise! No Tiramisu cake recipe. My first encounter with Tiramisu was in 1985. I was in Italy at that time: A friend of mine told me about this new cake recipe she got. She was so enthusiastic about it that I felt compelled to try it immediately. The taste was unbelievably good, as never I had tasted before. Since then I fell in love with this dessert. Everybody knows by now that Tiramisu means pick-me-up in Italian, for the high energetic content (eggs and sugar) and the caffeine of the strong espresso coffee. There are many different stories about the origin of Tiramisu. It is a layered cake; therefore some …

History of the Pomeranian

Pomeranian is a big name for a big dog. As huge as thirty pounds, the Pomeranian has been said to be very similar to the wolf Spitz in weight, hide and hair. This is not surprising since the Pomeranian originated from the bloodline of the Spitz dogs. The Spitzs are from Ireland and Lapland and were sled dogs. The dog took its name from Pomerania which is located near the area that surrounds the Southern coast of the Baltic Sea. Pomerania has now become Germany and Poland. The dog was not given the name Pomerania because it was born there but more than likely it was in Pomerania that it had been breed to Smaller proportions. In its original (larger) …

A look at the intriguing History of Snowboarding

It has taken almost forty years for snowboarding to be recognized as a major sport that is followed and participated in by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Humanitys love affair with snow has been documented throughout the ages, starting with cave dwellers who were smart enough to figure out that snow had its advantages, such as serving as insulation to hold in the warmth in their homes and preserving the days kill. To say who actually invented the sport of snowboarding would be impossible because people have always loved to slide down a snow-covered hill. Soaring through the snow on some kind of seat or board is nothing new. The ways to enjoy the snow are numerous, and people …

History of Infomercials

It all began in the 1980s. Ronald Regan was president and one of the many controversial things he did in that office was to deregulate the TV industry. Why did he do it? Well, as a conservative Republican he lived and breathed by the free market rule, which stated that the government didnt belong in business, and businesses should live and die by the success or failure of their own practices and market forces. At the same time, cable TV was just starting its expansion into the American television marketplace, and that opened up a huge broadcast venue which simply didnt exist beforehand. Anybody with any experience in the broadcast industry was starting his own channel and pretty soon cable …