YouTube: https://youtube.com/watch?v=b2XjjO1Qy0A
Previous: 100 Interesting Facts We Learned in 2020
Next: Tamagotchi Was A Huge Success. But Why?

Categories

Statistics

View count:301
Likes:28
Dislikes:2
Comments:7
Duration:10:12
Uploaded:2020-12-23
Last sync:2020-12-23 20:30
Fruitcake is THE Christmas baked good. But... why? Fruitcakes are by no means a favorite holiday dish, so how has it ended up at Christmas dinners for the last few centuries?

Hear the story of an ancient loaf of fruitcake that survived a trip to the South Pole, the decadent fruitcake eaten at a royal wedding, and how fruitcake has endured for so many years.

Food History is a series from Mental Floss where we dive deep into the culinary stories that lead to the food on our plates. If you have an idea for a dish, cooking technique, or cuisine that you’d like us to explore in a future episode, tell us in the comments.

And for the origins of many other foods, check out our episode of the List Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mTpr...

Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss
Facebook: https://facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine
No transcript to display.