Where do beignets originate from?

Answer Beignets are most commonly associated in the United States with New Orleans' French Quarter. But these tasty, deep-fried treats can trace their origins back to 16th century Europe. France made them... Read More »

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Where did beignets come from?

According to What's Cooking America, beignets may have been brought from Islamic-ruled Andalusia (a region in Spain) to France, where they have been linked to French Mardi Gras celebrations since t... Read More »

Where did pai gow originate from?

Pai gow originated in China. References to the domino tiles used in pai gow date back to 1120, during the Song Dynasty. Pai gow poker, which combined the card game and the domino game, was first pl... Read More »

Where Did BMI Originate From?

If you want to blame someone for your body-mass index, blame Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. Just know that you wouldn't have wanted to argue with him: The Belgian-born mathematician was known as one of ... Read More »

Where did hamsters originate from?

The hamster has its origins in the deserts of the Middle East, specifically Syria. It was here where the hamster was discovered by British zoologist George Waterhouse in 1839. He gave this female h... Read More »