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While most people today think of cheesecake as being a layer of soft, sweet cheese on top of a graham cracker crust, the first recipe to ever exist didn’t really look (or taste) anything like that. The first cheesecake recipe, believe it or not, came from ancient Rome and was first recorded in 160 BC!

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A hot summer day calls for the perfect beverage. Nowadays, we’re quick to grab iconic drinks like Gatorade to replenish our bodies with electrolytes. However, you might be wondering what they used to drink back in the olden days to stay hydrated in hot weather. The answer? Hay-makers switchel.

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Hummus is delicious, nutritious, and can be paired with practically anything. Love it or hate it, this dip has been a staple food in the Middle East since the 13th century. While there are ongoing debates about which culture invented hummus, it’s widely believed to have first originated in Egypt.

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You may have heard of the term “Meatless Mondays.” Well, believe it or not, it’s not a new thing, and certainly didn’t begin as a hashtag for vegans! It actually came from WWI and WWII as a solution to the severe food shortages and rations on meat.

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Lincoln was known for being a man of simple taste. He enjoyed foods like apples, cheese, crackers, and nuts. Although there was one food he cherished more than anything in the world – his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln's famous cake, otherwise known as "Lincoln's Cake."

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