Historic kernelsDid you know popcorn is one of the oldest...

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November 17, 1999|By Suzanne Loudermilk

Historic kernels

Did you know popcorn is one of the oldest American foods and has had an important role in our history? The English colonists were introduced to the puffy kernels at the first Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth, Mass. Quadequina, brother of the Wampanoag chief Massasoit, brought a deerskin bag of popped corn to dinner as a gift.

Getting tough

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, now is the time to clean out your refrigerator before you begin holiday cooking. Be tough. Discard that jar with three pickles lurking in the bottom of the juice and the bottle that barely has a tablespoon of salad dressing. You'll be glad you did. You're going to need all the shelf space you can free up in the coming weeks.

Olive oil recipes

Cooking with olive oil is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Really. The North American Olive Oil Association has teamed up with chef and author Rozanne Gold to offer a free brochure of recipes using just three ingredients. To order the booklet, "Olive Oil 1-2-3," call 800-232-6548.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

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