Many dishes have a back story. A history of how it came about. For example, where the croissant originated in France. According to legend, the croissant was said to be made popular in France by Marie Antoinette when she requested her bakers to replicate her favorite treat from her homeland Vienna, Austria. This sort of story makes a dish or ingredient more interesting, and helps to relate to foods that may be unfamiliar.
Sometimes I find an article or pick upon a topic and research it more out of interest, especially if it’s an ingredient I haven’t used and want to try. I love having the back story and now you know what I’m thinking about when I eat a croissant. You may find posts about these random findings from time to time in the blog section of the site.