Did you know that pigs-in-a-blanket may be as old as the 1600’s?  Despite rumors that it is an invention as modern as 1957, field laborers in the England of the 1600’s had what was essentially the same dish.  Putting meat inside of dough was an obvious solution for a quick and nourishing meal on the go.

    The earliest written record of the modern dish is in Betty Crocker’s “Cooking for Kids”, which was published in 1957.  However there are various personal testimonies claiming to have enjoyed this dish before the book’s publication.

    There is a trucker legend that puts its creation at an even later date, some time in the 1960’s, attributing its creation to a diner along route 66 in Oklahoma.

    Still other legends attribute its creation to the far east, claiming Asian cultures put fish in a similar roll.  The legend claims that American’s copied the dish with hot dogs and biscuits after the fact.

    Whatever its origin, this little delight has become a national favorite.

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    Where do pigs and blankets originate from?
    Pigs in blankets are thought to have originated from Czechoslovakia or Germany but first appeared in print in the Cooking for Kids cookbook, published by U.S food firm Betty Crocker in 1957. more
    Is it pig pen or pig pin?
    a pen for keeping pigs. a filthy or untidy place: This kitchen is a pigpen. more
    Does Maggi contain pig?
    MAGGI® Noodles manufactured in India do not contain pig fat/pork. Except for the MAGGI® Chicken Noodles, which is the only non-vegetarian variant available under the MAGGI® 2-Minute Noodles line, all other variants are completely vegetarian. more
    Whats a trauma blanket?
    The Blizzard EMS Trauma Blanket is designed to treat hypothermia in trauma patients in cases of hemorrhage, burns, inclement weather exposure, and immersion in water. more
    What contains pig fat?
    Lard is fat from pig abdomens and is used in shaving creams, soaps, make-up, baked goods and other foods. Everything but the oink: The many products that come from pig. more
    What is drug origin?
    The word Drug, taken from French word Drogue which means Dry Herb, strongly suggests that earliest drugs were taken out from plant sources. Earliest people used to treat diseases by some unconventional methods, using plants, animal products and minerals, of them plants were given priority. more
    What is Pomak origin?
    History. Pomaks are today usually considered descendants of native Orthodox Bulgarians and Paulicians who converted to Islam during the Ottoman rule of the Balkans. They started to become Muslim gradually, from the Ottoman occupation (early 15th century) to the end of the 18th century. more
    Who killed the pig in the pig war?
    On 15 June 1859, a pig wandered into the vegetable patch of an American farmer named Lyman Cutler (or Cutlar). This was not the first time the pig had been in Cutler's patch, rooting for potatoes. Cutler decided he had had enough and shot the offending swine. more
    Is a sausage roll a pig in a blanket?
    FYI – pigs in blankets are made with frankfurters and wrapped in a harder bread-type pastry (in America, anyway, according to Americans. In the UK they are of course chipolatas wrapped in bacon), while sausage rolls are sausages encased in light, flaky pastry. more
    What is the difference between a pig in a blanket and a kolache?
    Yes, Czech settlers are believed to have created kolaches after they moved to Texas. But kolaches are pastries, most often filled with fruity concoctions, not the pigs in blankets pictured by BuzzFeed. If you want a "meat kolache," that's a klobasniki, not a hot dog rolled in croissant dough. more
    What kind of pig started the Pig War?
    British pig The "Pig War" is the name commonly given to the 13-year standoff between the American Army and British Royal Navy on San Juan Island that began in the summer of 1859 after an American settler shot a British pig on the island that both nations claimed. more

    Source: foodimentary.com

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