History Fact of Biscuits and Gravy

January 20, 2017


This week has been a very busy, but a productive week.  We filmed the first episode of "My Family's Kitchen."  Also, I had to go out of town on a business trip.  Right before I left to come back home, I thought I would grab a bite to eat.   At the hotel they had biscuits and gravy.  One of my favorite things.  While sitting there, eating I started thinking I wonder how gravy and biscuits came to be.  So, I pulled my phone out and thought I would ask Siri.  After twelve times of where did mom go, how to make pizza, and a couple of other things she finally got it right.  How she got pizza out of gravy I don't know.  Siri and I have this love hate relationship.  I'm sure you know what I mean.  Anyways, I never did find out how gravy came to be but I found out that biscuits was derived from the Latin words bis (twice) cuits (twice-cooked).  It was made out of a need for nutritious, easy-to-store, easy-to-carry, and long-lasting food for sailors.  To make a long story short they created hard biscuits they could store with out spoiling.  But many years later the south changed that and made them soft.  Its very interesting.  

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