Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fact of the Day: Gingerbread

While it's debated what counts as true gingerbread, the earliest forms came from outside of Europe. Gingerbread's origin in Europe is said to be the work of an Armenian monk named Gregory of Nicopolis who taught French Christians how to bake the gingerbread in the year 992.

11 comments:

Lux G. said...

Good to know. And reminds me that Christmas is coming!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I was lucky enough to check off a bucket list item and see the National Gingerbread House Competition at The Grove Park Inn about 7 years ago. It was amazing!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew it had been around that long

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love looking at gingerbread houses! Even making one every once in a while.

Christine said...

So interesting!

stephen Hayes said...

I had no idea it had been around that long.

Lisa said...

I love to make and look at Gingerbread houses but eating them? Yuk!
Lisa

Lisa said...

I love to make and look at Gingerbread houses but eating them? Yuk!
Lisa

Martha said...

Oh, interesting!

Lowcarb team member said...

I didn't know that ... thank you

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Didn't know that.
Some of these gingerbread houses are quite elaborate.