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3 Quick Bites: Granola’s Woodstock connection

3 Quick Bites: Granola’s Woodstock connection

Incredible itty-bitty food videos
The latest in “they’re doing what on YouTube?” news centers on a series of whimsical cooking videos, which The Verge proposes will “bring immense joy and tranquility to your heart.” Korean artist Mimine painstakingly creates miniature versions of food that are edible, including smoothies made in a mouse-sized blender, doughnuts that could fit into a matchbox and even a tiny roast turkey.

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Shakespearean snacks
It turns out The Globe and The Rose theaters were actually dinner theaters. “As the characters in plays like “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Macbeth” and “As You Like It” feasted on stage, down in the yard and up in the galleries, the audience noshed on cold nibbles and ready-made street food,” according to NPR, which recently dug up archeological research citing evidence of grapes, figs, plums, oysters and nuts in the two theaters.

Find out more about what theatergoers ate 400 years ago>> 

Groovy granola
Perhaps not surprisingly, granola’s history is linked to some hungry hippies. At Woodstock in 1969, there was a big problem: grumbling bellies. Entertainer Wavy Gravy hatched a plan and rallied his friends to bake rolled oats, bulger and honey, mixing in some dried fruit. “The next day Wavy got on stage and said everyone was being served breakfast in bed. Thousands and thousands of little Dixie cups filled with a mixture called granola headed out to the masses,” and the rest is history, commemorated on Instagram by Sur la Table.

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