Spicy Cheese Straws History and Recipe
Spicy cheese straws: Britain and America both like to claim the prize for this culinary invention. Understandable really; who wouldn’t want to say they invented this delectable, can’t-eat-just-one snack?
But as this snack appears primarily in the Deep South, and almost nowhere, north of the Mason Dixon line or across the pond, the snack most likely originated in the Deep South as a way to preserve cheese. We owe the addition of cayenne pepper to their flavor most likely thanks to slaves, who constantly sought after spices to mimic their foods back home.
Find out more about the snack food fit for presidents in this short video on its history, and then learn how easy it is to make them. One taste of this recipe and you won’t