The Weirdly Untraceable Origin Story of Ants on a Log

You might recall an era in the United States when raisins from California danced the Grapevine, peanuts (and their butter) were welcome in school cafeterias, and celery was tolerated not revered.

Before celery became the vessel for drinkable wellness, it was a conduit for spreadable and, as history can attest, sometimes questionable combinations. Seemingly absent from Instagram feeds today are recipes like Fannie Farmer’s “Celery with Roquefort” (chilled stalks filled with butter and cheese), which debuted in Catering for Special Occasions with Menus and Recipes (1911).


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