Whenever we prepare something for eating, the main thing that comes up in our mind is something that is prepared by stuffing. Filling or stuffing is one of the most important parts of many food items. Whether it is sandwich, burger, aloo paratha, masala dosa, and many more.
Stuffing/ filling is a palatable stew, generally contains, mainly of tiny cut-up chunks of bread or a related starch and served as a side dish or utilized to fill a compartment in another food item while cooking. It is not known when stuffing’s were first used.
The first documentary information is the Roman cookbook, Apicius De Re Coquinaria, which includes recipes for stuffed chicken, dormouse, hare, and pig. Largely the stuffings are interpreted to consist of vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts, and spelled (an old cereal), and often contain chopped liver, brains, and other organ flesh. The filler is said to emerge in Southerners frequently utilized in a cornbread stuffing that occurred from a dish called kush, simmered by slaves carried from North and West Africa.
It is so important that it’s day is celebrated on the 21st of November to make people aware of its importance and how it remains underrated. Several dishes are impossible to even imagine without the inside filling. Think of samosa without the stuffing inside it, think of a burger without inside ingredients. We never gave much thought to it but it has a great contribution to our food which we love to eat.
The best thing about stuffings is, it can be prepared by anything as per our choice, we can add any spices, or ingredients that can make lick your fingers. It feels good to make something of your choice and give the taste to a dish which we always wanted to have.
We should be aware of everything that we use for satisfying our tongue and tummy, it is good to give importance to everything.
Next time be thankful for everything you have in your kitchen and your menu.