RFF#43 – The banana was first introduced to North Americans at the 1876 world’s fair

At the time, bananas were considered a delicacy. They were wrapped in tinfoil and eaten with a knife and a fork.

I learned about this fact from: “101 Fast Foods” which aired on H2 on Thursday July 25th, 2013 and http://famousdaily.com/history/bananas-become-popular-in-us.html