January 28 – Today’s Food History
National Blueberry Pancake Day
Daily Fact: The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.
Blueberry Facts: Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.
Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1807 London’s Pall Mall becomes the first street to be lighted with Gas Fixtures
- 1855 The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the Panama Railway. Establishing the first trans-continental dining cars.
- 1917 San Francisco opens it’s streetcar system. Considered a “San Francisco treat”