February 1 – Today’s Food History
National Dark Chocolate Day
Chocolate has a melting point just below your body temperature, that’s why it melts in your mouth…not in your hand
Did you know chocolate is actually low in caffeine? It would take over 10 chocolate bars to get the equivalent amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee.
Over 40% of the world’s almonds & 20% of the worlds peanuts are used in making candy bars & candies
Chocolate’s name comes from an Aztec word xocolati, meaning, bitter water
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1856 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College, a primarily agricultural college.
- 1867 Bricklayers first started working 8-hour days
- 1884 The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is publish(including 23 recipes & cooking tips)
- 1913 New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opens. The world’s largest train station including several restaurants & food stalls.
- 1960 Four students stage the first civil rights “sit-in” at the lunch counter of the Greensboro, NC, Woolworth