National Frog Legs Day

Today’s Food History

  • 1736 Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers was born 2/29/1736. To commemorate her birthday, each year on March 1 the Shakers held an afternoon meeting, followed by a supper at which this cake was served. The original recipe advises,“Cut a handful of peach twigs which are filled with sap at this season of the year.  Clip the ends and bruise them and beat the cake batter with them. This will impart a delicate peach flavor to the cake.” ‘American Heritage Cookbook’ (1964)
  • 1960 The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago at 116 E. Walton Street, in downtown Chicago.
  • 2004 British actress Dana Broccoli died. Widow of Albert Broccoli, producer of the ‘James Bond’ movies.