National Rum Day

Five Food Finds about Rum

  • Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  • Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  • When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  • In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  • Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.

1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts