November 21 – National Cranberry Day
National Cranberry Day
Five Food Finds about Cranberries
- Another name for cranberries is “bounceberries” because they bounce when ripe.
- Some Native Americans called the cranberry ibimi which means “bitter berry.” Other tribes called it sassamanash.
- Native Americans and Pilgrims used cranberries as a red dye.
- Wild cranberries were probably part of the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
- Today, cranberry sauce is an essential part of American and Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations.
Today’s Food History
1941 ‘King Biscuit Time’ radio show was first broadcast from Helena, Arkansas. It is the longest running daily radio program in history, broadcasting live blues music, interviews, etc. It is named for its sponsor, King Biscuit Flour. The ‘King Biscuit Flour Hour’ rock and roll radio program took its name from ‘King Biscuit Time.’
1970 ‘I Think I Love You’ by the Partridge Family is #1 on the charts.
1980 28,000 Canada geese spend a few nights on Silver Lake in Rochester, Minnesota.