May 10 is National Liver and Onions Day
Liver and onions, as a traditional English dish,
is enjoying widespread popularity,
Celebrate National Liver and Onions day on May 10th!
Did you know…
- Liver and onions is a favorite in the UK and in Germany, where it is usually eaten along with boiled or mashed potatoes.
- Lamb’s liver is the usual choice in the UK and is often accompanied by fried bacon.
- In the French traditional recipe the liver is fried with butter and lard.
- In Catalan cuisine olive oil is used, instead of butter, and fried garlic is added to the mixture.
- In the USA, liver and onions as a dish once enjoyed widespread popularity and could usually be found at family diners and American home-style restaurants. This meal is currently more common to the cuisines of the southern and upper mid-western foods.
Today’s Food History
- 1566 R.I.P. Leonhard Fuchs. He was a German botanist who compiled the first modern, organized listing of plants and botanical terms, ‘Historia Stirpium’ in 1542. The plant and the color fuchsia were named for him.
- 1818 R.I.P. Paul Revere. A silversmith and American Revolutionary folk hero, he also made surgical instruments and false teeth.
- 1850 Sir Thomas Johnston Lipton, grocer and tea merchant, was born.
- 1898 The first vending machine law was passed in Omaha, Nebraska.
- 1920 R.I.P. John Wesley Hyatt. He developed the process for making celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. He also invented a water purifying system and a sugar cane mill.
- 2010 A 10 year-old 3rd grade student in Texas was given 1 week’s detention for being in possession of a candy bar at lunch time. The candy bar was also confiscated.