May 14 is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
Tender, flaky and light as feather,
an amazing buttermilk biscuit is perfect for anytime of a day.
Celebrate! it’s National Buttermilk Biscuit day
Did you know…
- In the United Kingdom, the word “biscuit” is used to refer to what we in the United States would call a “cookie”.
- White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolized into sugar. Biscuits will quickly spike your blood-sugar level.
- Mustard is a common condiment to use on biscuits in the south, especially to accompany ham.
- Most biscuit recipes call for a healthy dose of butter in the baking process. Despite this, many people butter their biscuits after they are served as well.
- The main difference between biscuits and rolls is the leavening agent. Biscuits use baking soda. Rolls use yeast.
Today’s Food History
- 1686 Gabriel Fahrenheit was born. Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of thermometers.
- 1853 Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
- 1878 Vaseline petroleum jelly was trademarked by Robert August Chesebrough.
- 1896 The coldest May temperature ever recorded in the U.S. lower 48 states: Minus 10 F at Climax, Colorado.
- 1919 R.I.P. Henry John Heinz. Founder of the H.J. Heinz company and creator of its slogan ’57 varieties.’
- 1943 Jack Bruce of the music group ‘Cream’ was born.
- 1985 The first McDonald’s restaurant, in Des Plains, Illinois, became the first fast food museum.
- 1991 World’s largest burrito created, 1,126 pounds
- 1994 The FDA announced that the ‘Flavr Savr’ tomato, a biotech developed food, is safe.
- 2008 The Chicago City Council repealed its ban on the sale of Foie Gras.