November 17 is National Baklava Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about Baklava:
- Baklava is the ancestor of strudel.
- It was brought to Hungary by Turkish invaders in the 16th century.
- A dessert cake of Turkey, Greece and the Middle East, created sometime before the 16th century.
- Baklava consists of 30 or more sheets of phyllo dough brushed with lots of butter, and layered with finely chopped pistachios, walnuts, and/or almonds.
- After baking, a syrup of honey, rose water and lemon juice (sometimes spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, etc) is poured over the pastry and allowed to soak in.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1749 Nicolas Appert was born. Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.
- 1869 The Suez Canal opened, linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
- 1967‘Incense And Peppermints’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the charts
- 1988 Wal-Mart opened its first Super Center at Wheeler, Oklahoma. It carries fresh meat, produce, dairy products, and baked goods, in addition to other standard supermarket products and discount store merchandise.
- 1996 The World Food Summit concluded. Delegates promised full efforts to ease world hunger.