November 25 is National Parfait Day
Posted on November 25, 2014
Here are today’s five thing to know about Parfait:
- Parfait is a French word that means perfect.
- It is often served in a tall, clear glass and topping creation with whipped cream and fruit.
- The oldest recipe with the name parfait comes from a French cookbook dated 1869. It was a frozen coffee-flavoured French ice dessert constructed in parfait-shaped (tall and thin) ice cream moulds.
- French style parfait is served on decorated plates instead of tall, thin glassware.
- The unique texture of parfait is because the fat, sugar, and air interfere with the formation of water crystals, which would otherwise cause an oily texture in your mouth.
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Today’s Food History
- 1715 American Sybilla Masters was the first American granted an English patent. It was for a method of processing corn.
- 1846 Carry Amelia Nation was born. Well known temperance movement activist, she was famous for destroying saloons with a hatchet.
- 1884 John Mayenberg, of St. Louis, Missouri, patented evaporated milk.
- 1940 Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the cartoon ‘Knock Knock.’
- 1967‘Incense and Peppermint’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock hits number one on the charts.
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