September 15 is National Linguine Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about double cheeseburgers:
- The name linguine means “little tongue” in Italian.
- It is often mis-spelled as “linguini.”
- Linguine originated on the coast of Italy in Liguria, which is why linguine and seafood make a great pair.
- Italy is the leading consumer of pasta, with nearly 60 pounds per capita per year.
- Americans eat an average of 19 pounds of pasta every year.
- Linguine by definition is a type of pasta characterized by it’s long, slender, flat strips.
Today’s Food History
- 1885 Jumbo, an African elephant exhibited by in France, the London Zoo, and finally in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, died after being hit by a locomotive in Ontario, Canada. Jumbo was supposedly 12 feet tall at the time of his death.
- 1898 William S. Burroughs died. An American inventor, Burroughs invented and manufactured the first adding machine with a printer.
- 1962 The Four Seasons ‘Sherry’ hits number 1 on the charts.
- 1965 Green Acres TV show debuted.
- 1971 Greenpeace founded.
- 1981 The USDA announced that ketchup could be counted as a vegetable in the school lunch program.
- 1995 Tan M&Ms are replaced by the new blue M&Ms. The tan ones originally replaced violet M&Ms in 1949.