December 2nd is National Fritter Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about Fritters
- In the United States, fritters typically refer to a variety of fried foods consisting of deep fried batter or breading that has been filled with ingredients, such as meat, fruit and seafood.
- In British fish and chip shops, fritters means a food item that servers as a side dish to the fish and chips.
- The most popular Burmese fritters is the gourd fritter, which are served as breakfast or tea snacks.
- In South Asia, fritters are one of the most popular roadside snacks.
- In Japanese cuisine, fritters are called tempura, which is a vegetable or seafood covered with light crispy batter.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1885 George Richard Minot was born. An American physician, he was one of the developers of a raw-liver diet used to treat pernicious anemia.
- 1923 Maria Cecilia Sophia Anna Kalogeropoulos was born. Otherwise known as opera diva Maria Callas. She is a passionate recipe collector.
- 1970 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began operations. William Ruckelhaus was the first director.
- 1995 Maria Telkes died. A Hungarian born American biophysicist & chemist, she was a pioneer in using solar energy in heating applications. Among other things, she developed a solar heated sea water distillation system and a solar powered stove.
- 2000 The music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ play their final concert in Chicago before breaking up.