December 11 is National “Have a Bagel” Day
Also: National Noodle Ring Day
Foodimentary First- created by Foodimentary in 2010
Here are today’s five thing to know about Bagel:
- Bagel is originated from Poland and it was designed for Lent. It is normally a ring shaped bread product.
- Its name derives from the Yiddish word ‘bengal’, meaning ‘ring’ or ‘bracelet’.
- Immigrant Polish-Jews brought bagel to the United States.
- Automated production and distribution of frozen bagels started in the 1960s with bagel baker Harry Lender, Murray Lender, and Florence Sender.
- The hole in the center of the bagel is for multiple bagels to be threaded onto a dowel, which allows bakers to transport the bagel more easily.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1686 Prince Louis II de Condé, known as the Great Condé, died. He was a French general who loved to hunt and had a passion for rice. Several dishes have been named for him, including Consommé Condé and Creme Condé.
- 1874 James Lewis Kraft was born. Founder of Kraft Co. a wholesale cheese distributor and producer. In 1916 he patented pasteurized process cheese, a low cost cheese that would not spoil. Not a great hit with the public, but the U.S. army purchased over 6 million tins of it during WW I. During the depression, it became popular because of its low cost.
- 1940 David Gates of the music group ‘Bread’ was born.