April 24 – National Pigs in a Blanket Day
National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
Five Food Finds about Pigs-in-a-Blanket
- The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957.
- Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages, and wiener winks.
- In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon.
- In America, pigs in a blanket often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, or breakfast sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, croissant dough or a pancake and then baked.
- You can combine these dishes by wrapping your sausage in bacon, then cooking them into a biscuit or croissant.
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1766 Robert Bailey Thomas was born. He was the founder and long time editor of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ now known as the ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac.’
1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patented the first soda fountain. Not many soda fountains around anymore.
1914 Justin Wilson, Cajun chef and humorist was born. He wrote five cookbooks and hosted several cooking shows on TV, including ‘Louisiana Cookin’ and ‘Cookin’ Cajun.’
1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.
1994 The world’s largest lollipop, 3,011 pounds, is made in Denmark.