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Here are today’s five things to know about parfaits:

Parfait is a French word that means perfect.

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It is often served in a tall, clear glass and topping creation with whipped cream and fruit.

 

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The oldest recipe with the name parfait comes from a French cookbook dated 1869.

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The original parfait recipe was a frozen coffee-flavoured French ice dessert constructed in parfait-shaped (tall and thin) ice cream moulds.

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French style parfait is served on decorated plates instead of tall, thin glassware.

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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.