October 31st is National Caramel Apple Day!
Here are today’s five things to know about the caramel apple:
Candy Apples were first introduced in Arabian cuisine. The reason was that fruit was candied to preserve it.
Americans have over the years turned that practice into gigantic apples covered everything from red candy and caramel to chocolate, peanuts, popcorn, and more chocolate.
Soldiers in World War I slanged them “toffee apples.” Candy Apples are popular all over the world.
England celebrates Guy Fawkes Day with caramel apples on November 5.
Everything from a Kool-Aid flavor to a nail-polish shade has been named candy apple red.
Today’s Food History
- 1826 Noah Cushing was issued a patent for a threshing and winnowing machine.
- 1831 Carl von Voit was born. German physiologist whose work on metabolism helped establish modern nutritional science.
- 1888 Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop was issued a patent for pneumatic bicycle tires.
- 1917 Patience Gray, British cookery writer, was born. ’Plats Du Jour’ (1957), ‘Honey From A Weed’(1986)
- 1920 Justice Oliver Wendell Homes handed down the decision of the Supreme Court, which upheld trademark violations for The ‘Coca- Cola Company’ against ‘The Koke Company of America’.
- 1950 John Candy was born. Canadian comedian and actor, member of ‘The Second City’ comedy troupe.
- 1981 Dunkin’ Donuts opened its first store in Thailand.
- 1982 Waverley Root, cookbook and food author died in Paris at age 79.
- 2007 David Tallichet, founder of Specialty Restaurants Corp, died. A former WW II pilot, most of the restaurants have aviation themes, or are located on prime waterfront or hilltop properties.