November 19th is National Macchiato Day!
Here are today’s five things to know about Macchiatos:
Macchiato is milk added to freshly brewed espresso.
Macchiatos are known for having more foam, rather than simply hot milk.
Two of the most common variations are: macchiato clado (served hot) and the macchiato freddo (served cold).
When Starbuck’s introduced the ‘Macchiato’ on their menu in 1987 it quickly became one of their most popular beverages on the menu
Some Italians only drink cappuccinos in the morning and macchiatos in the afternoon.
Today’s Food History
- 1600 Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland was born. Ice cream is said to have come from France when he married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henri IV, and sister of Louis XIII.
- 1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared, and was presumed eaten by the cannibals of New Guinea.
- 1977 The largest albacore weighed 88 pounds and was caught off the Canary Islands.
- 2009 Nestle, one of the largest producers of canned pumpkin products, reports there may be a shortage of its products because heavy rains interrupted the pumpkin harvest.