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Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

Here are today’s five interesting food facts about Grilled Cheese:

  • Grilled cheese sandwiches originally showed up in America during the roaring 20’s.
  • It is said that grilled cheese was first served as an open-face sandwich.
  • A grilled cheese sandwich is often accompanied by tomato soup, a southern delicacy!
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches can be served with bacon , tomato, and various other additions.  It makes the meal much more filling.
  • April is national grilled cheese sandwich month.  Be sure to celebrate heartily!

Today’s Food History

  • 1748 Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu was born. A French botanist whose ideas formed the foundation of a natural plant classification system.
  • 1985 The four ‘unicorns’ of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus were declared to be only goats with surgically implanted horns by federal inspectors. The circus was ordered to stop advertising them as unicorns
  • 1988 The first U.S. patent on an animal life form was issued to Harvard scientists for a genetically engineered mouse.
  • 1989 The USSR issued ration cards for sugar due to a shortage
  • 2001 Maryland banned the farming of genetically modified fish in any waters linked to other bodies of water.

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