High-res version

Happy National Chocolate Truffle Day!

Here are today’s five food finds about Chocolate Truffles:


  • According to the legend, the chocolate truffle was created by Louis Dufour in Chambery, France in 1895.




  • Historians believe that chocolate truffles burst in popularity because across the street from Louis Dufour’s chocolate truffle shop was the Prestat Chocolate Shop.




  • Roald Dahl was a big fan of Prestat truffles!




  • There are three types of truffles: American, European and Swiss.




  • The first recipe for a chocolate truffle appears in a cookbook from the 1920s.





Today’s Food History

  • 1878 At 7 a.m., the Washburn A flour mill in Minneapolis exploded, sending the roof 500 feet in the air. 18 workers were killed and seven other flour mills were also destroyed.
  • 1885 Good Housekeeping magazine begins publication. Founded by Clark W. Bryan, the magazine was purchased by Hearst publishing in 1911.
  • 1934 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev died. A Russian chemist who developed a method for large scale production of synthetic rubber. Production of polybutadiene was begun in 1932 using potatoes and limestone as raw materials.