November 25th is National Parfait Day!
Here are today’s five things to know about parfaits:
Parfait is a French word that means perfect.
It is often served in a tall, clear glass and topping creation with whipped cream and fruit.
The oldest recipe with the name parfait comes from a French cookbook dated 1869.
The original parfait recipe was a frozen coffee-flavoured French ice dessert constructed in parfait-shaped (tall and thin) ice cream moulds.
French style parfait is served on decorated plates instead of tall, thin glassware.
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.