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July 29th is National Lasagna Day / #NationalLasganaDay

Posted on July 29, 2018

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Happy National Lasagna Day!

Five Food Finds about Lasagna: 

  1. Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  2. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  3. The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  4. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  5. The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  6. Lasagna is often called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

July 29th is National Lasagna Day

Posted on July 29, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Lasagna: 

  1. Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  2. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  3. The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  4. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  5. The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  6. Lasagna is often called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

 

July 29th is National Lasagna Day

Posted on July 29, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Lasagna: 

  1. Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  2. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  3. The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  4. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  5. The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  6. Lasagna is often called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

 

July 29 is National Lasagna Day

Posted on July 29, 2015

National Lasagna Day

Today’s Five Lasagna Facts

  • Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  • The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  • The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  • The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  • The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  • Lasagna is often called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

National Lasagna Day

Posted on July 29, 2013

National Lasagna Day

Five Food Finds about Lasagna

  • The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  • The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  • Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  • The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  • Lasagna was called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

July 29 – National Lasagna Day

Posted on July 29, 2012

National Lasagna Day

Five Food Finds about Lasagna

  • The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  • The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  • Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  • The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  • Lasagna was called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

December 5th is National Comfort Food Day! / #NationalComfortFoodDay #RT

Posted on December 5, 2018

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Here are today’s five food finds about comfort food: 

Comfort food is traditionally defined as a food that is sentimental to the consumer.

 

The term comfort food has been traced back to at least 1966, when Palm Beach Post used it in a story.

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Psychological studies have turned up evidence that the comfort foods we crave are actually artifacts from our pasts.

giphy1

A 2005 Cornell University survey of 277 men and women found that females tend to seek comfort in sweet and sugary foods like ice cream, while males prefer savory comfort foods like steak and soup.

giphy2

A recent study published in Health Psychology suggests that comfort foods don’t actually make us feel any better. 

oven-ready-lasagna

Today’s Food History on this day in…

  • 1624 Gaspard Bauhin died. A Swiss botanist, he developed a binomial (2 name) system of plant classification. He published ‘Pinax Theatri Botanici’, which was a compilation that included over 6,000 species that had appeared in works from Theophrastus, Dioscorides and many later herbals.
  • 1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz was born. An American naturalist, cofounder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson school of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radclife College.
  • 1854 Aaron Allen patented a folding chair. Setting up for banquets becomes a whole lot easier.
  • 1855 Clinton Hart Merriam was born. A biologist, he studied the effects of using birds to control agricultural pests. He also helped found the National Geographic Society.
  • 1870 Alexandre Dumas died. French author (‘The Three Musketeers’, etc.) was also well known as a gourmet, and author of ‘Grande Dictionnaire de la cuisine,’ which he finished a just a few weeks before his death in 1870. It was published in 1872.
  • 1876 D.C. Stillson patented the Stillson wrench, the first practical pipe wrench. This was the right handed pipe wrench, I don’t know when the left handed pipe wrench was invented.
  • 1933 Utah and Nevada voted for the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment and ended prohibition, ‘the noble experiment.’ Cheers!
  • 1935 Ernest Brundin and Frank Lyon set up the first commercial scale hydroponic plant culture system. A patent was issued to them on December 1, 1936.
  • 1974 The BBC broadcast the last episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’
  • 2006 New York became the first U.S. city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food when the Board of Health voted to ban them today.  NYC restaurants will have until July to stop using frying oils with artery clogging trans fats, and will have to eliminate trans fats from all foods by July 2008.

Check out my book!

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Cheers! June 19th is National 🍸🍸Martini Day🍸🍸

Posted on June 19, 2018

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Happy National Martini Day!🍸

Five Food Finds about the Martini:

  1. A classic martini is gin or vodka, a splash of dry vermouth (French-white) and an olive or a lemon twist garnish.
  2. Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia in New York City is said to have invent the drink around World War I
  3. If a Martini is shaken it is said to be ‘bruised’ or watered down. Many say stirring the ice will help chill without adding water to the mixture.
  4. Many think the martini is derived from a British-made rifle called a Martini & Henry used by the English army 1870’s because of its ‘kick’.
  5. It is said that John D. Rockefeller ‘brought the Martini to Wall Street’ thus establishing the ‘3 martini lunch’

Today’s Food History

  • 1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)
  • 1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cheerioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cheerios’ in 1945.
  • 1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.
  • 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
  • 1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

December 5th is National Comfort Food Day!

Posted on December 5, 2017

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Here are today’s five food finds about comfort food: 

Comfort food is traditionally defined as a food that is sentimental to the consumer.

 

The term comfort food has been traced back to at least 1966, when Palm Beach Post used it in a story.

giphy

Psychological studies have turned up evidence that the comfort foods we crave are actually artifacts from our pasts.

giphy1

A 2005 Cornell University survey of 277 men and women found that females tend to seek comfort in sweet and sugary foods like ice cream, while males prefer savory comfort foods like steak and soup.

giphy2

A recent study published in Health Psychology suggests that comfort foods don’t actually make us feel any better. 

oven-ready-lasagna

Today’s Food History on this day in…

  • 1624 Gaspard Bauhin died. A Swiss botanist, he developed a binomial (2 name) system of plant classification. He published ‘Pinax Theatri Botanici’, which was a compilation that included over 6,000 species that had appeared in works from Theophrastus, Dioscorides and many later herbals.
  • 1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz was born. An American naturalist, cofounder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson school of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radclife College.
  • 1854 Aaron Allen patented a folding chair. Setting up for banquets becomes a whole lot easier.
  • 1855 Clinton Hart Merriam was born. A biologist, he studied the effects of using birds to control agricultural pests. He also helped found the National Geographic Society.
  • 1870 Alexandre Dumas died. French author (‘The Three Musketeers’, etc.) was also well known as a gourmet, and author of ‘Grande Dictionnaire de la cuisine,’ which he finished a just a few weeks before his death in 1870. It was published in 1872.
  • 1876 D.C. Stillson patented the Stillson wrench, the first practical pipe wrench. This was the right handed pipe wrench, I don’t know when the left handed pipe wrench was invented.
  • 1933 Utah and Nevada voted for the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment and ended prohibition, ‘the noble experiment.’ Cheers!
  • 1935 Ernest Brundin and Frank Lyon set up the first commercial scale hydroponic plant culture system. A patent was issued to them on December 1, 1936.
  • 1974 The BBC broadcast the last episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’
  • 2006 New York became the first U.S. city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food when the Board of Health voted to ban them today.  NYC restaurants will have until July to stop using frying oils with artery clogging trans fats, and will have to eliminate trans fats from all foods by July 2008.

Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


 

June 19th is National Martini Day

Posted on June 19, 2017

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Five Food Finds about the Martini:

  1. A classic martini is gin or vodka, a splash of dry vermouth (French-white) and an olive or a lemon twist garnish.
  2. Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia in New York City is said to have invent the drink around World War I
  3. If a Martini is shaken it is said to be ‘bruised’ or watered down. Many say stirring the ice will help chill without adding water to the mixture.
  4. Many think the martini is derived from a British-made rifle called a Martini & Henry used by the English army 1870’s because of its ‘kick’.
  5. It is said that John D. Rockefeller ‘brought the Martini to Wall Street’ thus establishing the ‘3 martini lunch’

Today’s Food History

  • 1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)
  • 1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cheerioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cheerios’ in 1945.
  • 1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.
  • 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
  • 1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

December 5th is National Comfort Food Day!

Posted on December 5, 2016

High-res version

Here are today’s five food finds about comfort food: 

Comfort food is traditionally defined as a food that is sentimental to the consumer.

 

The term comfort food has been traced back to at least 1966, when Palm Beach Post used it in a story.

giphy

Psychological studies have turned up evidence that the comfort foods we crave are actually artifacts from our pasts.

giphy1

A 2005 Cornell University survey of 277 men and women found that females tend to seek comfort in sweet and sugary foods like ice cream, while males prefer savory comfort foods like steak and soup.

giphy2

A recent study published in Health Psychology suggests that comfort foods don’t actually make us feel any better. 

oven-ready-lasagna

Today’s Food History on this day in…

  • 1624 Gaspard Bauhin died. A Swiss botanist, he developed a binomial (2 name) system of plant classification. He published ‘Pinax Theatri Botanici’, which was a compilation that included over 6,000 species that had appeared in works from Theophrastus, Dioscorides and many later herbals.
  • 1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz was born. An American naturalist, cofounder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson school of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radclife College.
  • 1854 Aaron Allen patented a folding chair. Setting up for banquets becomes a whole lot easier.
  • 1855 Clinton Hart Merriam was born. A biologist, he studied the effects of using birds to control agricultural pests. He also helped found the National Geographic Society.
  • 1870 Alexandre Dumas died. French author (‘The Three Musketeers’, etc.) was also well known as a gourmet, and author of ‘Grande Dictionnaire de la cuisine,’ which he finished a just a few weeks before his death in 1870. It was published in 1872.
  • 1876 D.C. Stillson patented the Stillson wrench, the first practical pipe wrench. This was the right handed pipe wrench, I don’t know when the left handed pipe wrench was invented.
  • 1933 Utah and Nevada voted for the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment and ended prohibition, ‘the noble experiment.’ Cheers!
  • 1935 Ernest Brundin and Frank Lyon set up the first commercial scale hydroponic plant culture system. A patent was issued to them on December 1, 1936.
  • 1974 The BBC broadcast the last episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’
  • 2006 New York became the first U.S. city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food when the Board of Health voted to ban them today.  NYC restaurants will have until July to stop using frying oils with artery clogging trans fats, and will have to eliminate trans fats from all foods by July 2008.

Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


 

June 19th is National Martini Day

Posted on June 19, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about the Martini:

  1. A classic martini is gin or vodka, a splash of dry vermouth (French-white) and an olive or a lemon twist garnish.
  2. Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia in New York City is said to have invent the drink around World War I
  3. If a Martini is shaken it is said to be ‘bruised’ or watered down. Many say stirring the ice will help chill without adding water to the mixture.
  4. Many think the martini is derived from a British-made rifle called a Martini & Henry used by the English army 1870’s because of its ‘kick’.
  5. It is said that John D. Rockefeller ‘brought the Martini to Wall Street’ thus establishing the ‘3 martini lunch’

Today’s Food History

  • 1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)
  • 1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cherioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cherrios’ in 1945.
  • 1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.
  • 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
  • 1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

June 19 is National Martini Day

Posted on June 19, 2015

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Let’s celebrate the cocktail that helped define the 20th century!

A little Martini trivia:

  1. A classic martini is gin or vodka, a splash of dry vermouth (French-white) and an olive or a lemon twist garnish.
  2. Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia in New York City is said to have invent the drink around World War I
  3. If a Martini is shaken it is said to be ‘bruised’ or watered down. Many say stirring the ice will help chill without adding water to the mixture.
  4. Many think the martini is derived from a British-made rifle called a Martini & Henry used by the English army 1870’s because of its ‘kick’.
  5. It is said that John D. Rockefeller ‘brought the Martini to Wall Street’ thus establishing the ‘3 martini lunch’

Today’s Food History

  • 1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)
  • 1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cherioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cherrios’ in 1945.
  • 1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.
  • 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
  • 1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

National Martini Day

Posted on June 19, 2013

National Martini Day

Five Food Finds about Martinis

  • The Martini, gin and vermouth, is probably the most popular and widely consumed cocktail. Its origin is in dispute, but it dates back to about 1862.
  • The Martini’s popularity has waxed and waned, and its recipe has changed considerably over the years.
  • Going from an original mixture that contained more Vermouth than Gin garnished with a lemon twist, to 2 to 1 gin and vermouth, to a 15 to 1 mixture, and finally straight chilled Gin.
  • There is also the Vodka Martini.
  • Standard Martini garnish is an olive, garnish it with a pearl onion and it is called a Gibson.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)

1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.

1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cherioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cherrios’ in 1945.

1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.

1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.

1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

June 19 – National Martini Day

Posted on June 19, 2012

National Martini Day

Five Food Finds about Martinis

  • The Martini, gin and vermouth, is probably the most popular and widely consumed cocktail. Its origin is in dispute, but it dates back to about 1862.
  • The Martini’s popularity has waxed and waned, and its recipe has changed considerably over the years.
  • Going from an original mixture that contained more Vermouth than Gin garnished with a lemon twist, to 2 to 1 gin and vermouth, to a 15 to 1 mixture, and finally straight chilled Gin.
  • There is also the Vodka Martini.
  • Standard Martini garnish is an olive, garnish it with a pearl onion and it is called a Gibson.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)

1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.

1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cherioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cherrios’ in 1945.

1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.

1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.

1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

July 29 – Today’s Food History

Posted on July 29, 2011

Events of July 29

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.

July Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Baked Bean Month National Culinary Arts Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Pickle Month Daily Holidays July 1 National Gingersnap Day July 2 National Anisette Day July 3 National Chocolate Wafer Day   July 4 National Barbecue Day Caesar Salad Day July 5 National Apple Turnover Day July 6 National Fried Chicken Day July 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day National Macaroni Day July 8 National Chocolate with Almonds Day July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day July 10 National Pina Colada Day ‘Pick Blueberries’ Day July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day National Mojito Day July 12 National Pecan Pie Day July 13 National French Fry Day July 14 National Grand Marnier Day July 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day National Gummy Worm…

  

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