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June 27th is National Orange Blossom Day

Posted on June 27, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Oranges:

  • Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be.
  • When is an orange green? When it’s a Valencia! Sometimes warm weather causes the skin to regreen, or reabsorb chlorophyll, giving it a greenish color. But it will still taste great.
  • Oranges are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases.
  • Moro oranges are also called blood oranges!  But don’t worry. That’s just because the pulp is bright red. They’re really a sweet treat.
  • After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 The first tea is imported to the west

1850 Lafcadio Hearn was born. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, her wrote ‘La Cuisine Creole,’ the first Creole cookbook.

1893 ‘Happy Birthday to You’ was first published.

1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz died. An American naturalist, co-founder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson School of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radcliffe College.

1970 ‘Vitamin C’ was born. ‘Vitamin C’ is the stage name of singer, actress, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick.

2001 Actor Jack Lemmon died. A couple of his film titles: ‘The Fortune Cookie,’ and ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’

 

June 27th is National Orange Blossom Day

Posted on June 27, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Oranges:

  • Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be.
  • When is an orange green? When it’s a Valencia! Sometimes warm weather causes the skin to regreen, or reabsorb chlorophyll, giving it a greenish color. But it will still taste great.
  • Oranges are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases.
  • Moro oranges are also called blood oranges!  But don’t worry. That’s just because the pulp is bright red. They’re really a sweet treat.
  • After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 The first tea is imported to the west

1850 Lafcadio Hearn was born. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, her wrote ‘La Cuisine Creole,’ the first Creole cookbook.

1893 ‘Happy Birthday to You’ was first published.

1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz died. An American naturalist, co-founder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson School of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radcliffe College.

1970 ‘Vitamin C’ was born. ‘Vitamin C’ is the stage name of singer, actress, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick.

2001 Actor Jack Lemmon died. A couple of his film titles: ‘The Fortune Cookie,’ and ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’

 

June 27th is National Orange Blossom Day

Posted on June 27, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Oranges:

  • Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be.
  • When is an orange green? When it’s a Valencia! Sometimes warm weather causes the skin to regreen, or reabsorb chlorophyll, giving it a greenish color. But it will still taste great.
  • Oranges are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases.
  • Moro oranges are also called blood oranges!  But don’t worry. That’s just because the pulp is bright red. They’re really a sweet treat.
  • After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 The first tea is imported to the west

1850 Lafcadio Hearn was born. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, her wrote ‘La Cuisine Creole,’ the first Creole cookbook.

1893 ‘Happy Birthday to You’ was first published.

1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz died. An American naturalist, co-founder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson School of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radcliffe College.

1970 ‘Vitamin C’ was born. ‘Vitamin C’ is the stage name of singer, actress, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick.

2001 Actor Jack Lemmon died. A couple of his film titles: ‘The Fortune Cookie,’ and ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’

 

June 27 is National Orange Blossom Day

Posted on June 27, 2015

Happy National Orange Blossom Day

Fun Facts about Oranges

  • Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be.
  • When is an orange green? When it’s a Valencia! Sometimes warm weather causes the skin to regreen, or reabsorb chlorophyll, giving it a greenish color. But it will still taste great.
  • Oranges are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases.
  • Moro oranges are also called blood oranges!  But don’t worry. That’s just because the pulp is bright red. They’re really a sweet treat.
  • After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 The first tea is imported to the west

1850 Lafcadio Hearn was born. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, her wrote ‘La Cuisine Creole,’ the first Creole cookbook.

1893 ‘Happy Birthday to You’ was first published.

1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz died. An American naturalist, co-founder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson School of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radcliffe College.

1970 ‘Vitamin C’ was born. ‘Vitamin C’ is the stage name of singer, actress, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick.

2001 Actor Jack Lemmon died. A couple of his film titles: ‘The Fortune Cookie,’ and ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’

May 20th is National Quiche Lorraine Day!

Posted on May 20, 2018

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 Happy National Quiche Lorraine!

Here are today’s five food finds about Quiche:

 

  •  Quiche is a savoury , custard pie usually filled with cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.
  •  The word “quiche” come from French, which originally borrowed the word from Lorraine Franconian “Küeche” (meaning “cake”).

 

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  • Quiche originated in Germany, although today it is known as a classic French dish.

 

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  • The original recipe for quiche lorraine was an open pie with a filling of custard with smoked bacon or lardons and cheese was not added till later .
  • The world largest quiche was made by Chef Alain Marcotullio. It based for over 18 hours and fed more than 125 people.
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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

 

1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, died.

1799 Honore de Balzac Born. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed.

1810 On this day Dolly Madison, wife of president James Madison, supposedly served the first ice cream at the White House, for a reception.

1862 President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. It opened millions of acres Western land to settlers.

1874 Jeans with copper rivets are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.

1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created.

1884 L. Blue patented a hand corn sheller.

1892 George Sampson received a patent for a clothes dryer.

1913 William Hewlett was born. Founder with David Packard of Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!

1961 The record Jewfish weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

1993 The last episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on TV.

2005 Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill making the orange the official State Fruit of Florida. The orange blossom and orange juice have been previously declared the official state flower and official state beverage.

2009Hot Dog Wars: Sara Lee (Ball Park Franks) sued Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks) over claims that Oscar Mayer franks are better than Ball Park Franks.

May 20th is National Quiche Lorraine Day!

Posted on May 20, 2017

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Here are today’s five food finds about Quiche:

 

  •  Quiche is a savoury , custard pie usually filled with cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.
  •  The word “quiche” come from French, which originally borrowed the word from Lorraine Franconian “Küeche” (meaning “cake”).

 

mini_mushroom_and_cheddar_quiches2c_2007

 

  • Quiche originated in Germany, although today it is known as a classic French dish.

 

quiche

 

  • The original recipe for quiche lorraine was an open pie with a filling of custard with smoked bacon or lardons and cheese was not added till later .
  • The world largest quiche was made by Chef Alain Marcotullio. It based for over 18 hours and fed more than 125 people.
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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

 

1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, died.

1799 Honore de Balzac Born. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed.

1810 On this day Dolly Madison, wife of president James Madison, supposedly served the first ice cream at the White House, for a reception.

1862 President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. It opened millions of acres Western land to settlers.

1874 Jeans with copper rivets are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.

1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created.

1884 L. Blue patented a hand corn sheller.

1892 George Sampson received a patent for a clothes dryer.

1913 William Hewlett was born. Founder with David Packard of Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!

1961 The record Jewfish weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

1993 The last episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on TV.

2005 Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill making the orange the official State Fruit of Florida. The orange blossom and orange juice have been previously declared the official state flower and official state beverage.

2009Hot Dog Wars: Sara Lee (Ball Park Franks) sued Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks) over claims that Oscar Mayer franks are better than Ball Park Franks.

May 20th is National Quiche Lorraine Day

Posted on May 20, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Quiche

  1.  Quiche is a savoury , custard pie usually filled with cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.
  2.  The word “quiche” come from French, which originally borrowed the word from Lorraine Franconian “Küeche” (meaning “cake”).
  3. Quiche originated in Germany, although today it is known as a classic French dish.
  4. The original recipe for quiche lorraine was an open pie with a filling of custard with smoked bacon or lardons and cheese was not added till later .
  5. The world largest quiche was made by Chef Alain Marcotullio. It based for over 18 hours and fed more than 125 people.

 

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, died.

1799 Honore de Balzac Born. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed.

1810 On this day Dolly Madison, wife of president James Madison, supposedly served the first ice cream at the White House, for a reception.

1862 President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. It opened millions of acres Western land to settlers.

1874 Jeans with copper rivets are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.

1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created.

1884 L. Blue patented a hand corn sheller.

1892 George Sampson received a patent for a clothes dryer.

1913 William Hewlett was born. Founder with David Packard of Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!

1961 The record Jewfish weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

1993 The last episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on TV.

2005 Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill making the orange the official State Fruit of Florida. The orange blossom and orange juice have been previously declared the official state flower and official state beverage.

2009 Hot Dog Wars: Sara Lee (Ball Park Franks) sued Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks) over claims that Oscar Mayer franks are better than Ball Park Franks.

May 20 is National Quiche Lorraine Day

Posted on May 20, 2014

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Quiche lorraine, is one of the most classic French dishes,

Cheese, ham, in baked custard pie!

Happy National Quiche Lorraine Day

Did you know…

  1.  Quiche is a savoury , custard pie usually filled with cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.
  2.  The word “quiche” come from French, which originally borrowed the word from Lorraine Franconian “Küeche” (meaning “cake”).
  3. Quiche originated in Germany, although today it is known as a classic French dish.
  4. The original recipe for quiche lorraine was an open pie with a filling of custard with smoked bacon or lardons and cheese was not added till later .
  5. The world largest quiche was made by Chef Alain Marcotullio. It based for over 18 hours and fed more than 125 people.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1506 R.I.P. Christopher Columbus, explorer.
  • 1799 Honore de Balzac Born. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed.
  • 1810 On this day Dolly Madison, wife of president James Madison, supposedly served the first ice cream at the White House, for a reception.
  • 1862 President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. It opened millions of acres Western land to settlers.
  • 1874 Jeans with copper rivets are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.
  • 1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created.
  • 1884 L. Blue patented a hand corn sheller.
  • 1892 George Sampson received a patent for a clothes dryer.
  • 1913 William Hewlett was born. Founder with David Packard of Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!
  • 1961 The record Jewfish weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
  • 1993 The last episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on TV.
  • 2005 Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill making the orange the official State Fruit of Florida. The orange blossom and orange juice have been previously declared the official state flower and official state beverage.
  • 2009 Hot Dog Wars: Sara Lee (Ball Park Franks) sued Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks) over claims that Oscar Mayer franks are better than Ball Park Franks.

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National Quiche Lorraine Day

Posted on May 20, 2013

National Quiche Lorraine Day

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1506 R.I.P. Christopher Columbus, explorer.

1799 Honore de Balzac Born. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed.

1810 On this day Dolly Madison, wife of president James Madison, supposedly served the first ice cream at the White House, for a reception.

1862 President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. It opened millions of acres Western land to settlers.

1874 Jeans with copper rivets are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.

1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created.

1884 L. Blue patented a hand corn sheller.

1892 George Sampson received a patent for a clothes dryer.

1913 William Hewlett was born. Founder with David Packard of Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!

1961 The record Jewfish weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

1993 The last episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on TV.

2005 Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill making the orange the official State Fruit of Florida. The orange blossom and orange juice have been previously declared the official state flower and official state beverage.

2009 Hot Dog Wars: Sara Lee (Ball Park Franks) sued Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks) over claims that Oscar Mayer franks are better than Ball Park Franks.

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May 20 – National Quiche Lorraine Day

Posted on May 20, 2012

National Quiche Lorraine Day

Five Food Finds about Quiche

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1506 R.I.P. Christopher Columbus, explorer.

1799 Honore de Balzac Born. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed.

1810 On this day Dolly Madison, wife of president James Madison, supposedly served the first ice cream at the White House, for a reception.

1862 President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. It opened millions of acres Western land to settlers.

1874 Jeans with copper rivets are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.

1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created.

1884 L. Blue patented a hand corn sheller.

1892 George Sampson received a patent for a clothes dryer.

1913 William Hewlett was born. Founder with David Packard of Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!

1961 The record Jewfish weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

1993 The last episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on TV.

2005 Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill making the orange the official State Fruit of Florida. The orange blossom and orange juice have been previously declared the official state flower and official state beverage.

2009 Hot Dog Wars: Sara Lee (Ball Park Franks) sued Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks) over claims that Oscar Mayer franks are better than Ball Park Franks.

Some Material Used from FoodReference.com with Permission.

June Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Candy Month National Dairy Month National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month National Iced Tea Month National Papaya Month First Friday in June: National Donut Day Daily Holidays June 1 National Hazelnut Cake Day June 2 National Rocky Road Day National Rotisserie Chicken Day June 3 National Chocolate Macaroon Day National Egg Day June 4 National Cheese Day June 5 National Ketchup / Catsup Day June 6 National Gingerbread Day June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 8 National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day June 9 National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day June 10 National Iced-Tea Day   June 11 National German Chocolate Cake Day June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day International Falafel Day June 13 Cupcake Lover’s Day June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day June…

  

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