Search results for “National Peaches

June 21st is National Peaches & Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2018

High-res version

Happy National Peaches & Cream Day!

Five Food Finds about Peaches & Cream:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. A medium peach contains only 37 calories.
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

  • 1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.
  • 1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.
  • 1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

June 21st is National Peaches and Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2017

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Peaches & Cream:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. A medium peach contains only 37 calories.
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

  • 1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.
  • 1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.
  • 1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

June 21st is National Peaches and Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Peaches & Cream:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. A medium peach contains only 37 calories.
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

  • 1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.
  • 1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.
  • 1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

June 21 is National Peaches and Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2015

Happy National Peaches and Cream Day!

Five Food Finds about Peaches

  • Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  • “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  • Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  • Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions.
  • There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.

1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.

1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

National Peaches and Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2013

National Peaches and Cream Day

Five Food Finds about Peaches

  • Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  • “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  • Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  • Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions.
  • There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.

1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.

1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

June 21 – National Peaches and Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2012

National Peaches and Cream Day

Five Food Finds about Peaches

  • Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  • “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  • Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  • Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions.
  • There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.

1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.

1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

January 13th is National Peach Melba Day!

Posted on January 13, 2019

High-res version
 Happy National Peach Melba Day!
One of the OLDEST recorded Food Holidays.

Here are today’s Five Food Finds about Peach Melba:

~Peach Melba, a truly classic dessert made of peaches served with vanilla ice cream, raspberries & sauce.

peach-melba-trifles-30896_l

~Melba toast & Peach Melba are indeed related.

1e8d6dc02986e7e13576b16a6f372759

~The dessert was created to celebrate the  famous and slender opera singer, Nellie Melba in 1892.

dame20nellie20melba20as20ophelia1_11402134_tcm11-17655

~It is said when she gained weight in her later career the same chef created a thin baked toast for her diet, Melba toast.

giphy30

~Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and / or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.

giphy31

On This Day in Food History…

1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.

1921 Pierre Franey was born. A French chef who became famous as the chef of ‘Le Pavillon’ restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, ‘The 60 Minute Gourmet’.

1957 The Frisbee was invented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.

1962 Ernie Kovacs, innovative comedian, died. One of Kovacs’ first TV appearances was in Philadelphia in 1950 with a chef, Albert Mathis from the Gulph Mills Country Club, in a live unrehearsed cooking show titled ‘Deadline for Dinner.’

1968 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & Pips is #1 on the charts.

2002 U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel


Check out My Book!

L.jpeg

 

Yes! December 29th is National “Get On the Scale” Day

Posted on December 29, 2018

High-res version

Five Foodimentary Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.

fit_pack_food_106_grande

Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.

giphy50

Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.

red-pepper-flakes_lg

Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.

giphy51

Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on whole wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!

giphy52

 

Today’s Food History

1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.

1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.

1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.

1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.

2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

August 24th is National Peach Pie Day! / #NationalPeachPieDay

Posted on August 24, 2018

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peaches:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions; not raised from seed
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks.

Today’s Food History

  • 79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.
  • 1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct. Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • 1869 Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.
  • 1918 Ray McIntire was born. A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.
  • 1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

May 26th National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Posted on May 26, 2018

High-res version

Here are today’s five food facts about Cheesecake:

 

  • Cheesecake is a dessert formed of a topping made with soft, fresh cheese upon a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge. The topping is frequently sweetened with sugar and flavored or topped with a puree or compote of fruit.
  • Savory cheesecakes also exist, served sometimes as hors d’oeuvre or with accompanying salads. Despite their name, cheesecakes are technically tarts; the word ‘cake’ was formerly applied to a much broader category of foods than it is today.

 

8212241741_31397e21d0_b

 

  • Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura includes recipes for two cakes for religious uses: libum and placenta. Of the two placenta is most like modern cheesecakes having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.

 

348230372_eb98ef6af4_z

 

  • Cheesecakes can be broadly categorised into two basic types – baked and unbaked – and each comes in a variety of styles determined by region.
  • Japanese-style cheesecake relies upon the emulsification of cornstarch and eggs to make a smooth flan-like texture and almost plasticine appearance.
cheesecake_with_blueberry_topping

 

Today’s Food History

 

  • 1923 James Arness was born. Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series ‘Gunsmoke,’ he also played the creature in the 1951 movie ‘The Thing from Another World.’ The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”
  • 1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s).  He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.
  • 1971 Don Maclean recorded ‘American Pie’.
  • 1979‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts
  • 1999 R.I.P.  Waldo Lonsbury Semon. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world.  Semon held over 100 patents.

April 13th is National Peach Cobbler Day!

Posted on April 13, 2018

High-res version

Happy National Peach Cobbler Day!

*Created in the 1950’s to sell Canned Peaches for Spring Celebrations.

Here are today’s interesting five food facts to know about Peach Cobbler:

 

  • Peach Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and peach filling.

 

2521996917_c6758555bf_b

 

 

  • Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.
  • The rough look of the pie gives the dish its name. It looks “cobbled” together.

 

Peach Cobbler

 

  • There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
  • Peach cobbler was invented by early American settlers.

 

1258244895_1f9a814168_z

 

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1748 Joseph Bramah was born. An English engineer, among his many inventions was a beer engine, used to deliver beer from keg to glass without artificial carbonation being added.
  • 1796 The first elephant to be brought to the U.S. arrived from Bengal, India. It was exhibited in New York, and its diet was described as: “thirty pounds of rice besides hay and straw…. all kinds of wine and spiritous liquors….and every kind of vegetable; it will also draw a cork from a bottle in its trunk.”
  • 1883 Alfred Packer was convicted of cannibalism in Colorado. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law). He was sentenced to death, but was retried in 1886 and sentenced to 40 years. He was paroled in 1901, and died in 1907.
  • 1902 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was born. (Wine producer).
  • 1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie was born. Cowie was a British wildlife conservationist, founder and director of Kenya’s Royal National Parks.
  • 1916 Funk Brothers Seed Company sold the first U.S. shipment of hybrid seed corn to Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, Ohio. Todayinsci.com
  • 1916 Edna Lewis was born, southern chef and author of ‘The Taste of Southern Cooking’ (1976).
  • 1917 James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady died. An American financier and philanthropist, Diamond Jim was known for his diamond jewelry and his huge appetite.
  • 1944 Jack Casady of the music group ‘Hot Tuna’ was born.
  • 1976 The $2 bill is reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.
  • 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal.

Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


January 13th is National Peach Melba Day!

Posted on January 13, 2018

High-res version
 Happy National Peach Melba Day!
One of the OLDEST recorded Food Holidays.

Here are today’s Five Food Finds about Peach Melba:

~Peach Melba, a truly classic dessert made of peaches served with vanilla ice cream, raspberries & sauce.

peach-melba-trifles-30896_l

~Melba toast & Peach Melba are indeed related.

1e8d6dc02986e7e13576b16a6f372759

~The dessert was created to celebrate the  famous and slender opera singer, Nellie Melba in 1892.

dame20nellie20melba20as20ophelia1_11402134_tcm11-17655

~It is said when she gained weight in her later career the same chef created a thin baked toast for her diet, Melba toast.

giphy30

~Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and / or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.

giphy31

On This Day in Food History…

1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.

1921 Pierre Franey was born. A French chef who became famous as the chef of ‘Le Pavillon’ restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, ‘The 60 Minute Gourmet’.

1957 The Frisbee was invented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.

1962 Ernie Kovacs, innovative comedian, died. One of Kovacs’ first TV appearances was in Philadelphia in 1950 with a chef, Albert Mathis from the Gulph Mills Country Club, in a live unrehearsed cooking show titled ‘Deadline for Dinner.’

1968 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & Pips is #1 on the charts.

2002 U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel


Check out My Book!

L.jpeg

 

December 29th is National “Get On the Scale” Day

Posted on December 29, 2017

High-res version

Five Foodimentary Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.

fit_pack_food_106_grande

Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.

giphy50

Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.

red-pepper-flakes_lg

Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.

giphy51

Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on whole wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!

giphy52

 

Today’s Food History

1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.

1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.

1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.

1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.

2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

August 24th is National Peach Pie Day!

Posted on August 24, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peaches:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions; not raised from seed
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks.

Today’s Food History

  • 79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.
  • 1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct. Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • 1869 Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.
  • 1918 Ray McIntire was born. A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.
  • 1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

May 26th National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Posted on May 26, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five food facts about Cheesecake:

 

  • Cheesecake is a dessert formed of a topping made with soft, fresh cheese upon a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge. The topping is frequently sweetened with sugar and flavored or topped with a puree or compote of fruit.
  • Savory cheesecakes also exist, served sometimes as hors d’oeuvre or with accompanying salads. Despite their name, cheesecakes are technically tarts; the word ‘cake’ was formerly applied to a much broader category of foods than it is today.

 

8212241741_31397e21d0_b

 

  • Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura includes recipes for two cakes for religious uses: libum and placenta. Of the two placenta is most like modern cheesecakes having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.

 

348230372_eb98ef6af4_z

 

  • Cheesecakes can be broadly categorised into two basic types – baked and unbaked – and each comes in a variety of styles determined by region.
  • Japanese-style cheesecake relies upon the emulsification of cornstarch and eggs to make a smooth flan-like texture and almost plasticine appearance.
cheesecake_with_blueberry_topping

 

Today’s Food History

 

  • 1923 James Arness was born. Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series ‘Gunsmoke,’ he also played the creature in the 1951 movie ‘The Thing from Another World.’ The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”
  • 1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s).  He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.
  • 1971 Don Maclean recorded ‘American Pie’.
  • 1979‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts
  • 1999 R.I.P.  Waldo Lonsbury Semon. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world.  Semon held over 100 patents.

April 13th is National Peach Cobbler Day!

Posted on April 13, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s interesting five food facts to know about Peach Cobbler:

 

  • Peach Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and peach filling.

 

2521996917_c6758555bf_b

 

 

  • Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.
  • The rough look of the pie gives the dish its name. It looks “cobbled” together.

 

Peach Cobbler

 

  • There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
  • Peach cobbler was invented by early American settlers.

 

1258244895_1f9a814168_z

 

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1748 Joseph Bramah was born. An English engineer, among his many inventions was a beer engine, used to deliver beer from keg to glass without artificial carbonation being added.
  • 1796 The first elephant to be brought to the U.S. arrived from Bengal, India. It was exhibited in New York, and its diet was described as: “thirty pounds of rice besides hay and straw…. all kinds of wine and spiritous liquors….and every kind of vegetable; it will also draw a cork from a bottle in its trunk.”
  • 1883 Alfred Packer was convicted of cannibalism in Colorado. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law). He was sentenced to death, but was retried in 1886 and sentenced to 40 years. He was paroled in 1901, and died in 1907.
  • 1902 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was born. (Wine producer).
  • 1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie was born. Cowie was a British wildlife conservationist, founder and director of Kenya’s Royal National Parks.
  • 1916 Funk Brothers Seed Company sold the first U.S. shipment of hybrid seed corn to Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, Ohio. Todayinsci.com
  • 1916 Edna Lewis was born, southern chef and author of ‘The Taste of Southern Cooking’ (1976).
  • 1917 James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady died. An American financier and philanthropist, Diamond Jim was known for his diamond jewelry and his huge appetite.
  • 1944 Jack Casady of the music group ‘Hot Tuna’ was born.
  • 1976 The $2 bill is reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.
  • 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal.

January 13th is National Peach Melba Day!

Posted on January 13, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s Five Food Finds about Peach Melba:

Peach Melba a classic dessert made of peaches served with vanilla ice cream, raspberries & sauce.

peach-melba-trifles-30896_l

Melba toast & Peach Melba are indeed related.

1e8d6dc02986e7e13576b16a6f372759

The dessert was created to celebrate the  famous and slender opera singer, Nellie Melba in 1892.

dame20nellie20melba20as20ophelia1_11402134_tcm11-17655

It is said when she gained weight in her later career the same chef created a thin baked toast for her diet, Melba toast.

giphy30

Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and / or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.

giphy31

On This Day in Food History…

1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.

1921 Pierre Franey was born. A French chef who became famous as the chef of ‘Le Pavillon’ restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, ‘The 60 Minute Gourmet’.

1957 The Frisbee was invented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.

1962 Ernie Kovacs, innovative comedian, died. One of Kovacs’ first TV appearances was in Philadelphia in 1950 with a chef, Albert Mathis from the Gulph Mills Country Club, in a live unrehearsed cooking show titled ‘Deadline for Dinner.’

1968 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & Pips is #1 on the charts.

2002 U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel


Check out My Book!

L.jpeg

 

December 29th is National “Get On the Scale” Day

Posted on December 29, 2016

High-res version

Five Foodimentary Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.

 

fit_pack_food_106_grande

 

Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.

giphy50

 

 

Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.

 

red-pepper-flakes_lg

 

Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.

 

giphy51

 

Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on whole wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!

giphy52

 

Today’s Food History

1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.

1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.

1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.

1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.

2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

August 24th is National Peach Pie Day!

Posted on August 24, 2016

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peaches:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions; not raised from seed
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks.

Today’s Food History

  • 79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.
  • 1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct. Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • 1869 Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.
  • 1918 Ray McIntire was born. A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.
  • 1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Posted on May 26, 2016

High-res version

Five Facts about Cheesecake:

  1. Cheesecake is a dessert formed of a topping made with soft, fresh cheese upon a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge. The topping is frequently sweetened with sugar and flavored or topped with a puree or compote of fruit.
  2. Savory cheesecakes also exist, served sometimes as hors d’oeuvre or with accompanying salads. Despite their name, cheesecakes are technically tarts; the word ‘cake’ was formerly applied to a much broader category of foods than it is today.
  3. Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura includes recipes for two cakes for religious uses: libum and placenta. Of the two placenta is most like modern cheesecakes having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.
  4. Cheesecakes can be broadly categorised into two basic types – baked and unbaked – and each comes in a variety of styles determined by region.
  5. Japanese-style cheesecake relies upon the emulsification of cornstarch and eggs to make a smooth flan-like texture and almost plasticine appearance.

Today’s Food History

  • 1923 James Arness was born. Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series ‘Gunsmoke,’ he also played the creature in the 1951 movie ‘The Thing from Another World.’ The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”
  • 1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s).  He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.
  • 1971 Don Maclean recorded ‘American Pie’.
  • 1979 ‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts
  • 1999 R.I.P.  Waldo Lonsbury Semon. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world.  Semon held over 100 patents.

April 13th is National Peach Cobbler Day

Posted on April 13, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peach Cobbler:

  1. Peach Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and peach filling.
  2. Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.
  3. The rough look of the pie gives the dish its name. It looks “cobbled” together.
  4. There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
  5. Peach cobbler was invented by early American settlers.

Fun Fact:

The “World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” can be seen and tasted at the annual Georgia Peach Festival. This huge dish is 11 by five feet (about three by two meters) and eight inches (about 20 centimeters) deep.
The recipe requires 75 gallons (285 liters) of local peaches, 90 pounds of real butter, 32 gallons (about 122 liters) of whole milk, 150 pounds of wheat flour, and 150 pounds of sugar.
Some versions of Peach Cobbler are enclosed in the crust, while others have a drop-biscuit or crumb topping.

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1748 Joseph Bramah was born. An English engineer, among his many inventions was a beer engine, used to deliver beer from keg to glass without artificial carbonation being added.
  • 1796 The first elephant to be brought to the U.S. arrived from Bengal, India. It was exhibited in New York, and its diet was described as: “thirty pounds of rice besides hay and straw…. all kinds of wine and spiritous liquors….and every kind of vegetable; it will also draw a cork from a bottle in its trunk.”
  • 1883 Alfred Packer was convicted of cannibalism in Colorado. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law). He was sentenced to death, but was retried in 1886 and sentenced to 40 years. He was paroled in 1901, and died in 1907.
  • 1902 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was born. (Wine producer).
  • 1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie was born. Cowie was a British wildlife conservationist, founder and director of Kenya’s Royal National Parks.
  • 1916 Funk Brothers Seed Company sold the first U.S. shipment of hybrid seed corn to Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, Ohio. Todayinsci.com
  • 1916 Edna Lewis was born, southern chef and author of ‘The Taste of Southern Cooking’ (1976).
  • 1917 James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady died. An American financier and philanthropist, Diamond Jim was known for his diamond jewelry and his huge appetite.
  • 1944 Jack Casady of the music group ‘Hot Tuna’ was born.
  • 1976 The $2 bill is reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.
  • 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


January 13 is National Peach Melba Day

Posted on January 13, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peach Melba:

  1. Peach Melba a classic dessert. A dish of peaches served with vanilla ice cream, raspberries & sauce.
  2. Melba toast & Peach Melba are indeed related.
  3. The dessert was created to celebrate famous & rather slender opera singer, Nellie Melba in 1892.
  4. It is said when she gained weight in her later career the same chef created a thin baked toast for her diet, Melba toast.
  5. Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and / or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.
  • 1921 Pierre Franey was born. A French chef who became famous as the chef of ‘Le Pavillon’ restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, ‘The 60 Minute Gourmet’.
  • 1957 The Frisbee was invented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.
  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs, innovative comedian, died. One of Kovacs’ first TV appearances was in Philadelphia in 1950 with a chef, Albert Mathis from the Gulph Mills Country Club, in a live unrehearsed cooking show titled ‘Deadline for Dinner.’
  • 1968 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & Pips is #1 on the charts.
  • 2002 U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel while watching a football game on TV in the White House.

December 29 is National “Get on the Scales” Day

Posted on December 29, 2015

Here are today’s five fitness tips:

  • Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.
  • Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.
  • Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.
  • Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.
  • Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.
  • 1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.
  • 1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.
  • 1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.
  • 1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.
  • 2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

 

August 24 is National Peach Pie Day

Posted on August 24, 2015

A perfect time to celebrate!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peaches

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions; not raised from seed
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks.

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Peach Recipes

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.
  • 1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct. Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • 1869 Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.
  • 1918 Ray McIntire was born. A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.
  • 1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

dvdr1 2

May 26 is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Posted on May 26, 2015

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Five Facts about Cheesecake

  • Cheesecake is a dessert formed of a topping made with soft, fresh cheese upon a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge. The topping is frequently sweetened with sugar and flavored or topped with a puree or compote of fruit.
  • Savory cheesecakes also exist, served sometimes as hors d’oeuvre or with accompanying salads. Despite their name, cheesecakes are technically tarts; the word ‘cake’ was formerly applied to a much broader category of foods than it is today.
  • Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura includes recipes for two cakes for religious uses: libum and placenta. Of the two placenta is most like modern cheesecakes having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.
  • Cheesecakes can be broadly categorised into two basic types – baked and unbaked – and each comes in a variety of styles determined by region.
  • Japanese-style cheesecake relies upon the emulsification of cornstarch and eggs to make a smooth flan-like texture and almost plasticine appearance.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1923 James Arness was born. Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series ‘Gunsmoke,’ he also played the creature in the 1951 movie ‘The Thing from Another World.’ The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”

1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s).  He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.

1971 Don Maclean recorded ‘American Pie’.

1979 ‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts

1999 R.I.P.  Waldo Lonsbury Semon. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world.  Semon held over 100 patents.

April 13 is National Peach Cobbler Day

Posted on April 13, 2015

PeachCobbler_DT

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peach Cobbler:

  1. Peach Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and peach filling.
  2. Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.
  3. The rough look of the pie gives the dish its name. It looks “cobbled” together.
  4. There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
  5. Peach cobbler was invented by early American settlers.

Fun Fact:

The “World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” can be seen and tasted at the annual Georgia Peach Festival. This huge dish is 11 by five feet (about three by two meters) and eight inches (about 20 centimeters) deep.
The recipe requires 75 gallons (285 liters) of local peaches, 90 pounds of real butter, 32 gallons (about 122 liters) of whole milk, 150 pounds of wheat flour, and 150 pounds of sugar.
Some versions of Peach Cobbler are enclosed in the crust, while others have a drop-biscuit or crumb topping.

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1748 Joseph Bramah was born. An English engineer, among his many inventions was a beer engine, used to deliver beer from keg to glass without artificial carbonation being added.
  • 1796 The first elephant to be brought to the U.S. arrived from Bengal, India. It was exhibited in New York, and its diet was described as: “thirty pounds of rice besides hay and straw…. all kinds of wine and spiritous liquors….and every kind of vegetable; it will also draw a cork from a bottle in its trunk.”
  • 1883 Alfred Packer was convicted of cannibalism in Colorado. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law). He was sentenced to death, but was retried in 1886 and sentenced to 40 years. He was paroled in 1901, and died in 1907.
  • 1902 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was born. (Wine producer).
  • 1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie was born. Cowie was a British wildlife conservationist, founder and director of Kenya’s Royal National Parks.
  • 1916 Funk Brothers Seed Company sold the first U.S. shipment of hybrid seed corn to Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, Ohio. Todayinsci.com
  • 1916 Edna Lewis was born, southern chef and author of ‘The Taste of Southern Cooking’ (1976).
  • 1917 James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady died. An American financier and philanthropist, Diamond Jim was known for his diamond jewelry and his huge appetite.
  • 1944 Jack Casady of the music group ‘Hot Tuna’ was born.
  • 1976 The $2 bill is reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.
  • 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal.

dvdr1 2

December 29 is National “Get on the Scales Day”

Posted on December 29, 2014

Here are today’s five fitness tips:

  • Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.
  • Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.
  • Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.
  • Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.
  • Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.
  • 1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.
  • 1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.
  • 1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.
  • 1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.
  • 2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

April 13 is National Peach Cobbler Day

Posted on April 13, 2014

PeachCobbler_DT

Interesting Food Facts about Peach Cobbler

  1. Peach Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and peach filling.
  2. Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.
  3. The rough look of the pie gives the dish its name. It looks “cobbled” together.
  4. There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
  5. Peach cobbler was invented by early American settlers.

Fun Fact:

The “World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” can be seen and tasted at the annual Georgia Peach Festival. This huge dish is 11 by five feet (about three by two meters) and eight inches (about 20 centimeters) deep.
The recipe requires 75 gallons (285 liters) of local peaches, 90 pounds of real butter, 32 gallons (about 122 liters) of whole milk, 150 pounds of wheat flour, and 150 pounds of sugar.
Some versions of Peach Cobbler are enclosed in the crust, while others have a drop-biscuit or crumb topping.

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1748 Joseph Bramah was born. An English engineer, among his many inventions was a beer engine, used to deliver beer from keg to glass without artificial carbonation being added.
  • 1796 The first elephant to be brought to the U.S. arrived from Bengal, India. It was exhibited in New York, and its diet was described as: “thirty pounds of rice besides hay and straw…. all kinds of wine and spiritous liquors….and every kind of vegetable; it will also draw a cork from a bottle in its trunk.”
  • 1883 Alfred Packer was convicted of cannibalism in Colorado. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law). He was sentenced to death, but was retried in 1886 and sentenced to 40 years. He was paroled in 1901, and died in 1907.
  • 1902 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was born. (Wine producer).
  • 1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie was born. Cowie was a British wildlife conservationist, founder and director of Kenya’s Royal National Parks.
  • 1916 Funk Brothers Seed Company sold the first U.S. shipment of hybrid seed corn to Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, Ohio. Todayinsci.com
  • 1916 Edna Lewis was born, southern chef and author of ‘The Taste of Southern Cooking’ (1976).
  • 1917 James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady died. An American financier and philanthropist, Diamond Jim was known for his diamond jewelry and his huge appetite.
  • 1944 Jack Casady of the music group ‘Hot Tuna’ was born.
  • 1976 The $2 bill is reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.
  • 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal.

dvdr1 2

January 13 is National Peach Melba Day

Posted on January 13, 2014

peach melba

National Peach Melba Day

Five Food Finds about Peach Melba

  • Peach Melba a classic dessert. A dish of peaches served with vanilla ice cream, raspberries & sauce.
  • Melba toast & Peach Melba are indeed related.
  • The dessert was created to celebrate famous & rather slender opera singer, Nellie Melba in 1892.
  • It is said when she gained weight in her later career the same chef created a thin baked toast for her diet, Melba toast.
  • Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and / or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.

On This Day in Food History…

1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.

1921 Pierre Franey was born. A French chef who became famous as the chef of ‘Le Pavillon’ restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, ‘The 60 Minute Gourmet’.

1957 The Frisbee was invented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.

1962 Ernie Kovacs, innovative comedian, died. One of Kovacs’ first TV appearances was in Philadelphia in 1950 with a chef, Albert Mathis from the Gulph Mills Country Club, in a live unrehearsed cooking show titled ‘Deadline for Dinner.’

1968 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & Pips is #1 on the charts.

2002 U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel while watching a football game on TV in the White House.

some content courtesy of FoodReference.com, used with permission

December 29 is National “Get on the Scales Day”

Posted on December 29, 2013

scale

National “Get on the Scales” Day

Five Foodimentary Weight Loss Tips

  • Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.
  • Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.
  • Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.
  • Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.
  • Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!
divt

Today’s Food History

1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.

1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.

1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.

1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.

1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.

2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

divb

National Peach Pie Day

Posted on August 24, 2013

National Peach Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Peaches

  • Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  • “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  • Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  • Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions.
  • There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.

1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct. Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York.

1869 Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.

1918 Ray McIntire was born. A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.

1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

%d bloggers like this: