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August 16th is National Rum Day!🥃🥃 / #NationalRumDay

Posted on August 16, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

  • 1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
  • 1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

August 16th is National Rum Day!

Posted on August 16, 2017

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

  • 1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
  • 1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

August 16th is National Rum Day!

Posted on August 16, 2016

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

  • 1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
  • 1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

August 16 is National Rum Day

Posted on August 16, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Rum / drink, eat & be merry.

Today’s Food History

  • 1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
  • 1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

National Rum Day

Posted on August 16, 2013

National Rum Day

Five Food Finds about Rum

  • Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  • Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  • When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  • In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  • Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.

1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

August 16 – National Rum Day

Posted on August 16, 2012

National Rum Day

Five Food Finds about Rum

  • Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  • Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  • When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  • In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  • Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.

1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

Posted on January 17, 2019

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Happy Hot Buttered Rum Day!

Perhaps the Perfect Winter drink.

Here are today’s five things to know about Hot Buttered Rum:

Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice (usually cinnamon).

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It’s considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History.

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Mention of this drink dates as far back as the 1600’s.

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A notable variation is the so-called “Jay’s Famous Hot Buttered Rum,” in which the hot drink is “creamed together with vanilla ice cream and chilled into a paste.”

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After molasses began being imported to Colonial America from Jamaica, and distilleries opened in New England in the 1650’s, colonists began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.
  • 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born. American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys, Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.
  • 1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.
  • 1890 Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”
  • 1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .
  • 1904 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
    1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history
  • 2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

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September 20th is National Rum Punch Day!

Posted on September 20, 2018

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

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

  • 1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.
  • 1859 George B. Simpson patented the electric range.
  • 1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’ was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
  • 1890 Blues musician ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton was born.
  • 1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

Posted on January 17, 2018

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Happy Hot Buttered Rum Day!

Perhaps the Perfect Winter drink.

Here are today’s five things to know about Hot Buttered Rum:

Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice (usually cinnamon).

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It’s considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History.

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Mention of this drink dates as far back as the 1600’s.

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A notable variation is the so-called “Jay’s Famous Hot Buttered Rum,” in which the hot drink is “creamed together with vanilla ice cream and chilled into a paste.”

picuuliuu

After molasses began being imported to Colonial America from Jamaica, and distilleries opened in New England in the 1650’s, colonists began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs.

molasses

Today’s Food History

  • 1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.
  • 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born. American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys, Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.
  • 1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.
  • 1890 Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”
  • 1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .
  • 1904 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
    1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history
  • 2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

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September 20th is National Rum Punch Day!

Posted on September 20, 2017

BeFunky DesignHere are today’s five thing to know about Rum:

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

  • 1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.
  • 1859 George B. Simpson patented the electric range.
  • 1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’ was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
  • 1890 Blues musician ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton was born.
  • 1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

Posted on January 17, 2017

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Here are today’s five things to know about Hot Buttered Rum:

Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice (usually cinnamon).

hot-buttered-rum

It’s considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History.

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Mention of this drink dates as far back as the 1600’s.

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A notable variation is the so-called “Jay’s Famous Hot Buttered Rum,” in which the hot drink is “creamed together with vanilla ice cream and chilled into a paste.”

picuuliuu

After molasses began being imported to Colonial America from Jamaica, and distilleries opened in New England in the 1650’s, colonists began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs.

molasses

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.
  • 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born. American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys, Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.
  • 1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.
  • 1890 Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”
  • 1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .
  • 1904 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
    1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history
  • 2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

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September 20th is National Rum Punch Day!

Posted on September 20, 2016

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

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History

  • 1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.
  • 1859 George B. Simpson patented the electric range.
  • 1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’ was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
  • 1890 Blues musician ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton was born.
  • 1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.


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January 17 is National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Posted on January 17, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Hot Buttered Rum:

  1. Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice(usually cinnamon).
  2. It’s considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History.
  3. Mention of this drink date as far back as the 1600’s.
  4. A notable variation is the so-called “Jay’s Famous Hot Buttered Rum,” in which the hot drink is “creamed together with vanilla ice cream and chilled into a paste.”
  5. After molasses began being imported to Colonial America from Jamaica, and distilleries opened in New England in the 1650’s, colonists began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.
  • 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born. American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys, Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.
  • 1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.
  • 1890 Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”
  • 1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .
  • 1904 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
    1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history
  • 2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

 

September 20 is National Rum Punch Day

Posted on September 20, 2015

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

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Rum

Today’s Food History

  • 1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.
  • 1859 George B. Simpson patented the electric range.
  • 1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’ was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
  • 1890 Blues musician ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton was born.
  • 1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.

January 17 is National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Posted on January 17, 2014

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Five Food Finds about Hot Buttered Rum

  • Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice(usually cinnamon).
  • It’s considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History.
  • Mention of this drink date as far back as the 1600’s.
  • A notable variation is the so-called “Jay’s Famous Hot Buttered Rum,” in which the hot drink is “creamed together with vanilla ice cream and chilled into a paste.”
  • After molasses began being imported to Colonial America from Jamaica, and distilleries opened in New England in the 1650’s, colonists began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs.

On This Day in Food History…

1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.

1706 Benjamin Franklin was born. American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys, Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.

1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.

1890 Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”

1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .

1904 Anton Checov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history

2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

January 17 – National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Posted on January 17, 2013

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Five Food Finds about Hot Buttered Rum

  • Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice(usually cinnamon).
  • It’s considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History.
  • Mention of this drink date as far back as the 1600’s.
  • A notable variation is the so-called “Jay’s Famous Hot Buttered Rum,” in which the hot drink is “creamed together with vanilla ice cream and chilled into a paste.”
  • After molasses began being imported to Colonial America from Jamaica, and distilleries opened in New England in the 1650’s, colonists began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs.

On This Day in Food History…

1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.

1706 Benjamin Franklin was born. American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys, Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.

1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.

1890 Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”

1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .

1904 Anton Checov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history

2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

September 20 is National Rum Punch Day

Posted on September 20, 2012

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

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Rum

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Today’s Food History

  • 1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.
  • 1859 George B. Simpson patented the electric range.
  • 1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’ was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
  • 1890 Blues musician ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton was born.
  • 1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.

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January 17 – National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Posted on January 17, 2012

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Daily Trivia: Hot Buttered Rum, a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, & spice(usually cinnamon), is considered one of the oldest “mixed drinks” in American History. Mention of this drink date as far back as the 1600’s.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1501 Leonhard Fuchs was born. A German botanist who compiled the first modern glossary of botanical terms. From which the flowering plant & color fuchsia were named.
  • 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born.  American publisher,diplomat & inventor. Penned the name for male turkeys,  Tom, as a dig to Thomas Jefferson, who helped appoint the Bald Eagle, NOT the turkey, as the National Bird.
  • 1775 Nine women in Kalisk, Poland were burned as “witches” for causing a series of bad harvests.
  • 1890  Scottish-American scientist Peter Henderson died, considered the “Father of America Horticulture.”
  • 1893 Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalana, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, leaves the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters .
  • 1904 Anton Checov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
  • 1944 WWII’s first “Tin Can Day” was held. One of the largest recycling efforts in American history
  • 2001 Norway lifted a ban on whale meat exports.

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March 9th is National Crab Day! 🦀

Posted on March 9, 2019

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5 food facts about crab cakes


A crab cake is an American dish composed of crab meat and various other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, milk, mayonnaise, eggs, yellow onions, and seasonings.

The two most common styles of Maryland crab cakes are known as Boardwalk and Restaurant.

Boardwalk crabcakes are typically breaded and deep-fried, and are often filled with stuffing of various sorts and served on a hamburger bun.

Restaurant crab cakes, which are sometimes called gourmet crab cakes, are often prepared with no filler, and are composed of all-lump crab meat served on a platter or open-faced sandwich.

Many restaurants that offer Maryland crab cakes will offer to have the cakes fried or broiled.

On This Day in Food History…

1822 Charles Graham of New York received a patent for artificial teeth.

1839 Famous Food Fights

The Great Pastry War ended this day. A brief conflict began on November 30, 1838, between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant. The Mexican government refused to pay for damages. Several other countries had asked the Mexican government for similar claims in the past due to civil unrest in Mexico, without any resolution. France decided to do something about it, and sent a fleet to Veracruz and fired on the fortress outside the harbor. They occupied the city on April 16, 1838, and through the mediation of Great Britain were promised payment of 600,000 pesos for the damages. They withdrew on March 9, 1839.


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March 2nd is National Banana Cream Pie Day!

Posted on March 2, 2019

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Here are today’s five food finds about banana cream pie: 

Banana cream pie was considered the American soldier’s favorite dessert in 1951. 

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A banana cream pie with a “black bottom” is a banana cream pie with chocolate on the bottom. 

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The english variation of the banana cream pie is called the “Banoffee Pie” and it contains banana and toffee.

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Bananas are proven to be great after a strenuous workout!

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Bananas can help defend against anemia.

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Today’s Food History
◦ 1799 The first U.S. weights and measures law was passed by Congress. Actually it did not set standards, but rather required the surveyor of each port to test and correct the instruments and weights used to calculate duties on imports. Basically each surveyor was on his own in setting the standards to be tested.
◦ 1887 Harry E. Soref was born. Inventor of the laminated steel padlock, founder of the Master Lock Company in 1921. The company became well known in 1928 when it shipped 147,600 padlocks to federal prohibition agents in New York for locking up speakeasies they raided.
◦ 1904 Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was born. Writer and cartoonist. A few of his childrens books were ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,’ ‘Scrambled Eggs Super!’ and ‘The Butter Battle Book’

March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day / #PeanutButterDay

Posted on March 1, 2019

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter 

  •  An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
  • The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
  • West Coast people  prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy
  •  Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
  •  96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly
  • Two presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, were peanut farmers

Food related Events of March 1

also: National Fruit Compote Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
  • 1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
  • 1989 Jack Dietz holds the world’s record for watermelon seed spitting, 66 feet 11 inches.
  • 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
  • 1990 The British Royal Navy began issuing rum rations to sailors as early as 1655. The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors in 1990.
  • 2002 McDonald’s announced in a press release that it has agreed to pay 10 million dollars to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.

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February 21st is National Sticky Buns Day! / #NationalStickyBunsDay

Posted on February 21, 2019

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Traditionally Feb 21st is National Sticky Buns Day

Here are today’s five things to know about sticky buns:

Sticky buns are also known as cinnamon rolls and monkey bread. 

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A sticky bun should always be made of yeast dough. 

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Ancient Egyptians were the first people to add honey and nuts to their bread. 

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In the UK and Canada, sticky buns are known as “chelsea buns” and contain raisins! 

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German settlers in Pennsylvania created the modern day sticky bun. 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1554 Hieronymus Bock died. A German botanist whose work contributed to the transition from medieval beliefs to modern science.
  • 1741 Jethro Tull died. He was an English agriculturalist and inventor whose ideas were instrumental in the development of modern English agriculture. One of his inventions was a horse drawn seed planting drill that sowed 3 even rows of seeds at once. (1701). The music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was named for him.
  • 1858 Edwin T. Holmes sells the first electric burglar alarm in the U.S., in Boston, Massachusetts. His workshop was later used by Alexander Graham Bell.
  • 1895 Carl Peter Henrik Dam was born. Dam was a Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K in 1939.
  • 1927 Erma Bombeck was born. Writer, humorist, you will find some of her quotes about family and food on the Food Reference website.
  • 1931 Alka Seltzer was introduced.
  • 1985 Nathan Pritikin died. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
  • 1989 The USDA approved ‘Simplesse,’ a low calorie fat substitute.
  • 1994 Whirlpool began manufacturing a refrigerator that was significantly more efficient, and did not use freon. Freon has been implicated in the destruction of ozone in the atmosphere.

February 10th is National “Have a Brownie” Day! / #BrownieDay

Posted on February 10, 2019

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

  1. It is said that the brownie was created at the Palmer House Hotel during the 1893 Columbian Exposition( The largest World’s Fair of it’s time) when the owner Bertha Palmer asked the chef to make a ‘ladies dessert’.
  2. The word ‘brownie’ became so popular that soon after the Expedition even Kodak named one of it’s first hand held cameras after them, the little ‘brownie.’
  3. Brownies were one of the very first prepackaged food ‘mixes’ ever sold. First appearing in the Sears, Roebuck catalogue in 1897.
  4. Fannie Farmer, the First Lady of American Cookery, published the first written recipe for brownies in 1896.
  5. A popular turn of the century alternative was considered of equal importance, the ‘blondie‘, which used many of the same ingredients except chocolate. Many believed chocolate to be a ‘vice’ on the same level as alcohol and even coffee.

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“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
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Today’s Food History

  • 1846 Ira Remsen was born. He was an American chemist, co-discoverer of saccharin, the artificial sweetener.
  • 1933 The Postal Telegraph Co. of New York City delivers the first singing telegram with a box of chocolates.
  • 1944 Author Frances Moore Lappe was born. Author of the best selling ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ (1971) The first best seller to encourage a vegetarian diet. Her premise was that the raising of animals was wasteful & potentially harmful to the environment.
  • 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.
  • 1957 The ‘Styrofoam’ cooler was invented.

 

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February 7th is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day / #NationalFettuccineDay

Posted on February 7, 2019

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Happy National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!

Here are today’s food finds about fettuccine:

Fettuccine  is a flat, thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)

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 The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.

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It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914.

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Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.

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There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.

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  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

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January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day! #NationalHotToddyDay

Posted on January 11, 2019

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

The first cocktail party was held for 50 house guests in St. Louis in 1917. The house still stands today….as the  residence of the Archbishop.

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While Prohibition resulted in a decline in alcohol it also resulted in a dramatic increase in crime as money flowed to the bad guys. Crime rose as high as 500%.

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Calling an illegal bar a ‘speakeasy’ came from a lady barkeep who would warn her customers to “speak easy, boy, speak easy” whenever they became loud enough to attract police.

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Prior to Prohibition, America was enjoying its first golden age of mixology. Once liquor became illegal, ‘rum runners” brought it in by boat but watered down their blends so they could ship less and make more.

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At the same time, gin and vodka replaced rum and whiskey as cocktail ingredients because they didn’t require as much aging and were easier to make illegally.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1874 Gail Borden died. Borden was the Inventor of the process for making condensed milk, and founder of New York Condensed Milk Co., later to become the Borden Co. (
  • 1917 The French government regulated the price of Gruyere cheese as a war rationing method.
  • 1949 The first recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1963 The ‘Whisky A Go-Go’ opens in Los Angeles – the first disco in the U.S.

January 8th is National Toffee Day!

Posted on January 8, 2019

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Here are today’s five thing to know about English Toffee:

Toffee and Caramel are sometimes interchangeable.

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Toffees consist of mainly sugar and water, while caramels use dairy products in their production, making them softer

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Almond butter treats are toffee from England.

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Michigan toffee comes in varies styles, some hard and some chewy, some chocolate covered with nut sprinkles.

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Tafia, a West Indian rum of molasses or sugarcane juice, is theorized to be the source of the word “toffee.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1676 Charles II of England revoked his previous proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses due to public response.
  • 1800 The first soup kitchens in London were opened to serve the poor.
  • 1823 Alfred Russel Wallace was born. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
  • 1825 Eli Whitney died. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts.
  • 1872 African American inventor Thomas Elkins received his second patent. It was for a ‘Chamber Commode’ – a combination “bureau, mirror, book-rack, washstand, table, easy chair, and earth-closet or chamber-stool.”
  • 1894 Pierre Joseph van Beneden died. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.
  • 1926 Comedian ‘Soupy Sales’ was born. Most of his routines ended with Soupy receiving a pie in the face.
  • 1992 President George H.W. Bush becomes ill on a trip to Japan and vomits on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi.
  • 1998 Walter E. Diemer died. While working for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company, he experimented with recipes for chewing gum as a hobby. (He really liked his gum!). He invented bubble gum in 1928.
  • 2002 Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s Hamburger chain, died.

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January 7th is National Tempura Day!

Posted on January 7, 2019

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Tempura is actually a Portuguese form of cooking. Introduced to Japan in the 1500’s by Jesuit Priests.


Today’s 5 facts about Tempura:


  1. Tempura was considered a local delicacy in Nagasaki, Japan for well over 100 years.
  2. Tokugawa Ieyasu, considered the first Shogun of Japan, reportedly loved tempura.
  3. The word “tempura” comes from the word “tempora”, a Latin word meaning “times.”
  4. Outside Japan there are many nontraditional uses of tempura. Chefs over the world include tempura dishes on their menus, and a wide variety of different batters and ingredients are used, including the nontraditional broccoli, zucchini, sliced sweet potatoes, and asparagus.
  5. No Panko or Breadcrumbs are used in Tempura, as this method of using breadcrumbs is called Furai.


Today’s Food History

  • 1618 Francis Bacon became Lord Chancellor of England.
  • 1827 Sir Sanford Fleming was born. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • 1896 The ‘Fannie Farmer Cookbook’ was published.
    1901 Alfred Packer is released from prison. He served 18 years for cannibalism after being stranded in the Rocky Mountains. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law).
  • 1958 Ant Farms go on sale. Milton Levine had the idea at a July 4th family picnic. I wonder if he had dreams of fencing them in so they would not bother him at picnics?
    1972 “American Pie” by Don McLean is #1 on the charts.

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The official January ‘Food Holidays’

Posted on January 1, 2019

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National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Baking Month
National Fat Free Living Month
Fat Free Living Month
Daily Holidays

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day
National Black Eyed Pea Day
January 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4
National Spaghetti Day
January 5
National Whipped Cream Day
January 6
National Shortbread Day
National Bean Day
January 7
National Tempura Day
January 8
National English Toffee Day
January 9
National Apricot Day
January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11
National Hot Toddy Day
National Milk Day
January 12
National Marzipan Day
National Curried Chicken Day
National Glazed Doughnut Day
National Gluten-Free Day
National Peach Melba Day
January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
 National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Peking Duck Day
January 19
National Popcorn Day
January 20
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 21
National Granola Bar Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Southern Food Day
January 23
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25
National Irish Coffee Day
January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day
January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29
National Corn Chip Day
January 30
National Croissant Day
January 31
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January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day! / #NewYearsDay

Posted on January 1, 2019

Here are today’s five things to know about the Bloody Mary:

The drink’s namesake is Mary of England, whose 16th-century persecution of Protestants earned her the nickname.

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Bloody Mary Coctail with celery stalk and pitcher.

Some drink aficionados believe the inspiration for the name was Hollywood star Mary Pickford.

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The Bloody Mary is sometimes mistakenly believed to alleviate hangovers when it is served in the morning.  While it will temporarily alleviate some of the symptoms, it will also further dehydrate the drinker, causing the symptoms to worsen later.

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The Bloody Mary is the US’s most popular alcoholic drink for brunch.

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This drink has been called “The world’s most complex cocktail.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 45 BC New Year’s Day was celebrated for the first time on January 1 when the Julian calendar took effect.
  • 1449 Lorenzo de Medici (The Magnificent) of Florence was born. Many in this Italian noble family were patrons of learning and the arts.  Lorenzo’s great granddaughter, Catherine, is known as the ‘mother of French haute cuisine’ because when she married the French king Henry II, she brought the finest Italian chefs, and her passion for fine food, with her to France. (With apologies to my French readers. Reasonable rebuttals accepted for future publication).
  • 1735 Paul Revere was born. A silversmith and American Revolutionary folk hero, he also made surgical instruments and false teeth.
  • 1772 The London Credit Exchange Company issued the first traveler’s checks.
  • 1800 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton died. A French naturalist, he was a pioneer in several fields including plant physiology. He conducted many agricultural experiments and introduced Merino sheep to France. First director of the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
  • 1863 Daniel Freeman is the first to submit a claim under the new Homestead Act, for 160 acres near Beatrice, Nebraska.
  • 1876 The first world’s oldest trademark is the red triangle registered for Bass Pale Ale. (Some sources say 1883 or 1890)
  • 1876 The first agricultural experiment station was established at Middleton, Connecticut.
  • 1895 C.W. Post of Battle Creek, Michigan introduced Postum Food Coffee, a coffee substitute made from wheat, bran and molasses.
  • 1896 Alfred Ely Beach died. American inventor and publisher of Scientific American magazine.
  • 1898 Post Grape Nuts are introduced by C. W. Post of Battle Creek, Michigan. (There are no grapes or nuts in Grape Nuts).
  • 1905 The New York Times builds the Times Tower at Long Acre Square, has the name changed to Times Square and celebrated the event with a New Year’s Eve Fireworks show. The beginning of an American tradition at Times Square.
  • 1907 The Times introduced the New Years Eve Ball on their building at Times Square in New York. Descending to mark the end of the old and the beginning of the New Year ever since.
  • 1909 Marcel Proust had a flashback. On January 1, 1909, he ate a piece of tea-soaked toast whose taste caused a flood of childhood memories. In his 7 volume allegorical novel ‘Remembrance of Things Past,’ the character named Swann has a similar experience when he bites into a lemon cookie (a ‘Madeleine’) which brings on a similar flood of memories.
  • 1935 In Miami, the first Orange Bowl was played on this day in 1935. Bucknell University wins over the University of Miami, 26-0.
  • 1935 The first Sugar Bowl football game was played on this day in 1935 in New Orleans.
  • 1935 B. (Barnard) Kliban was born. A satirical cartoonist, best known for his cat cartoons. A few of his cartoon book titles: ‘Never Eat Anything Larger Than Your Head’, ‘The Biggest Tongue in Tunisia’.
  • 1942 Country Joe McDonald of ‘Country Joe and the Fish’ was born.
  • 1958 The agreements establishing the European Economic Community (EEC or Common Market) went into effect.
  • 1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
  • 1996 The last Polynesian tree snail, species Partula turgida, died at the London Zoo. They lived on the South Pacific island of Raiatea, where the residents imported predatory snails from Florida to eat a pest snail, originally imported from Africa. Instead they ate the native Tree Snail to extinction. We never seem to learn about the consequences of introducing nonnative species.
  • 1998 Smoking is banned in California restaurants and bars.
  • 2002 The ‘euro’ was introduced, the new monetary unit of the European Union.

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2019’s January Food Holiday List is Here!

Posted on December 29, 2018

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National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Baking Month
National Fat Free Living Month
Fat Free Living Month
Daily Holidays

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day
National Black Eyed Pea Day
January 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4
National Spaghetti Day
January 5
National Whipped Cream Day
January 6
National Shortbread Day
National Bean Day
January 7
National Tempura Day
January 8
National English Toffee Day
January 9
National Apricot Day
January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11
National Hot Toddy Day
National Milk Day
January 12
National Marzipan Day
National Curried Chicken Day
National Glazed Doughnut Day
National Gluten-Free Day
National Peach Melba Day
January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
 National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Peking Duck Day
January 19
National Popcorn Day
January 20
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 21
National Granola Bar Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Southern Food Day
January 23
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25
National Irish Coffee Day
January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day
January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29
National Corn Chip Day
January 30
National Croissant Day
January 31
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December 26th is National Candy Cane Day!

Posted on December 26, 2018

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Five Food Facts about Candy Canes

The candy cane was originally a straight stick.

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It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.

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The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.

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Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.

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Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

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Today’s Food History

1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’

1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.

1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.

1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.

1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.

2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

 


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