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August 23rd is National Spongecake Day!

Posted on August 23, 2017

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

  1. During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  2. The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  3. Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  4. These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  5. By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

Today’s Food History

  • 1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”
  • 1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology
  • 1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.
  • 1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.
  • 1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.
  • 2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

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August 23rd is National Spongecake Day!

Posted on August 23, 2016

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

  1. During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  2. The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  3. Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  4. These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  5. By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

Today’s Food History

  • 1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”
  • 1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology
  • 1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.
  • 1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.
  • 1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.
  • 2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

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August 23 is National Spongecake Day

Posted on August 23, 2015

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Once considered the most ‘decadent’ cake in the world,

Spongecake deserves it’s own ‘day.’

Here are today’s five thing to know about Spongecake

  1. During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  2. The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  3. Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  4. These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  5. By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Spongecake, Recipes and More

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Today’s Food History

  • 1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”
  • 1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology
  • 1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.
  • 1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.
  • 1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.
  • 2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

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National Spongecake Day

Posted on August 23, 2013

National Spongecake Day

Five Food Finds about Spongecake

  • During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  • The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  • Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  • These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  • By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”

1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology

1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.

1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.

1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.

1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.

2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

August 23 – National Spongecake Day

Posted on August 23, 2012

National Spongecake Day

Five Food Finds about Spongecake

  • During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  • The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  • Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  • These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  • By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”

1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology

1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.

1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.

1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.

1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.

2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

Just a few more days to celebrate! Here’s August’s ‘Food Holiday’ list:

Posted on August 21, 2017

August header

National Catfish Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month

Daily Holidays

August 1 
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2 
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
August 3 
National Watermelon Day
August 4 
National Chocolate Chip Day
August 5 
National Mustard Day
National Waffle Day
August 6 
National Root Beer Float Day
August 7 
Raspberries ‘n Cream Day
August 8 
National Frozen Custard Day
August 9 
National Rice Pudding Day
August 10 
National S’mores Day
August 11 
National Raspberry Bombe Day
August 12
National Julienne Fries Day
August 13
National Fillet Mignon Day
August 14 
National Creamsicle Day
August 15 
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16
National Rum Day
August 17 
National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18 
National Ice Cream Pie Day
August 19 
National Soft Ice Cream Day
National Hot & Spicy Food Day
August 20 
National ‘ Bacon Lovers ‘ Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
August 21 
National Spumoni Day
August 22 
National Pecan Torte Day
National “Eat a Peach” Day
August 23 
National Spongecake Day
August 24 
National Peach Pie Day
August 25 
National Banana Split Day
August 26 
National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 
National Pots de Creme Day
August 28 
National Cherry Turnovers Day
August 29
National Whiskey Sour Day
August 30 
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 
National Trail Mix Day

August’s COMPLETE ‘Food Holiday’ list is here:

Posted on July 31, 2014

August header

National Catfish Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month

Daily Holidays

August 1 
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2 
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
August 3 
National Watermelon Day
August 4 
National Chocolate Chip Day
August 5 
National Mustard Day
National Waffle Day
August 6 
National Root Beer Float Day
August 7 
Raspberries ‘n Cream Day
August 8 
National Frozen Custard Day
August 9 
National Rice Pudding Day
August 10 
National S’mores Day
August 11 
National Raspberry Bombe Day
August 12
National Julienne Fries Day
August 13
National Fillet Mignon Day
August 14 
National Creamsicle Day
August 15 
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16
National Rum Day
August 17 
National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18 
National Ice Cream Pie Day
August 19 
National Soft Ice Cream Day
National Hot & Spicy Food Day
August 20 
National ‘ Bacon Lovers ‘ Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
August 21 
National Spumoni Day
August 22 
National Pecan Torte Day
National “Eat a Peach” Day
August 23 
National Spongecake Day
August 24 
National Peach Pie Day
August 25 
National Banana Split Day
August 26 
National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 
National Pots de Creme Day
August 28 
National Cherry Turnovers Day
August 29
National Whiskey Sour Day
August 30 
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 
National Trail Mix Day

August 23 – Today’s Food History

Posted on August 23, 2011

Events of August 23

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”

1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology

1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.

1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.

1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.

1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.

2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

August Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Catfish Month National Panini Month National Peach Month National Sandwich Month National Mustard Day is the First Saturday of August Daily Holidays August 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day August 3 National Watermelon Day National IPA Day August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 5 National Oyster Day August 6 National Root Beer Float Day August 7 Raspberries and Cream Day August 8 National Frozen Custard Day National Zucchini Day  International Beer Day August 9 National Rice Pudding Day August 10 National S’mores Day National Banana Split Day August 11 National Panini Day National Raspberry Tart Day August 12 National Julienne Fries Day August 13 National Filet Mignon Day August 14 National Creamsicle Day August…

  

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