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August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day! /#NationalWhiskeySourDay

Posted on August 25, 2018

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

  1. Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  2. After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  3. A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  4. A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  5. Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day!

Posted on August 25, 2017

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

  1. Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  2. After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  3. A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  4. A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  5. Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day!

Posted on August 25, 2016

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

  1. Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  2. After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  3. A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  4. A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  5. Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day

Posted on August 25, 2015

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

  1. Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  2. After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  3. A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  4. A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  5. Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Cocktails / I’ll drink to that

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

National Whiskey Sour Day

Posted on August 29, 2013

National Whiskey Sour Day

Five Food Finds about Whiskey

  • Pure malt whisky is produced only from malted barley.
  • After opening, a half-full bottle of whisky will remain good for five years.
  • A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  • A whisky stops maturing after it is bottled.
  • Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

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1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’

1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.

1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.

1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.

1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.

2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day! #NationalHotToddyDay

Posted on January 11, 2019

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National Hot Toddy Day? Call me in!!

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.

March 28th is National Black Forest Cake Day!

Posted on March 28, 2018

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Happy National Black Forest Cake Day!

Here are today’s interesting food facts about Black Forest Cake:

  • Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
  • In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.

 

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  • Traditionally, Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used.
  • The cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany. The forests in “Hansel and Gretel”, “Snow White”, and “Rapunzel” are based on the Black Forest.
  • The record for the world’s largest authentic black forest cake, weighing 3000 kg, was set at Europa Park, Germany on 16 July 2006, by K&D Bakery.

 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1797 The first U.S. patent for a ‘washing machine’ was issued (possibly to Nathaniel Briggs).  It was called a scrub board or wash board.
  • 1819 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was born.  A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London.
  • 1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1968 ‘Whiskey On A Sunday was recorded by the Irish Rovers.
  • 1996 John Leonard submitted an order form along with ‘Pepsi Points’ and a check to Pepsi for a Harrier Jump Jet.  The Harrier had been featured in a Pepsi commercial as one of the items that could be redeemed for ‘points,’ or a combination of cash and points. Pepsi subsequently refused to send Leonard the Harrier Jump Jet (actual cost: $23 million).  Leonard then sued, and finally a judge ruled that the Harrier Jump Jet had obviously been mentioned in the promotion as a joke.

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January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day!

Posted on January 11, 2018

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National Hot Toddy Day? Call me in!!

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.

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

Posted on August 21, 2017

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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

March 28th is National Black Forest Cake Day!

Posted on March 28, 2017

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Here are today’s interesting food facts about Black Forest Cake:

  • Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
  • In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.

 

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  • Traditionally, Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used.
  • The cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany. The forests in “Hansel and Gretel”, “Snow White”, and “Rapunzel” are based on the Black Forest.
  • The record for the world’s largest authentic black forest cake, weighing 3000 kg, was set at Europa Park, Germany on 16 July 2006, by K&D Bakery.

 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1797 The first U.S. patent for a ‘washing machine’ was issued (possibly to Nathaniel Briggs).  It was called a scrub board or wash board.
  • 1819 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was born.  A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London.
  • 1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1968 ‘Whiskey On A Sunday was recorded by the Irish Rovers.
  • 1996 John Leonard submitted an order form along with ‘Pepsi Points’ and a check to Pepsi for a Harrier Jump Jet.  The Harrier had been featured in a Pepsi commercial as one of the items that could be redeemed for ‘points,’ or a combination of cash and points. Pepsi subsequently refused to send Leonard the Harrier Jump Jet (actual cost: $23 million).  Leonard then sued, and finally a judge ruled that the Harrier Jump Jet had obviously been mentioned in the promotion as a joke.

January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day!

Posted on January 11, 2017

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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.

giphy18

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.

giphy19

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.

March 28th is National Black Forest Cake Day

Posted on March 28, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Black Forest Cake:

  1. Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
  2. In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.
  3. Traditionally, Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used
  4. The cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart cherries.
  5. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte was first mentioned in writing in 1934.

Fun Fact:

The record for the world’s largest authentic black forest cake, weighing 3000 kg, was set at Europa Park, Germany on 16 July 2006, by K&D Bakery.

In the history of black forest cake, it was not in the form of a cake but instead as a dessert recipe.

The forests in “Hansel and Gretel”, “Snow White”, and “Rapunzel” are based on the Black Forest. They are all German fairy tales.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1797 The first U.S. patent for a ‘washing machine’ was issued (possibly to Nathaniel Briggs).  It was called a scrub board or wash board.
  • 1819 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was born.  A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London.
  • 1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1968 ‘Whiskey On A Sunday’ was recorded by the Irish Rovers.
  • 1996 John Leonard submitted an order form along with ‘Pepsi Points’ and a check to Pepsi for a Harrier Jump Jet.  The Harrier had been featured in a Pepsi commercial as one of the items that could be redeemed for ‘points,’ or a combination of cash and points. Pepsi subsequently refused to send Leonard the Harrier Jump Jet (actual cost: $23 million).  Leonard then sued, and finally a judge ruled that the Harrier Jump Jet had obviously been mentioned in the promotion as a joke.

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March 28 is National Black Forest Cake Day

Posted on March 28, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Black Forest Cake:

  1. Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
  2. In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.
  3. Traditionally, Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used
  4. The cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart cherries.
  5. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte was first mentioned in writing in 1934.

Fun Fact:

The record for the world’s largest authentic black forest cake, weighing 3000 kg, was set at Europa Park, Germany on 16 July 2006, by K&D Bakery.

In the history of black forest cake, it was not in the form of a cake but instead as a dessert recipe.

The forests in “Hansel and Gretel”, “Snow White”, and “Rapunzel” are based on the Black Forest. They are all German fairy tales.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1797 The first U.S. patent for a ‘washing machine’ was issued (possibly to Nathaniel Briggs).  It was called a scrub board or wash board.
  • 1819 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was born.  A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London.
  • 1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1968 ‘Whiskey On A Sunday’ was recorded by the Irish Rovers.
  • 1996 John Leonard submitted an order form along with ‘Pepsi Points’ and a check to Pepsi for a Harrier Jump Jet.  The Harrier had been featured in a Pepsi commercial as one of the items that could be redeemed for ‘points,’ or a combination of cash and points. Pepsi subsequently refused to send Leonard the Harrier Jump Jet (actual cost: $23 million).  Leonard then sued, and finally a judge ruled that the Harrier Jump Jet had obviously been mentioned in the promotion as a joke.

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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

May 18 is National Cheese Souffle Day

Posted on May 18, 2014

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How do you like to have a puffy, light and salty cheese souffle?

It is absolutely amazing, beautiful and delicate.

Celebrate the National Cheese Souffle day on May 18th!

Did you know…

  1. A souffle is essentially a simple white sauce enriched with egg yolk. Stiff egg whites are folded right into the mixture. At this point, you can add whatever flavor you like: cheese, vegetables, chocolate or fruit.
  2. The secret to a great souffle is to beat the egg whites into stiff white peak consistency and to fold them carefully into the sauce to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
  3. Savory souffles are often too light for a main course, but the addition of chicken and spinach here bolsters this into a substantial main course. When you break into it with your fork, the seductive aroma of cheese, chicken and spinach pours out. It’s elegant, airy and fluffy.
  4. The secret to success is making sure your timing is just right. So plan ahead carefully; figure out what you will be serving first — such as a salad or soup — and time the souffle to go into the oven as you sit down for your first course.
  5. You can wait for a souffle, but a souffle waits for no one. You don’t want to serve a deflated souffle.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1808 R.I.P. Elijah Craig. A Baptist minister in Kentucky, he is an important figure in the invention of Bourbon Whiskey. He ran a paper mill and started a distillery in 1789. Legend credits him with being the first to use new charred oak barrels to age corn whiskey, which is a key step in making bourbon.
  • 1935 Allan Burns was born.  Screenwriter and producer, co-creator of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda.  He also created the character Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch for Quaker Oats ‘Cap’n Crunch’  breakfast cereal.
  • 1955 Chow Yun-Fat was born. Internationally famous Hong Kong actor.
  • 1995 R.I.P. Elisha Cook Jr. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him mainly in his role as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.
  • 2001 Hong Kong ordered more than 1 million chickens and other poultry killed to halt the spread of another bird flu epidemic.

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May 17 is National Cherry Cobbler Day

Posted on May 17, 2014

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The delicious cherry cobbler packed with tart cherries  ,

is a perfect dissert for sweet-lovers.

Celebrate the National Cherry Cobbler day on May 17th!

Did you know…

  1. A cobbler is a deep dish (casserole or soufflé dish) fruit pie (peach is most common) with only a top biscuit dough crust.
  2. Fruit cobblers can be made with almost any fruit, singly or in combination.
  3. The cobbler takes its name from the biscuit dough crust on top – it is rough looking or ‘cobbled.’   It originated in the U.S. sometime in the early to mid 19th century.
  4. A Cobbler is also a drink, which probably predates the fruit cobbler pie.
  5. A cobbler usually consisted of whiskey or rum with fruit juice and/or sugar, garnished with mint and/or citrus.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1733 England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain and its possessions.
  • 1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent a Reaping Machine.
  • 1838 R.I.P. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, known simply as Talleyrand, French statesman, diplomat and grand gourmet, called the ‘first fork of France.’ He served at the top levels of French governments for almost 50 years. During this time his chefs included Bouchee, Careme, and Avice. Many culinary preparations have been created or named for him.
  • 1886 R.I.P. John Deere. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in the 1830s, and founded John Deere & Company in 1868.
  • 1967 Tennessee repealed its 1925 law making it illegal to teach evolution in public schools.
  • 1985 The largest salmon, a Chinook salmon, caught with rod and reel weighed over 97 pounds and was caught in Alaska.
  • 1986 ‘Chicken Song’ by Spitting Image hit #1 in UK.
  • 1992 R.I.P. Lawrence Welk, champagne music-maker.

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March 28 is National Black Forest Cake Day

Posted on March 28, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Black Forest Cake

  1. Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
  2. In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.
  3. Traditionally, Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used
  4. The cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart cherries.
  5. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte was first mentioned in writing in 1934.

Fun Fact:

The record for the world’s largest authentic black forest cake, weighing 3000 kg, was set at Europa Park, Germany on 16 July 2006, by K&D Bakery.

In the history of black forest cake, it was not in the form of a cake but instead as a dessert recipe.

The forests in “Hansel and Gretel”, “Snow White”, and “Rapunzel” are based on the Black Forest. They are all German fairy tales.

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1797 The first U.S. patent for a ‘washing machine’ was issued (possibly to Nathaniel Briggs).  It was called a scrub board or wash board.
  • 1819 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was born.  A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London.
  • 1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1968 ‘Whiskey On A Sunday’ was recorded by the Irish Rovers.
  • 1996 John Leonard submitted an order form along with ‘Pepsi Points’ and a check to Pepsi for a Harrier Jump Jet.  The Harrier had been featured in a Pepsi commercial as one of the items that could be redeemed for ‘points,’ or a combination of cash and points. Pepsi subsequently refused to send Leonard the Harrier Jump Jet (actual cost: $23 million).  Leonard then sued, and finally a judge ruled that the Harrier Jump Jet had obviously been mentioned in the promotion as a joke.

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National Irish Coffee Day

Posted on January 25, 2013

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National Irish Coffee Day

Five Food Finds about Irish Coffee

  1. Although different variations of coffee cocktails pre-date the now-classic Irish coffee by at least 100 years, the original Irish coffee was according to sources invented and named by Joe Sheridan.
  2. The coffee was conceived after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flying boat on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. After the passengers asked if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan told them it was “Irish coffee”.
  3. Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, brought Irish coffee to the United States after drinking it at Shannon Airport.
  4. From the mid 19th Century, the Pharisäer and the Fiaker were served in Viennese coffee houses, both coffee cocktails served in glass, topped with whipped cream.
  5. Irish coffee  is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The original recipe explicitly uses cream that has not been whipped, although drinks made with whipped cream are often sold as “Irish coffee”.

On This Day in Food History…

  • 1799 The first US patent for a seeding machine was issued to Eliakim Spooner of Vermont
  • 1858 Mendelssohn’s “The Wedding March” was first played at Queen Victoria’s daughter’s wedding
  • 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan became the 1st U.S. city to fluoridate its drinking water an effort to reduce tooth decay

 

August 29 – Whiskey Sour Day

Posted on August 29, 2012

 

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National Whiskey Sour Day

Five Food Finds about Whiskey

  • Pure malt whisky is produced only from malted barley.
  • After opening, a half-full bottle of whisky will remain good for five years.
  • A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  • A whisky stops maturing after it is bottled.
  • Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’

1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.

1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.

1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.

1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.

2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

January 27 – National Chocolate Cake Day

Posted on January 27, 2012

Chocolate Cake! Photo courtesy: FotoosVanRobin via flickrNational Chocolate Cake Day

Did You Know: The first French word for chocolate mousse translates in English “chocolate mayonnaise”

Daily Trivia: The “blood” that you see in infamous “shower scene” in Psycho is actually chocolate syrup.

Today’s Quote: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”~Charles M. Schulz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1521 The Diet of Worms begins; an assembly of the Holy Roman Empire where Martin Luther made his famous appearance.
  • 1851  RIP John James Audubon: Ornithologist, naturalist & artist, known for his paintings & prints of North American birds.
  • 1910 RIP Thomas Crapper: Said to have invented the flush toilet. Many believe he simply “improved” the device invented by others.
  • 1984 Michael Jackson’s hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.

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August 29 – Today’s Food History

Posted on August 29, 2011

Events of August 29

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’

1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
(See Chop Suey)

1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.

1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. 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.

1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.

2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

January 27 – Today’s Food History

Posted on January 27, 2011

National Chocolate Cake Day

Did You Know: The first French word for chocolate mouse translates in English “chocolate mayonnaise”

Daily Trivia: The “blood” that you see in infamous “shower scene” in Psycho is actually chocolate syrup.

Today’s Quote: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”~Charles M. Schulz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1521 The Diet of Worms begins; an assembly of the Holy Roman Empire where Martin Luther made his famous appearance.

  • 1851  RIP John James Audubon: Ornithologist, naturalist & artist, known for his paintings & prints of North American birds.
  • 1910 RIP Thomas Crapper: Said to have invented the flush toilet. Many believe he simply “improved” the device invented by others.
  • 1984 Michael Jackson’s hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.

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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…

January 27

Posted on January 27, 2011

National Chocolate Cake Day

Did You Know: The first French word for chocolate mouse translates in English “chocolate mayonnaise”

Daily Trivia: The “blood” that you see in infamous “shower scene” in Psycho is actually chocolate syrup.

Today’s Quote: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”~Charles M. Schulz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1521 The Diet of Worms begins; an assembly of the Holy Roman Empire where Martin Luther made his famous appearance.

  • 1851  RIP John James Audubon: Ornithologist, naturalist & artist, known for his paintings & prints of North American birds.
  • 1910 RIP Thomas Crapper: Said to have invented the flush toilet. Many believe he simply “improved” the device invented by others.
  • 1984 Michael Jackson’s hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.

more info & resources

  

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