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Let Them Eat…!!! November 26th is National Cake Day! / #NationalCakeDay

Posted on November 26, 2018

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Five Food Facts about the cake:

In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.

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The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.

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In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’.

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From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.

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The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942 ‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

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November 26th is National Cake Day!

Posted on November 26, 2017

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Five Food Facts about the cake:

In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.

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The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.

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In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’.

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From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.

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The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942 ‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

 


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November 26th is National Cake Day!

Posted on November 26, 2016

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Five Food Facts about the cake:

In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.

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The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.

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In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’.

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From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.

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The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942 ‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

 


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November 26 is National Cake Day

Posted on November 26, 2015

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

  1. In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.
  2.  The word ‘cake’ comes from Middle English kake.  It is also related to the German word for cake, Kuchen. Interestingly, the French, Spanish, and Italian words for ‘cake’ do not share a common root; they are gâteau, pastel, and torta respectively.  They are, however, related to the English words ‘gateau’, ‘pastry’, and ‘tart’.
  3. The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.
  4.  In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’. From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.
  5. The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

 


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November 26 is National Cake Day

Posted on November 26, 2014

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

  1. In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.
  2.  The word ‘cake’ comes from Middle English kake.  It is also related to the German word for cake, Kuchen. Interestingly, the French, Spanish, and Italian words for ‘cake’ do not share a common root; they are gâteau, pastel, and torta respectively.  They are, however, related to the English words ‘gateau’, ‘pastry’, and ‘tart’.
  3. The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.
  4.  In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’. From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.
  5. The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

National Cake Day

Posted on November 24, 2013

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.

1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.

1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

November 26 – National Cake Day

Posted on November 26, 2012

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.

1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.

1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

March 4th is National Pound Cake Day! / #NationalPoundCakeDay

Posted on March 4, 2019

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Happy National Pound Cake Day!

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

 The Pound Cake is a British creation that dates back to the early 1700s.

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Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold, and served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing.

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 In Britain pound cake is more commonly known as ‘Sponge cake’ or ‘Madeira cake’.

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The German “Eischwerkuchen” cake is a recipe very similar to the pound cake.

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 In France pound cake is a traditional and popular cake of the French region of Brittany, and uses the same quantity of the four ingredients but with no added fruit of any kind.

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Today’s Food History
◦ 1634 Samuel Cole supposedly opened the first tavern in the U.S., in Boston.
◦ 1792 Samuel Slocum was born. He invented a machine to make pins with solid heads and a machine for sticking the pins in a paper holder for sale.
◦ 1792 Oranges were said to have been introduced to Hawaii.
◦ 1927 RIP Ira Remsen An American chemist, co-discoverer (with Constantine Fahlberg) of saccharin, the artificial sweetener. (The FDA has required warning labels, since 1972, on products using saccharin because it is a suspected carcinogen).

February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day! / #NationalCarrotCakeDay

Posted on February 3, 2019

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Here are today’s five things to know about carrot cake:

 

Carrots were first cultivated in north Africa & the Mediterranean. They originally were purple or grey in color. Introduced to Europe around 1000 years ago.

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The weed/flower Queen Anne’s Lace is actually a wild carrot.

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Jello in the 1930’s offered ‘carrot pie’ flavored gelatin.

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People first grew carrots as medicine, not food, for a variety of ailments.

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Carrots are one of the rare vegetables which are more nutritious cooked than raw.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1468 RIP Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of moveable type printing. Inspired by the screw presses used in winemaking.
  • 1815 The world’s 1st commercial cheese factory was established in Switzerland.
  • 1913 The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It gave Congress the power to levy taxes on income.  In 1913 less than 1% of the population paid income tax at the rate of 1%. Before this taxes were acquired primarily on food, merchandise sales, etc.
  • 1916 The Cafe Voltaire opened in Zurich, Switzerland, a meeting place for members of what was to be known as the Dada movement.
  • 1959 The day the music died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) are killed in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.

February 1st is National Cake Pop Day!

Posted on February 1, 2019

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Here are today’s five things to know about cake pops:

 

A cake pop is a ball of cake hand dipped in frosting served on a stick.

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While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops, most people say that Bakerella helped make them a “pop” phenomenon.

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In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends

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Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.

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Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.

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* Bakerella celebrates National Cake Pop Day on Feb 1

 

 

Today’s Food History

-1765 The British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required American colonists to provide temporary quarters, food, drink, etc. to British troops stationed in their towns.

-1896 Clement Hardy received a patent for the rotary disk plow.

-1989 The worst oil spill in U.S. history (up to that point) occurred as the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, and eventually leaked 11 million gallons of crude oil.  The effects on wildlife and fish was devastating.

-1990 R.I.P. Cookbook author Jane Grigson, age 61

January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day!

Posted on January 28, 2019

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

The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.

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Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.

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The world’s largest pancake breakfast was held in Springfield, America in 2012.

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It is widely believed that the tradition of pancake races began in 1445 in Olney in Buckinghamshire when a woman was making pancakes but lost track of time.

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The highest ever flip was performed by Dominic Cuzzacrea. The pancake reached a height of 9.47 metres at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, in November 2010.

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Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields


Today’s Food History

  • 1807 London’s Pall Mall becomes the first street to be lighted with Gas Fixtures
  • 1855 The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the Panama Railway. Establishing the first trans-continental dining cars.
  • 1917 San Francisco opens it’s streetcar system. Considered a “San Francisco treat”

Let’s Eat Cake! January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day! #NationalChocolateCakeDay

Posted on January 27, 2019

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Here are today’s five things to know about Chocolate:

The first French word for chocolate mousse translates in English to“chocolate mayonnaise”.

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

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The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.

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A process for making silkier and smoother chocolate called conching was developed in 1879 by Swiss Rodolphe and made it easier to bake with chocolate as it amalgamates smoothly and completely with cake batters.

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In the U.S.A, “chocolate decadence” cakes were popular in the 1980s; in the 1990s, single-serving molten chocolate cakes with liquid chocolate centers and infused chocolates with exotic flavors such as tea, curry, red pepper, passion fruit, and champagne were popular.

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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

  • 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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December 27th is National Fruitcake Day!

Posted on December 27, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Fruitcake

The Egyptians liked these cakes so much that they put them in tombs. They thought that fruitcakes would survive the long journey to the afterlife

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Even Crusaders knew that fruitcakes could withstand a long journey. Not only did these cakes withstand long journeys, but they were also full of nutritious items like dried fruit and nuts.

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Fruitcakes were the wedding cake of choice in England.  Single female wedding guests would take a piece home and place it under their pillow in hopes of dreaming of the man they would marry.

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Fruitcake is perfectly edible as long as there is no mold on it.

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If your fruitcake dries out, soak it in alcohol or some other liquid and it will become as edible again.

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Today’s Food History

1741 Jean Etienne Bore was born. The inventor of the sugar granulating process (1794 or 1795), founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.

1822 Louis Pasteur was born. A French scientist, he showed that microorganisms were responsible for disease, food spoilage and fermentation. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. He also developed vaccines for anthrax, cholera and rabies.

1831 Charles Darwin sets off aboard the HMS Beagle, on his historic 5 year voyage of scientific discovery.

1834 English author and poet Charles Lamb died.

1947 The children’s TV show ‘Howdy Doody’ debuts on NBC.

1960 Ray Charles recorded ‘One Mint Julep.’

1968 Victor Shelford died. An American zoologist and ecologist, he was one of the first to treat ecology as a separate science. He was active and influential in several ecological organizations, including the Nature Conservancy formed in 1951.


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December 15th is National Lemon Cupcake Day!

Posted on December 15, 2018

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Here are today’s five food things to know about lemons and cupcakes:

 

The lemon is native to Asia.

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 In Britain, cupcakes are called “fairy cakes.”

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Lemons are considered to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

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Because lemons are high in vitamin C they are often used to prevent scurvy on British Navel Ships even today.

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The world’s largest cupcake weighed over 1,200 lbs and had over 2 million calories.

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Today’s Food History

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1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.

1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.

1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.

1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.

1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag


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November 10th is National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Posted on November 10, 2018

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Happy National Vanilla Cupcake Day

The world’s favorite cupcake flavor!

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Vanilla & Cupcakes:

 Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family.

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The flower that produces the vanilla bean lasts only one day. The beans are hand-picked and then cured, wrapped, and dried in a process that takes 4 to 6 months.

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The first mention of a cupcake recipe goes as far back as 1796. Amelia Simms wrote a recipe in “American Cookery” which referenced, “a cake to be baked in small cups”.

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 However, it wasn’t until 1828 that the actual word cupcake was used by Eliza Leslie in her cookbook “Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats”.


Today’s Food History

  • 1683 Robert Morison died. A Scottish botanist whose work, together with that of others, helped lead to the modern system of plant classification.
  • 1793 Dr. Jared Kirtland was born. A physician, naturalist, botanist and teacher, he is credited with developing 26 varieties of cherries and 6 varieties of pears.
  • 1871 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley finds missing explorer Dr. David Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika – “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
  • 1876 The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition closed.1930 The play ‘Light Wines and Beer’ opened at the Waldorf Theatre in New York City.
  • 1951 As of this day in history, you could call from New York and make a reservation for dinner at a California restaurant without operator assistance. Coast to coast, direct dialing began.
  • 1969 The children’s TV show, Sesame Street debuted, with the Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and many more characters.
  • 1974 The discovery of the ‘charmed quark‘, a subatomic particle, was announced.
  • 1978 Sir Edward Salisbury died (born April 16, 1886). English botanist and ecologist. Director of Royal Botanical Gardens (1943-1956).  His books include ‘The Living Garden’ (1935), ‘The Biology of Garden Weeds’ (1962).

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October 21st is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

Posted on October 21, 2018

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

  1. Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake uses a slightly tangy type of cheese with larger curds and less water content, called pot or farmer’s cheese.
  2. Philadelphia-style cheesecake is lighter in texture, yet richer in flavor than New York style cheesecake.
  3. Farmer’s cheese cheesecake is the contemporary implementation for the traditional use of baking to preserve fresh cheese and is often baked in a cake form along with fresh fruit like a tart.
  4. Country-style cheesecake uses buttermilk to produce a firm texture while decreasing the pH (increasing acidity) to extend shelf life.
  5. Lactose free cheesecake may be made either with lactose-free cream cheese or as an imitation using Vegan recipes combining non-dairy cream cheese alternatives with other lactose-free ingredient

Today’s Food History

  • 1422 Charles VI of France died. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.
  • 1449 George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence was born. Brother of Edward IV whom he was accused of plotting against. He was thrown into prison and secretly executed in the Tower of London. The rumor is that he was drowned in a butt (large cask) of malmsey wine.
  • 1879 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first commercially practical light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
  • 1990 Tom Carvel died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of the Carvel ice cream chain.

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October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Posted on October 18, 2018

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Today’s Cupcake Trivia

Cupcakes were originally baked in teacups, hence the name Cup-cake


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

  1.  Cupcake liners do more than make it easy to remove them from the pan. Traditionally, sides of tins are greased for easy removal, but also floured because the batter needs to have something to cling to. A cupcake liner takes care of both.
  2. On August 15, 2009 GourmetGiftBaskets.com broke the world record for largest cupcake ever made. The cupcake was 1,224 pounds, 4 foot tall by 10 foot wide, and had 2 million calories.
  3. One of the most popular cupcake bakery’s in the U.S. is Crumbs in New York City. They have reported $23.5 million in cupcake revenue last year alone!
  4. The first mention of a cupcake recipe goes as far back as 1796. Amelia Simms wrote a recipe in “American Cookery” which referenced, “a cake to be baked in small cups”.
  5.  However, it wasn’t until 1828 that the actual word cupcake was used by Eliza Leslie in her cookbook “Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats”.

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 Today’s Food History

  • 1753 Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres was born. A French politician and gourmet. A gastronomic contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême. The dinners he gave were famous, and Cambaceres closely supervised the food preparation. He refused to admit late-comers, and was also said to have demanded complete silence while dining.
  • 1871 Charles Babbage died. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.
  • 1878 Thomas Edison made electricity available for household usage.
  • 1892 The first long distance telephone line between Chicago and New York City was put in service.
  • 1919 William Waldorf Astor Born. William Waldorf Astor was a cousin of John Jacob Astor IV, the great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built the Waldorf section (1893) of what would become the Waldorf Astoria (1897). The Empire State Building (1929) now stands on the site.
  • 1931 Thomas Alva Edison, “the wizard of Menlo Park” died.
  • 1945 James T. Ehler, Chef and food writer, was born. 
  • 1969 Cyclamate, a non-caloric sweetener, was banned. Discovered in 1937, and widely used in the food industry, cyclamate was found to cause cancer in laboratory rats. Cyclamate is still used in many countries around the world.

 


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October 10th is National Angel Food Cake Day!

Posted on October 10, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Angel Food Cake:

  1. Angel food cake is a type of sponge cake that is originated in the United States.
  2. It is named because of the cake’s lightness that was said to be the “food of the angels”.
  3. Angel food cakes are a traditional African-American favorite for post-funeral meals
  4. Angel food cake requires egg whites whipped until they are stiff, Cream of tartaris added to the mixture to stabilize the egg whites.
  5. A variety of chocolate cake known as Devil’s food cake,  is considered as Angel food’s “counterpart”

Today’s Food History

1892 Earle Dickson was born. He invented Band-Aids for his wife, who had frequent kitchen accidents, cutting or burning herself. He worked as a buyer for Johnson & Johnson, who soon began manufacturing Band-Aids.

1913 Adolphus Busch died. Founded Annheuser Busch in 1866 with his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser.

1913 A dike was blown up by the U.S. engineers to complete the final stage of the Panama Canal, and the waters of the Pacific met the waters of the Atlantic.

1933 Waldo L. Semon received a patent on a method for making plasticized PVC, now know as Vinyl.

1933 Proctor & Gamble began marketing ‘Dreft,’ the first synthetic detergent for home use. Detergents perform better in hard water than soaps.

1966 Simon and Garfunkel release their album, ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme’


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July 30th is National Cheesecake Day 🧀+🍰=😋/ #NationalCheeseCakeDay

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Happy national Cheesecake Day!

Today’s 5 Facts about Cheesecake:

  1. Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake uses a slightly tangy type of cheese with larger curds and less water content, called pot or farmer’s cheese.
  2. Philadelphia-style cheesecake is lighter in texture, yet richer in flavor than New York style cheesecake.
  3. Farmer’s cheese cheesecake is the contemporary implementation for the traditional use of baking to preserve fresh cheese and is often baked in a cake form along with fresh fruit like a tart.
  4. Country-style cheesecake uses buttermilk to produce a firm texture while decreasing the pH (increasing acidity) to extend shelf life.
  5. Lactose free cheesecake may be made either with lactose-free cream cheese or as an imitation using Vegan recipes combining non-dairy cream cheese alternatives with other lactose-free ingredients.

Today’s Food History

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1739 Caspar Wistar founded the first successful large scale glass factory in the U.S. in Allowaystown, New Jersey.

1838 It supposedly rained frogs in London.

1849 Jacob Perkins died. Perkins was issued the first U.S. patent for a refrigerating machine. It used sulfuric ether compression.

1963 Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow was born. American actress, her first major TV role was as the strange waitress on ‘Mad About You.’

June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day 🍓 + 🍰 = 😋

Posted on June 14, 2018

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Did you know…

  1. Shortcake is a sweet biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly, baking soda- or baking powder-leavened bread).
  2. Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs.
  3. The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake.
  4. Though today’s shortcakes are usually of the biscuit or sponge-cake variety, earlier American recipes called for pie crust in rounds or broken-up pieces, which was a variety still being enjoyed in the 20th century, particularly in the South.
  5. Though strawberry is the most widely known shortcake dessert, peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake and other similar desserts are made along similar lines. It is also common to see recipes where the shortcake itself is flavored; coconut is a common addition. The term “shortcake” often refers to shortbread in the UK.

Today’s Food History

  • 1800 Chicken Marengo was supposedly created by Napoleon’s Swiss chef to commemorate the occasion of Napoleon’s victory over the Austrians in the Battle of Marengo on this day.
  • 1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patented his reaping machine.
  • 1972 The EPA banned DDT in the USA. DDT residue is still found in some foods grown in the U.S. in 2002.
  • 1988Unusual uses for peanut butter sandwiches: In New Jersey, students in a school were kept in an extra 45 minutes by a six-foot black bear that had wandered into the playground. They kept it at bay by tossing out peanut butter sandwiches until the game warden arrived to take him away.
  • 1994 R.I.P. Henry Mancini. Oscar winning music composer, he wrote many songs and film scores, including the score for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s

June 11th is National German Chocolate Cake Day/ Fact: It’s not really German at all. #NationalGermanChocolateCakeDay

Posted on June 11, 2018

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Happy National German Chocolate Cake Day!

Fact:

German Chocolate cake isn’t German at all. It’s named after the recipe on German’s Chocolate box.It was first published in June 3, 1957.

Today’s five facts about cakes:

  1. The Celtics celebrate a festival by name Beltane festival. During this festival, they lit bonfires atop a hill and will roll down round cakes from the hill. If the cake doesn’t break, they believe it will bring good fortune.
  2. Cakes definitely play a major role during wedding, but how these wedding ceremonies were completed during ancient times? They either break a big bread loaf on top of the bride’s head or simply throw pieces of bread on her.
  3. It is believed that these cakes are present since the bygone era. During the first Olympic Games, athletes were given cheesecakes.
  4. During the 17th century, in England, people believed that keeping fruitcakes under the pillow of those who are unmarried will give them sweet dreams about their fiancée. Wow…isn’t this really a sweet dream!
  5. Long ago, a women ate “red velvet cake’ in a restaurant and she liked it very much. She asked for the recipe and the restaurant promptly sent the recipe to her. She got furious when she received the recipe that she asked for; do you know why? She was charged $100 for asking this recipe. You know what she did? She sent this recipe as chain mail to hundreds and thousands of people she knew as revenge. Ha ha ha…

Today’s Food History

  • 1742 Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin Stove. He purposely did not patent it, so that others could freely copy the design.
  • 1793 The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
  • 1842 Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born. A German engineer who invented mechanical refrigeration. He developed it so beer could be brewed year round. (Brewing requires low temperatures.)
  • 1860 Mary Jane Rathbun was born. A marine zoologist and crustacean expert.
  • 1901 New Zealand annexed the Cook Islands.
  • 1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born. Ocean explorer, marine biologist. Co-inventor of the aqualung.
  • 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt served hot dogs to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England during their 1939 visit to the United States. It was the first time they had tried this American gourmet treat.
  • 1947 Sugar rationing ends in the U.S.
  • 1996 The record Pacific halibut weighed 459 pounds and was caught in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day!🌰🌰❤️

Posted on June 1, 2018

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Happy National Hazelnut Cake Day!

Five Food Finds about Hazelnut Cake…

  1. The hazelnut or filbert, blooms and pollinates in the middle of the winter. These trees can keep producing nuts for several hundred years.
  2. Over 95% of the U.S. commercial production of the nut is in Oregon’s Williamette valley.
  3. The first commercial filbert orchard in the state of Oregon was the Dorris Ranch in Springfield.
  4. One theory of the origin of the name ‘filbert’ is that it comes from St. Philibert, a 7th century Frankish abbot, whose feast day is August 20, which happens to be in the middle of the nutting season in Europe.
  5. The nuts begin to grow in the spring, and the are allowed to ripen until they fall off the trees and are then harvested.

Today’s Food History

  • 1495 The first written mention of scotch whiskey is in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. A Friar John Cor was the distiller.
  • 1812 Richard Kirwan was born. Kirwan was an eccentric Irish chemist who hated flies. He had dysphagia, which is the inability to swallow food without convulsive movements. He always dined alone.
  • 1875 A.P. Ashbourne received a patent for a “Process Preparing Coconut for Domestic Use.”
  • 1908 John Krohn walked over 9,000 miles around the perimeter of the United States with his wheelbarrow. He completed the walk in 357 days, resting on Sundays
  • 1926 During this month, the first automatic pop-up toaster was introduced by the Waters-Genter Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1926 Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) was born. American actress, primarily remembered as being crowned Artichoke Queen of 1947 in Castroville, California.
  • 1938 The first Superman comic book is published.
  • 1951 The International Cheese treaty was signed. International Convention on the Use of Designations of Origin and Names for Cheeses.
  • 1962 Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ was published. An American biologist, the book was concerned with the dangers of environmental pollution, especially DDT
  • 1976 Great-Britain & Iceland settle their codfish war.
  • 1993 Brooklyn, New York begins recycling.
  • 1996 Dr. Edward Anton Asselbergs died. In 1960 Dr. Asselbergs developed the process for making instant mashed potato flakes, the same basic process is still used world-wide today.
  • 2006 Restaurateur Claude Terrail, owner of La Tour d’Argent in Paris, died at age 88.

May 26th National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Posted on May 26, 2018

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Here are today’s five food facts about Cheesecake:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

May 19th National Devil’s Food Cake Day!

Posted on May 19, 2018

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Here are today’s five food finds about Devil’s Food Cake:

  •  Devil’s food cake is considered a counterpart to the white or yellow angel food cake.
  • Devil’s food cake is generally more moist and airy than other chocolate cakes, and often uses cocoa as opposed to chocolate for the flavor as well as coffee.

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  • Devil’s food cake was introduced in the United States in the early 20th century with the recipe in print as early as 1905.

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  • A similar cake, the red velvet cake, is closely linked to a devil’s food cake, and in some turn of the century cookbooks the two names may have been interchangeable.
  • Devil’s food cake incorporates butter (or a substitute), egg whites, flour (while some chocolate cakes are flourless) and less egg than other chocolate cakes.

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Today’s Food History

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1834 Catharine Furbish was born. An American botanist, she spent almost 40 years traveling and painting watercolors of the flora of the state of Maine.

1910 The Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet and nothing happened.  There had been dire predictions that everyone would die, and many hucksters sold ‘comet pills’ to counter the effects of the ‘comet gas.’

1962 Marilyn Monroe sings ‘Happy Birthday’ at a birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.

2006 Nicole Belinda Franzen Reese was chosen as the 59th ‘Alice in Dairyland’ by the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. She will be the spokesperson for the states agriculture industry.

April 20th is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! 

Posted on April 20, 2018

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Here are today’s five things to know about Pineapple Upside-Down Cake:

The term ‘upside down cake’ wasn’t used very much before the 1900s, but the style of baking dates back to the Middle Ages.

Early recipes for fruit upside down cakes were made in cast iron skillets on top of the stove.

The classic American ‘Pineapple Upside Down Cake’ dates to sometime after 1903, when Jim Dole invented canned pineapple.

The Hawaiian Pineapple Co. (now Dole Pineapple) held a pineapple recipe contest in 1925 with judges from Fannie Farmer’s School, Good Housekeeping and McCall’s magazine on the judging panel. The 100 winning recipes would be published in a cookbook the following year.


The Hawaiin Pineapple Company ran an ad campaign in 1926 based on the fact that so many recipes for the cake had been submitted, naturally making the Pineapple Upside Down Cake even more popular!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery in New York, NY. 





Today’s Food History

1770 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo died. Born in Belgium, this ballerina danced with the Paris Opera. Escoffier named many gourmet dishes in her honor.
1841 Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ was published, the first modern detective story. This has nothing to do with food, but I am an avid fan of both detective fiction and Poe.

April 7th is National Coffee Cake Day!

Posted on April 7, 2018

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Happy Coffee Cake Day 

Here are today’s five food facts to know about Coffee Cake:

  • Coffee cake was not invented, rather it evolved from a variety of different types of cakes.
  • Cakes in their various forms have been around since biblical times, the simplest varieties made from honey or dates and other fruits.
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  • The Danish came up with the earliest versions of coffee cake.  Around the 17th century in Europe, it became the custom to enjoy a delicious sweet and yeasty type of bread when drinking coffee beverages.
  • There are many available combinations, everything from blueberry coffee cakes to cinnamon walnut coffee cake and more.
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  • The hole in the center of most coffee cakes is a relatively recent innovation—it became popular in the 1950’s.  This “bundt pan” was invented to allowed heavier batters to get cooked all the way through without any dough left unbaked in the center.

 

Fun Fact:

The first coffee cakes are thought to have originated in Germany. These were more like sweet breads than cakes.

 

Today’s Food History

o    1727 Michel Adanson was born. Adanson was a French botanist who developed a system of plant classification based on physical characteristics. His system was opposed by Carolus Linnaeus, and was not widely used.

o    1857 A cold front barrels over the U.S. and snow falls in every state in the country.

o    1860 Will Kieth Kellogg was born. Founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (later the W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

o    1869 David Grandison Fairchild was born. An American botanist and agriculturalist, he was responsible for introducing many useful plants to the U.S. Author of ‘The World Was My Garden,’ and ‘Exploring for Plants’.

o    1933 The beginning of the end of Prohibition. On this day 3.2 percent beer sales were allowed in advance of Prohibition’s ratification.

o    1943 Mick Abrahams of the music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was born.

o    1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) was established.

o    1967 ‘Happy Together’ by Turtles is #1 on the charts.

March 29th is National Chiffon Cake Day!

Posted on March 29, 2018

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Happy NATIONAL CHIFFON Cake Day!
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Here are today’s interesting facts about Chiffon Cake:

  • Many believe Chiffon cake is the ‘original’ wedding cake filling. A chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and flavorings.
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  • The lack of butter means that chiffon cakes lack much of the rich flavor of butter cakes, and hence they are typically served accompanied with flavorful sauces or other accompaniments, such as chocolate or fruit fillings.
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  • It is a combination of both batter and foam type cakes.
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Today’s Food History

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  • 1886 Coca-Cola was created by Dr. John Pemberton.
  • 1900 Charles Elton was born.  Elton was an English biologist who first developed the idea of a ‘food chain.’
  • 1848 A huge upstream ice jam stopped almost all water flow over Niagara Falls (both American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls) for several hours.  You could actually walk out into the riverbed below the falls.
  • 1903 R.I.P. Gustavus Franklin Swift.  Founder of the meat-packing business Swift & Co., the inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship ‘dressed’ beef to eastern markets instead of live animals.
  • 1980 R.I.P. Walter H. Deubener. He owned the S.S. Kresge grocery store in St. Paul, Minnesota and invented the handled grocery bag.

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March 28th is National Black Forest Cake Day!

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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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March 24th is National Cake Pop Day!

Posted on March 24, 2018

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Happy National Cake Pop Day!

Here are today’s five food facts about Cake Pops:

A cake pop is cake baked in an circular shape, hand dipped in frosting,  and on a stick to be eaten as candy.

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While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops most people say that Bakerella helped make then a “pop” phenomenon.

In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends

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Other variations of cake pops are  cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.

Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.

* Bakerella celebrates National Cake Pop Day on Feb 1

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Today’s Food History

  • 1765 The British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required American colonists to provide temporary quarters, food, drink, etc. to British troops stationed in their towns.
  • 1896 Clement Hardy received a patent for the rotary disk plow.
  • 1989 The worst oil spill in U.S. history (up to that point) occurred as the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, and eventually leaked 11 million gallons of crude oil.  The effects on wildlife and fish was devastating.
  • 1990 R.I.P. Cookbook author Jane Grigson, age 61.

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March 4th is National Pound Cake Day!

Posted on March 4, 2018

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Happy National Pound Cake Day!

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

 The Pound Cake is a British creation that dates back to the early 1700s.

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Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold, and served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing.

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 In Britain pound cake is more commonly known as ‘Sponge cake’ or ‘Madeira cake’.

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The German “Eischwerkuchen” cake is a recipe very similar to the pound cake.

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 In France pound cake is a traditional and popular cake of the French region of Brittany, and uses the same quantity of the four ingredients but with no added fruit of any kind.

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Today’s Food History
◦ 1634 Samuel Cole supposedly opened the first tavern in the U.S., in Boston.
◦ 1792 Samuel Slocum was born. He invented a machine to make pins with solid heads and a machine for sticking the pins in a paper holder for sale.
◦ 1792 Oranges were said to have been introduced to Hawaii.
◦ 1927 RIP Ira Remsen An American chemist, co-discoverer (with Constantine Fahlberg) of saccharin, the artificial sweetener. (The FDA has required warning labels, since 1972, on products using saccharin because it is a suspected carcinogen).

February 21st is National Pancake Day*

Posted on February 21, 2018

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Many consider this National Pancake Day! So celebrate!

Many celebrate today with rolled thin pancakes topped with caster sugar(powdered) a dash of lemon juice and a dollop of jelly or jam 

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

  1. Throughout Europe most people celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes
  2. Pancakes are associated with the day before lent because it was a way to use up “rich foods” such as eggs, milk, & sugar, before the 40 days fast begins
  3. The word ‘shrove’ refers to an old English word shrive meaning ‘confess’
  4. Most people call today Mardi Gras, which in French means Fat Tuesday. Marking seven weeks before Easter Day.
  5. In Iceland they celebrate today with salted meats, fish, and peas. Known as Sprengidagur (Bursting Day)

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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.

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