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February 29 is Leap Day calls for a celebration! National Frog Legs Day

Posted on February 29, 2016

Five Food Finds about Frog Trivia & Frog Legs

  • 1. In 1930 there were only 24 frog farms in the U.S. Now there are hundreds of commercial growers.
  • 2. The world’s largest Frog Leg festival, Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, is held every January in Fellsmere, Florida. About 45,000 people attended last year’s festival and about 6,000 pounds of frog legs were served.
  • 3. The muppet Kermit the Frog was not originally a frog at all, he was a “green furry character” until he first appeared on Sesame Street.
  • 4. Strict religious laws forbid the consumption of frogs along with ants, bees, and sea birds by many Muslims and some Jewish faiths.
  • 5.What’s in a name? The Carlton Hotel in London, first served ‘cuisses de nymphes aurore’, or legs of the dawn nymphs in the 1930’s. the dish soon became a favorite of the Prince of Wales. Before them the idea of eating frog legs was considered “water rats” to most Londoners.

Events of February 29

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1736 Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers was born. To commemorate her birthday, each year on March 1 the Shakers held a supper serving one of the first known recipes for peach pie in the U.S.
  • 1960 The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago at 116 E. Walton Street, in downtown Chicago.
  • 2004 RIP British actress Dana Broccoli. Widow of Albert Broccoli, producer of the ‘James Bond’ movies.

 

February 29 is Leap Day calls for a celebration! National Frog Legs Day

Posted on February 29, 2012

Five Food Finds about Frog Trivia & Frog Legs

  • 1. In 1930 there were only 24 frog farms in the U.S. Now there are hundreds of commercial growers.
  • 2. The world’s largest Frog Leg festival, Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, is held every January in Fellsmere, Florida. About 45,000 people attended last year’s festival and about 6,000 pounds of frog legs were served.
  • 3. The muppet Kermit the Frog was not originally a frog at all, he was a “green furry character” until he first appeared on Sesame Street.
  • 4. Strict religious laws forbid the consumption of frogs along with ants, bees, and sea birds by many Muslims and some Jewish faiths.
  • 5.What’s in a name? The Carlton Hotel in London, first served ‘cuisses de nymphes aurore’, or legs of the dawn nymphs in the 1930’s. the dish soon became a favorite of the Prince of Wales. Before them the idea of eating frog legs was considered “water rats” to most Londoners.

Events of February 29

Today’s Food History

  • 1736 Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers was born. To commemorate her birthday, each year on March 1 the Shakers held a supper serving one of the first known recipes for peach pie in the U.S.
  • 1960 The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago at 116 E. Walton Street, in downtown Chicago.
  • 2004 RIP British actress Dana Broccoli. Widow of Albert Broccoli, producer of the ‘James Bond’ movies.

The OFFICIAL February ‘Food Holiday’ list

Posted on February 13, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 13
National Cheddar Day
National Tortellini Day
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
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February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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