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February 20th is National Muffin Day!

Posted on February 20, 2019

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Happy National Muffin Day!

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

American muffins are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle.

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The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.

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The Muffin Man was a real guy! He delivered muffins to homes along Drury Lane in England.

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American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods but cupcakes are almost always made with cake batter.

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The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.

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The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

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February 20th is National Muffin Day!

Posted on February 20, 2018

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Happy National Muffin Day!

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

American muffins are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle.

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The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.

chocolate-muffins-158662668

The Muffin Man was a real guy! He delivered muffins to homes along Drury Lane in England.

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American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods but cupcakes are almost always made with cake batter.

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The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.

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The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

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February 20th is National Muffin Day!

Posted on February 20, 2017

Here are today’s five thing to know about the Muffin:

American muffins are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle.

 

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The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.

 

chocolate-muffins-158662668

The Muffin Man was a real guy! He delivered muffins to homes along Drury Lane in England.

 

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American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods but cupcakes are almost always made with cake batter.

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The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.

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The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

February 20th is National Muffin Day

Posted on February 20, 2016

 
Originally today was celebrated as 'National Margarita Day' - worry not it's now February 22

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

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  3. Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  4. American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  5. The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota. The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out primarily in front but possibly all around ones waist”

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term to its revised online edition in March 2011.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

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February 20 is National Muffin Day

Posted on February 20, 2015

 
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Originally today was celebrated as 'National Margarita Day' - worry not it's now February 22

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

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  3. Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  4. American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  5. The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota. The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out primarily in front but possibly all around ones waist”

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term to its revised online edition in March 2011.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

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July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day

Posted on July 11, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Blueberries:

  1. The blueberry muffin is the official muffin of Minnesota.
  2. If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.
  3. The blueberry is the second most popular berry in the US (the strawberry is number one).
  4. Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which is good for eyesight.
  5. Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern Europe of fighting infections. They may also help protect against heart disease.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1792 The first issue of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ was published by Robert Bailey Thomas. (Now called ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’). [Some sources list October 13].

1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the ‘steam-hauled’ plow and several other specialty use plows.

1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.

1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.

July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day

Posted on July 11, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Blueberries:

  1. The blueberry muffin is the official muffin of Minnesota.
  2. If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.
  3. The blueberry is the second most popular berry in the US (the strawberry is number one).
  4. Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which is good for eyesight.
  5. Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern Europe of fighting infections. They may also help protect against heart disease.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1792 The first issue of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ was published by Robert Bailey Thomas. (Now called ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’). [Some sources list October 13].

1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the ‘steam-hauled’ plow and several other specialty use plows.

1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.

1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.

December 19th is National Oatmeal Muffin Day!

Posted on December 19, 2016

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Here are today’s five food things to know about the oatmeal muffin:
  1. American ‘Muffins’ are referred to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word “muffin” likely derives its name from the an Old German word “muffen,” the plural of “muffe” meaning a small cake.
  3. Four US states have adopted a state muffin: Massachusetts – corn, Minnesota – blueberry, New York – apple, Washington – blueberry.
  4. An 18-ounce package of Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats contains about 26,000 rolled oats.
  5. Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.

1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.

1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.

1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.


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July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day

Posted on July 11, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Blueberries:

  1. The blueberry muffin is the official muffin of Minnesota.
  2. If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.
  3. The blueberry is the second most popular berry in the US (the strawberry is number one).
  4. Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which is good for eyesight.
  5. Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern Europe of fighting infections. They may also help protect against heart disease.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1792 The first issue of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ was published by Robert Bailey Thomas. (Now called ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’). [Some sources list October 13].

1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the ‘steam-hauled’ plow and several other specialty use plows.

1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.

1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.

December 19th is National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Posted on December 19, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Oatmeal Muffin:

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.
  3. Oatmeal is still a bargain at less than 15 cents a serving.
  4. An 18-ounce package of Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats contains about 26,000 rolled oats.
  5. Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.
  • 1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.
  • 1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.
  • 1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.

 

July 11 is National Blueberry Muffin Day

Posted on July 11, 2015

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National Blueberry Muffin Day

Five Food Finds about Blueberries

  • The blueberry muffin is the official muffin of Minnesota.
  • If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.
  • The blueberry is the second most popular berry in the US (the strawberry is number one).
  • Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which is good for eyesight.
  • Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern Europe of fighting infections. They may also help protect against heart disease.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1792 The first issue of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ was published by Robert Bailey Thomas. (Now called ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’). [Some sources list October 13].

1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the ‘steam-hauled’ plow and several other specialty use plows.

1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.

1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.

December 19 is National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Posted on December 19, 2014

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Oatmeal Muffin:

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.
  3. Oatmeal is still a bargain at less than 15 cents a serving.
  4. An 18-ounce package of Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats contains about 26,000 rolled oats.
  5. Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.
  • 1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.
  • 1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.
  • 1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.

December 19 – National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Posted on December 19, 2012

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.

1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.

1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.

1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.

July 11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day

Posted on July 11, 2012

National Blueberry Muffin Day

Five Food Finds about Blueberries

  • The blueberry muffin is the official muffin of Minnesota.
  • If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.
  • The blueberry is the second most popular berry in the US (the strawberry is number one).
  • Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which is good for eyesight.
  • Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern Europe of fighting infections. They may also help protect against heart disease.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1792 The first issue of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ was published by Robert Bailey Thomas. (Now called ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’). [Some sources list October 13].

1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the ‘steam-hauled’ plow and several other specialty use plows.

1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.

1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.

December 19 – National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Posted on December 19, 2011

Today’s Food History

National Oatmeal Muffins Day

1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.

1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.

1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.

1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.

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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
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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It’s Official! 2019’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 28, 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 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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Here’s the Official December Food Holiday List / #FoodHolidays

Posted on December 21, 2018

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National Pear Month
National Egg Nog Month
National Fruit Cake Month
Daily Holidays

December 2
National Fritters Day
Feast of St. Bibiana
December 3
National Peppermint Latte Day**
December 4
National Cookie Day
December 5
National Comfort Food Day
Repeal of Prohibition Day*
December 6
National Gazpacho Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National “Cook for Christmas” Day**
December 7
National Cotton Candy Day
 Ferry Floss Day(Great Britain)
December 8
National Brownie Day
December 9
National Pastry Day
December 10
National Lager Day
National Cocoa Day
National Ambrosia Day*
December 13
National Popcorn String Day
December 14
National Biscuits and Gravy Day**
National Bouillabaisse Day
National Gingerbread Latte Day**
National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day**
December 17
National Maple Syrup Day
December 18
National “I Love Honey” Day
 National Roast Suckling Pig Day*
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day
National Sangria Day
December 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
December 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23
National Bake Day
 National Pfeffernuesse Day*
National Egg Nog Day
December 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
National “Kiss the Cook” Day
December 26
National Candy Cane Day
December 27
National Fruitcake Day
December 28
National Box of Chocolates Day
December 29
National “Get on the Scales” Day
National Pepper Pot Day*
National Bacon Day
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day*
Baking Soda Day
National Champagne Day
National Vinegar Day*
*A Traditional Food Holiday or a day with Historic significance 
**A Foodimentary First- A new or newly discovered food holiday

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Here’s the Official December Food Holiday List / #FoodHolidays

Posted on December 12, 2018

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National Pear Month
National Egg Nog Month
National Fruit Cake Month
Daily Holidays

December 2
National Fritters Day
Feast of St. Bibiana
December 3
National Peppermint Latte Day**
December 4
National Cookie Day
December 5
National Comfort Food Day
Repeal of Prohibition Day*
December 6
National Gazpacho Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National “Cook for Christmas” Day**
December 7
National Cotton Candy Day
 Ferry Floss Day(Great Britain)
December 8
National Brownie Day
December 9
National Pastry Day
December 10
National Lager Day
National Cocoa Day
National Ambrosia Day*
December 13
National Popcorn String Day
December 14
National Biscuits and Gravy Day**
National Bouillabaisse Day
National Gingerbread Latte Day**
National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day**
December 17
National Maple Syrup Day
December 18
National “I Love Honey” Day
 National Roast Suckling Pig Day*
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day
National Sangria Day
December 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
December 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23
National Bake Day
 National Pfeffernuesse Day*
National Egg Nog Day
December 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
National “Kiss the Cook” Day
December 26
National Candy Cane Day
December 27
National Fruitcake Day
December 28
National Box of Chocolates Day
December 29
National “Get on the Scales” Day
National Pepper Pot Day*
National Bacon Day
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day*
Baking Soda Day
National Champagne Day
National Vinegar Day*
*A Traditional Food Holiday or a day with Historic significance 
**A Foodimentary First- A new or newly discovered food holiday

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Celebrate!! The Official December Food Holiday List / #FoodHolidays

Posted on December 3, 2018

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National Pear Month
National Egg Nog Month
National Fruit Cake Month
Daily Holidays

December 2
National Fritters Day
Feast of St. Bibiana
December 3
National Peppermint Latte Day**
December 4
National Cookie Day
December 5
National Comfort Food Day
Repeal of Prohibition Day*
December 6
National Gazpacho Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National “Cook for Christmas” Day**
December 7
National Cotton Candy Day
 Ferry Floss Day(Great Britain)
December 8
National Brownie Day
December 9
National Pastry Day
December 10
National Lager Day
National Cocoa Day
National Ambrosia Day*
December 13
National Popcorn String Day
December 14
National Biscuits and Gravy Day**
National Bouillabaisse Day
National Gingerbread Latte Day**
National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day**
December 17
National Maple Syrup Day
December 18
National “I Love Honey” Day
 National Roast Suckling Pig Day*
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day
National Sangria Day
December 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
December 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23
National Bake Day
 National Pfeffernuesse Day*
National Egg Nog Day
December 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
National “Kiss the Cook” Day
December 26
National Candy Cane Day
December 27
National Fruitcake Day
December 28
National Box of Chocolates Day
December 29
National “Get on the Scales” Day
National Pepper Pot Day*
National Bacon Day
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day*
Baking Soda Day
National Champagne Day
National Vinegar Day*
*A Traditional Food Holiday or a day with Historic significance 
**A Foodimentary First- A new or newly discovered food holiday

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April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day!

Posted on April 16, 2018

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Happy National Eggs Benedict Day!

Here are today’s five food facts to know about Egg Benedict:

  • Eggs Blackstone substitutes streaky bacon for the ham and adds a tomato slice.
  • Huevos Benedict substitutes avocado for the ham, and is topped with both salsa and hollandaise sauce.
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  • Eggs Sardou substitutes artichoke bottoms and crossed anchovy fillets for the English muffin and ham, then tops the hollandaise sauce with chopped ham and a truffle slice. The dish was created at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans in honor of the French playwright Victorien Sardou. A more widespread version of the dish starts with a base of creamed spinach, substitutes artichoke bottoms for the English muffin, and eliminates the ham.
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  • Portobello Benedict substitutes Portobello mushrooms for the ham, and is a popular alternative for Catholics observing the Friday Fast.
  • Eggs Provençal replaces the Hollandaise sauce with Béarnaise Sauce.
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Today’s Food History:

  • 1521 Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms. This was NOT the first fad diet.
  • 1906 William James Farrer died. An Australian agriculturist, he developed new varieties of wheat.
  • 1924 Henry Mancini was born. Oscar winning music composer, he wrote many songs and film scores, including the score for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
  • 1928 Ellsworth Milson Statler died. American hotel owner, founder of Statler Hotels. His Statler Hotel in Buffalo, New York was the first hotel in the U.S. to have running water and private baths in each room.
  • 1941 The original Elsie the Cow died. Elsie the cow was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, when people began asking where Elsie was, Borden’s picked a cow originally named ‘You’ll do Lobelia’ from their herd to be Elsie. Elsie stared in commercials, made personal appearances, and even starred in an RKO movie, ‘Little Men.’ Elsie was injured in a truck accident in 1941 and had to be put to sleep. She is buried in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
  • 1956 On the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, Lucy stomped grapes in Rome, and wrestled with another female grape stomper. An inspiration for future ‘food wrestling’ entrepreneurs. Actually, this is one of the funniest sitcom episodes ever made.

March 25th is International Waffle Day!

Posted on March 25, 2018

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Happy International Waffle Day!

Here is today’s interesting food facts about Waffles:

International Waffle day originated in Sweden.

Vårfrudagen isa Swedish name for “Our Lady’s Day” and sounds like Våffel-dagen (waffle day).

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Waffles are descended from the flat cakes baked in ancient Greece. These cakes were prepared with cheese and herbs and cooked between two metal plates.

The waffles we know today first appeared in the Middle Ages.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Belgian cook brought one of the first waffle irons to the US.

This International Waffle Day is brought to you by our friends at Oleanders (http://www.oleandersnyc.com/)  in Brooklyn! TODAY ONLY, Oleanders will be offering a Waffle Bar where diners can choose a batter type and various toppings to create whimsical waffle creations of their choice!

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Waffle Bar- Photo Credit: Caitlin Rusnak/ IdeaWork Studios, Inc.

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Fried Chicken and Waffles- Photo Credit: Zach Arlan

Today’s Food History

  • 1775 Pecan Day. George Washington planted pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon. The trees were supposedly a gift to Washington from Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1848 William Keith Brooks was born.  An American zoologist, he was a champion for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.  Author of ‘The Oyster‘ (1891).
  • 1867 R.I.P. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge.  A German chemist who developed a method for obtaining sugar from beet juice.
  • 1867 The 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter Chicago Lake Tunnel was activated.  It was the first water supply tunnel for a U.S. city.
  • 1914 Norman Ernest Borlaug was born.  American agronomist, Nobel Peace Prize winner for efforts to overcome world hunger.  Developed the wheat/rye hybrid called ‘triticale’ with higher yield and protein content.
  • 1995 Pizza Hut introduced its Stuffed Crust Pizza.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Herb Peterson, creator of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich.

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It’s Official! Here’s 2018’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 31, 2018

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 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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The OFFICIAL December Food Holiday List

Posted on November 26, 2017

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National Pear Month
National Egg Nog Month
National Fruit Cake Month
Daily Holidays

December 2
National Fritters Day
Feast of St. Bibiana
December 3
National Peppermint Latte Day**
December 4
National Cookie Day
December 5
National Comfort Food Day
Repeal of Prohibition Day*
December 6
National Gazpacho Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National “Cook for Christmas” Day**
December 7
National Cotton Candy Day
 Ferry Floss Day(Great Britain)
December 8
National Brownie Day
December 9
National Pastry Day
December 10
National Lager Day
National Cocoa Day
National Ambrosia Day*
December 13
National Popcorn String Day
December 14
National Biscuits and Gravy Day**
National Bouillabaisse Day
National Gingerbread Latte Day**
National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day**
December 17
National Maple Syrup Day
December 18
National “I Love Honey” Day
 National Roast Suckling Pig Day*
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day
National Sangria Day
December 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
December 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23
National Bake Day
 National Pfeffernuesse Day*
National Egg Nog Day
December 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
National “Kiss the Cook” Day
December 26
National Candy Cane Day
December 27
National Fruitcake Day
December 28
National Box of Chocolates Day
December 29
National “Get on the Scales” Day
National Pepper Pot Day*
National Bacon Day
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day*
Baking Soda Day
National Champagne Day
National Vinegar Day*
*A Traditional Food Holiday or a day with Historic significance 
**A Foodimentary First- A new or newly discovered food holiday

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April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day!

Posted on April 16, 2017

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Here are today’s five food facts to know about Egg Benedict:

 

  • Eggs Blackstone substitutes streaky bacon for the ham and adds a tomato slice.
  • Huevos Benedict substitutes avocado for the ham, and is topped with both salsa and hollandaise sauce.

 

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  • Eggs Sardou substitutes artichoke bottoms and crossed anchovy fillets for the English muffin and ham, then tops the hollandaise sauce with chopped ham and a truffle slice. The dish was created at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans in honor of the French playwright Victorien Sardou. A more widespread version of the dish starts with a base of creamed spinach, substitutes artichoke bottoms for the English muffin, and eliminates the ham.

 

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  • Portobello Benedict substitutes Portobello mushrooms for the ham, and is a popular alternative for Catholics observing the Friday Fast.
  • Eggs Provençal replaces the Hollandaise sauce with Béarnaise Sauce.

 

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Today’s Food History:

  • 1521 Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms. This was NOT the first fad diet.
  • 1906 William James Farrer died. An Australian agriculturist, he developed new varieties of wheat.
  • 1924 Henry Mancini was born. Oscar winning music composer, he wrote many songs and film scores, including the score for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
  • 1928 Ellsworth Milson Statler died. American hotel owner, founder of Statler Hotels. His Statler Hotel in Buffalo, New York was the first hotel in the U.S. to have running water and private baths in each room.
  • 1941 The original Elsie the Cow died. Elsie the cow was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, when people began asking where Elsie was, Borden’s picked a cow originally named ‘You’ll do Lobelia’ from their herd to be Elsie. Elsie stared in commercials, made personal appearances, and even starred in an RKO movie, ‘Little Men.’ Elsie was injured in a truck accident in 1941 and had to be put to sleep. She is buried in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
  • 1956 On the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, Lucy stomped grapes in Rome, and wrestled with another female grape stomper. An inspiration for future ‘food wrestling’ entrepreneurs. Actually, this is one of the funniest sitcom episodes ever made.

March 25th is International Waffle Day!

Posted on March 25, 2017

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Here is today’s interesting food facts about Waffles:

 

International Waffle day originated in Sweden.

Vårfrudagen isa Swedish name for “Our Lady’s Day” and sounds like Våffel-dagen (waffle day).

 

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Waffles are descended from the flat cakes baked in ancient Greece. These cakes were prepared with cheese and herbs and cooked between two metal plates.

The waffles we know today first appeared in the Middle Ages.

 

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Thomas Jefferson’s Belgian cook brought one of the first waffle irons to the US.

 

 

This International Waffle Day is brought to you by our friends at Oleanders (http://www.oleandersnyc.com/)  in Brooklyn! TODAY ONLY, Oleanders will be offering a Waffle Bar where diners can choose a batter type and various toppings to create whimsical waffle creations of their choice!

 

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Waffle Bar- Photo Credit: Caitlin Rusnak/ IdeaWork Studios, Inc.

 

 

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Fried Chicken and Waffles- Photo Credit: Zach Arlan

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1775 Pecan Day. George Washington planted pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon. The trees were supposedly a gift to Washington from Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1848 William Keith Brooks was born.  An American zoologist, he was a champion for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.  Author of ‘The Oyster‘ (1891).
  • 1867 R.I.P. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge.  A German chemist who developed a method for obtaining sugar from beet juice.
  • 1867 The 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter Chicago Lake Tunnel was activated.  It was the first water supply tunnel for a U.S. city.
  • 1914 Norman Ernest Borlaug was born.  American agronomist, Nobel Peace Prize winner for efforts to overcome world hunger.  Developed the wheat/rye hybrid called ‘triticale’ with higher yield and protein content.
  • 1995 Pizza Hut introduced its Stuffed Crust Pizza.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Herb Peterson, creator of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich.

April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day

Posted on April 16, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Egg Benedict:

  1. Eggs Blackstone substitutes streaky bacon for the ham and adds a tomato slice.
  2. Huevos Benedict substitutes avocado for the ham, and is topped with both salsa and hollandaise sauce.
  3. Eggs Sardou substitutes artichoke bottoms and crossed anchovy fillets for the English muffin and ham, then tops the hollandaise sauce with chopped ham and a truffle slice. The dish was created at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans in honor of the French playwright Victorien Sardou. A more widespread version of the dish starts with a base of creamed spinach, substitutes artichoke bottoms for the English muffin, and eliminates the ham.
  4. Portobello Benedict substitutes Portobello mushrooms for the ham, and is a popular alternative for Catholics observing the Friday Fast.
  5. Eggs Provençal replaces the Hollandaise sauce with Béarnaise Sauce.

Fun Fact:

Historians attribute the invention of Eggs Benedict to two different events.

Origin Story 1:  In the 1860’s, a regular patron of the restaurant, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, finding nothing to her liking and wanting something new to eat for lunch, discussed this with Chef Charles Ranhofer(1936-1899), Ranhofer came up with Eggs Benedict.

Origin Story 2:  In 1894, Lemuel Benedict, a Wall Street broker, who was suffering from a hangover, ordered “some buttered toast, crisp bacon, two poached eggs, and a hooker of hollandaise sauce” at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. The Waldorf’s legendary chef, Oscar Tschirky, was so impressed that he put the dish on his breakfast and luncheon menus after substituting Canadian bacon for crisp bacon and a toasted English muffin for toasted bread.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1521 Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms. This was NOT the first fad diet.
  • 1906 William James Farrer died. An Australian agriculturist, he developed new varieties of wheat.
  • 1924 Henry Mancini was born. Oscar winning music composer, he wrote many songs and film scores, including the score for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
  • 1928 Ellsworth Milson Statler died. American hotel owner, founder of Statler Hotels. His Statler Hotel in Buffalo, New York was the first hotel in the U.S. to have running water and private baths in each room.
  • 1941 The original Elsie the Cow died. Elsie the cow was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, when people began asking where Elsie was, Borden’s picked a cow originally named ‘You’ll do Lobelia’ from their herd to be Elsie. Elsie stared in commercials, made personal appearances, and even starred in an RKO movie, ‘Little Men.’ Elsie was injured in a truck accident in 1941 and had to be put to sleep. She is buried in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
  • 1956 On the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, Lucy stomped grapes in Rome, and wrestled with another female grape stomper. An inspiration for future ‘food wrestling’ entrepreneurs. Actually, this is one of the funniest sitcom episodes ever made.

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March 25th is International Waffle Day

Posted on March 25, 2016

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

  1. International Waffle day originated in Sweden.
  2. Vårfrudagen, a Swedish name for “Our Lady’s Day” sounds (in Swedish) like Våffel-dagen (waffle day).
  3. Waffles are descended from the flat cakes baked in ancient Greece. These cakes were prepared with cheese and herbs and cooked between two metal plates.
  4. The waffles we know today first appeared in the Middle Ages.
  5. Thomas Jefferson’s Belgian cook brought one of the first waffle irons to the US.

Quote of the Day

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.” – Mitch Hedberg

Fun Fact:

The word “waffle” is from the Dutch, meaning “wafer”.

Eggo Waffles were first brought into supermarket freezer sections in 1953.

Parry Gripp created a song called “Do You Like Waffles” because of his love of waffles.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1775 Pecan Day. George Washington planted pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon. The trees were supposedly a gift to Washington from Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1848 William Keith Brooks was born.  An American zoologist, he was a champion for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.  Author of ‘The Oyster‘ (1891).
  • 1867 R.I.P. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge.  A German chemist who developed a method for obtaining sugar from beet juice.
  • 1867 The 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter Chicago Lake Tunnel was activated.  It was the first water supply tunnel for a U.S. city.
  • 1914 Norman Ernest Borlaug was born.  American agronomist, Nobel Peace Prize winner for efforts to overcome world hunger.  Developed the wheat/rye hybrid called ‘triticale’ with higher yield and protein content.
  • 1995 Pizza Hut introduced its Stuffed Crust Pizza.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Herb Peterson, creator of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich.

June 4 is National Eggs Benedict Day

Posted on June 4, 2015

An American creation with a feather sorted past.

Perfect for almost any meal of the day.

Did you know…

  1. There are conflicting accounts as to the Origin of Eggs Benedict.  Here are some.
  2. In an interview recorded in the “Talk of the Town” column of The New Yorker in 1942, the year before his death, Lemuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of hollandaise.” Oscar Tschirky, the famed maître d’hôtel, was so impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but substituted ham for the bacon and a toasted English muffin for the toast.
  3. Craig Claiborne, in September 1967, wrote a column in The New York Times Magazine about a letter he had received from Edward P. Montgomery, an American then residing in France. In it, Montgomery related that the dish was created by Commodore E. C. Benedict, a banker and yachtsman, who died in 1920 at the age of 86. Montgomery also included a recipe for eggs Benedict, stating that the recipe had been given to him by his mother, who had received it from her brother, who was a friend of the Commodore.
  4. Mr. and Mrs. Benedict, when they lived in New York around the turn of the century, dined every Saturday at Delmonico’s. One day Mrs. Benedict said to the maitre d’hotel, “Haven’t you anything new or different to suggest?” On his reply that he would like to hear something from her, she suggested poached eggs on toasted English muffins with a thin slice of ham, hollandaise sauce and a truffle on top.
  5. Eggs Provençal replaces the Hollandaise sauce with Béarnaise Sauce.

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1845 Hatch’s sowing machine for wheat, oats and other grasses was first demonstrated.
  • 1872 Robert Chesebrough of New York patented a method for making Vaseline.
  • 1895 African American inventor Joseph Lee patented a machine for “bread crumbing.” It was intended for use by restaurants to crumb large quantities of bread scraps.
  • 1907 The automatic washer & dryer are introduced.
  • 1936 Sylvan Goldman ran a successful chain of grocery stores, where customers could carry hand baskets while they shopped. In 1936, when he was a major owner of the Piggly-Wiggly supermarket chain, he invented the shopping cart. He got the idea from a wooden folding chair. He designed the cart by putting a basket on the seat, another below and wheels on the legs. He and a mechanic, Fred Young put one together with a metal frame, and wire baskets. The frames could be folded up and the baskets stacked, which took up less storage room. Customers were reluctant to use this new contraption, so Goldman hired fake shoppers to wheel the carts around pretending to shop so people could see how useful the cart could be!
  • They became a hit, and he formed a new company to manufacture the carts. It is hard to imagine a supermarket or discount store without shopping carts today.
  • 1970 At the 43rd National Spelling Bee, Libby Childress wins spelling the word ‘croissant.’
  • 1974 The Cleveland Indians were playing bad, and fewer and fewer fans came to watch them play. They had a ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ to bring out the fans. Only 22,000 fans turned out in a stadium that could seat 60,000, but they made up for the low numbers by becoming so drunk and unruly, going on the field and disrupting the game, that the Indians had to forfeit the game to the Texas Rangers.
  • 1980 Earle McAusland, publisher/editor of Gourmet magazine died at age 89.
  • 2007 Vincent Sardi Jr. died. He operated the famous Broadway restaurant, ‘Sardi’s’ for 50 years. He retired in 1997.

April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day

Posted on April 16, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Egg Benedict:

  1. Eggs Blackstone substitutes streaky bacon for the ham and adds a tomato slice.
  2. Huevos Benedict substitutes avocado for the ham, and is topped with both salsa and hollandaise sauce.
  3. Eggs Sardou substitutes artichoke bottoms and crossed anchovy fillets for the English muffin and ham, then tops the hollandaise sauce with chopped ham and a truffle slice. The dish was created at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans in honor of the French playwright Victorien Sardou. A more widespread version of the dish starts with a base of creamed spinach, substitutes artichoke bottoms for the English muffin, and eliminates the ham.
  4. Portobello Benedict substitutes Portobello mushrooms for the ham, and is a popular alternative for Catholics observing the Friday Fast.
  5. Eggs Provençal replaces the Hollandaise sauce with Béarnaise Sauce.

Fun Fact:

Historians attribute the invention of Eggs Benedict to two different events.

Origin Story 1:  In the 1860’s, a regular patron of the restaurant, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, finding nothing to her liking and wanting something new to eat for lunch, discussed this with Chef Charles Ranhofer(1936-1899), Ranhofer came up with Eggs Benedict.

Origin Story 2:  In 1894, Lemuel Benedict, a Wall Street broker, who was suffering from a hangover, ordered “some buttered toast, crisp bacon, two poached eggs, and a hooker of hollandaise sauce” at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. The Waldorf’s legendary chef, Oscar Tschirky, was so impressed that he put the dish on his breakfast and luncheon menus after substituting Canadian bacon for crisp bacon and a toasted English muffin for toasted bread.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1521 Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms. This was NOT the first fad diet.
  • 1906 William James Farrer died. An Australian agriculturist, he developed new varieties of wheat.
  • 1924 Henry Mancini was born. Oscar winning music composer, he wrote many songs and film scores, including the score for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
  • 1928 Ellsworth Milson Statler died. American hotel owner, founder of Statler Hotels. His Statler Hotel in Buffalo, New York was the first hotel in the U.S. to have running water and private baths in each room.
  • 1941 The original Elsie the Cow died. Elsie the cow was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, when people began asking where Elsie was, Borden’s picked a cow originally named ‘You’ll do Lobelia’ from their herd to be Elsie. Elsie stared in commercials, made personal appearances, and even starred in an RKO movie, ‘Little Men.’ Elsie was injured in a truck accident in 1941 and had to be put to sleep. She is buried in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
  • 1956 On the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, Lucy stomped grapes in Rome, and wrestled with another female grape stomper. An inspiration for future ‘food wrestling’ entrepreneurs. Actually, this is one of the funniest sitcom episodes ever made.

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