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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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February 21st is National Pancake Day*

Posted on February 21, 2016

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 Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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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September 23 is National Pancake Day

Posted on September 23, 2013

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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. A waffle is basically a pancake with a syrup trap.  -Mitch Hedberg
  4. Pancakes became popular because of the ease of quickly producing them in large quantities.  They’re ideal for a big celebration or a large family’s breakfast.
  5. While cooking pancakes, the French often make a wish, while flipping the pancake to turn it over, while holding a coin in the other hand.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1869 Mary Mallon was born. ‘Typhoid Mary’ was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid herself, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
  • 1880 Sir John Boyd Orr was born. A Scottish scientist and nutrition expert, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to eliminate world hunger.
  • 1923 Nancy Green died. Nancy Green was hired to represent and demonstrate Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix. At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the exhibit was so popular that police had to control the crowds at the Aunt Jemima booth. Fair officials awarded her a medal and proclaimed her Pancake Queen. She played the part of Aunt Jemima until her death in a car accident.
  • 1947 Jerry Corbetta of the music group ‘Sugarloaf’ was born.
  • 1964 Robert Irvine was born. British celebrity chef. Food Network shows include ‘Dinner: Impossible’; ‘Worst Cooks in America’; ‘Restaurant: Impossible’.
    (Official website: http://chefirvine.com/)
  • 1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies is #1 on the charts.
  • 2008 Battery by Fart: A man in West Virginia was charged with battery on a police officer when he passed gas and allegedly ‘fanned’ it toward the police officer. He had been taken to the police station for a Breathalyzer test when the alleged ‘fart and fan’ caper occurred. The prosecutor’s office later requested that the criminal complaint be dropped.

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