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November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

Posted on November 20, 2018

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Here are today’s five things to know about Peanut Butter Fudge:

Fudge was invented in the United States more than 100 years ago.

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The exact origin is disputed, but most stories claim that the first batch of fudge resulted from a bungled (“fudged”) batch of caramels made on February 14, 1886—hence the name “fudge.”

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Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state.

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The most popular American fudge flavor is chocolate.

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The average peanut farm is 100 acres.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.


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November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

Posted on November 20, 2017

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Here are today’s five things to know about Peanut Butter Fudge:

Fudge was invented in the United States more than 100 years ago.

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The exact origin is disputed, but most stories claim that the first batch of fudge resulted from a bungled (“fudged”) batch of caramels made on February 14, 1886—hence the name “fudge.”

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Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state.

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The most popular American fudge flavor is chocolate.

 

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The average peanut farm is 100 acres.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

 

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.


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November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

Posted on November 20, 2016

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Here are today’s five things to know about Peanut Butter Fudge:

Fudge was invented in the United States more than 100 years ago.

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The exact origin is disputed, but most stories claim that the first batch of fudge resulted from a bungled (“fudged”) batch of caramels made on February 14, 1886—hence the name “fudge.”

giphy40

Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state.

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The most popular American fudge flavor is chocolate.

 

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The average peanut farm is 100 acres.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

 

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

November 20 is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Posted on November 20, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:

  1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  2. There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  3. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  4. Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  5. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
  • 1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
  • 1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
  • 2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

 


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November 20 is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Posted on November 20, 2014

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:

  1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  2. There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  3. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  4. Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  5. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
  • 1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
  • 1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
  • 2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

 

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Posted on November 20, 2013

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National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  •  Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • Grand Saline, TX holds the title for the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich weighing in at 1,342 pounds. Grand Saline outweighed Oklahoma City’s 900 pounds peanut butter and jelly sandwich in November 2010. Oklahoma City, OK had been the reigning champ since September 7, 2002.
  • Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought a peanut with him to the moon.
  • Tom Miller pushed a peanut to the top of Pike’s Peak (14,100 feet) using his nose in 4 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 3 seconds.
  • Adrian Finch of Australia holds the Guinness World Record for peanut throwing, launching the lovable legume 111 feet and 10 inches in 1999 to claim the record.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

November 20 – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Posted on November 20, 2012

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National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  •  Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • Grand Saline, TX holds the title for the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich weighing in at 1,342 pounds. Grand Saline outweighed Oklahoma City’s 900 pounds peanut butter and jelly sandwich in November 2010. Oklahoma City, OK had been the reigning champ since September 7, 2002.
  • Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought a peanut with him to the moon.
  • Tom Miller pushed a peanut to the top of Pike’s Peak (14,100 feet) using his nose in 4 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 3 seconds.
  • Adrian Finch of Australia holds the Guinness World Record for peanut throwing, launching the lovable legume 111 feet and 10 inches in 1999 to claim the record.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

The ‘Official’ 2018 November Food Holiday List / #FoodHolidays

Posted on November 12, 2018

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#NovemberFoodHolidays @Foodimentary

National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month
November 1-7: National Fig Week
Daily Holidays

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
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Vote your Favorite ‘Day’!!! / November’s Food Holiday List

Posted on November 5, 2018

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#NovemberFoodHolidays @Foodimentary

National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month
November 1-7: National Fig Week
Daily Holidays

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
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The ‘Official’ 2018 November Food Holiday List / #FoodHolidays

Posted on October 31, 2018

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Here’s the 2018 Complete November Food Holiday List
#NovemberFoodHolidays @Foodimentary

National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month
November 1-7: National Fig Week
Daily Holidays

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
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Here’s THE November Food Holiday List / #FoodHolidays

Posted on October 26, 2018

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Here’s the 2018 Complete November Food Holiday List
#NovemberFoodHolidays @Foodimentary

National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month
November 1-7: National Fig Week
Daily Holidays

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
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June 16th is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2018

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Fudge facts:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Many variations with other flavorings added are possible.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  3. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  4. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges.
  5. Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated form, particularly sundaes and parfaits.

Today’s Food History

 

  • 1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.
  • 1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.
  • 1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.
  • 1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.
  • 1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.
  • 1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

Complete November Food Holiday List

Posted on November 1, 2017

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Here’s the 2017 Complete November Food Holiday List
#NovemberFoodHolidays @Foodimentary

National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month
November 1-7: National Fig Week
Daily Holidays

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
_____________
Continue to December Food Holidays

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June 16th is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2017

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Fudge facts:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Many variations with other flavorings added are possible.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  3. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  4. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges.
  5. Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated form, particularly sundaes and parfaits.

Today’s Food History

 

  • 1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.
  • 1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.
  • 1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.
  • 1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.
  • 1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.
  • 1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

June 16th is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2016

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Fudge facts:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Many variations with other flavorings added are possible.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  3. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  4. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges.
  5. Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated form, particularly sundaes and parfaits.

Today’s Food History

 

  • 1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.
  • 1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.
  • 1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.
  • 1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.
  • 1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.
  • 1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

June 16 is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2015

Did you know that before refrigeration,

 homemakers would make fudge as a way of storing extra sugar, molasses, and maple syrup

Fudge facts:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Many variations with other flavorings added are possible.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  3. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  4. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges.
  5. Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated form, particularly sundaes and parfaits.

Today’s Food History

  • 1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.
  • 1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.
  • 1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.
  • 1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.
  • 1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.
  • 1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on November 19, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com 

National Peanut Butter Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

Today’s Food History

1600 Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland was born. Ice cream is said to have come from France when he married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henri IV, and sister of Louis XIII.

1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared, and was presumed eaten by the cannibals of New Guinea.

1977 The largest albacore weighed 88 pounds and was caught off the Canary Islands.

2009 Nestle, one of the largest producers of canned pumpkin products, reports there may be a shortage of its products because heavy rains interrupted the pumpkin harvest.

National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2013

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National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
  • You could make about 70,000 regular size sundae’s with that much Ice Cream.
  • It takes Hayward’s 3,000 lbs. of jimmies per year to satisfy their customers.
  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons. You can’t order that in an ice cream parlor!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She 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, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2013

National Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Fudge

  • Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Many variations with other flavourings added are possible.
  • The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  • American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges.
  • Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated form, particularly sundaes and parfaits.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.

1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.

1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.

1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.

1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.

1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

November 19 – National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on November 19, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com 

National Peanut Butter Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

Today’s Food History

1600 Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland was born. Ice cream is said to have come from France when he married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henri IV, and sister of Louis XIII.

1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared, and was presumed eaten by the cannibals of New Guinea.

1977 The largest albacore weighed 88 pounds and was caught off the Canary Islands.

2009 Nestle, one of the largest producers of canned pumpkin products, reports there may be a shortage of its products because heavy rains interrupted the pumpkin harvest.

November 11 – National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2012

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National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
  • You could make about 70,000 regular size sundae’s with that much Ice Cream.
  • It takes Hayward’s 3,000 lbs. of jimmies per year to satisfy their customers.
  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons. You can’t order that in an ice cream parlor!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She 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, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

June 16 – National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2012

National Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Fudge

  • Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Many variations with other flavourings added are possible.
  • The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  • American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges.
  • Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated form, particularly sundaes and parfaits.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.

1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.

1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.

1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.

1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.

1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

November 20 – Today’s Food History

Posted on November 20, 2011

 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
  • 1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
  • 1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
  • 2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

November Holidays

Posted on February 18, 2010

Here’s the Complete November Food Holiday List National Fun with Fondue Month National Georgia Pecan Month National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month National Pepper Month National Stuffing Month National Raisin Bread Month November 1-7: National Fig Week Daily Holidays November 1 National Bison Day National Pâté Day* November 2 National Deviled Egg Day November 3 National Sandwich Day November 4 National Candy Day November 5 National Doughnut Day National Chinese Take-out Day November 6 National Nachos Day November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day November 8 National Cappuccino Day November 9 National Greek Yogurt Day  November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day November 11 National Sundae Day November 12 National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day November 13 National Indian Pudding Day Feast of…

June Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Candy Month National Dairy Month National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month National Iced Tea Month National Papaya Month First Friday in June: National Donut Day Daily Holidays June 1 National Hazelnut Cake Day June 2 National Rocky Road Day National Rotisserie Chicken Day June 3 National Chocolate Macaroon Day National Egg Day June 4 National Cheese Day June 5 National Ketchup / Catsup Day June 6 National Gingerbread Day June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 8 National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day June 9 National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day June 10 National Iced-Tea Day   June 11 National German Chocolate Cake Day June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day International Falafel Day June 13 Cupcake Lover’s Day June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day June…

  

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