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November 3rd is National Sandwich Day! / #NationalSandwichDay

Posted on November 3, 2018

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

Americans eat about 300 sandwiches everyday.


This concoction didn’t get its name until 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a British statesman, got hungry during a marathon poker game.


The most popular sandwich is a ham sandwich.


The most expensive sandwich ever sold was a grilled toast sandwich that seemed to have an image of the Virgin Mary on it. It sold for $28,000 in 2004.

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The average American will have consumed 1,500 PB&Js by the time they graduate high school.


Today’s Food History

  • 1633 Bernardino Ramazzini was born. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. (Some sources list November 13). Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
  • 1832 Sir John Leslie died. A Scottish physicist and mathematician, he was the first to create ice artificially (freeze water artificially). He used an air pump apparatus.
  • 1841 Johannes Eugenius Bulow Warming was born. A Danish botanist, he was one of the founders of the science of plant ecology.
  • 1863 J.T. Alden was issued a patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy was born. He discovered vitamin K.
  • 1895 The town of Walcott, Minnesota is destroyed by a fire that begins in a flour mill.
  • 1952 Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.
  • 1966 Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. The first truth in packaging law.

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November 3rd is National Sandwich Day!

Posted on November 2, 2017

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

Americans eat about 300 sandwiches everyday.


This concoction didn’t get its name until 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a British statesman, got hungry during a marathon poker game.


The most popular sandwich is a ham sandwich.


The most expensive sandwich ever sold was a grilled toast sandwich that seemed to have an image of the Virgin Mary on it. It sold for $28,000 in 2004.

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The average American will have consumed 1,500 PB&Js by the time they graduate high school.


Today’s Food History

  • 1633 Bernardino Ramazzini was born. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. (Some sources list November 13). Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
  • 1832 Sir John Leslie died. A Scottish physicist and mathematician, he was the first to create ice artificially (freeze water artificially). He used an air pump apparatus.
  • 1841 Johannes Eugenius Bulow Warming was born. A Danish botanist, he was one of the founders of the science of plant ecology.
  • 1863 J.T. Alden was issued a patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy was born. He discovered vitamin K.
  • 1895 The town of Walcott, Minnesota is destroyed by a fire that begins in a flour mill.
  • 1952 Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.
  • 1966 Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. The first truth in packaging law.

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November 3rd is National Sandwich Day!

Posted on November 3, 2016

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

Americans eat about 300 sandwiches everyday.


This concoction didn’t get its name until 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a British statesman, got hungry during a marathon poker game.


The most popular sandwich is a ham sandwich.


The most expensive sandwich ever sold was a grilled toast sandwich that seemed to have an image of the Virgin Mary on it. It sold for $28,000 in 2004.

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The average American will have consumed 1,500 PB&Js by the time they graduate high school.


Today’s Food History

  • 1633 Bernardino Ramazzini was born. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. (Some sources list November 13). Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
  • 1832 Sir John Leslie died. A Scottish physicist and mathematician, he was the first to create ice artificially (freeze water artificially). He used an air pump apparatus.
  • 1841 Johannes Eugenius Bulow Warming was born. A Danish botanist, he was one of the founders of the science of plant ecology.
  • 1863 J.T. Alden was issued a patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy was born. He discovered vitamin K.
  • 1895 The town of Walcott, Minnesota is destroyed by a fire that begins in a flour mill.
  • 1952 Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.
  • 1966 Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. The first truth in packaging law.

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November 3 – National Sandwich Day

Posted on November 3, 2015

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National Sandwich Day

Five Food Finds about Sandwiches

  • The sandwich is said to have originated over two thousand years ago with various combinations of meats and cheeses placed on bread or in pastry.
  • This concoction didn’t get its name until 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a British statesman, got hungry during a marathon poker game.
  • He asked his cook to get him something to eat that wouldn’t interfere with the game.
  • The cook took slices of roast beef and put them between two pieces of toast.
  • He could eat a hearty meal with one hand and still be able to hold his cards in the other hand.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1633 Bernardino Ramazzini was born. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. (Some sources list November 13). Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
1832 Sir John Leslie died. A Scottish physicist and mathematician, he was the first to create ice artificially (freeze water artificially). He used an air pump apparatus.
1841 Johannes Eugenius Bulow Warming was born. A Danish botanist, he was one of the founders of the science of plant ecology.
1863 J.T. Alden was issued a patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.
1893 Edward A. Doisy was born. He discovered vitamin K.
1895 The town of Walcott, Minnesota is destroyed by a fire that begins in a flour mill.
1952 Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.
1966 Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. The first truth in packaging law.

 

November 3 is National Sandwich Day

Posted on November 3, 2014

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

  1. The sandwich is said to have originated over two thousand years ago with various combinations of meats and cheeses placed on bread or in pastry.
  2. This concoction didn’t get its name until 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a British statesman, got hungry during a marathon poker game.
  3. He asked his cook to get him something to eat that wouldn’t interfere with the game.
  4. The cook took slices of roast beef and put them between two pieces of toast.
  5. He could eat a hearty meal with one hand and still be able to hold his cards in the other hand.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1633 Bernardino Ramazzini was born. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. (Some sources list November 13). Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
  • 1832 Sir John Leslie died. A Scottish physicist and mathematician, he was the first to create ice artificially (freeze water artificially). He used an air pump apparatus.
  • 1841 Johannes Eugenius Bulow Warming was born. A Danish botanist, he was one of the founders of the science of plant ecology.
  • 1863 J.T. Alden was issued a patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy was born. He discovered vitamin K.
  • 1895 The town of Walcott, Minnesota is destroyed by a fire that begins in a flour mill.
  • 1952 Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.
  • 1966 Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. The first truth in packaging law.

National Sandwich Day

Posted on November 3, 2013

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National Sandwich Day

Five Food Finds about Sandwiches

  • The sandwich is said to have originated over two thousand years ago with various combinations of meats and cheeses placed on bread or in pastry.
  • This concoction didn’t get its name until 1762 when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a British statesman, got hungry during a marathon poker game.
  • He asked his cook to get him something to eat that wouldn’t interfere with the game.
  • The cook took slices of roast beef and put them between two pieces of toast.
  • He could eat a hearty meal with one hand and still be able to hold his cards in the other hand.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1633 Bernardino Ramazzini was born. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. (Some sources list November 13). Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
1832 Sir John Leslie died. A Scottish physicist and mathematician, he was the first to create ice artificially (freeze water artificially). He used an air pump apparatus.
1841 Johannes Eugenius Bulow Warming was born. A Danish botanist, he was one of the founders of the science of plant ecology.
1863 J.T. Alden was issued a patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.
1893 Edward A. Doisy was born. He discovered vitamin K.
1895 The town of Walcott, Minnesota is destroyed by a fire that begins in a flour mill.
1952 Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.
1966 Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. The first truth in packaging law.

August 23rd is National Cuban Sandwich Day! /#NationalCubanSandwitchDay

Posted on August 23, 2018

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Today’s Food Facts about Cuban Sandwiches:

1. A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Key West and Ybor City, Tampa; two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida.

2 Many say a “true” Cuban sandwich, starts with Cuban bread. The loaf is sliced into lengths of 8–12 inches, lightly buttered or brushed with olive oil on the crust, and cut in half horizontally. A coat of yellow mustard is spread on the bread. Then sliced roast pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, and thinly sliced dill pickles are added in layers. Sometimes the pork is marinated in mojo and slow roasted.

3. In 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa”

4. It is believed by some that the sandwich was a common lunch food for workers in both the cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba during the 1870’s. When the cigar industry in Florida shifted to Tampa in the 1880’s, the sandwich quickly appeared in workers’ cafés in Ybor City and (later) West Tampa,Fl.

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! / #NationalIceCreamSandwitchDay

Posted on August 2, 2018

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Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Here’s today’s facts about ice cream sandwiches:

  1. The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
  2. The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
  3. The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
  4. If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
  5. The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50 percent of all ice cream sandwiches.

Today’s Food History

  • 1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.
  • 1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.
  • 1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’
  • 1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.
  • 2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.

August 23rd is National Cuban Sandwich Day!

Posted on August 23, 2017

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Today’s Food Facts about Cuban Sandwiches:

1. A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Key West and Ybor City, Tampa; two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida.

2 Many say a “true” Cuban sandwich, starts with Cuban bread. The loaf is sliced into lengths of 8–12 inches, lightly buttered or brushed with olive oil on the crust, and cut in half horizontally. A coat of yellow mustard is spread on the bread. Then sliced roast pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, and thinly sliced dill pickles are added in layers. Sometimes the pork is marinated in mojo and slow roasted.

3. In 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa”

4. It is believed by some that the sandwich was a common lunch food for workers in both the cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba during the 1870’s. When the cigar industry in Florida shifted to Tampa in the 1880’s, the sandwich quickly appeared in workers’ cafés in Ybor City and (later) West Tampa,Fl.

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Posted on August 2, 2017

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Today’s five facts about ice cream sandwiches:

  1. The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
  2. The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
  3. The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
  4. If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
  5. The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50 percent of all ice cream sandwiches.

Today’s Food History

  • 1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.
  • 1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.
  • 1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’
  • 1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.
  • 2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.

August 23rd is National Cuban Sandwich Day!

Posted on August 22, 2016

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Today’s Food Facts about Cuban Sandwiches:

1. A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Key West and Ybor City, Tampa; two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida.

2 Many say a “true” Cuban sandwich, starts with Cuban bread. The loaf is sliced into lengths of 8–12 inches, lightly buttered or brushed with olive oil on the crust, and cut in half horizontally. A coat of yellow mustard is spread on the bread. Then sliced roast pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, and thinly sliced dill pickles are added in layers. Sometimes the pork is marinated in mojo and slow roasted.

3. In 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa”

4. It is believed by some that the sandwich was a common lunch food for workers in both the cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba during the 1870’s. When the cigar industry in Florida shifted to Tampa in the 1880’s, the sandwich quickly appeared in workers’ cafés in Ybor City and (later) West Tampa,Fl.

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Posted on August 2, 2016

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Today’s five facts about ice cream sandwiches:

  1. The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
  2. The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
  3. The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
  4. If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
  5. The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50 percent of all ice cream sandwiches.

Today’s Food History

  • 1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.
  • 1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.
  • 1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’
  • 1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.
  • 2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.

August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Posted on August 2, 2014

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Here are today’s five thing to know about ice cream sandwiches:

  1. The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
  2. The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
  3. The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
  4. If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
  5. The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50 percent of all ice cream sandwiches.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.
  • 1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.
  • 1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’
  • 1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.
  • 2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.

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August 2 – National Ice-Cream Sandwich Day

Posted on August 2, 2012

National Ice-Cream Sandwich Day

Five Food Finds about the Ice-Cream Sandwich

  • The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
  • The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
  • If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
  • The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
  • The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50 percent of all ice cream sandwiches.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.

1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.

1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’

1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.

2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.

September 1st is National Gyro Day!

Posted on September 1, 2019

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

  1. A gyro is a dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit. It is usually served as a sandwich, also called a gyros, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita bread.
  2. To make gyros, pieces of meat are placed on a tall vertical spit, which turns in front of a source of heat, usually an electric broiler.
  3.  If the meat is not fatty enough, strips of fat are added so that the roasting meat remains always moist and crisp.
  4. The rate of roasting can be adjusted by varying the strength of the heat and the distance between the heat and the meat, allowing the cook to adjust to varying rates of consumption.
  5. The outside of the meat is sliced vertically in thin, crisp shavings when done. It is generally served in an oiled, lightly grilled piece of pita, rolled up with various salads and sauces.

Today’s Food History

  • 1819 J.J. Wood patented a plow with interchangeable parts.
  • 1826 Alfred Ely Beach was born. American inventor and publisher of Scientific American magazine.
  • 1906 Karl August Folkers was born. He was the first to isolate vitamin B12.
  • 1914 Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon died on September 1, 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, the species having been commercially hunted to extinction.
  • 1940 Lillian D. Wald died. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.
  • 1951 The Premier, the first supermarket in Britain, opened it’s doors.

March 9th is National Crab Day! 🦀

Posted on March 9, 2019

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5 food facts about crab cakes


A crab cake is an American dish composed of crab meat and various other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, milk, mayonnaise, eggs, yellow onions, and seasonings.

The two most common styles of Maryland crab cakes are known as Boardwalk and Restaurant.

Boardwalk crabcakes are typically breaded and deep-fried, and are often filled with stuffing of various sorts and served on a hamburger bun.

Restaurant crab cakes, which are sometimes called gourmet crab cakes, are often prepared with no filler, and are composed of all-lump crab meat served on a platter or open-faced sandwich.

Many restaurants that offer Maryland crab cakes will offer to have the cakes fried or broiled.

On This Day in Food History…

1822 Charles Graham of New York received a patent for artificial teeth.

1839 Famous Food Fights

The Great Pastry War ended this day. A brief conflict began on November 30, 1838, between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant. The Mexican government refused to pay for damages. Several other countries had asked the Mexican government for similar claims in the past due to civil unrest in Mexico, without any resolution. France decided to do something about it, and sent a fleet to Veracruz and fired on the fortress outside the harbor. They occupied the city on April 16, 1838, and through the mediation of Great Britain were promised payment of 600,000 pesos for the damages. They withdrew on March 9, 1839.


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March 6th is National Oreo Day! / #NationalOreoDay

Posted on March 6, 2019

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Five Food Facts about Oreos

In 1912, Nabisco had a new idea for a cookie – two chocolate disks with a creme filling in between.

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The first Oreo cookie looked very similar to the Oreo cookie of today, with only a slight difference in the design on the chocolate disks.

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Little did they know that the Oreo cookie would become the largest selling cookie of all time.

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The origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but there are many theories. ‘Or’ means golden in French or the Greek word ‘Oreo’, meaning beautiful, nice or well done.

Lawsuit Seeks To Ban Oreo Cookies In California

Starting in January 2006, Oreo cookies replaced the trans fat in the cookie with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.

On This Day in Food History…

  • 1899 Aspirin was patented by Felix Hoffman of the German company, Bayer. Aspirin was originally developed by Charles Frederic Gerhardt in 1853, but he never thought it important enough to patent.
  • 1912 Nabisco debuts the Oreo cookie. The Oreo is considered largest selling cookie of all time.
  • 1930 Retail frozen foods go on sale for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts. Various fruits, vegetables, meat and fish were offered for sale. Clarence Birdseye had developed the method used to successfully freeze foods on a commercial scale.

March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day / #PeanutButterDay

Posted on March 1, 2019

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter 

  •  An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
  • The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
  • West Coast people  prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy
  •  Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
  •  96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly
  • Two presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, were peanut farmers

Food related Events of March 1

also: National Fruit Compote Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
  • 1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
  • 1989 Jack Dietz holds the world’s record for watermelon seed spitting, 66 feet 11 inches.
  • 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
  • 1990 The British Royal Navy began issuing rum rations to sailors as early as 1655. The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors in 1990.
  • 2002 McDonald’s announced in a press release that it has agreed to pay 10 million dollars to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.

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February 22nd is National Margarita Day! / #NationalMargaritaDay

Posted on February 22, 2019

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Happy National Margarita Day!

Five Things to know about the Margarita

1. The original recipe for the Margarita is a concoction of equal parts tequila, orange liquor and lime, served over ice with a salt-rimmed glass.

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2. Some say the Margarita is a version of a popular prohibition drink called the Daisy, a drink found on Mexican border towns substituting brandy with tequila . Margarita in Spanish means Daisy.

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3. One  ‘Origin’ Myth about the Margarita is that in October 1941, a bartender at Husson’s cantina in Ensenada, Mexico created the drink for Margarita Henkel, a well known German celebrity.

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3. Another ‘Origin’ Myth about the Margarita is that in 1948 at the Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas created the drink for the singer Peggy Lee. The Spanish version of Peggy’s name is Margarita  (Margaret).

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4. ‘Authentic’ Margaritas are made with bitter Mexican limes (key limes). These are smaller thin-skinned limes, much more tart than regular limes.

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5. The IBA’s (International Bartenders Association) official standard for the margarita is 7:4:3, that is 50% Tequila, 29% Cointreau, 21% fresh lime or lemon juice.

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On This Day in Food History…

1630 Supposedly, Quadequina, an American Indian, introduced English colonists to popcorn.
1879 Woolworths, the first chain store, opened in 1879 in Utica, New York. Woolworth’s diners were the first to introduce the Frito Chili Pies and helped to popularize grilled cheese sandwiches and BLT’s,bacon ,lettuce, and tomato sandwiches.
1920 The first artificial rabbit is used at a dog racing trace in Emeryville, California.
1925 RIP Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt, English physician, he invented the short (6 inch) clinical thermometer, before then they averaged over 18″ in length.
1987 RIP Andy Warhol,American painter of the pop art movement. In the 1960s he made paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans.


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February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day! #ValentinesDay

Posted on February 14, 2019

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Five Food Find about Valentine’s Day Candy

In the 1800’s, physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.

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More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.

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At one time, conversation candies were made into shapes including horseshoes, baseballs, and watches.

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At least 10 new conversation heart sayings are introduced each year. Recent additions include “Yeah Right,” “Call Home” and “Puppy Love.”

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It is believed that Madame Du Barry served chocolate to all her suitors; Casanova consumed chocolate instead of champagne to induce romance; and Montezuma, the king of the ancient Aztecs, believed chocolate would make him virile.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1779 RIP Captain James Cook, British explorer who charted and named many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
  • 1803 Moses Coats patented an apple parer.
  • 1838 Margaret E. Knight was born. An American inventor, she invented an improved paper bag machine to make bags with flat bottoms.
  • 1886 California oranges were first shipped East by rail.
  • 1903 The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor was established.
  • 2003 Dolly the sheep died. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal. (Born July 5, 1996)

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January 18th is National Gourmet Coffee Day! / #CoffeeDay

Posted on January 18, 2019

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Happy National Gourmet Coffee Day

Here are today’s five things to know about Gourmet Coffee:

Until the invention of vacuum packed coffee tins in 1900 by Hill Bros. Coffee, almost every city or large town in America had their own local coffee roasters.

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In East Africa and Yemen, coffee was used in native religious ceremonies that were in competition with the Christian Church. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia.

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Coffee berries, which contain the coffee seeds, are produced by several species of small evergreen bush of the genus Coffea. The two most commonly grown are also the most highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the “robusta” form of the hardier Coffea canephora.

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An important export commodity, coffee was the top agricultural export for twelve countries in 2004.

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Preparing coffee in a French press leaves more oils in the drink compared with coffee prepared with a paper coffee filter.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1778 Captain Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. He named them the Sandwich Islands, after Lord Sandwich, who was then first Lord of the Admiralty.
  • 1799 Joseph Dixon was born. An American inventor and manufacturer. Among his many accomplishments, he produced the first pencil made in the U.S.
  • 1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden was born. Glidden, an Illinois farmer, received a patent for the first commercial barbed wire on November 24, 1874. The beginning of the end to open range and the cowboy. Glidden formed the Barb Fence Company with his partner Isaac L. Ellwood, and became one of the wealthiest men in the country.
  • 1818 George Palmer was born. Palmer, of Huntley and Palmer biscuit manufacturers, introduced the first biscuit tins.
  • 1882 Alan Alexander Milne was born. Creator of Winnie the Pooh, the honey loving bear.
  • 1943 Pre-sliced bread was banned in the U.S. for the duration of World War II, to conserve metal from spare parts that might be needed.
  • 1990 The first McDonald’s in Moscow opened.

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The official January ‘Food Holidays’

Posted on January 1, 2019

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National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Baking Month
National Fat Free Living Month
Fat Free Living Month
Daily Holidays

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day
National Black Eyed Pea Day
January 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4
National Spaghetti Day
January 5
National Whipped Cream Day
January 6
National Shortbread Day
National Bean Day
January 7
National Tempura Day
January 8
National English Toffee Day
January 9
National Apricot Day
January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11
National Hot Toddy Day
National Milk Day
January 12
National Marzipan Day
National Curried Chicken Day
National Glazed Doughnut Day
National Gluten-Free Day
National Peach Melba Day
January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
 National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Peking Duck Day
January 19
National Popcorn Day
January 20
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 21
National Granola Bar Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Southern Food Day
January 23
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25
National Irish Coffee Day
January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day
January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29
National Corn Chip Day
January 30
National Croissant Day
January 31
National Hot Chocolate Day**

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2019’s January Food Holiday List is Here!

Posted on December 29, 2018

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National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Baking Month
National Fat Free Living Month
Fat Free Living Month
Daily Holidays

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day
National Black Eyed Pea Day
January 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4
National Spaghetti Day
January 5
National Whipped Cream Day
January 6
National Shortbread Day
National Bean Day
January 7
National Tempura Day
January 8
National English Toffee Day
January 9
National Apricot Day
January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11
National Hot Toddy Day
National Milk Day
January 12
National Marzipan Day
National Curried Chicken Day
National Glazed Doughnut Day
National Gluten-Free Day
National Peach Melba Day
January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
 National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Peking Duck Day
January 19
National Popcorn Day
January 20
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 21
National Granola Bar Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Southern Food Day
January 23
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25
National Irish Coffee Day
January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day
January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29
National Corn Chip Day
January 30
National Croissant Day
January 31
National Hot Chocolate Day**

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November 28th is National French Toast Day! / #NationalFrenchToastDay

Posted on November 28, 2018

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Here are today’s five things to know about French Toast:

French toast was not invented in France. In fact, French toast was around long before France even existed as a country.

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The earliest reference to French toast dates all the way back to 4th century Rome.The name for French toast in France is “pain perdu”, which means “lost bread.”

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French toast was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use every bit of food they could find to feed their families.  They knew day-old bread could be revived when moistened and heated.  They also added eggs for additional moisture and protein.

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In Scotland, French toast is traditionally served with sausage between two slices of French toast, eaten as a sandwich.

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Medieval recipes for French toast suggest this meal was enjoyed by the wealthy.

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1837 John Wesley Hyatt was born. He developed the process for making celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. He also invented a water purifying system and a sugar cane mill.
  • 1863 Thanksgiving was first celebrated as a regular American Holiday.
  • 1869 F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was issued the first chewing gum patent in 1869.
  • 1930 After a sandstorm in Morocco, there was a rain of mud in Paris and yellow sand fell in Spain.
  • 1942 Coffee rationing began in the U.S.
  • 1948 The first Polaroid Land Camera went on sale in Boston. This was the first successful self-developing camera; it took a photo about 1 minute to develop.
  • 2006 Texas Republican state Rep. Betty Brown filed a bill (HCR 15) in the Texas legislature which would declare Athens, Texas as the “original home of the hamburger.” Residents of New Haven, Connecticut strongly objected.

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November 24th is National Sardines Day! / #NationalSardineDay

Posted on November 24, 2018

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

Sardines live short lives, and grow quite quickly. They can reach a length of about 23cm in two years.

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Sardines are the most plentiful, edible fish in the world.
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The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is fermented sardines.

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The term sardine was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant.

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The original ‘secret’ ingredient in Caesar Salad is crushed sardines.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1762 The first written record of the word ‘sandwich’. Edward Gibbons Journal, 11/24/1762: ‘I dined at the Cocoa Tree….That respectable body affords every evening a sight truly English. Twenty or thirty of the first men in the kingdom….supping at little tables….upon a bit of cold meat, or a Sandwich.’
  • 1859  ‘The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’was published in England.
  • 1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born. French artist who documented Parisian night life in the 1890s with his insightful posters.
  • 1873 Patent issued to Joseph F. Glidden for barbed wire. The beginning of the end of cowboys and the open range.
  • 1916 Sir Hiram Maxim died. An American born inventor. Among his hundreds of inventions were a hair curling iron, a mousetrap, an automatic sprinkling system, gas motors, and a machine gun.

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

Posted on November 12, 2018

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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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November 6th is National Nachos Day! / No Really!! #NationalNachoDay

Posted on November 6, 2018

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Happy Nacho Day!

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Five Food Facts about Nachos:

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Nachos were invented near the Amercian/Mexican border in Piedras Negras, Mexico.

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The term “Nacho” is a common nickname for Ignacio. It was invented in 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya.

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Nachos as we know them aren’t Mexican food, they’re Tex-Mex.

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The first known appearance of the word “nachos” in English dates to 1949, from the book A Taste of Texas.

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1814 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax was born.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone.
1923 HyperInflation ran rampant in Europe. A loaf of bread cost 140 Billion German Marks.
1991‘Cream’ by Prince & The NPG is #1 on the charts.
1993 The world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created in Peanut, Pennsylvania.  It was almost 40 feet long and used 150 pounds of peanut butter and 50 pounds of jelly.


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Vote your Favorite ‘Day’!!! / November’s Food Holiday List

Posted on November 5, 2018

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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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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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Cheers! October 27th is National American Beer Day!

Posted on October 27, 2018

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Todays five food facts about beer:

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The bittering agent in beer, Hops, is closely related to marijuana.

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Brown bottles are designed to keep beer fresh.

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The average American consumes nearly 23 gallons of beer annually.

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According to broadcasting regulations, American beer commercials are not allowed to show anyone consuming alcohol.

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Obama is the first American President to brew his own beer.

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Today’s Food History

1728 Captain James Cook was born. British explorer who charted and named many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

1806 Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle was born. A Swiss botanist, author of ‘Origin of Cultivated Plants.’

1872 Emily Post was born. (or on October 3, 1873). Etiquette expert, newspaper columnist, author of ‘Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home’ (1922); ‘The Emily Post Cook Book’(1949); ‘Motor Manners’ (1950).

1873 Joseph F. Glidden applied for a patent for barbed wire.

1904 The first subway (underground) rail system in New York City began operating.  The Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) line was 21 miles long.

1930 ‘Gorgonzola’ was recorded by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra with Leslie Sarony

1975 Rex Stout, American crime writer died. More than 70 of his novels and stories feature the fictional gourmand/gourmet detective, Nero Wolfe. Archie Goodwin, the detective’s assistant, described him as weighing “one seventh of a ton” (about 286 pounds). Shad Roe and Duck were two of Wolfe’s favorites, and he also consumed copious amounts of beer. Stout also published ‘The Nero Wolfe Cookbook’ in 1973.


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October 27th is National Potato Day! / #NationalPotatoDay

Posted on October 27, 2018

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Happy #NationalPotatoDay

Here are today’s Facts things about the potato:

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  • Despite being delicious fried, baked, or boiled, the root vegetable rarely gets the praise it deserves. The environmentally friendly food crop has played a huge role in our development, but rarely do we give our starchy friend a second thought.
  • They’re cheap and ridiculously easy to grow, and don’t require massive amounts of fertilizer and chemical additives to thrive (although some growers still use them anyway). They’re also good for you providing you’re not eating them in fried form all the time.
  • In 1995, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia. This marked the first time any food was ever grown in space.giphy10
  • The world’s largest potato weighed in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
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  • While potatoes may be synonymous with the Irish these days, they were grown in the Andes mountains centuries before Europeans ever set foot in the new world.

Today’s Food History

  • 1728 Captain James Cook was born. British explorer who charted and named many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
  • 1806 Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle was born. A Swiss botanist, author of ‘Origin of Cultivated Plants.’
  • 1872 Emily Post was born. (or on October 3, 1873). Etiquette expert, newspaper columnist, author of ‘Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home’ (1922); ‘The Emily Post Cook Book’(1949); ‘Motor Manners’ (1950).
  • 1873 Joseph F. Glidden applied for a patent for barbed wire.
  • 1904 The first subway (underground) rail system in New York City began operating.  The Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) line was 21 miles long.
  • 1930 ‘Gorgonzola’ was recorded by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra with Leslie Sarony
  • 1975 Rex Stout, American crime writer died. More than 70 of his novels and stories feature the fictional gourmand/gourmet detective, Nero Wolfe. Archie Goodwin, the detective’s assistant, described him as weighing “one seventh of a ton” (about 286 pounds). Shad Roe and Duck were two of Wolfe’s favorites, and he also consumed copious amounts of beer. Stout also published ‘The Nero Wolfe Cookbook’ in 1973.

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