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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.
sardines

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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November 24th is National Sardines Day!

Posted on November 24, 2017

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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.

giphy50

Sardines are the most plentiful, edible fish in the world.
sardines

The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is fermented sardines.

worcestershire_sauce_16x9

 

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.

 

castelsardo-sardinia

 

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

recipe-lab-kale-caesar-superjumbo

 

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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November 24th is National Sardines Day!

Posted on November 24, 2016

High-res version

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.

giphy50

Sardines are the most plentiful, edible fish in the world.
sardines

The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is fermented sardines.

worcestershire_sauce_16x9

 

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.

 

castelsardo-sardinia

 

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

recipe-lab-kale-caesar-superjumbo

 

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.

 

 

November 24 is National Sardines Day

Posted on November 24, 2015

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

  1. Sardines live short lives, and grow quite quickly. They can reach a length of about 23cm in two years.
  2. Sardines are the most plentiful edible fish in the world.
  3. The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is fermented sardines.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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November 24 is National Sardines Day

Posted on November 24, 2014

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

  1. Sardines live short lives, and grow quite quickly. They can reach a length of about 23cm in two years.
  2. Sardines are the most plentiful edible fish in the world.
  3. The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is fermented sardines.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

February 17th is National Café au Lait Day!

Posted on February 17, 2019

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Happy National Café au Lait Day

5 Food Facts about Cafe au Lait Day

 Cafe au lait is coffee with hot milk added.

caffecoffea-com

In Europe, “café au lait” stems from the same continental tradition as “café con leche” in Spain.

cafe-au-lait

In Poland it is referred to as “kawa biała” (“white coffee”).

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In Germany it is referred to as “Milchkaffee” (“milk coffee”).

milchkaffee

In The Netherlands “koffie verkeerd” (“incorrect coffee”).

koffieverkeerd_leesclub

In the French-speaking areas of Switzerland, a popular variation is the “café renversé” (“reverse coffee”), made by using the milk as a base and adding espresso, in reversal of the normal method of making a “café au lait”.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
  • 1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
  • (Some sources say 1873).
  • 1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as ‘just plain folks.’
  • 1958‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
  • 2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
  • 2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse.

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February 7th is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day / #NationalFettuccineDay

Posted on February 7, 2019

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Happy National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!

Here are today’s food finds about fettuccine:

Fettuccine  is a flat, thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)

fettuccine-alfredo-5

 The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.

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It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914.

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Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.

pkm-mushroom-fettucine-alfredo

There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

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

Posted on November 12, 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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Vote your Favorite ‘Day’!!! / November’s Food Holiday List

Posted on November 5, 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
_____________
Continue to December Food Holidays

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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
_____________
Continue to December Food Holidays

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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
_____________
Continue to December Food Holidays

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February 17th is National Café au Lait Day!

Posted on February 16, 2018

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Happy National Café au Lait Day

5 Food Facts about Cafe au Lait Day

 Cafe au lait is coffee with hot milk added.

caffecoffea-com

In Europe, “café au lait” stems from the same continental tradition as “café con leche” in Spain.

cafe-au-lait

In Poland it is referred to as “kawa biała” (“white coffee”).

giphy18

In Germany it is referred to as “Milchkaffee” (“milk coffee”).

milchkaffee

In The Netherlands “koffie verkeerd” (“incorrect coffee”).

koffieverkeerd_leesclub

In the French-speaking areas of Switzerland, a popular variation is the “café renversé” (“reverse coffee”), made by using the milk as a base and adding espresso, in reversal of the normal method of making a “café au lait”.

source2

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
  • 1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
  • (Some sources say 1873).
  • 1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as ‘just plain folks.’
  • 1958‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
  • 2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
  • 2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse.

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February 7th is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Posted on February 7, 2018

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Happy National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!

Here are today’s food finds about fettuccine:

Fettuccine  is a flat, thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)

fettuccine-alfredo-5

 The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.

giphy

It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914.

img_3232edit

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.

pkm-mushroom-fettucine-alfredo

There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.

giphy1

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

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Complete November Food Holiday List

Posted on November 1, 2017

High-res version
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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February 22nd is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day!

Posted on February 22, 2017

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Five things to know about Sweet Potatoes

 

Sweet potatoes are the 6th most important food crop in the world.

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Asia accounts for 90% of the world consumption of sweet potatoes.

 

 

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George Washington Carver helped to develop the primary adhesive used for postage stamps from the mucilage (sticky film) of sweet potatoes.

 

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Sweet potatoes are actually tuberous roots which are considered one of the worlds most nutritious foods in the vegetable kingdom.

 

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Despite the physical similarities of yams and sweet potatoes. They actually are not even closely related. Yams are closely related to grasses and lilies.

 

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On This Day in Food History…1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as‘just plain folks.’
1958 ‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaghterhouse.
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February 17th is National Café au Lait Day!

Posted on February 17, 2017

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5 Food Facts about Café au Lait

 Cafe au lait is coffee with hot milk added.

caffecoffea-com

In Europe, “café au lait” stems from the same continental tradition as “café con leche” in Spain.

cafe-au-lait

In Poland it is referred to as “kawa biała” (“white coffee”).

giphy18

In Germany it is referred to as “Milchkaffee” (“milk coffee”).

milchkaffee

In The Netherlands “koffie verkeerd” (“incorrect coffee”).

 

 

koffieverkeerd_leesclub

In the French-speaking areas of Switzerland, a popular variation is the “café renversé” (“reverse coffee”), made by using the milk as a base and adding espresso, in reversal of the normal method of making a “café au lait”.

 

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
  • 1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
  • (Some sources say 1873).
  • 1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as ‘just plain folks.’
  • 1958‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
  • 2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
  • 2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse.

February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Posted on February 7, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s food finds about fettuccine:

Fettuccine  is a flat, thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)

fettuccine-alfredo-5

 The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.

giphy

It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914.

img_3232edit

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.

pkm-mushroom-fettucine-alfredo

There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.

giphy1

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

February 17th is National Cafe au Lait Day

Posted on February 17, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Café au Lait:

  1. In Europe, “café au lait” stems from the same continental tradition as “café con leche” in Spain,
  2. In Poland it is referred to as “kawa biała” (“white coffee”)
  3. In Germany it is referred to as “Milchkaffee” (“milk coffee”)
  4. In The Netherlands “koffie verkeerd” (“incorrect coffee”)
  5. In the French-speaking areas of Switzerland, a popular variation is the “café renversé” (“reverse coffee”), made by using the milk as a base and adding espresso, in reversal of the normal method of making a “café au lait”.

Daily Quote:

“True Love is a hard nut to crack, but it has the sweetest kernel.”~Spanish Proverb

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
  • 1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
  • (Some sources say 1873).
  • 1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as ‘just plain folks.’
  • 1958‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
  • 2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
  • 2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse.

 

 


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February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Posted on February 7, 2016

Who would not want to celebrate at least once a year a wonderful plate of ribbon pasta cooked with butter and parmesan cheese?  Most don’t know that pastas was actually seldom served at American tables 100 years ago.  The age of mass production of foods and their distributions coincided with the discovery of Italian foods. The rest is history.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Fettuccine Alfredo:

  1. Fettuccine  is a flat thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)
  2. The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.  Alfredo sauce is the emulsified  liquids that form the smooth and rich coating on the pasta.
  3. It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Said to have been a dish he made at home but for years was too reluctant to sell to his customers because it was so rich.
  4. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.
  5. There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.
Daily Quote:

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta & drink wine than be a size 0.”~Sofia Bush

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

 

November 7 is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on November 7, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds:

  1. Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  2. California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  3. It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  4. The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  5. Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
  • 1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
  • 1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
  • 1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
  • 2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

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February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Posted on February 7, 2015

Who would not want to celebrate at least once a year a wonderful plate of ribbon pasta cooked with butter and parmesan cheese?  Most don’t know that pastas was actually seldom served at American tables 100 years ago.  The age of mass production of foods and their distributions coincided with the discovery of Italian foods. The rest is history.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Fettuccine Alfredo:

  1. Fettuccine  is a flat thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)
  2. The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.  Alfredo sauce is the emulsified  liquids that form the smooth and rich coating on the pasta.
  3. It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Said to have been a dish he made at home but for years was too reluctant to sell to his customers because it was so rich.
  4. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.
  5. There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.
Daily Quote:

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta & drink wine than be a size 0.”~Sofia Bush

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on November 7, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Five Food Finds about Almonds

  • Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  • California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  • It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  • The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  • Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

National ‘Cook a Sweet Potato’ Day

Posted on February 20, 2013

February 20

is

National Sweet Potato Day

Five things you should know about

Sweet Potatoes

  1. Sweet potatoes are the 6th most important food crop in the world.
  2. Asia accounts for 90% of the world consumption of sweet potatoes.
  3. George Washington Carver helped to develop the primary adhesive used for postage stamps from the mucilage(sticky film) of sweet potatoes.
  4. Sweet potatoes are actually tuberous roots which are considered one of the worlds most nutritious foods in the vegetable kingdom.
  5. Despite the physical similarities of yams and sweet potatoes. They actually are not even closely related. Yams are actually closely related to grasses and lilies.

On This Day in Food History…

1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as‘just plain folks.’
1958 ‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaghterhouse.

National Indian Pudding Day

Posted on February 17, 2013

February 17

is

National Café Au Lait Day

Five things you should know about

Café Au Lait

  1. Indian pudding is a more elaborate form of corn hasty pudding.
  2. Hasty pudding is a pudding or porridge of grains cooked in milk or water.
  3. In the United States, it invariably refers to a version made of ground corn.
  4. Indian pudding consists of milk, cornmeal, and molasses, (or, alternatively, maple syrup and honey, and sometimes sugar), spices (nearly always including cinnamon and ground ginger), butter, and usually raisins and nuts, baked in a slow oven for several hours.
  5. It is a traditional New England dessert.

On This Day in Food History…

1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
(Some sources say 1873).
1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as ‘just plain folks.’
1958 ‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaghterhouse.

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Posted on February 7, 2013

February 7

is

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Five things you should know about 

Fettuccine Alfredo

  1. Fettuccine is a flat thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)
  2. The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter. Alfredo sauce is the emulsified liquids that form the smooth and rich coating on the pasta.
  3. It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Said to have been a dish he made at home but for years was too reluctant to sell to his customers because it was so rich.
  4. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.
  5. There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most famous.

On This Day in Food History…

1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.

1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died. A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.

1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.

November 7 – National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on November 7, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Five Food Finds about Almonds

  • Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  • California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  • It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  • The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  • Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Posted on February 7, 2012

Who would not want to celebrate at least once a year a wonderful plate of ribbon pasta cooked with butter and parmesan cheese?  Most don’t know that pastas was actually seldom served at American tables 100 years ago.  The age of mass production of foods and their distributions coincided with the discovery of Italian foods. The rest is history.

National Fettuccine Day

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Fettuccine Facts:

A. Fettuccine  is a flat thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)

B. The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.  Alfredo sauce is the emulsified  liquids that form the smooth and rich coating on the pasta.

C. It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Said to have been a dish he made at home but for years was too reluctant to sell to his customers because it was so rich.

D. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.

E. There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.

Daily Quote:

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta & drink wine than be a size 0.”~Sofia Bush

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838. The mass production of the plow helped make farm yields per acre increase 10 fold within two decades.
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone. The shape was said to have been patterned after plumbing pipes and first constructed by a pipe fitter.
  • 1989 It was reported that a “rain of sardines” fell in Ipswich, Australia. The rain was said to have taken place for over 15 minutes littering the town and countryside with fish and frogs.


February 17 – Today’s Food History

Posted on February 17, 2011

National Indian Pudding Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
  • 1876 Canned sardines went on sale in the U.S. for the first time. They were packed in oil.
  • (Some sources say 1873).
  • 1889 H.L. Hunt, the pioneering Texas oil millionaire (Hunt Oil Company) was born. He carried a brown bag lunch to his office each day and considered himself as ‘just plain folks.’
  • 1958‘Sugartime’ by the McGuire Sister topped the charts.
  • 2002 New regulations to go into effect this year require German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds every day with each pig, 10 seconds in the morning and 10 seconds in the afternoon. I do not know about what regulations there might be for spending time with German cows, sheep, chickens and other farm animals.
  • 2008 The USDA announced the largest beef recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse.

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February 7 – Today’s Food History

Posted on February 7, 2011

National Fettuccine Alfredo

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1804 John Deere was born. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in 1838, and eventually founded John Deere & Company in 1868. (The company also made some of the most detailed toy versions of their equipment).
  • 1894 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax died.  A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone.
  • 1989 It was reported that a rain of sardines fell in Ipswich, Australia.

some content is courtesy of www.FoodReference.com, used with permission

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…

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