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November 11th is National Sundae Day! / #NationalSundaeDay

Posted on November 11, 2018

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Happy National Sundae Day

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Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.


It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.


At a price of $1,000, the most expensive ice cream sundae is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity in New York City.


The average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.

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Marco Polo brought back a sherbet dessert recipe from China.


Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.


Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.


Check out my book!

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November 11th is National Sundae Day!

Posted on November 11, 2017

High-res version

Happy National Sundae Day

#nationalsundaeday


Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.


It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.


At a price of $1,000, the most expensive ice cream sundae is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity in New York City.


The average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.

marco-polo

Marco Polo brought back a sherbet dessert recipe from China.


Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.


Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


November 11th is National Sundae Day!

Posted on November 11, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.


It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.


At a price of $1,000, the most expensive ice cream sundae is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity in New York City.


The average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.

marco-polo

Marco Polo brought back a sherbet dessert recipe from China.


Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.


Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

November 11th is National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2015

National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

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

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


 

November 11 is National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2014

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

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

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Today’s Food History

  • 1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
  • 1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
  • 1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
  • 1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
  • 1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
  • 2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

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

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

November 11 – National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

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

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America’ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection’ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife’ (1983).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Posted on July 25, 2018

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Happy National Hot Fudge Sundae Day🍨! #NationalHotFudgeSundaeDay

Today’s 5 Facts about Fudge:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733).
  3.  The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  4. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  5. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley and Smith have their own versions of a fudge recipe dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.

July 7th is National Strawberry Sundae Day

Posted on July 7, 2018

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Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!

Five Food Finds about Strawberries:

  1. In a test, subjects who ate nitrate rich foods like strawberries, before exercising burned 100 more calories than those who did not.
  2. Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  3. In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac.  A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
  4. Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
  5. In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1307 King Edward I of England died. King Edward I of England (ruled: 1272-1307). His coronation feast included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons. I believe he had invited some guests to his coronation.

1550 The first chocolate arrived in Europe.

1568 William Turner died. William Turner, an English naturalist and botanist, is known as the ‘father of English Botany.’ His best known work was ‘A New Herball.’

1862 The first Land Grant Act was passed. Public lands were sold for agricultural education. This was the start of many state universities throughout the United States

1891 The Travelers Cheque was patented.

1912 The first Horn & Hardart Automat in New York City is opened. (The very first Automat Horn & Hardart opened was in Philadelphia on June 9, 1902).

1928 Otto Frederick Rohwedder spent many years working on a bread slicing machine beginning in 1912. He finally perfected it, and the first sliced bread was produced and sold at M.F. Bench’s Chillicothe Baking Company, 100 Elm Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. According to the story, Mr. Bench assisted Rohwedder in the fine tuning the new bread slicing machine. The Chillicothe, Missouri Constitution-Tribune of July 7, 1928 carried a story of the new machines first use.

1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died. Creator of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes would go for days without food while working on a case.

1936 Henry F. Phillips patented the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver.

July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Posted on July 25, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Fudge:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733).
  3.  The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  4. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  5. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley and Smith have their own versions of a fudge recipe dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.

July 7th is National Strawberry Sundae Day

Posted on July 7, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Strawberries:

  1. In a test, subjects who ate nitrate rich foods like strawberries, before exercising burned 100 more calories than those who did not.
  2. Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  3. In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac.  A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
  4. Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
  5. In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1307 King Edward I of England died. King Edward I of England (ruled: 1272-1307). His coronation feast included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons. I believe he had invited some guests to his coronation.

1550 The first chocolate arrived in Europe.

1568 William Turner died. William Turner, an English naturalist and botanist, is known as the ‘father of English Botany.’ His best known work was ‘A New Herball.’

1862 The first Land Grant Act was passed. Public lands were sold for agricultural education. This was the start of many state universities throughout the United States

1891 The Travelers Cheque was patented.

1912 The first Horn & Hardart Automat in New York City is opened. (The very first Automat Horn & Hardart opened was in Philadelphia on June 9, 1902).

1928 Otto Frederick Rohwedder spent many years working on a bread slicing machine beginning in 1912. He finally perfected it, and the first sliced bread was produced and sold at M.F. Bench’s Chillicothe Baking Company, 100 Elm Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. According to the story, Mr. Bench assisted Rohwedder in the fine tuning the new bread slicing machine. The Chillicothe, Missouri Constitution-Tribune of July 7, 1928 carried a story of the new machines first use.

1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died. Creator of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes would go for days without food while working on a case.

1936 Henry F. Phillips patented the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver.

July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Posted on July 25, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Fudge:

  1. Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
  2. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733).
  3.  The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  4. American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  5. Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley and Smith have their own versions of a fudge recipe dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.

July 7th is National Strawberry Sundae Day

Posted on July 7, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Strawberries:

  1. In a test, subjects who ate nitrate rich foods like strawberries, before exercising burned 100 more calories than those who did not.
  2. Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  3. In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac.  A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
  4. Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
  5. In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1307 King Edward I of England died. King Edward I of England (ruled: 1272-1307). His coronation feast included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons. I believe he had invited some guests to his coronation.

1550 The first chocolate arrived in Europe.

1568 William Turner died. William Turner, an English naturalist and botanist, is known as the ‘father of English Botany.’ His best known work was ‘A New Herball.’

1862 The first Land Grant Act was passed. Public lands were sold for agricultural education. This was the start of many state universities throughout the United States

1891 The Travelers Cheque was patented.

1912 The first Horn & Hardart Automat in New York City is opened. (The very first Automat Horn & Hardart opened was in Philadelphia on June 9, 1902).

1928 Otto Frederick Rohwedder spent many years working on a bread slicing machine beginning in 1912. He finally perfected it, and the first sliced bread was produced and sold at M.F. Bench’s Chillicothe Baking Company, 100 Elm Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. According to the story, Mr. Bench assisted Rohwedder in the fine tuning the new bread slicing machine. The Chillicothe, Missouri Constitution-Tribune of July 7, 1928 carried a story of the new machines first use.

1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died. Creator of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes would go for days without food while working on a case.

1936 Henry F. Phillips patented the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver.

July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Posted on July 25, 2015

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Fudge

  • Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733).
  •  The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  • American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley and Smith have their own versions of a fudge recipe dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.

July 25 – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Posted on July 25, 2012

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Fudge

  • Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733).
  •  The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
  • American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley and Smith have their own versions of a fudge recipe dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.

July 7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day

Posted on July 7, 2012

 

National Strawberry Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Strawberries

  • In a test, subjects who ate nitrate rich foods like strawberries, before exercising burned 100 more calories than those who did not.
  • Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  • In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac.  A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
  • Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
  • In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1307 King Edward I of England died. King Edward I of England (ruled: 1272-1307). His coronation feast included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons. I believe he had invited some guests to his coronation.

1550 The first chocolate arrived in Europe.

1568 William Turner died. William Turner, an English naturalist and botanist, is known as the ‘father of English Botany.’ His best known work was ‘A New Herball.’

1862 The first Land Grant Act was passed. Public lands were sold for agricultural education. This was the start of many state universities throughout the United States

1891 The Travelers Cheque was patented.

1912 The first Horn & Hardart Automat in New York City is opened. (The very first Automat Horn & Hardart opened was in Philadelphia on June 9, 1902).

1928 Otto Frederick Rohwedder spent many years working on a bread slicing machine beginning in 1912. He finally perfected it, and the first sliced bread was produced and sold at M.F. Bench’s Chillicothe Baking Company, 100 Elm Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. According to the story, Mr. Bench assisted Rohwedder in the fine tuning the new bread slicing machine. The Chillicothe, Missouri Constitution-Tribune of July 7, 1928 carried a story of the new machines first use.

1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died. Creator of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes would go for days without food while working on a case.

1936 Henry F. Phillips patented the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver.

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

Posted on October 31, 2018

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

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

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

Posted on October 26, 2018

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

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

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
_____________
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July 17th is National Peach Ice-Cream Day

Posted on July 17, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Ice-Cream

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. The ice cream cone’s invention is linked to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his waffles into cones!
  4. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.
  5. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1763 John Jacob Astor was born in Waldorf, Germany. His descendants built the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

1845 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl R.I.P. Grey (also Baron Grey and Viscount Howick) was given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends (and/or whose life either he or another British diplomat saved).

1867 Harvard School of Dental Medicine was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first dental school in the U.S.

1948 Mick Tucker of the music group ‘Sweet’ was born.

1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.

1959 Mary Leakey, wife of Louis Leakey, discovered the oldest human skull in Tanganyika (Tanzania). It is about 1.8 million years old.

1961 The Supremes first single recording was released, ‘Buttered Popcorn.’

July 8th is National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on July 8, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Almonds:

  1. The protein in almonds is more like the proteins in human breast milk of all the seeds and nuts, which is why it is the choice of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as the base for its baby formula.
  2. Almonds are the most nutrient-dense tree nut. One ounce of almonds (20-25 almonds) contains 160 calories and only 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol.  Almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, and a good source of protein and potassium.
  3. The Jordan almond is a large plump variety of almond from Malaga, Spain, considered to be the finest cultivated almond. The are frequently sold with a hard colored sugar coating, or salted.
  4. It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  5. The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1497 Vasco de Gama left Lisbon with four ships, to search for a sea route to India. He was the first European to sail there (notwithstanding Columbus’ valiant try), and he opened the area to Portuguese trade (and colonization).

(Pondering Point: Columbus sailed to America on his way to India. Wrong Way Corrigan flew to Scotland on his way to California).

1810 Gabriel Gustav Valentin was born. This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice. (Something I’ll bet you always wanted to know!).

1831 John Styth Pemberton was born. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885. (Pharmacists used to have a much more interesting life!)

1844 Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln was born. She was the author of the original Boston Cooking School Cook Book, before Fanny Farmer took it over. 1887 A riot breaks out at the saloonkeepers picnic in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1881 The Ice Cream Sundae was invented. Edward Berner of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, supposedly invented the Ice Cream Sundae, when he served a customer ice cream topped chocolate syrup (used to flavor ice cream sodas). It was a Sunday, and flavored soda water was not served on Sundays to respectable people.

1886 It rained snails in Cornwall, England. (Sounds like a description of a Monty Python skit). July is one of the best months for raining all sorts of living creatures.

1949 Wolfgang Puck was born. Chef, formerly of Spagos in Los Angeles.

1957 William Cadbury, chocolatier died at age 89.

1989 ‘Good Thing’ by Fine Young Cannibals is #1 on the charts

 

June 16th is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2018

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Fudge facts:

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

Today’s Food History

 

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

June 2nd is National Rocky Road Day!

Posted on June 2, 2018

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Happy National Rocky Road Day!

Today’s Ice Cream Facts…

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  4. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  5. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.
  • 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.
  • 1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.
  • 1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.
  • 1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.
  • 1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.
  • 2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
  • In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.
  • 2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

Complete November Food Holiday List

Posted on November 1, 2017

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

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

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
_____________
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July 17th is National Peach Ice-Cream Day

Posted on July 17, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Ice-Cream

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. The ice cream cone’s invention is linked to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his waffles into cones!
  4. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.
  5. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1763 John Jacob Astor was born in Waldorf, Germany. His descendants built the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

1845 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl R.I.P. Grey (also Baron Grey and Viscount Howick) was given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends (and/or whose life either he or another British diplomat saved).

1867 Harvard School of Dental Medicine was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first dental school in the U.S.

1948 Mick Tucker of the music group ‘Sweet’ was born.

1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.

1959 Mary Leakey, wife of Louis Leakey, discovered the oldest human skull in Tanganyika (Tanzania). It is about 1.8 million years old.

1961 The Supremes first single recording was released, ‘Buttered Popcorn.’

July 8th is National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on July 8, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Almonds:

  1. The protein in almonds is more like the proteins in human breast milk of all the seeds and nuts, which is why it is the choice of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as the base for its baby formula.
  2. Almonds are the most nutrient-dense tree nut. One ounce of almonds (20-25 almonds) contains 160 calories and only 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol.  Almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, and a good source of protein and potassium.
  3. The Jordan almond is a large plump variety of almond from Malaga, Spain, considered to be the finest cultivated almond. The are frequently sold with a hard colored sugar coating, or salted.
  4. It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  5. The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1497 Vasco de Gama left Lisbon with four ships, to search for a sea route to India. He was the first European to sail there (notwithstanding Columbus’ valiant try), and he opened the area to Portuguese trade (and colonization).

(Pondering Point: Columbus sailed to America on his way to India. Wrong Way Corrigan flew to Scotland on his way to California).

1810 Gabriel Gustav Valentin was born. This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice. (Something I’ll bet you always wanted to know!).

1831 John Styth Pemberton was born. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885. (Pharmacists used to have a much more interesting life!)

1844 Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln was born. She was the author of the original Boston Cooking School Cook Book, before Fanny Farmer took it over. 1887 A riot breaks out at the saloonkeepers picnic in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1881 The Ice Cream Sundae was invented. Edward Berner of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, supposedly invented the Ice Cream Sundae, when he served a customer ice cream topped chocolate syrup (used to flavor ice cream sodas). It was a Sunday, and flavored soda water was not served on Sundays to respectable people.

1886 It rained snails in Cornwall, England. (Sounds like a description of a Monty Python skit). July is one of the best months for raining all sorts of living creatures.

1949 Wolfgang Puck was born. Chef, formerly of Spagos in Los Angeles.

1957 William Cadbury, chocolatier died at age 89.

1989 ‘Good Thing’ by Fine Young Cannibals is #1 on the charts

 

June 16th is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2017

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Fudge facts:

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

Today’s Food History

 

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

July 17th is National Peach Ice-Cream Day

Posted on July 17, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Ice-Cream

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. The ice cream cone’s invention is linked to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his waffles into cones!
  4. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.
  5. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1763 John Jacob Astor was born in Waldorf, Germany. His descendants built the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

1845 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl R.I.P. Grey (also Baron Grey and Viscount Howick) was given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends (and/or whose life either he or another British diplomat saved).

1867 Harvard School of Dental Medicine was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first dental school in the U.S.

1948 Mick Tucker of the music group ‘Sweet’ was born.

1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.

1959 Mary Leakey, wife of Louis Leakey, discovered the oldest human skull in Tanganyika (Tanzania). It is about 1.8 million years old.

1961 The Supremes first single recording was released, ‘Buttered Popcorn.’

July 8th is National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on July 8, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Almonds:

  1. The protein in almonds is more like the proteins in human breast milk of all the seeds and nuts, which is why it is the choice of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as the base for its baby formula.
  2. Almonds are the most nutrient-dense tree nut. One ounce of almonds (20-25 almonds) contains 160 calories and only 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol.  Almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, and a good source of protein and potassium.
  3. The Jordan almond is a large plump variety of almond from Malaga, Spain, considered to be the finest cultivated almond. The are frequently sold with a hard colored sugar coating, or salted.
  4. It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  5. The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1497 Vasco de Gama left Lisbon with four ships, to search for a sea route to India. He was the first European to sail there (notwithstanding Columbus’ valiant try), and he opened the area to Portuguese trade (and colonization).
(Pondering Point: Columbus sailed to America on his way to India. Wrong Way Corrigan flew to Scotland on his way to California).

1810 Gabriel Gustav Valentin was born. This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice. (Something I’ll bet you always wanted to know!).

1831 John Styth Pemberton was born. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885. (Pharmacists used to have a much more interesting life!)

1844 Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln was born. She was the author of the original Boston Cooking School Cook Book, before Fanny Farmer took it over. 1887 A riot breaks out at the saloonkeepers picnic in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1881 The Ice Cream Sundae was invented. Edward Berner of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, supposedly invented the Ice Cream Sundae, when he served a customer ice cream topped chocolate syrup (used to flavor ice cream sodas). It was a Sunday, and flavored soda water was not served on Sundays to respectable people.

1886 It rained snails in Cornwall, England. (Sounds like a description of a Monty Python skit). July is one of the best months for raining all sorts of living creatures.

1949 Wolfgang Puck was born. Chef, formerly of Spagos in Los Angeles.

1957 William Cadbury, chocolatier died at age 89.

1989 ‘Good Thing’ by Fine Young Cannibals is #1 on the charts

 

June 16th is National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2016

High-res version

Fudge facts:

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

Today’s Food History

 

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