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February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day!

Posted on February 24, 2019

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Here are today’s five things to know about Tortilla Chip:

Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from a round tortilla.

tortilla chips with guacamole and beer shot top down

In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

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Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)

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Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

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Nachos are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943,and account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
  • 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
  • 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
  • 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.

February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day!

Posted on February 23, 2018

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Here are today’s five things to know about Tortilla Chip:

Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from a round tortilla.

tortilla chips with guacamole and beer shot top down

In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

blackbeantostada1

Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)

doritos

Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

giphy27

Nachos are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943,and account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
  • 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
  • 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
  • 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.

February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day!

Posted on February 24, 2017

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Here are today’s five things to know about Tortilla Chip:

Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from a round tortilla.

tortilla chips with guacamole and beer shot top down

In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

blackbeantostada1

Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)

doritos

Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

giphy27

Nachos are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943,and account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips.

1049163-lg

Today’s Food History

  • 1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
  • 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
  • 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
  • 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.
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February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day

Posted on February 24, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Tortilla Chip:

  1. Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla.
  2. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”
  3. Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)
  4. Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.
  5. Nachos, chips topped with a variation of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943, account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips

Daily Quote:

“Why is it so hard to find an exercise bike with a basket for my tortilla chips?“~Roseanne Barr

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Today’s Food History

  • 1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
  • 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
  • 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
  • 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.

 

National Tortilla Chip Day

Posted on February 24, 2013

February 24

is

National Tortilla Chip Day

Five things you should know about

Tortilla Chips

  1. Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla.
  2. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chips. Outside of North America they are called “corn chips”
  3. Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)
  4. Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.
  5. Nachos, chips topped with a variation of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943, account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips

On This Day in Food History…

1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.

National Tortilla Chip Day

Posted on February 24, 2011

Five Facts about Tortilla Chips

1. Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they cut formed from round tortilla.

2. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

3. Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)

4. Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

5. Nachos, chips topped with a variation of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943, account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips

Daily Quote:

“Why is it so hard to find an exercise bike with a basket for my tortilla chips?“~Roseanne Barr

Events of February 24

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
  • 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
  • 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
  • 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.


National Tortilla Chip Day

Posted on February 24, 2009

National Tortilla Chip DayFebruary 24Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that’s okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It’s popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America’s favorite munchies. Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by Texas businessman Elmer Doolin.Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip. Origin of National Tortilla Chip Day: Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.The earliest reference to this “day” in…

2019 March Food Holidays

Posted on March 13, 2019

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Celebrate March Food Holidays


National Fresh Celery Month
National Noodle Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Hot Cross Bun Day (Good Friday)
National Sauce Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month

Daily Holidays


 March 
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 2
National Banana Cream Pie Day

March 3
National Cold Cuts Day

National Moscow Mule Day

March 4
National Poundcake Day

March 5
National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6
National Oreo Day

March 7
National Cereal Day

March 8
National Peanut Cluster Day

March 9

NationalMeatball Day
National Crab Day

March 10

National Ranch Dressing Day

March 11
National “Eat Your Noodles” Day

March 12
National Milky Way Day

March 13
National Chicken Noodle Soup Day

March 14
National Potato Chip Day

March 15
National Peanut Lovers’ Day

March 16
National Artichoke Heart Day

March 17
National Irish Food Day

March 18
National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19
National Oatmeal Cookie Day

March 20
National Ravioli Day

March 21
National Crunchy Taco Day

March 22
National Water Day

March 23
National Chips and Dip Day

March 24

National Cake Pop Day*
National Tortilla Chip Day

March 25
National International Waffle Day

March 26
National Nougat Day

National Spinach Day

March 27
National World Whisky Day

March 28
National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29
National Chiffon Cake Day

March 30

National Hot Chicken Day
National Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31

National Oysters on the Half Shell Day

National Clam Day

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The official 2019 March ‘Food Holiday’ list is here!! / #March

Posted on February 26, 2019

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Celebrate March Food Holidays


National Fresh Celery Month
National Noodle Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Hot Cross Bun Day (Good Friday)
National Sauce Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month

Daily Holidays


 March 
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 2
National Banana Cream Pie Day

March 3
National Cold Cuts Day

National Moscow Mule Day

March 4
National Poundcake Day

March 5
National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6
National Oreo Day

March 7
National Cereal Day

March 8
National Peanut Cluster Day

March 9

NationalMeatball Day
National Crab Day

March 10

National Ranch Dressing Day

March 11
National “Eat Your Noodles” Day

March 12
National Milky Way Day

March 13
National Chicken Noodle Soup Day

March 14
National Potato Chip Day

March 15
National Peanut Lovers’ Day

March 16
National Artichoke Heart Day

March 17
National Irish Food Day

March 18
National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19
National Oatmeal Cookie Day

March 20
National Ravioli Day

March 21
National Crunchy Taco Day

March 22
National Water Day

March 23
National Chips and Dip Day

March 24

National Cake Pop Day*
National Tortilla Chip Day

March 25
National International Waffle Day

March 26
National Nougat Day

National Spinach Day

March 27
National World Whisky Day

March 28
National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29
National Chiffon Cake Day

March 30

National Hot Chicken Day
National Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31

National Oysters on the Half Shell Day

National Clam Day

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The OFFICIAL February ‘Food Holiday’ list

Posted on February 13, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 13
National Cheddar Day
National Tortellini Day
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
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February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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It’s Official! 2019’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 28, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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March 23rd is National Chips and Dip Day!

Posted on March 23, 2018

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Happy National Chip and Dip Day!

Here are today’s food facts about Chips and Dip:

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The potato chip was first invented in 1853.

Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

Falafel Greek Food Authentic Greek Hummus Mezes

It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.

Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Tortilla Snack Mexican Food Meal Nachos Yellow

Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

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It’s Official! Here’s 2018’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 31, 2018

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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December 20th is National Sangria Day!

Posted on December 20, 2017

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

Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe.

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Sangria comes from the Portuguese  word for ‘bloody.’

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The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.

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Sangria was introduced to the US during the 1964 World’s Fair.

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Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.
  • 1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’

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March 23rd is National Chips and Dip Day!

Posted on March 23, 2017

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Here are today’s food facts about Chips and Dip:

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The potato chip was first invented in 1853.

Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

Falafel Greek Food Authentic Greek Hummus Mezes

It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.

Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Tortilla Snack Mexican Food Meal Nachos Yellow

Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

December 20th is National Sangria Day!

Posted on December 20, 2016

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

Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe.

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Sangria comes from the Portuguese  word for ‘bloody.’

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The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.

Vatican Pope Christmas

Sangria was introduced to the US during the 1964 World’s Fair.

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Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.
  • 1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’

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March 23rd is National Chips & Dip Day!

Posted on March 23, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Chips and Dip:

      1.  The potato chip was first invented in 1853.
      2.  Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.
      3.  Choices of chips can be tortilla chips, potato chips, or pretzels.
      4. It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.
      5.  Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Fun Fact:

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

The first chip-and-dip set was made by glass and this two-bowl set was advertised  as useful not only for potato chips, but also for salads, floral centerpieces and seafood snacks..

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term  “dip” in print,  in 1960.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

December 20th is National Sangria Day

Posted on December 20, 2015

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

  1. Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe. Sangria makes cheap wine, as well as other inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients, taste better and eases the consumption.
  2. Sangria in the Spanish language means ‘bloody’
  3. The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.
  4. The word Alcohol is derived from the Arabic language (al kohl or alkuhl). Strange consider that a large proportion of the Arabic population is forbidden from consuming alcohol for religious reasons.
  5. Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.
  • 1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’

March 23 is National Chips and Dip Day

Posted on March 23, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chips and Dip:

      1.  The potato chip was first invented in 1853.
      2.  Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.
      3.  Choices of chips can be tortilla chips, potato chips, or pretzels.
      4. It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.
      5.  Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Fun Fact:

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

The first chip-and-dip set was made by glass and this two-bowl set was advertised  as useful not only for potato chips, but also for salads, floral centerpieces and seafood snacks..

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term  “dip” in print,  in 1960.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

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December 20 is National Sangria Day

Posted on December 20, 2014

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

  1. Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe. Sangria makes cheap wine, as well as other inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients, taste better and eases the consumption.
  2. Sangria in the Spanish language means ‘bloody’
  3. The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.
  4. The word Alcohol is derived from the Arabic language (al kohl or alkuhl). Strange consider that a large proportion of the Arabic population is forbidden from consuming alcohol for religious reasons.
  5. Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.
  • 1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’

March 23 is National Chips and Dip Day

Posted on March 23, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Chips and Dip

      1.  The potato chip was first invented in 1853.
      2.  Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.
      3.  Choices of chips can be tortilla chips, potato chips, or pretzels.
      4. It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.
      5.  Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Fun Fact:

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

The first chip-and-dip set was made by glass and this two-bowl set was advertised  as useful not only for potato chips, but also for salads, floral centerpieces and seafood snacks..

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term  “dip” in print,  in 1960.

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

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December 20 is National Sangria Day

Posted on December 19, 2013

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National Sangria Day

Five Food Finds about Sangria

  • Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe. Sangria makes cheap wine, as well as other inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients, taste better and eases the consumption.
  • Sangria in the Spanish language means ‘bloody’
  • The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.
  • The word Alcohol is derived from the Arabic language (al kohl or alkuhl). Strange consider that a large proportion of the Arabic population is forbidden from consuming alcohol for religious reasons.
  • Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

divtToday’s Food History

1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.

1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’
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National Chips and Dip Day

Posted on March 23, 2013

March 23

is

National Chips & Dip Day

Five pairings in popularity order of

Chips and Dip

  1. Tortilla Chips and Salsa
  2. Tortilla Chips and Queso/Bean/Guacamole (a second place tie!)
  3. Potato Chips and French Onion Dip
  4. Chips and Artichoke Dip
  5. Pita Chips and Hummus

On This Day in Food History…

1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.

1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.

1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.

2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

National Corn Chip Day

Posted on January 29, 2013

January 29

is

National Corn Chips Day

Today’s five things you should know about

Corn Chips

  1. The “original” corn chip is the Fritos Corn Chip, first sold in the 1930’s.
  2. “Frito Chili Pie” was invented in the 1960’s by Teresa Hernández, a cook at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Santa Fe.
  3. While American-style corn chips and tortilla chips are both made from corn, the corn in tortilla chips is subjected to the nixtamalization process, resulting in a milder flavor and aroma, and a less rigid texture.
  4. In the Southwestern US, a popular dish, Frito pie, is made with corn chips and chili.
  5. In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.

On This Day in Food History…

  • 1878 The 1st patent for a glass milk container was issued to George Lester.
  • 1924 Carl R. Taylor patented the 1st ice cream cone rolling machine.
  • 1978 Sweden banned aerosol cans. (Think Redi-Whip or Cheez-Whiz)

December 20 – National Sangria Day

Posted on December 20, 2012

sangria

National Sangria Day

Five Food Finds about Sangria

  • Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe. Sangria makes cheap wine, as well as other inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients, taste better and eases the consumption.
  • Sangria in the Spanish language means ‘bloody’
  • The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.
  • The word Alcohol is derived from the Arabic language (al kohl or alkuhl). Strange consider that a large proportion of the Arabic population is forbidden from consuming alcohol for religious reasons.
  • Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

divtToday’s Food History

1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.

1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’
divb

March 23 – National Chips and Dip Day

Posted on March 23, 2012

National Chip and Dip Day

Five Food Finds about Chips & Dip

Chip/Dip pairings in order of popularity:

  1. Tortilla Chips and Salsa
  2. Tortilla Chips and Queso/Bean/Guacamole (a second place tie!)
  3. Potato Chips and French Onion Dip
  4. Chips and Artichoke Dip
  5. Pita Chips and Hummus

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.

1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.

1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.

2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

December 20 – National Sangria Day

Posted on December 20, 2011

Today’s Food History

National Sangria Day

1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.

1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’

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March National Food Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2011

Celebrate March Food Holidays National Fresh Celery Month National Noodle Month National Flour Month National Frozen Food Month National Nutrition Month National Peanut Month National Hot Cross Bun Day (Good Friday) National Sauce Month National Caffeine Awareness Month Daily Holidays  March 1  National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day – March 2 National Banana Cream Pie Day – –March 3 National Cold Cuts Day National Moscow Mule Day – March 4 National Poundcake Day – March 5 National Cheese Doodle Day – March 6 National Oreo Day – March 7 National Cereal Day – March 8 National Peanut Cluster Day – March 9 – NationalMeatball Day National Crab Day – March 10 National Ranch Dressing Day – March 11 National “Eat Your Noodles” Day – March 12…

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