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November 5th is National Chinese Take-Out Day! đŸČđŸ„ŸđŸ„ 

Posted on November 5, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chinese take-out:

The foundations for what we know as Chinese food were laid in the mid-1800s, when a huge influx of Chinese immigrants came to California during the Gold Rush.

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When American Chinese restaurants first stepped out into mainstream culture, restaurants offered two menus: a Chinese menu and an American menu. The American  menu soon became the only menu due to the crowds of young Americans hungry for savory sauces found in the American Chinese dishes.

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The folded paper boxes that have now become a staple of American Chinese food were traditionally used to transport oysters.

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Despite their popularity in American Chinese dishes, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, and yellow onions aren’t typically found in actual Chinese restaurants because they aren’t vegetables native to China.


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Today’s Food History

  • 1714 Bernardino Ramazzini died. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1854 Paul Sabatier was born. Organic chemist who researched catalytic organic synthesis. The margarine, oil hydrogenation and methanol industries grew out of his research.
  • 1893 Raymond Loewy was born. An American design engineer, he designed the Coca Cola bottle, the 1934 Sears Coldspot refrigerator, toothbrushes, etc.
  • 1946 Musician Gram Parsons was born. Member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
  • 1963 Viking ruins were found by archaeologists in Newfoundland, dated to about the year 1,000. Leif Ericson had landed at ‘Vinland’ – 500 years before Columbus ‘discovered’ the New World.
  • 2000 David Ross Brower died. Brower was the founder of many environmental organizations including the Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute.

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April 9th is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day!

Posted on April 9, 2018

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Happy National Chinese Almond Cookie Day!

The Cookie of Good Luck.

Here are today’s five food facts to know about Chinese Almond Cookies:

 

  • In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  • The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  • There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.

 

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  • The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  • An American variation exists using pecans.

 

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Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

 

Today’s Food History

o    1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.

o    1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.

o    1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.

o    1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

o    1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.

o    1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine


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November 5th is National Chinese Take-Out Day!

Posted on November 5, 2017

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chinese take-out:

The foundations for what we know as Chinese food were laid in the mid-1800s, when a huge influx of Chinese immigrants came to California during the Gold Rush.

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When American Chinese restaurants first stepped out into mainstream culture, restaurants offered two menus: a Chinese menu and an American menu. The American  menu soon became the only menu due to the crowds of young Americans hungry for savory sauces found in the American Chinese dishes.

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The folded paper boxes that have now become a staple of American Chinese food were traditionally used to transport oysters.

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Despite their popularity in American Chinese dishes, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, and yellow onions aren’t typically found in actual Chinese restaurants because they aren’t vegetables native to China.


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Today’s Food History

  • 1714 Bernardino Ramazzini died. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1854 Paul Sabatier was born. Organic chemist who researched catalytic organic synthesis. The margarine, oil hydrogenation and methanol industries grew out of his research.
  • 1893 Raymond Loewy was born. An American design engineer, he designed the Coca Cola bottle, the 1934 Sears Coldspot refrigerator, toothbrushes, etc.
  • 1946 Musician Gram Parsons was born. Member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
  • 1963 Viking ruins were found by archaeologists in Newfoundland, dated to about the year 1,000. Leif Ericson had landed at ‘Vinland’ – 500 years before Columbus ‘discovered’ the New World.
  • 2000 David Ross Brower died. Brower was the founder of many environmental organizations including the Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute.

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April 9th is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day!

Posted on April 9, 2017

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Here are today’s five food facts to know about Chinese Almond Cookies:

 

  • In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  • The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  • There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.

 

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  • The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  • An American variation exists using pecans.

 

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Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

 

Today’s Food History

o    1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.

o    1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.

o    1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.

o    1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

o    1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.

o    1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

November 5th is National Chinese Take-Out Day!

Posted on November 5, 2016

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chinese take-out:

 

The foundations for what we know as Chinese food were laid in the mid-1800s, when a huge influx of Chinese immigrants came to California during the Gold Rush.

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When American Chinese restaurants first stepped out into mainstream culture, restaurants offered two menus: a Chinese menu and an American menu. The American  menu soon became the only menu due to the crowds of young Americans hungry for savory sauces found in the American Chinese dishes.

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The folded paper boxes that have now become a staple of American Chinese food were traditionally used to transport oysters.

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Despite their popularity in American Chinese dishes, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, and yellow onions aren’t typically found in actual Chinese restaurants because they aren’t vegetables native to China.


 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1714 Bernardino Ramazzini died. An Italian physician, he was the first to note the relationship between worker’s illnesses and their work environment. Considered the founder of occupational medicine.
  • 1854 Paul Sabatier was born. Organic chemist who researched catalytic organic synthesis. The margarine, oil hydrogenation and methanol industries grew out of his research.
  • 1893 Raymond Loewy was born. An American design engineer, he designed the Coca Cola bottle, the 1934 Sears Coldspot refrigerator, toothbrushes, etc.
  • 1946 Musician Gram Parsons was born. Member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
  • 1963 Viking ruins were found by archaeologists in Newfoundland, dated to about the year 1,000. Leif Ericson had landed at ‘Vinland’ – 500 years before Columbus ‘discovered’ the New World.
  • 2000 David Ross Brower died. Brower was the founder of many environmental organizations including the Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute.

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April 9th is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Chinese Almond Cookies

  1. In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  2. The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  3. There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  4. The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  5. An American variation exists using pecans.

Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.
  • 1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.
  • 1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
  • 1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • 1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.
  • 1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

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April 9 is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chinese Almond Cookies

  1. In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  2. The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  3. There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  4. The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  5. An American variation exists using pecans.

Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.
  • 1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.
  • 1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
  • 1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • 1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.
  • 1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

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April 9 is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Chinese Almond Cookies

  1. In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  2. The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  3. There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  4. The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  5. An American variation exists using pecans.

Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.
  • 1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.
  • 1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
  • 1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • 1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.
  • 1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

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April 9 – National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2012

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Five Food Finds about Chinese Almond Cookies

  • In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  • The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  • There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  • The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  • An American variation exists using pecans.

Today’s Food History

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1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.

1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.

1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.

1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.

1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

Chinese Almond Cookies

Posted on April 5, 2010

These light, tender cookies are great served with ice cream as an easy holiday dessert or with simply with a cup of coffee or tea after dinner.  These cookies were traditionally made with lard in China because pork is plentiful. changing the recipe to butter instead might give a richer flavor and slightly crisper texture. They are much more flavorful than the fortune cookie, keep them on hand, baked and ready, in your freezer.

February 6th is National Chopsticks Day! / #NationalChopsticksDay

Posted on February 6, 2019

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Today’s five foods finds about chopsticks:

chopsticksIn Old Chinese chopsticks are called kuaizi roughly meaning “quick little bamboo fellows.”

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Over a quarter of the world’s population uses chopsticks as their primary utensil for eating.

Sushi Roll is held by Chopsticks isolated on white

The first chopsticks were probably used for cooking, stirring the fire, serving or grabbing bits of food, and not as eating utensils.

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Chopsticks shapes and lengths very from region to region. Generally Chinese versions are tapered with blunt ends while Japanese are shorted and more pointed.

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Chopsticks in music: Who HASN’T played chopsticks on the piano? It’s original name is” The Celebrated Chop Waltz.”  Composed by Arthor de Lulli(pseudonym of Euphemia Allen.) in 1877. In Russia it is known as the “Cuplet Polka”

Today’s Food History

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  • 1617 RIP Prospero Alpini, An Italian physician and botanist; said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe.
  • 1685 RIP Charles II, king of England,  Tea was introduced to England during his reign. On December 23, 1675, he issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses.
  • 1865 A horse meat banquet is held at the Grand Hotel in Paris. Horse meat was considered a common man’s food of the time.
  • 1985 Perrier introduced Perrier with ‘a twist of lemon’ – its first new product in 125 years.

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November 23rd is National Espresso Day! / #NationalEspressoDay

Posted on November 23, 2018

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

It takes approximately 42 coffee beans to make an average serving of espresso.

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Coffee contains more caffeine than espresso. Strong tasting coffee has no more caffeine than weak-tasting coffee.

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Espresso is not referring to a particular type of bean, it is a type of coffee brewing method.E

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Espresso originated in Italy in the early 20th century with Luigi Bezzera, the owner of a manufacturing plant who wanted to speed up the time it took to make coffee.

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Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world second to only oil.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1534 Otto Brunfels died. A German botanist, author of ‘Herbarum vivae eicones’ (‘Living Pictures of Herbs’), one of the first great herbals. His work is considered to be a bridge between ancient and modern botany.
  • 1553 Prospero Alpini was born. An Italian physician and botanist, he is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe and to have been the first to artificially fertilize date palms.
  • 1835 Henry Burden was granted the first U.S. patent for a horseshoe manufacturing machine.
  • 1869 The 3 masted clipper ship ‘Cutty Sark’ was launched at Dunbarton, Scotland. It was one of the last to be built and is the only one surviving today. It is 212 feet long and 36 feet wide. It was initially used in the English/Chinese tea trade. Fully restored in 1957, it is in dry berth in Greenwich, London as a sailing museum.
  • 1894 Donald Deskey was born. An industrial designer, he designed the packaging for Tide laundry detergent and Crest toothpaste among others.
  • 1921 President Harding signs the Willis Campell Act, which prohibits doctors from prescribing beer or liquor.
  • 1945 Wartime rationing ended in the U.S.
  • 1990 Roald Dahl died. British author, one of his most popular books was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ the film version was titled ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Some of his other books are ‘A Piece of Cake,’ ‘Pig,’ ‘Royal Jelly,’ ‘Smell’ and ‘Lamb to the Slaughter.’

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

Posted on November 12, 2018

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

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

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

Posted on November 5, 2018

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

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

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
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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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September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day! đŸ« + đŸ„›= đŸ˜‹

Posted on September 12, 2018

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  1. Milkshakes got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the milkshake, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender didn’t get a tip.
  2. Malted milk powder was invented in 1897 by James and William Horlick, but it was Ivar Coulson, a soda jerk for a Walgreen’s drug store, who first added it to milkshakes in 1922. This created the malted milkshake or just plain “malt.”
  3. Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922 just for milkshakes. Before that, the effort of shaking them up must have required a lot of upper body motion.
  4. It’d take 3,200,000 average-sized milkshakes to fill up an Olympic-sized pool. How fast do you think Michael Phelps could swim in that?
  5. Australians can still buy traditional milkshakes in “milk bars,” which are much like old-fashioned drugstores with counter service. They’re usually served still in the steel cup, but may be poured into a paper cup for carry out orders.

Today’s Food History

  • 1818 Richard Jordan Gatling was born. Before inventing the Gatling Gun, he developed a machine for sowing rice, wheat, and other grains, and invented a steam plow.
  • 1928 Katharine Hepburn makes her first New York stage appearance in ‘Night Hostess.’
  • 1940 The caves at Lascaux in France are discovered. They contain some of the earliest know art, dating back over 15,000 years. The prehistoric cave paintings (over 600) depict many large animals including aurochs, red deer, horses, stags, bison, etc.
  • 1959 The TV show ‘Bonanza’ premiers. The frontier adventures of the Cartwright family, father, 3 sons and Chinese cook Hop Sing, on the ‘Ponderosa’ ranch near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  • 1965 Norwood Fisher of the music group ‘Fishbone’ was born.
  • 1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey closed.

August 29th is National Chop Suey Day!

Posted on August 29, 2018

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Todays 5 facts about Chop Suey:

  1. Chop suey is a Chinese American dish originating in the mid to late 19th century for Chinese immigrants in San Francisco
  2. Many believe there are similar recipes in the Toisan region of China.
  3. A chop suey fad swept the ‘big city’. In 1896, Americans began to visit New York Chinese restaurants in large numbers for the first time.
  4.  Chop suey consists of small pieces of meat, chicken or shrimp stir-fried with celery, onions, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, mushrooms and/or other vegetables, and served over rice, usually with soy sauce.
  5. Most Chinese servers in the 1890’s were know for their yellow jackets.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day!

Posted on August 28, 2018

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

  1. Darker cherries have higher antioxidant and vitamin levels than lighter ones.
  2. On average, commercially grown cherry trees produce about 7,000 cherries annually.
  3. Over 75% of the cherries sold in the U.S. come from Michigan.
  4. There are two main species of cultivated cherries; the sweet cherry (also called wild cherry), and the sour cherry (also called tart cherry).
  5. Freezing cherries not only preserves but also concentrates and improves their taste.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day! /#NationalWhiskeySourDay

Posted on August 25, 2018

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

  1. Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  2. After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  3. A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  4. A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  5. Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 24th is National Peach Pie Day! / #NationalPeachPieDay

Posted on August 24, 2018

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

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions; not raised from seed
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks.

Today’s Food History

  • 79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.
  • 1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct. Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • 1869 Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.
  • 1918 Ray McIntire was born. A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.
  • 1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

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

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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.’

June 21st is National Peaches & Cream Day

Posted on June 21, 2018

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Happy National Peaches & Cream Day!

Five Food Finds about Peaches & Cream:

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. A medium peach contains only 37 calories.
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

Today’s Food History

  • 1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.
  • 1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.
  • 1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.

June 5th is National 🍅Ketchup Day 🍅! Is it Catsup Day? #NationalKetchupDay

Posted on June 5, 2018

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Happy Ketchup Day!

Today’s Ketchup/ Catsup Food Trivia

  1.  Ketchup (often spelled catsup in American English) is the dominant term in American English and Canadian English, with “catsup” being the prominent term in some southern US states.
  2. The spelling catsup first appeared in 1730 in a Jonathan Swift short story.
  3. The Webster’s Dictionary of 1913 defined ‘catchup’ as: “table sauce made from mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts, etc
  4. Ketchup likely entered the English language from the Malay or Chinese word kicap (pron. “kichap”) meaning “fish sauce.”
  5. Some ketchup in the U.S. is labeled “Fancy”. This is a USDA grade, related to thickness. Fancy ketchup has a higher tomato solid concentration than other USDA grades.

An original early recipe for “Tomata Catsup” from 1817

  1. Gather a gallon of fine, red, and full ripe tomatas; mash them with one pound of salt.
  2. Let them rest for three days, press off the juice, and to each quart add a quarter of a pound of anchovies, two ounces of shallots, and an ounce of ground black pepper.
  3. Boil up together for half an hour, strain through a sieve, and put to it the following spices; a quarter of an ounce of mace, the same of allspice and ginger, half an ounce of nutmeg, a drachm of coriander seed, and half a drachm of cochineal.
  4. Pound all together; let them simmer gently for twenty minutes, and strain through a bag: when cold, bottle it, adding to each bottle a wineglass of brandy. It will keep for seven years.

(By the mid-1850s, the anchovies had been dropped)

Today’s Food History

  • 1718 Thomas Chippendale, famous furniture designer and maker was born
  • 1856 The first Vegetarian Community was established in Kansas.
  • 1876 Foil wrapped bananas are sold for a dime at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Bananas become a popular treat for the first time in the U.S. when word spread about how delicious they were.
  • 1877 New York taxed oleomargarine to protect the dairy industry.
  • 1883 Horlick’s developed the process to dehydrate milk, and patented it in 1883, calling it Malted Milk. Horlick’s originally produced a food for babies and invalid’s, that could be shipped without spoiling.
  • 1934 R.I.P. Charles Francis Jenkins. An inventor, Jenkins is best known as an early television pioneer. Among his many inventions was a cone-shaped drinking cup.
  • 1977 The Apple II, the first personal computer went on sale.
  • 1977 Alice Cooper’s pet boa constrictor died after its dinner of a rat bit it first.
  • 2007 Food scientist Edwin Traisman died at age 91. He helped develop Cheez Whiz for Kraft and later helped develop methods to standardize the French fries served at McDonald’s restaurants. He also worked on research into the risks of various strains of E. coli bacteria.

March 13th is National Chicken Noodle Soup Day!

Posted on March 13, 2018

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Happy Chicken Noodle Soup Day!

Interesting Food Facts about Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Campbell first introduces ‘Noodle soup with Chicken’  in 1934.
  2. During a radio program on “Amos ‘n Andy”  Amos misread his script and said “Chicken Noodle Soup”.  Within a few weeks, Campbell’s changed the name.
  3. Research has shown that each can of soup contains around 216 noodles measuring 32 to 34 feet of noodles.
  4. Campbell’s create over a million miles of noodles for soup per year. Enough to go around the Earth 40 times.
  5. In 1898, Herberton Williams, a Campbell’s executive, adopted the carnelian red and white color scheme; he was taken with the Cornell University football team’s uniforms

Fun Fact:

Soup can be dated back to about 6000 B.C. and was first made of hippopotamus.

The inspiration of Andy Warhol to paint his “Campbell’s Soup Cans” series from eating it for lunch every day for 20 years.

2014 is the 80th birthday of the Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle soup.

Today’s Food History

  • 1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl, was born. Earl Grey was supposedly given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends.
  • 1813 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur was born at Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York City. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1893 The original Waldorf Hotel opened. It had 450 rooms and almost 1,000 employees.
  • 1915 Wilbert Robinson (Uncle Robby), manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, attempted to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane. Someone had substituted a grapefruit instead, which virtually exploded in his glove on impact, covering him with grapefruit pulp and juice, much to the amusement of his team.
  • 2006 While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.

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February 6th is National Chopsticks Day!

Posted on February 6, 2018

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Today’s five foods finds about chopsticks:

 

chopsticksIn Old Chinese chopsticks are called kuaizi roughly meaning “quick little bamboo fellows.”

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Over a quarter of the world’s population uses chopsticks as their primary utensil for eating.

Sushi Roll is held by Chopsticks isolated on white

The first chopsticks were probably used for cooking, stirring the fire, serving or grabbing bits of food, and not as eating utensils.

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Chopsticks shapes and lengths very from region to region. Generally Chinese versions are tapered with blunt ends while Japanese are shorted and more pointed.

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Chopsticks in music: Who HASN’T played chopsticks on the piano? It’s original name is” The Celebrated Chop Waltz.”  Composed by Arthor de Lulli(pseudonym of Euphemia Allen.) in 1877. In Russia it is known as the “Cuplet Polka”

 

Today’s Food History

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  • 1617 RIP Prospero Alpini, An Italian physician and botanist; said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe.
  • 1685 RIP Charles II, king of England,  Tea was introduced to England during his reign. On December 23, 1675, he issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses.
  • 1865 A horse meat banquet is held at the Grand Hotel in Paris. Horse meat was considered a common man’s food of the time.
  • 1985 Perrier introduced Perrier with ‘a twist of lemon’ – its first new product in 125 years.

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November 23rd is National Espresso Day!

Posted on November 23, 2017

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

It takes approximately 42 coffee beans to make an average serving of espresso.

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Coffee contains more caffeine than espresso. Strong tasting coffee has no more caffeine than weak-tasting coffee.

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Espresso is not referring to a particular type of bean, it is a type of coffee brewing method.E

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Espresso originated in Italy in the early 20th century with Luigi Bezzera, the owner of a manufacturing plant who wanted to speed up the time it took to make coffee.

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Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world second to only oil.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1534 Otto Brunfels died. A German botanist, author of ‘Herbarum vivae eicones’ (‘Living Pictures of Herbs’), one of the first great herbals. His work is considered to be a bridge between ancient and modern botany.
  • 1553 Prospero Alpini was born. An Italian physician and botanist, he is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe and to have been the first to artificially fertilize date palms.
  • 1835 Henry Burden was granted the first U.S. patent for a horseshoe manufacturing machine.
  • 1869 The 3 masted clipper ship ‘Cutty Sark’ was launched at Dunbarton, Scotland. It was one of the last to be built and is the only one surviving today. It is 212 feet long and 36 feet wide. It was initially used in the English/Chinese tea trade. Fully restored in 1957, it is in dry berth in Greenwich, London as a sailing museum.
  • 1894 Donald Deskey was born. An industrial designer, he designed the packaging for Tide laundry detergent and Crest toothpaste among others.
  • 1921 President Harding signs the Willis Campell Act, which prohibits doctors from prescribing beer or liquor.
  • 1945 Wartime rationing ended in the U.S.
  • 1990 Roald Dahl died. British author, one of his most popular books was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ the film version was titled ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Some of his other books are ‘A Piece of Cake,’ ‘Pig,’ ‘Royal Jelly,’ ‘Smell’ and ‘Lamb to the Slaughter.’

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Complete November Food Holiday List

Posted on November 1, 2017

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Here’s the 2017 Complete November Food Holiday List
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National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month
November 1-7: National Fig Week
Daily Holidays

November 1
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 9
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day
Feast of St. Diego Alacala
National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day
 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19
November 21
November 23
November 25
National Parfait Day
National “Eat with a Friend” Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
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September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

Posted on September 12, 2017

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  1. Milkshakes got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the milkshake, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender didn’t get a tip.
  2. Malted milk powder was invented in 1897 by James and William Horlick, but it was Ivar Coulson, a soda jerk for a Walgreen’s drug store, who first added it to milkshakes in 1922. This created the malted milkshake or just plain “malt.”
  3. Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922 just for milkshakes. Before that, the effort of shaking them up must have required a lot of upper body motion.
  4. It’d take 3,200,000 average-sized milkshakes to fill up an Olympic-sized pool. How fast do you think Michael Phelps could swim in that?
  5. Australians can still buy traditional milkshakes in “milk bars,” which are much like old-fashioned drugstores with counter service. They’re usually served still in the steel cup, but may be poured into a paper cup for carry out orders.

Today’s Food History

  • 1818 Richard Jordan Gatling was born. Before inventing the Gatling Gun, he developed a machine for sowing rice, wheat, and other grains, and invented a steam plow.
  • 1928 Katharine Hepburn makes her first New York stage appearance in ‘Night Hostess.’
  • 1940 The caves at Lascaux in France are discovered. They contain some of the earliest know art, dating back over 15,000 years. The prehistoric cave paintings (over 600) depict many large animals including aurochs, red deer, horses, stags, bison, etc.
  • 1959 The TV show ‘Bonanza’ premiers. The frontier adventures of the Cartwright family, father, 3 sons and Chinese cook Hop Sing, on the ‘Ponderosa’ ranch near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  • 1965 Norwood Fisher of the music group ‘Fishbone’ was born.
  • 1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey closed.

August 29th is National Chop Suey Day!

Posted on August 29, 2017

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Todays 5 facts about Chop Suey:

  1. Chop suey is a Chinese American dish originating in the mid to late 19th century for Chinese immigrants in San Francisco
  2. Many believe there are similar recipes in the Toisan region of China.
  3. A chop suey fad swept the ‘big city’. In 1896, Americans began to visit New York Chinese restaurants in large numbers for the first time.
  4.  Chop suey consists of small pieces of meat, chicken or shrimp stir-fried with celery, onions, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, mushrooms and/or other vegetables, and served over rice, usually with soy sauce.
  5. Most Chinese servers in the 1890’s were know for their yellow jackets.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day!

Posted on August 27, 2017

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

  1. Darker cherries have higher antioxidant and vitamin levels than lighter ones.
  2. On average, commercially grown cherry trees produce about 7,000 cherries annually.
  3. Over 75% of the cherries sold in the U.S. come from Michigan.
  4. There are two main species of cultivated cherries; the sweet cherry (also called wild cherry), and the sour cherry (also called tart cherry).
  5. Freezing cherries not only preserves but also concentrates and improves their taste.

Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’
  • 1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
  • 1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.
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