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July 20th is National Lollipop Day

Posted on July 20, 2018

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Happy National Lollipop Dayūüć≠ / #NationalLollipopDay. Named after a race house of the time the lolli-pop of 1908

A candy named after a race horse!

5 Facts about Lollipops:

  1. The world’s largest lollipop was made in June 25, 2002. It was as tall as a Giraffe(15 feet tall) and about the weight of 23 full grown tigers. Oh ya it was Cherry flavored.
  2. There are many things named after Lollipop, movies, songs, paintings etc.
  3. The original lollipop machine would produce 40 Lollipops per minute but the modern ones make 5,900 a minute.
  4. Lollipops were first made in 1908, in Connecticut by George Smith. He had named it after a horse he fancied, Lolly Pop.
  5. In the Midwest Lollipops are known as Suckers.

Today’s Food History

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1801 Elisha Brown Jr. pressed a 1235 pound cheese ball on his farm. He presented it to president Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

1836 Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt was born. An English physician, he invented the short (6 inch) clinical thermometer. Before this a foot long meat thermometer was used that took 20 minutes to determine a patient’s temperature. Ouch!

Thanks Sir Allbutt

1851 The first cheese factory in the U.S. to make cheese from scratch was started in Rome, New York in 1851 by Jesse Williams. He had his own dairy herd and purchased more milk from other local farmers to make his cheese. By combining the milk and making large cheeses he could produce cheese with uniform taste and texture. Before then, companies would buy small batches of home made cheese curd from local farmers to make into cheese, each batch of curds producing cheese with wide differences in taste and texture from one another.

May’s Complete Food Holiday List!

Posted on May 1, 2018

National Beef Month
National Barbecue Month
National Loaded Potato Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
May 1-7: National Raisin Week
May 3-9: National Herb Week
First Saturday in May: National Homebrew Day
The 3rd Monday of May and the rest of the week: American Craft Beer Week
Daily Holidays

May 2
National Chocolate Truffle Day
May 3
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Raspberry Tart Day
National Chocolate Custard Day
May 4 
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Homebrew Day
National Hoagie Day
May 5
National Enchilada Day – Happy Cinco de Mayo!
May 6 
National Crepe Suzette Day
May 7 
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8 
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
May 9
National Shrimp Day
May 10
National Liver and Onions Day
May 11
National “Eat What You Want” Day
May 12 
National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 
National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
National Hummus Day
May 14 
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15
National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16
National Barbecue Day
May 17 
National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18 
National Cheese Souffle Day
I love Reese’s Day
May 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 20 
National Quiche Lorraine Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
May 21
National Strawberries and Cream Day
May 22 
National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 
National Taffy Day
May 24 
National Escargot Day
May 25
National Brown-Bag-It Day
National Wine Day
May 26 
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Cherry Dessert Day
National Italian Beef Day
National Grape Popsicle Day

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January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!

Posted on January 3, 2018

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

Cherries were brought to America by ship with early settlers in the 1600s.

Cherry pie filling is the number one pie filling sold in the US.


Darker cherries have higher antioxidant and vitamin levels than lighter ones, but sour cherries have far higher levels than sweet.

The main kinds of cherries can be found growing on tall trees that range between fifteen and thirty meters tall.

Asian varieties, such as the Japanese Sakura, (known colloquially as the cherry blossom) are well-regarded for their long, weeping branches filled with small pink flowers.


Today’s Food History

  • 1795 Josiah Wedgwood died. English inventor, artist and world renowned pottery designer and manufacturer. His daughter, Susannah, was the mother of Charles Darwin.
  • 1871 Oleomargarine was patented by Henry Bradley of Binghamton, New York. Hippolyte Mege-Mouries developed margarine in France in 1869, and received a U.S. patent in 1873 for margarine. There were many patents granted for various formulas and manufacturing techniques for margarine in the U.S. beginning in
  • 1871. I can remember, as a kid, kneading a plastic pouch of margarine, with a red dot of food coloring, to distribute the color throughout the margarine. The dairy industry was able to have laws passed that prevented manufacturers from coloring the margarine. (The natural color of margarine is white).
  • 1888 The first patent for wax coated paper drinking straws (made by a spiral winding process) was issued to Marvin C. Stone of Washington, D.C.
  • 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkein was born. Author of ‚ÄėThe Hobbit‚Äô and ‚ÄėLord of the Rings‚Äô trilogy. Food and hospitality play important roles in both.
  • 1921 Studebaker announced that it would stop making farm wagons. Studebaker began making horse drawn wagons in 1852, and started experimenting with the new ‚Äėhorseless carriage‚Äô in 1897.
  • 1979 Conrad Nicholson Hilton died. Founder of one of the most well known and largest hotel chains. It all began when he and his father turned their large New Mexico house into an inn for traveling salesmen.
  • 1980 Joy Adamson died. Naturalist and author of ‚ÄėBorn Free‚Äô about Elsa, a lion cub. She had also researched culinary and medicinal uses of various plants in Kenya.
  • 2000 Charles Schulz created his last ‚ÄėPeanuts‚Äô comic strip.
  • 2002 Alfred Heineken died. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. Alfred was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

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