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May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted on May 15, 2016

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National Chocolate Chip Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate Chips

  1. Originally, chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors. These include bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips.
  2. Chocolate chips were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.
  3. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  4. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars, but in 1939 they started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
  5. The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1923 Listerine was registered as a trademark.

1930 Mrs. Ellen Church, a registered nurse, became the world’s first airline stewardess (flight attendant). The 11 passengers were flying on a United Airlines tri-motor Boeing 80A from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The meal was chicken, fruit salad and rolls.

1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware.

1989 Hershey’s reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces. The price remains 40 cents.

1991 The famous Paris cooking school, L’Ecole de Cordon Bleu, opens a branch in Tokyo, Japan.

2007 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America‘ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection‘ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife‘ (1983).

 

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted on May 15, 2015

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Celebrate!

It’s National Chocolate Chip Day

Did you know…

  1. Originally, chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors. These include bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips.
  2. Chocolate chips were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.
  3. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  4. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars, but in 1939 they started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
  5. The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.

Today’s Food History

  • 1923 Listerine was registered as a trademark.
  • 1930 Mrs. Ellen Church, a registered nurse, became the world’s first airline stewardess (flight attendant). The 11 passengers were flying on a United Airlines tri-motor Boeing 80A from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The meal was chicken, fruit salad and rolls.
  • 1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • 1989 Hershey’s reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces. The price remains 40 cents.
  • 1991 The famous Paris cooking school, L’Ecole de Cordon Bleu, opens a branch in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America‘ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection‘ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife‘ (1983).

December 3 is National Peppermint Latte Day

Posted on December 3, 2014

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Peppermint Latte:

  1. Peppermint lattee is typically made of Espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce and peppermint flavored syrup.
  2. Peppermint is a hybrid mint between watermint and spearmint.
  3. The first description of peppermint was by 1753 by Carl Linnaeus.
  4. Peppermint has  high menthol content, that is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation.
  5. Peppermint syrup is a delicious complement to coffee and hot chocolate.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1368 Charles VI of France was born. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.
  • 1838 Cleveland Abbe was born. Abbe was an astronomer and meteorologist, and is considered the “father of the U.S. Weather Bureau.” The Weather Bureau (National Weather Service) was authorized by Congress in 1870.
  • 1842 Charles A. Pillsbury, flour magnate, was born in New Hampshire.
  • 1842 Ellen Swallow Richards was born. She was one of the founders of the home economics movement in the U.S.
  • 1910 George Claude first demonstrated his new invention, the neon light, at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 1967 The 20th Century Limited luxury train completed its last run from New York City to Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1984 The world’s worst industrial disaster occurred in Bhopal, India. Over 40 tons of poisonous gas leaked out of a Union carbide pesticide factory. About 3,800 were killed and over 300,000 people suffered acute respiratory problems, burning eyes and vomiting. An independent Investigation has shown a strong possibility of employee sabotage as a cause of the disaster, although this has not been proved.

May 23 is National Taffy Day

Posted on May 23, 2014

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Taffy tastes great but don’t tell the dentist. Seems it’s rather sticky to the teeth.

Celebrate, It’s National Taffy day!

Did you know…

  1. Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883.
  2. Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.
  3. In one hour enough pieces of taffy are made to cover one third of the length of Atlantic City (about 1.3 miles).
  4. The three most popular taffy flavors sold by Sweet Candy Company are peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.
  5. America celebrates National Taffy Day May 23rd.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1707 Carolus Linnaeus was born. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the 2 name or binomial system for defining and naming plants.
  • 1774 Residents of Chestertown, Maryland  react to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.
  • 1868 R.I.P. Kit Carson, American frontiersman. His last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”
  • 1922 Thomas Edison patented a method for making metal foils.
  • 1960 R.I.P. Georges Claude. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.
  • 1968 ‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ by the Ohio Express is #1 on the charts.

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May 17 is National Cherry Cobbler Day

Posted on May 17, 2014

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The delicious cherry cobbler packed with tart cherries  ,

is a perfect dissert for sweet-lovers.

Celebrate the National Cherry Cobbler day on May 17th!

Did you know…

  1. A cobbler is a deep dish (casserole or soufflé dish) fruit pie (peach is most common) with only a top biscuit dough crust.
  2. Fruit cobblers can be made with almost any fruit, singly or in combination.
  3. The cobbler takes its name from the biscuit dough crust on top – it is rough looking or ‘cobbled.’   It originated in the U.S. sometime in the early to mid 19th century.
  4. A Cobbler is also a drink, which probably predates the fruit cobbler pie.
  5. A cobbler usually consisted of whiskey or rum with fruit juice and/or sugar, garnished with mint and/or citrus.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1733 England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain and its possessions.
  • 1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent a Reaping Machine.
  • 1838 R.I.P. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, known simply as Talleyrand, French statesman, diplomat and grand gourmet, called the ‘first fork of France.’ He served at the top levels of French governments for almost 50 years. During this time his chefs included Bouchee, Careme, and Avice. Many culinary preparations have been created or named for him.
  • 1886 R.I.P. John Deere. Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in the 1830s, and founded John Deere & Company in 1868.
  • 1967 Tennessee repealed its 1925 law making it illegal to teach evolution in public schools.
  • 1985 The largest salmon, a Chinook salmon, caught with rod and reel weighed over 97 pounds and was caught in Alaska.
  • 1986 ‘Chicken Song’ by Spitting Image hit #1 in UK.
  • 1992 R.I.P. Lawrence Welk, champagne music-maker.

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May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted on May 15, 2014

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Celebrate the National Chocolate Chip day on May 15th!

Fall in love with these yummy small chunks of chocolate,

chocolate chips are found in various types of pastry and are everyone’s favorite .

Did you know…

  1. Originally, chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors. These include bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips.
  2. Chocolate chips were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.
  3. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  4. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars, but in 1939 they started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
  5. The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1923 Listerine was registered as a trademark.
  • 1930 Mrs. Ellen Church, a registered nurse, became the world’s first airline stewardess (flight attendant). The 11 passengers were flying on a United Airlines tri-motor Boeing 80A from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The meal was chicken, fruit salad and rolls.
  • 1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • 1989 Hershey’s reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces. The price remains 40 cents.
  • 1991 The famous Paris cooking school, L’Ecole de Cordon Bleu, opens a branch in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America‘ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection‘ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife‘ (1983).

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National Baklava Day

Posted on November 17, 2013

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National Baklava Day

Five Food Finds about Baklava

  • Baklava is the ancestor of strudel.
  • It was brought to Hungary by Turkish invaders in the 16th century.
  • A dessert cake of Turkey, Greece and the Middle East, created sometime before the 16th century.
  • Baklava consists of 30 or more sheets of phyllo dough brushed with lots of butter, and layered with finely chopped pistachios, walnuts, and/or almonds.
  • After baking, a syrup of honey, rose water and lemon juice (sometimes spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, etc) is poured over the pastry and allowed to soak in.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1749 Nicolas Appert was born.  Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.
1869 The Suez Canal opened, linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
1967‘Incense And Peppermints’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the charts
1988 Wal-Mart opened its first Super Center at Wheeler, Oklahoma. It carries fresh meat, produce, dairy products, and baked goods, in addition to other standard supermarket products and discount store merchandise.
1996 The World Food Summit concluded. Delegates promised full efforts to ease world hunger.

National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2013

National Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Fudge

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

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.

1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.

1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.

1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.

1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.

1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

National Taffy Day

Posted on May 23, 2013

National Taffy Day

Five Food Finds about Taffy

  • Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883.
  • Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.
  • In one hour enough pieces of taffy are made to cover one third of the length of Atlantic City (about 1.3 miles).
  • The three most popular taffy flavors sold by Sweet Candy Company are peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.
  • America celebrates National Taffy Day May 23rd.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1707 Carolus Linnaeus was born. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the 2 name or binomial system for defining and naming plants.

1774 Residents of Chestertown, Maryland  react to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.

1868 R.I.P. Kit Carson, American frontiersman. His last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”

1922 Thomas Edison patented a method for making metal foils.

1960 R.I.P. Georges Claude. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.

1968 ‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ by the Ohio Express is #1 on the charts.

National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted on May 15, 2013

National Chocolate Chip Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate Chips

  1. Originally, chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors. These include bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips.
  2. Chocolate chips were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.
  3. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  4. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars, but in 1939 they started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
  5. The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.

On this day in food history…

on this day in…

  • 1923 Listerine was registered as a trademark.
  • 1930 Mrs. Ellen Church, a registered nurse, became the world’s first airline stewardess (flight attendant). The 11 passengers were flying on a United Airlines tri-motor Boeing 80A from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The meal was chicken, fruit salad and rolls.
  • 1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • 1989 Hershey’s reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces. The price remains 40 cents.
  • 1991 The famous Paris cooking school, L’Ecole de Cordon Bleu, opens a branch in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America‘ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection‘ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife‘ (1983).
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November 17 – National Baklava Day

Posted on November 17, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Baklava Day

Five Food Finds about Baklava

  • Baklava is the ancestor of strudel.
  • It was brought to Hungary by Turkish invaders in the 16th century.
  • A dessert cake of Turkey, Greece and the Middle East, created sometime before the 16th century.
  • Baklava consists of 30 or more sheets of phyllo dough brushed with lots of butter, and layered with finely chopped pistachios, walnuts, and/or almonds.
  • After baking, a syrup of honey, rose water and lemon juice (sometimes spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, etc) is poured over the pastry and allowed to soak in.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1749 Nicolas Appert was born.  Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.
1869 The Suez Canal opened, linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
1967‘Incense And Peppermints’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the charts
1988 Wal-Mart opened its first Super Center at Wheeler, Oklahoma. It carries fresh meat, produce, dairy products, and baked goods, in addition to other standard supermarket products and discount store merchandise.
1996 The World Food Summit concluded. Delegates promised full efforts to ease world hunger.

June 16 – National Fudge Day

Posted on June 16, 2012

National Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Fudge

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

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 The first stone was laid for the world’s largest grain windmill in Holland. Known as ‘De Walvisch’ (the whale), it is still in existence.

1855 R.I.P. John Gorrie. Gorrie was received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.

1893 R.W. Rueckheim invents ‘Cracker Jack’, a popcorn, peanut and molasses confection. It was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. R.W.’s brother Louis perfected the secret formula in 1896, which prevents the molasses coated popcorn from sticking together. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.

1903 A one year old company registered its trade name, Pepsi-Cola. It’s original name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula. He developed the formula at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. I was the manager of the New Bern Golf & Country Club for a while in the 1980’s.

1909 Archie Fairley Carr was born. An American biologist and authority on turtles. His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.

1937 August Busch III was born, current president and chairman of Anheuser Busch (Budweiser Beer, etc.)

May 23 – National Taffy Day

Posted on May 23, 2012

National Taffy Day

Five Food Finds about Taffy

  • Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883.
  • Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.
  • In one hour enough pieces of taffy are made to cover one third of the length of Atlantic City (about 1.3 miles).
  • The three most popular taffy flavors sold by Sweet Candy Company are peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.
  • America celebrates National Taffy Day May 23rd.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1707 Carolus Linnaeus was born. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the 2 name or binomial system for defining and naming plants.

1774 Residents of Chestertown, Maryland  react to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.

1868 R.I.P. Kit Carson, American frontiersman. His last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”

1922 Thomas Edison patented a method for making metal foils.

1960 R.I.P. Georges Claude. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.

1968 ‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ by the Ohio Express is #1 on the charts.

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted on May 15, 2012

National Chocolate Chip Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate Chips

  1. Originally, chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors. These include bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips.
  2. Chocolate chips were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.
  3. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  4. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars, but in 1939 they started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
  5. The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.

On this day in food history…

on this day in…

  • 1923 Listerine was registered as a trademark.
  • 1930 Mrs. Ellen Church, a registered nurse, became the world’s first airline stewardess (flight attendant). The 11 passengers were flying on a United Airlines tri-motor Boeing 80A from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The meal was chicken, fruit salad and rolls.
  • 1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • 1989 Hershey’s reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces. The price remains 40 cents.
  • 1991 The famous Paris cooking school, L’Ecole de Cordon Bleu, opens a branch in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007 Karen Hess, culinary historian, died. Some of her books were ‘The Taste of America‘ (1977) and ‘Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection‘ (1992). She also annotated Mary Randolph’s ‘Virginia Housewife‘ (1983).

Some Material Used from FoodReference.com with Permission.

December Holidays

Posted on December 1, 2011

National Pear Month National Egg Nog Month National Fruit Cake Month Daily Holidays December 1 National Fried Pie Day** December 2 National Fritters Day Feast of St. Bibiana December 3 National Peppermint Latte Day** December 4 National Cookie Day December 5 National Comfort Food Day Repeal of Prohibition Day* December 6 National Gazpacho Day National Microwave Oven Day National “Cook for Christmas” Day** December 7 National Cotton Candy Day  Ferry Floss Day(Great Britain) December 8 National Brownie Day December 9 National Pastry Day December 10 National Lager Day December 11 National “Have a Bagel” Day** December 12 National Cocoa Day National Ambrosia Day* December 13 National Popcorn String Day December 14 National Biscuits and Gravy Day** National Bouillabaisse Day December 15 National Gingerbread Latte…

February 19 – Today’s Food History

Posted on February 19, 2011

Events of February 19

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1764 Gottlieb Sigismund Kirchhof was born. He developed a method for refining vegetable oil, and also improved brewing & fermentation.
  • 1855 Bread Riots in Liverpool.
  • 1906 Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company (W.K. Kellogg Company) was founded by Will Keith Kellogg to manufacture breakfast cereals (cornflakes).
  • 1913 Cracker Jack began to put prizes in each box.
  • 1976 Iceland broke off diplomatic relations with Great Britain when the two couldn’t settle their disagreement on the ‘cod war’ fishing rights issue.
  • 1985 Cherry Coke was introduced nation-wide
  • 1999 The world’s largest strawberry shortcake was created in McCall Park, Plant City, Florida, the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. The city holds the Guinness record for the world’s largest strawberry shortcake, over 6,000 pounds.


May Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

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 1  National Chocolate Parfait Day 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 …

February Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

Canned 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 February 1 National Cake Pops Day National Baked Alaska Day National Dark Chocolate Day February 2 National Tater Tot Day February 3 National Carrot Cake Day February 4  National Homemade Soup Day National Stuffed Mushroom Day Pork Rind Appreciation Day* February 5 World Nutella Day National Frozen Yogurt Day February 6 National Chopsticks Day February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day February 8 National Molasses…

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

Posted on March 6, 2009

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day March6 Who doesn’t like cheesecake? When you add white chocolate to it, that makes it all the better. The velvety texture of the cheesecake and the flavor of the white chocolate makes this treat delectable. I like raspberry sauce on mine. How do you like yours? Whether you eat it plain or add dark chocolate, peppermint, Brandy sauce or what ever you like, you cannot go wrong with this dessert. In celebration, why not have it for breakfast! It’s only a suggestion.

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