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October 13th is National M&M’s Day!

Posted on October 13, 2016

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Here are today’s five thing to know about M&Ms:

  1. From 1976 to 1985, there were no red M&Ms
  2. Blue M&Ms were introduced in 1995.
  3. M&Ms were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982.
  4. There are 340 million M&M’s produced daily.
  5. The “M&M” was modeled after a candy Forrest Mars, Sr. encountered while in Spain during the 1930s. During the Spanish civil war there, he observed soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell of tempered chocolate. This prevented the candies from melting, which was essential when included in soldiers rations as they were.

Today’s Food History

National Yorkshire Pudding Day
St. Colman’s Day, patron of cattle and horses.

  • 54 A.D. Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, Emperor of Rome A.D. 41-54, died by poisoning. Known as Claudius I, supposedly he was poisoned with mushrooms by his wife Agrippina, after her son Nero was named as his heir.
  • 2006 Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois holds a live cockroach eating contest.

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September 19th is National Butterscotch Pudding Day!

Posted on September 19, 2016

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Butterscotch Pudding:

  1. Food historians have several theories regarding the name and origin of this confectionery, but none are conclusive. One explanation is the meaning “to cut or score” for the word “scotch”, as the confection must be cut into pieces, or “scotched”, before hardening. It is also possible that the “scotch” part of its name was derived from the word “scorch”.
  2. In 1855 F. K. Robinson’s Glossary of Yorkshire Words, explained Butterscot as “a treacle ball with an amalgamation of butter in it”.
  3. “Doncaster Butterscotch” was known at least as early as 1848 and sold commercially by rival confectioners S. Parkinson & Sons (still trading as Parkinson’s), Henry Hall, and Booth’s, all of Doncaster, via agents in Yorkshire. Internationally, Parkinson’s was recognised as the inventor but others tried to claim the product for themselves, Parkinson’s started to use and advertise the Doncaster Church as their trademark.
  4. It was advertised as “Royal Doncaster Butterscotch”, or “The Queen’s Sweetmeat”, and said to be “the best emollient for the chest in the winter season”. Parkinson’s Butterscotch was by appointment to the Royal household and was presented to the Queen in 1948 and to Princess Anne, The Princess Royal in 2007. Doncaster Butterscotch is still sold today by Parkinson’s.
  5. The term butterscotch is also often used for the flavour of brown sugar and butter together even where actual confection butterscotch is not involved, e.g. butterscotch pudding.

Today’s Food History

  • 1783 The Montgolfier brothers successfully sent up some live animals in a hot air balloon, including a sheep and a rooster.
  • 1839 George Cadbury was born. He took over his father’s chocolate business and built it into a major chocolate manufacturer.
  • 1851 William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme, was born. British entrepreneur who founded Lever Brothers, the soap and detergent manufacturer.
  • 1876 Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.
  • 1911 English author William Golding was born. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).
  • 1941 Mama Cass Elliot, singer (The Mamas and the Papas) was born. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich in 1974 is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.
  • 1949 Lesley Hornsby, aka ‘Twiggy’ was born. Not exactly a poster girl for French Haute Cuisine!
  • 1960 ‘The Twist’ by Chubby Checker reached Number 1 on the charts. Great music to exercise to.
  • 1975 The first episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ premiered.
  • 1995 Orville Redenbacher of popcorn fame died.


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April 3rd is National Chocolate Mousse Day

Posted on April 3, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Chocolate Mousse:

  1. The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.”
  2. Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or whipped cream.
  3. Savory mousses can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, foie gras, etc.
  4. There are three key constituents to a mousse: base, binder, and aerator.
  5. They may be hot or cold and are often squeezed through a piping bag onto some kind of platform to be used as hors d’oeuvres.

Fun Fact:

Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th century.

The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.

Chocolate mousse came into the public eye in the U.S. in the 1930s, about the time as chocolate pudding mixes were introduced.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patented a coffee mill.
  • 1845 William James Farrer was born. An Australian agriculturist, he developed several new cultivars of wheat.
  • 1860 The first Pony Express mail delivery service by horse and rider between St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California began. The 1,800 mile run took 10 days.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley sings ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on the ‘Milton Berle Show.’ An estimated 25% of the American population tuned in to hear him.
  • 1959 The Coasters song ‘Charlie Brown’ is banned by the BBC because it refers to “throwin’ spitballs.” The ban only lasted 2 weeks.
  • 1974 The Super Tornado Outbreak. 148 tornadoes in 13 states in 26 hours. The world’s largest tornado outbreak in recorded history. It included six F5 tornadoes and 30 F4 tornadoes. The first tornado hit at 1 p.m. and the final tornado hit at 2 a.m. the following morning.
  • 1982 The temperature in Lamberton, Minnesota dropped from 78 degrees F to 7 degrees F in 24 hours.  The 71 degree drop in temperature is a Minnesota record.
  • 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, California closed after 57 years. Robert Cobb, owner of the Brown Derby, created the Cobb Salad there in 1936.
  • 2010 Students at a Utah high school created a replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ using 2 tons of Malt-O-Meal cereal.


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October 13th is National M&M Day!

Posted on October 13, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about M&Ms:

  1. From 1976 to 1985, there were no red M&Ms
  2. Blue M&Ms were introduced in 1995.
  3. M&Ms were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982.
  4. There are 340 million M&M’s produced daily.
  5. The “M&M” was modeled after a candy Forrest Mars, Sr. encountered while in Spain during the 1930s. During the Spanish civil war there, he observed soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell of tempered chocolate. This prevented the candies from melting, which was essential when included in soldiers rations as they were.

Today’s Food History

National Yorkshire Pudding Day
St. Colman’s Day, patron of cattle and horses.

  • 54 A.D. Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, Emperor of Rome A.D. 41-54, died by poisoning. Known as Claudius I, supposedly he was poisoned with mushrooms by his wife Agrippina, after her son Nero was named as his heir.
  • 2006 Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois holds a live cockroach eating contest.

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September 19 is National Butterscotch Pudding Day

Posted on September 19, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Butterscotch Pudding:

  1. Food historians have several theories regarding the name and origin of this confectionery, but none are conclusive. One explanation is the meaning “to cut or score” for the word “scotch”, as the confection must be cut into pieces, or “scotched”, before hardening. It is also possible that the “scotch” part of its name was derived from the word “scorch”.
  2. In 1855 F. K. Robinson’s Glossary of Yorkshire Words, explained Butterscot as “a treacle ball with an amalgamation of butter in it”.
  3. “Doncaster Butterscotch” was known at least as early as 1848 and sold commercially by rival confectioners S. Parkinson & Sons (still trading as Parkinson’s), Henry Hall, and Booth’s, all of Doncaster, via agents in Yorkshire. Internationally, Parkinson’s was recognised as the inventor but others tried to claim the product for themselves, Parkinson’s started to use and advertise the Doncaster Church as their trademark.
  4. It was advertised as “Royal Doncaster Butterscotch”, or “The Queen’s Sweetmeat”, and said to be “the best emollient for the chest in the winter season”. Parkinson’s Butterscotch was by appointment to the Royal household and was presented to the Queen in 1948 and to Princess Anne, The Princess Royal in 2007. Doncaster Butterscotch is still sold today by Parkinson’s.
  5. The term butterscotch is also often used for the flavour of brown sugar and butter together even where actual confection butterscotch is not involved, e.g. butterscotch pudding.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Butterscotch Pudding

Today’s Food History

  • 1783 The Montgolfier brothers successfully sent up some live animals in a hot air balloon, including a sheep and a rooster.
  • 1839 George Cadbury was born. He took over his father’s chocolate business and built it into a major chocolate manufacturer.
  • 1851 William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme, was born. British entrepreneur who founded Lever Brothers, the soap and detergent manufacturer.
  • 1876 Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.
  • 1911 English author William Golding was born. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).
  • 1941 Mama Cass Elliot, singer (The Mamas and the Papas) was born. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich in 1974 is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.
  • 1949 Lesley Hornsby, aka ‘Twiggy’ was born. Not exactly a poster girl for French Haute Cuisine!
  • 1960 ‘The Twist’ by Chubby Checker reached Number 1 on the charts. Great music to exercise to.
  • 1975 The first episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ premiered.
  • 1995 Orville Redenbacher of popcorn fame died.

July 15 is National Tapioca Pudding Day

Posted on July 15, 2015

National Tapioca Pudding Day

Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

  • Tapioca pudding (similar to sago pudding) is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.
  • Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking.
  • It is made in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork.
  • The pudding can be made from scratch using tapioca in a variety of forms: flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. Many commercial packaged mixes are also available.
  • British schoolchildren have traditionally nicknamed the dish frog spawn, due to its appearance. American children often call it fish eyes and glue.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

9th or 10 century St. Swithin’s Day. If it rains on St. Swithin’s Day, it means rain for 40 days.
‘St. Swithin’s day, gif ye do rain,
for forty days it will remain;
St. Swithin’s day, an ye be fair,
for forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’

1869 Hippolyte Mege Mouries patented margarine. Emperor Napoleon III had offered a prize for a suitable substitute for butter, for use by the French Navy.

1907 Orville Redenbacher was born. (Date is listed variously as the 15th or 16th). Founder of the gourmet popcorn company.

1931 ‘Kid Chocolate’ (Elgio Saldana) becomes Cuba’s first world boxing champion after defeating Benny Bass for the Jr. Lightweight Championship.

1945 Peter Lewis of the music group ‘Moby Grape’ was born.

May 2 is National Chocolate Mousse Day

Posted on May 2, 2015

Here are today’s five things to know about Chocolate Mousse

  1. The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.”
  2. Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or whipped cream.
  3. Savory mousses can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, foie gras, etc.
  4. There are three key constituents to a mousse: base, binder, and aerator.
  5. They may be hot or cold and are often squeezed through a piping bag onto some kind of platform to be used as hors d’oeuvres.

Fun Fact:

Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th century.

The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.

Chocolate mousse came into the public eye in the U.S. in the 1930s, about the time as chocolate pudding mixes were introduced.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1878 At 7 a.m., the Washburn A flour mill in Minneapolis exploded, sending the roof 500 feet in the air. 18 workers were killed and seven other flour mills were also destroyed.
  • 1885 Good Housekeeping magazine begins publication. Founded by Clark W. Bryan, the magazine was purchased by Hearst publishing in 1911.
  • 1934 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev died. A Russian chemist who developed a method for large scale production of synthetic rubber. Production of polybutadiene was begun in 1932 using potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

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April 3 is National Chocolate Mousse Day

Posted on April 3, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Chocolate Mousse:

  1. The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.”
  2. Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or whipped cream.
  3. Savory mousses can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, foie gras, etc.
  4. There are three key constituents to a mousse: base, binder, and aerator.
  5. They may be hot or cold and are often squeezed through a piping bag onto some kind of platform to be used as hors d’oeuvres.

Fun Fact:

Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th century.

The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.

Chocolate mousse came into the public eye in the U.S. in the 1930s, about the time as chocolate pudding mixes were introduced.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patented a coffee mill.
  • 1845 William James Farrer was born. An Australian agriculturist, he developed several new cultivars of wheat.
  • 1860 The first Pony Express mail delivery service by horse and rider between St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California began. The 1,800 mile run took 10 days.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley sings ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on the ‘Milton Berle Show.’ An estimated 25% of the American population tuned in to hear him.
  • 1959 The Coasters song ‘Charlie Brown’ is banned by the BBC because it refers to “throwin’ spitballs.” The ban only lasted 2 weeks.
  • 1974 The Super Tornado Outbreak. 148 tornadoes in 13 states in 26 hours. The world’s largest tornado outbreak in recorded history. It included six F5 tornadoes and 30 F4 tornadoes. The first tornado hit at 1 p.m. and the final tornado hit at 2 a.m. the following morning.
  • 1982 The temperature in Lamberton, Minnesota dropped from 78 degrees F to 7 degrees F in 24 hours.  The 71 degree drop in temperature is a Minnesota record.
  • 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, California closed after 57 years. Robert Cobb, owner of the Brown Derby, created the Cobb Salad there in 1936.
  • 2010 Students at a Utah high school created a replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ using 2 tons of Malt-O-Meal cereal.

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August’s COMPLETE ‘Food Holiday’ list is here:

Posted on July 31, 2014

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National Catfish Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month

Daily Holidays

August 1 
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2 
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
August 3 
National Watermelon Day
August 4 
National Chocolate Chip Day
August 5 
National Mustard Day
National Waffle Day
August 6 
National Root Beer Float Day
August 7 
Raspberries ‘n Cream Day
August 8 
National Frozen Custard Day
August 9 
National Rice Pudding Day
August 10 
National S’mores Day
August 11 
National Raspberry Bombe Day
August 12
National Julienne Fries Day
August 13
National Fillet Mignon Day
August 14 
National Creamsicle Day
August 15 
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16
National Rum Day
August 17 
National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18 
National Ice Cream Pie Day
August 19 
National Soft Ice Cream Day
National Hot & Spicy Food Day
August 20 
National ‘ Bacon Lovers ‘ Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
August 21 
National Spumoni Day
August 22 
National Pecan Torte Day
National “Eat a Peach” Day
August 23 
National Spongecake Day
August 24 
National Peach Pie Day
August 25 
National Banana Split Day
August 26 
National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 
National Pots de Creme Day
August 28 
National Cherry Turnovers Day
August 29
National Whiskey Sour Day
August 30 
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 
National Trail Mix Day

April 3 is National Chocolate Mousse Day

Posted on April 3, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Chocolate Mousse

  1. The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.”
  2. Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or whipped cream.
  3. Savory mousses can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, foie gras, etc.
  4. There are three key constituents to a mousse: base, binder, and aerator.
  5. They may be hot or cold and are often squeezed through a piping bag onto some kind of platform to be used as hors d’oeuvres.

Fun Fact:

Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th century.

The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.

Chocolate mousse came into the public eye in the U.S. in the 1930s, about the time as chocolate pudding mixes were introduced.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patented a coffee mill.
  • 1845 William James Farrer was born. An Australian agriculturist, he developed several new cultivars of wheat.
  • 1860 The first Pony Express mail delivery service by horse and rider between St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California began. The 1,800 mile run took 10 days.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley sings ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on the ‘Milton Berle Show.’ An estimated 25% of the American population tuned in to hear him.
  • 1959 The Coasters song ‘Charlie Brown’ is banned by the BBC because it refers to “throwin’ spitballs.” The ban only lasted 2 weeks.
  • 1974 The Super Tornado Outbreak. 148 tornadoes in 13 states in 26 hours. The world’s largest tornado outbreak in recorded history. It included six F5 tornadoes and 30 F4 tornadoes. The first tornado hit at 1 p.m. and the final tornado hit at 2 a.m. the following morning.
  • 1982 The temperature in Lamberton, Minnesota dropped from 78 degrees F to 7 degrees F in 24 hours.  The 71 degree drop in temperature is a Minnesota record.
  • 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, California closed after 57 years. Robert Cobb, owner of the Brown Derby, created the Cobb Salad there in 1936.
  • 2010 Students at a Utah high school created a replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ using 2 tons of Malt-O-Meal cereal.

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National Milky Way Day

Posted on March 12, 2013

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National Milky Way Day

Five things you should know about

Milky Way Candy Bar

  1. The Milky Way bar was created in 1923 by Frank Mars.
  2.  In the 1920’s it came in two flavors chocolate and vanilla.
  3. It was the first mass produced chocolate bar with a filling.
  4.  The name ‘Milky Way’ was taken from a popular malted milkshake NOT the galaxy.
  5.  Outside of North America the Milky Way is a completely different kind of candy bar. See here.

On This Day in Food History…

1841 Orlando Jones of Middlesex, England received a U.S. patent for a process to make starch from rice or corn.
1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain.
1912 Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Georgia.
1929 RIP Asa Griggs Candler, In 1887, Asa Candler, a wholesale druggist, purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, for $2,300. He sold the company in 1919 for $25 million.
1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.
1993 RIP Christian Kent Nelson, He was the inventor of the Eskimo Pie in 1919 in Iowa.

September 19 is National Butterscotch Pudding Day

Posted on September 19, 2012

Here are today’s five thing to know about Butterscotch Pudding:

  1. Food historians have several theories regarding the name and origin of this confectionery, but none are conclusive. One explanation is the meaning “to cut or score” for the word “scotch”, as the confection must be cut into pieces, or “scotched”, before hardening. It is also possible that the “scotch” part of its name was derived from the word “scorch”.
  2. In 1855 F. K. Robinson’s Glossary of Yorkshire Words, explained Butterscot as “a treacle ball with an amalgamation of butter in it”.
  3. “Doncaster Butterscotch” was known at least as early as 1848 and sold commercially by rival confectioners S. Parkinson & Sons (still trading as Parkinson’s), Henry Hall, and Booth’s, all of Doncaster, via agents in Yorkshire. Internationally, Parkinson’s was recognised as the inventor but others tried to claim the product for themselves, Parkinson’s started to use and advertise the Doncaster Church as their trademark.
  4. It was advertised as “Royal Doncaster Butterscotch”, or “The Queen’s Sweetmeat”, and said to be “the best emollient for the chest in the winter season”. Parkinson’s Butterscotch was by appointment to the Royal household and was presented to the Queen in 1948 and to Princess Anne, The Princess Royal in 2007. Doncaster Butterscotch is still sold today by Parkinson’s.
  5. The term butterscotch is also often used for the flavour of brown sugar and butter together even where actual confection butterscotch is not involved, e.g. butterscotch pudding.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Butterscotch Pudding

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Today’s Food History

  • 1783 The Montgolfier brothers successfully sent up some live animals in a hot air balloon, including a sheep and a rooster.
  • 1839 George Cadbury was born. He took over his father’s chocolate business and built it into a major chocolate manufacturer.
  • 1851 William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme, was born. British entrepreneur who founded Lever Brothers, the soap and detergent manufacturer.
  • 1876 Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.
  • 1911 English author William Golding was born. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).
  • 1941 Mama Cass Elliot, singer (The Mamas and the Papas) was born. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich in 1974 is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.
  • 1949 Lesley Hornsby, aka ‘Twiggy’ was born. Not exactly a poster girl for French Haute Cuisine!
  • 1960 ‘The Twist’ by Chubby Checker reached Number 1 on the charts. Great music to exercise to.
  • 1975 The first episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ premiered.
  • 1995 Orville Redenbacher of popcorn fame died.

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July 15 – National Tapioca Pudding Day

Posted on July 15, 2012

National Tapioca Pudding Day

Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

  • Tapioca pudding (similar to sago pudding) is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.
  • Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking.
  • It is made in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork.
  • The pudding can be made from scratch using tapioca in a variety of forms: flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. Many commercial packaged mixes are also available.
  • British schoolchildren have traditionally nicknamed the dish frog spawn, due to its appearance. American children often call it fish eyes and glue.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

9th or 10 century St. Swithin’s Day. If it rains on St. Swithin’s Day, it means rain for 40 days.
‘St. Swithin’s day, gif ye do rain,
for forty days it will remain;
St. Swithin’s day, an ye be fair,
for forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’

1869 Hippolyte Mege Mouries patented margarine. Emperor Napoleon III had offered a prize for a suitable substitute for butter, for use by the French Navy.

1907 Orville Redenbacher was born. (Date is listed variously as the 15th or 16th). Founder of the gourmet popcorn company.

1931 ‘Kid Chocolate’ (Elgio Saldana) becomes Cuba’s first world boxing champion after defeating Benny Bass for the Jr. Lightweight Championship.

1945 Peter Lewis of the music group ‘Moby Grape’ was born.

September 19 – Today’s Food History

Posted on September 19, 2011

Events of September 19

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1783 The Montgolfier brothers successfully sent up some live animals in a hot air balloon, including a sheep and a rooster.

1839 George Cadbury was born. He took over his father’s chocolate business and built it into a major chocolate manufacturer.

1851 William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme, was born. British entrepreneur who founded Lever Brothers, the soap and detergent manufacturer.

1876 Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.

1911 English author William Golding was born. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).

1941 Mama Cass Elliot, singer (The Mamas and the Papas) was born. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich in 1974 is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1949 Lesley Hornsby, aka ‘Twiggy’ was born. Not exactly a poster girl for French Haute Cuisine!

1959 Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev is told he cannot visit Disneyland. Krushchev was indignant. The reason given was security concerns. Can you picture Krushchev cavorting with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse?

1960 ‘The Twist’ by Chubby Checker reached Number 1 on the charts. Great music to exercise to.

1975 The first episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ premiered.

1995 Orville Redenbacher of popcorn fame died.


July 15 – Today’s Food History

Posted on July 15, 2011

National Tapioca Pudding Day

Events of July 15

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

9th or 10 century St. Swithin’s Day. If it rains on St. Swithin’s Day, it means rain for 40 days.
‘St. Swithin’s day, gif ye do rain,
for forty days it will remain;
St. Swithin’s day, an ye be fair,
for forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’

1869 Hippolyte Mege Mouries patented margarine. Emperor Napoleon III had offered a prize for a suitable substitute for butter, for use by the French Navy.

1907 Orville Redenbacher was born. (Date is listed variously as the 15th or 16th). Founder of the gourmet popcorn company.

1931 ‘Kid Chocolate’ (Elgio Saldana) becomes Cuba’s first world boxing champion after defeating Benny Bass for the Jr. Lightweight Championship.

1945 Peter Lewis of the music group ‘Moby Grape’ was born.

November Holidays

Posted on February 18, 2010

Here’s the Complete November Food Holiday List National Fun with Fondue Month 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 National Bison Day National Pâté Day* November 2 National Deviled Egg Day November 3 National Sandwich Day November 4 National Candy Day November 5 National Doughnut Day National Chinese Take-out Day November 6 National Nachos Day November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day November 8 National Cappuccino Day November 9 National Greek Yogurt Day  November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day November 11 National Sundae Day November 12 National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day November 13 National Indian Pudding Day Feast of…

September Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Chicken Month National Honey Month National Mushroom Month National Papaya Month National Potato Month National Rice Month Daily Holidays September 1 National Gyro Day September 2 National “Grits for Breakfast” Day International Bacon Day   September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day National Baby Back Ribs Day   September 4 National Macadamia Nut Day September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day September 6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day September 7 National Beer Lover’s Day September 8 National Date-Nut Bread Day September 9 National “I Love Food” Day September 10 National Hot Dog Day September 11 National Hot Cross Bun Day September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day September 13 National Peanut Day September 14 National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day September 15 National Double Cheeseburger Day National Creme…

October Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Pumpkin Month National Apple Month National Applejack Month National Caramel Month National Cookbook Month National Cookie Month National Dessert Month National Pasta Month National Pickled Peppers Month National Pizza Month National Popcorn Poppin’ Month National Pork Month National Pretzel Month National Seafood Month Second Weekend in October: National Kegger Weekend Daily Holidays October 1 National Pumpkin Spice Day World Vegetarian Day October 2 World Farm Animals Day October 3 National Soft Taco Day October 4 National Taco Day October 5 National Apple Betty Day Rocky Mountain Oyster Day* (a Colorado delicacy) October 6 National Noodle Day October 7 National Frappe Day October 8 National Fluffernutter Day October 9 National Moldy-Cheese Day National Pizza and Beer Day National Hoagy Day October 10 National Tic…

August Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Catfish Month National Panini Month National Peach Month National Sandwich Month National Mustard Day is the First Saturday of August Daily Holidays August 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day August 3 National Watermelon Day National IPA Day August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 5 National Oyster Day August 6 National Root Beer Float Day August 7 Raspberries and Cream Day August 8 National Frozen Custard Day National Zucchini Day  International Beer Day August 9 National Rice Pudding Day August 10 National S’mores Day National Banana Split Day August 11 National Panini Day National Raspberry Tart Day August 12 National Julienne Fries Day August 13 National Filet Mignon Day August 14 National Creamsicle Day August…

July Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Baked Bean Month National Culinary Arts Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Pickle Month Daily Holidays July 1 National Gingersnap Day July 2 National Anisette Day July 3 National Chocolate Wafer Day   July 4 National Barbecue Day Caesar Salad Day July 5 National Apple Turnover Day July 6 National Fried Chicken Day July 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day National Macaroni Day July 8 National Chocolate with Almonds Day July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day July 10 National Pina Colada Day ‘Pick Blueberries’ Day July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day National Mojito Day July 12 National Pecan Pie Day July 13 National French Fry Day July 14 National Grand Marnier Day July 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day National Gummy Worm…

June Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

National Candy Month National Dairy Month National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month National Iced Tea Month National Papaya Month First Friday in June: National Donut Day Daily Holidays June 1 National Hazelnut Cake Day June 2 National Rocky Road Day National Rotisserie Chicken Day June 3 National Chocolate Macaroon Day National Egg Day June 4 National Cheese Day June 5 National Ketchup / Catsup Day June 6 National Gingerbread Day June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 8 National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day June 9 National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day June 10 National Iced-Tea Day   June 11 National German Chocolate Cake Day June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day International Falafel Day June 13 Cupcake Lover’s Day June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day June…

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…

Here’s the ‘Official’ 🎃October Food Holiday List 🎃 / #FoodHolidays #October

Posted on October 13, 2018

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National Pumpkin Month

National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month
Second Weekend in October: National Kegger Weekend
Daily Holidays

October 1
World Vegetarian Day
October 2
World Farm Animals Day
October 3
National Soft Taco Day
October 4
National Taco Day
October 5
National Apple Betty Day
Rocky Mountain Oyster Day*

(a Colorado delicacy)

October 6
National Noodle Day
October 7
National Frappe Day
October 8
National Fluffernutter Day
National Moldy-Cheese Day
National Pizza and Beer Day
National Hoagy Day
National Tic Tac Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11
National Sausage Pizza Day
National Gumbo Day
Pumpkin Pie Day
October 13
National Peanut Festival
National Pumpkin Festival
Yorkshire Pudding Day
National M&M Day
October 14
National Dessert Day
October 15
National Mushroom Day
National Red Wine Day
National Liqueur Day
National World Food Day
October 17
National Pasta Day
October 18
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19
National Seafood Bisque Day
October 20
National Brandied Fruit Day
October 21
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22
National Nut Day
October 23
National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24
National Bologna Day
Feast of Good & Plenty
October 25
National Greasy Foods Day
October 26
National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day
October 27
National Potato Day
American Beer Day
October 28
National Chocolate Day
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Here’s the ‘Official’ 🎃October Food Holiday List 🎃 / #FoodHolidays #October

Posted on September 25, 2018

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National Pumpkin Month

National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month
Second Weekend in October: National Kegger Weekend
Daily Holidays

October 1
World Vegetarian Day
October 2
World Farm Animals Day
October 3
National Soft Taco Day
October 4
National Taco Day
October 5
National Apple Betty Day
Rocky Mountain Oyster Day*

(a Colorado delicacy)

October 6
National Noodle Day
October 7
National Frappe Day
October 8
National Fluffernutter Day
National Moldy-Cheese Day
National Pizza and Beer Day
National Hoagy Day
National Tic Tac Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11
National Sausage Pizza Day
National Gumbo Day
Pumpkin Pie Day
October 13
National Peanut Festival
National Pumpkin Festival
Yorkshire Pudding Day
National M&M Day
October 14
National Dessert Day
October 15
National Mushroom Day
National Red Wine Day
National Liqueur Day
National World Food Day
October 17
National Pasta Day
October 18
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19
National Seafood Bisque Day
October 20
National Brandied Fruit Day
October 21
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22
National Nut Day
October 23
National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24
National Bologna Day
Feast of Good & Plenty
October 25
National Greasy Foods Day
October 26
National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day
October 27
National Potato Day
American Beer Day
October 28
National Chocolate Day
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