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October 14th is National Dessert Day! / #NationalDessertDay

Posted on October 14, 2018

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Today’s Dessert Quote:

“A party without dessert is just a meeting”

~Julia Child


Top Five Most Popular Desserts in the US:

  1. Fudge
  2. Chocolate cake
  3. Chocolate chip cookies
  4. Brownies
  5. Ice cream

Today’s Food History

  • 1906 Joseph Farwell Glidden died. Glidden, an Illinois farmer, received a patent for the first commercial barbed wire on November 24, 1874. The beginning of the end to open range and the cowboy. Glidden formed the Barb Fence Company with Isaac L. Ellwood, and became one of the wealthiest men in the country.
  • 1941 Carmen Miranda recorded ‘The Man with the Lollipop Song.’
  • 1946 ‘The Iceman Cometh’ opened in New York City.
  • 1985 Strawberry Fields, a 2 1/2 acre garden memorial in New York City’s Central Park, was dedicated to John Lennon.
  • 1996 World’s largest grilled cheese sandwich was made, 3,000 pounds.

 


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August 27th is National Burger Day! / #NationalBurgerDay

Posted on August 27, 2018

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Today’s burger trivia:

  1. The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921.
  2. The people of America eat more burgers out at restaurants or on the go than they do at home.
  3. The largest hamburger ever created was over 8,000 pounds and was cooked for a burger festival in Wisconsin.
  4. However, the hamburger in its current form, with ground beef and a bun, is a decidedly American creation.
  5. Hamburgers are made of beef, not ham, and there is much debate over whether they actually originated in Hamburg.

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1940 The London production of ‘Apple Sauce’ opened at the Holborn Empire Theatre.
  • 1944 Tim Bogert of the Rock group Vanilla Fudge was born.
  • 1949 Jeff Cook of the music group ‘Alabama’ was born.
  • 1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War is #1 on the charts

July 22nd is National Penuche Day

Posted on July 22, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Penuche:

  1. Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
  2. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies.
  3. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”.
  4. Penuche is also used as a boiled icing flavor. Once very popular in Hawaii, its name was localized as panocha or panuche.
  5. Panocha is said to come from the Spanish word for raw sugar (but also Spanish slang for “vulva”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1376 Rat Catcher’s Day. The Pied Piper got rid of all the rats in the German town of Hamelin. When the townspeople refused to pay, the Pied Piper led all the towns children away.

1461 Charles VII of France was born. His mistress, Agnes Sorel, was a celebrated cook who created several dishes, and had several culinary creations named in her honor.. (Agnes Sorel soup garnish, Agnes Sorel Timbales, etc.).

1822 Gregor (Johann) Mendel was born. Mendel was an Austrian botanist whose work was the foundation of the science of genetics. Working mainly with garden peas (some 28,000 plants over 7 years), he discovered what was to become know as the laws of heredity.

1915 Sir Sanford Fleming died. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1956 Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland) died. At the age of 84, he leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death. French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome. Curnonsky was known as the “Prince of Gastronomes,” a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has ever been given.

1967 The rock group Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York

May’s Complete Food Holiday List!

Posted on May 1, 2018

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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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December 15th is National Gingerbread Latte Day!

Posted on December 15, 2017

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Here are today’s five food things to know about the gingerbread latte:

According to Swedish tradition, you can make a wish using gingerbread.

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The first mention of the “latte” was made by William Dean Howells in his 1867 essay, “Italian Journeys.”

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Queen Elizabeth I is credited for creating the first gingerbread men.

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English women in the 1600’s believed that coffee “made men as unfruitful as the deserts.”

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The “Gingerbread Capitol of the World” is Nuremburg, Germany.

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Today’s Food Historyon this day in…
1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.
1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.
1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.
1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag

November 11th is National Sundae Day!

Posted on November 11, 2017

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Happy National Sundae Day

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Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.


It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.


At a price of $1,000, the most expensive ice cream sundae is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity in New York City.


The average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.

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Marco Polo brought back a sherbet dessert recipe from China.


Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.


Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 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).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.


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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
#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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October 14th is National Dessert Day!

Posted on October 14, 2017

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Today’s Dessert Quote:

“A party without dessert is just a meeting”

~Julia Child


Top Five Most Popular Desserts in the US:

  1. Fudge
  2. Chocolate cake
  3. Chocolate chip cookies
  4. Brownies
  5. Ice cream

Today’s Food History

  • 1906 Joseph Farwell Glidden died. Glidden, an Illinois farmer, received a patent for the first commercial barbed wire on November 24, 1874. The beginning of the end to open range and the cowboy. Glidden formed the Barb Fence Company with Isaac L. Ellwood, and became one of the wealthiest men in the country.
  • 1941 Carmen Miranda recorded ‘The Man with the Lollipop Song.’
  • 1946 ‘The Iceman Cometh’ opened in New York City.
  • 1985 Strawberry Fields, a 2 1/2 acre garden memorial in New York City’s Central Park, was dedicated to John Lennon.
  • 1996 World’s largest grilled cheese sandwich was made, 3,000 pounds.

 


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July 22nd is National Penuche Day

Posted on July 22, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Penuche:

  1. Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
  2. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies.
  3. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”.
  4. Penuche is also used as a boiled icing flavor. Once very popular in Hawaii, its name was localized as panocha or panuche.
  5. Panocha is said to come from the Spanish word for raw sugar (but also Spanish slang for “vulva”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1376 Rat Catcher’s Day. The Pied Piper got rid of all the rats in the German town of Hamelin. When the townspeople refused to pay, the Pied Piper led all the towns children away.

1461 Charles VII of France was born. His mistress, Agnes Sorel, was a celebrated cook who created several dishes, and had several culinary creations named in her honor.. (Agnes Sorel soup garnish, Agnes Sorel Timbales, etc.).

1822 Gregor (Johann) Mendel was born. Mendel was an Austrian botanist whose work was the foundation of the science of genetics. Working mainly with garden peas (some 28,000 plants over 7 years), he discovered what was to become know as the laws of heredity.

1915 Sir Sanford Fleming died. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1956 Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland) died. At the age of 84, he leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death. French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome. Curnonsky was known as the “Prince of Gastronomes,” a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has ever been given.

1967 The rock group Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York

December 15th is National Lemon Cupcake Day!

Posted on December 15, 2016

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Here are today’s five food things to know about lemons and cupcakes:

 

The lemon is native to Asia.

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 In Britain, cupcakes are called “fairy cakes.”

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Lemons are considered to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

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Because lemons are high in vitamin C they are often used to prevent scurvy on British Navel Ships even today.

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The world’s largest cupcake weighed over 1,200 lbs and had over 2 million calories.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.

1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.

1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.

1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.

1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag


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December 15th is National Gingerbread Latte Day!

Posted on December 15, 2016

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Here are today’s five food things to know about the gingerbread latte:

According to Swedish tradition, you can make a wish using gingerbread.

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The first mention of the “latte” was made by William Dean Howells in his 1867 essay, “Italian Journeys.”

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Queen Elizabeth I is credited for creating the first gingerbread men.

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English women in the 1600’s believed that coffee “made men as unfruitful as the deserts.”

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The “Gingerbread Capitol of the World” is Nuremburg, Germany.

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Today’s Food Historyon this day in…
1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.
1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.
1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.
1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag

November 11th is National Sundae Day!

Posted on November 11, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.


It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.


At a price of $1,000, the most expensive ice cream sundae is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity in New York City.


The average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.

marco-polo

Marco Polo brought back a sherbet dessert recipe from China.


Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.


Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 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).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

October 14th is National Dessert Day!

Posted on October 14, 2016

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Top Five Most Popular Desserts in the US:

  1. Fudge
  2. Chocolate cake
  3. Chocolate chip cookies
  4. Brownies
  5. Ice cream

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1906 Joseph Farwell Glidden died. Glidden, an Illinois farmer, received a patent for the first commercial barbed wire on November 24, 1874. The beginning of the end to open range and the cowboy. Glidden formed the Barb Fence Company with Isaac L. Ellwood, and became one of the wealthiest men in the country.
  • 1941 Carmen Miranda recorded ‘The Man with the Lollipop Song.’
  • 1946 ‘The Iceman Cometh’ opened in New York City.
  • 1985 Strawberry Fields, a 2 1/2 acre garden memorial in New York City’s Central Park, was dedicated to John Lennon.
  • 1996 World’s largest grilled cheese sandwich was made, 3,000 pounds.

August 27th is National Burger Day!

Posted on August 27, 2016

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Today’s burger trivia:

  1. The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921.
  2. The people of America eat more burgers out at restaurants or on the go than they do at home.
  3. The largest hamburger ever created was over 8,000 pounds and was cooked for a burger festival in Wisconsin.
  4. However, the hamburger in its current form, with ground beef and a bun, is a decidedly American creation.
  5. Hamburgers are made of beef, not ham, and there is much debate over whether they actually originated in Hamburg.

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1940 The London production of ‘Apple Sauce’ opened at the Holborn Empire Theatre.
  • 1944 Tim Bogert of the Rock group Vanilla Fudge was born.
  • 1949 Jeff Cook of the music group ‘Alabama’ was born.
  • 1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War is #1 on the charts

July 22nd is National Penuche Day

Posted on July 22, 2016

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Five Food Finds about Penuche:

  1. Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
  2. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies.
  3. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”.
  4. Penuche is also used as a boiled icing flavor. Once very popular in Hawaii, its name was localized as panocha or panuche.
  5. Panocha is said to come from the Spanish word for raw sugar (but also Spanish slang for “vulva”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1376 Rat Catcher’s Day. The Pied Piper got rid of all the rats in the German town of Hamelin. When the townspeople refused to pay, the Pied Piper led all the towns children away.

1461 Charles VII of France was born. His mistress, Agnes Sorel, was a celebrated cook who created several dishes, and had several culinary creations named in her honor.. (Agnes Sorel soup garnish, Agnes Sorel Timbales, etc.).

1822 Gregor (Johann) Mendel was born. Mendel was an Austrian botanist whose work was the foundation of the science of genetics. Working mainly with garden peas (some 28,000 plants over 7 years), he discovered what was to become know as the laws of heredity.

1915 Sir Sanford Fleming died. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1956 Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland) died. At the age of 84, he leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death. French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome. Curnonsky was known as the “Prince of Gastronomes,” a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has ever been given.

1967 The rock group Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York

December 15th is National Lemon Cupcake Day

Posted on December 15, 2015

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

  1. The top 5 producers of lemons in the world each year, in no particular order, are China, India, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
  2. Due to its high acidic nature the juice of a lemon can be used for cleaning. Lemon halves dipped in salt or baking powder can be used to brighten up copper and clean kitchenware.
  3. Christopher Columbus took lemon seeds with him to the America’s in 1493, introducing the fruit there.
  4. The lemon is native to Asia, around Northeast India, North Burma, and China.
  5. Lemons’ antibacterial and antifungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.
  • 1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.
  • 1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.
  • 1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
  • 1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag

November 11th is National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2015

National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
  • You could make about 70,000 regular size sundae’s with that much Ice Cream.
  • It takes Hayward’s 3,000 lbs. of jimmies per year to satisfy their customers.
  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons. You can’t order that in an ice cream parlor!

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 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).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.


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October 9 is National Dessert Day

Posted on October 9, 2015

Top Five Most Popular Desert in US:

  1. Fudge
  2. Chocolate cake
  3. Chocolate chip cookies
  4. Brownies
  5. Ice cream

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Today’s Food History

  • 1906 Joseph Farwell Glidden died. Glidden, an Illinois farmer, received a patent for the first commercial barbed wire on November 24, 1874. The beginning of the end to open range and the cowboy. Glidden formed the Barb Fence Company with Isaac L. Ellwood, and became one of the wealthiest men in the country.
  • 1941 Carmen Miranda recorded ‘The Man with the Lollipop Song.’
  • 1946 ‘The Iceman Cometh’ opened in New York City.
  • 1985 Strawberry Fields, a 2 1/2 acre garden memorial in New York City’s Central Park, was dedicated to John Lennon.
  • 1996 World’s largest grilled cheese sandwich was made, 3,000 pounds.

August 27 is National Pots De Creme Day

Posted on August 27, 2015

Pots De Creme

Time to study another French sweet!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pots De Creme

  1. Pot de crème is a loose French dessert custard dating to the 17th century.
  2. The name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme”, which also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served.
  3. It is usually looser than other custards, flans, or crème caramel.
  4. Pot de crème is made with eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, and a flavor, often vanilla or chocolate.
  5. The milk and cream are heated and flavored, then mixed into the whisked eggs and egg yolks.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1940 The London production of ‘Apple Sauce’ opened at the Holborn Empire Theatre.
  • 1944 Tim Bogert of the Rock group Vanilla Fudge was born.
  • 1949 Jeff Cook of the music group ‘Alabama’ was born.
  • 1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War is #1 on the charts

July 22 is National Penuche Day

Posted on July 22, 2015

National Penuche Day

Five Food Finds about Penuche

  • Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
  • It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies.
  • It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”.
  • Penuche is also used as a boiled icing flavor. Once very popular in Hawaii, its name was localized as panocha or panuche.
  • Panocha is said to come from the Spanish word for raw sugar (but also Spanish slang for “vulva”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1376 Rat Catcher’s Day. The Pied Piper got rid of all the rats in the German town of Hamelin. When the townspeople refused to pay, the Pied Piper led all the towns children away.

1461 Charles VII of France was born. His mistress, Agnes Sorel, was a celebrated cook who created several dishes, and had several culinary creations named in her honor.. (Agnes Sorel soup garnish, Agnes Sorel Timbales, etc.).

1822 Gregor (Johann) Mendel was born. Mendel was an Austrian botanist whose work was the foundation of the science of genetics. Working mainly with garden peas (some 28,000 plants over 7 years), he discovered what was to become know as the laws of heredity.

1915 Sir Sanford Fleming died. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1956 Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland) died. At the age of 84, he leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death. French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome. Curnonsky was known as the “Prince of Gastronomes,” a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has ever been given.

1967 The rock group Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York

December 15 is National Lemon Cupcake Day

Posted on December 15, 2014

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

  1. The top 5 producers of lemons in the world each year, in no particular order, are China, India, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
  2. Due to its high acidic nature the juice of a lemon can be used for cleaning. Lemon halves dipped in salt or baking powder can be used to brighten up copper and clean kitchenware.
  3. Christopher Columbus took lemon seeds with him to the America’s in 1493, introducing the fruit there.
  4. The lemon is native to Asia, around Northeast India, North Burma, and China.
  5. Lemons’ antibacterial and antifungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.
  • 1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.
  • 1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.
  • 1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
  • 1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag

November 11 is National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2014

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

  1. In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
  2. You could make about 70,000 regular size sundae’s with that much Ice Cream.
  3. It takes Hayward’s 3,000 lbs. of jimmies per year to satisfy their customers.
  4. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  5. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons. You can’t order that in an ice cream parlor!

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
  • 1918 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).
  • 1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
  • 1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
  • 1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
  • 2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

August 27 is National Pots De Creme Day

Posted on August 27, 2014

Pots De Creme

Time to study another French sweet!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pots De Creme

  1. Pot de crème is a loose French dessert custard dating to the 17th century.
  2. The name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme”, which also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served.
  3. It is usually looser than other custards, flans, or crème caramel.
  4. Pot de crème is made with eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, and a flavor, often vanilla or chocolate.
  5. The milk and cream are heated and flavored, then mixed into the whisked eggs and egg yolks.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Pots De Creme

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Today’s Food History

  • 1940 The London production of ‘Apple Sauce’ opened at the Holborn Empire Theatre.
  • 1944 Tim Bogert of the Rock group Vanilla Fudge was born.
  • 1949 Jeff Cook of the music group ‘Alabama’ was born.
  • 1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War is #1 on the charts

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National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on November 19, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com 

National Peanut Butter Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

Today’s Food History

1600 Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland was born. Ice cream is said to have come from France when he married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henri IV, and sister of Louis XIII.

1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared, and was presumed eaten by the cannibals of New Guinea.

1977 The largest albacore weighed 88 pounds and was caught off the Canary Islands.

2009 Nestle, one of the largest producers of canned pumpkin products, reports there may be a shortage of its products because heavy rains interrupted the pumpkin harvest.

National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
  • You could make about 70,000 regular size sundae’s with that much Ice Cream.
  • It takes Hayward’s 3,000 lbs. of jimmies per year to satisfy their customers.
  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons. You can’t order that in an ice cream parlor!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 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).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

National Pots De Creme Day

Posted on August 27, 2013

National Pots De Creme Day

Five Food Finds about Pots De Creme

  • Pot de crème is a loose French dessert custard dating to the 17th century.
  • The name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme”, which also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served.
  • It is usually looser than other custards, flans, or crème caramel.
  • Pot de crème is made with eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, and a flavor, often vanilla or chocolate.
  • The milk and cream are heated and flavored, then mixed into the whisked eggs and egg yolks.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1940 The London production of ‘Apple Sauce’ opened at the Holborn Empire Theatre.

1944 Tim Bogert of the Rock group Vanilla Fudge was born.

1949 Jeff Cook of the music group ‘Alabama’ was born.

1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War is #1 on the charts

December 15 – National Lemon Cupcake Day

Posted on December 15, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Lemon Cupcake Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.

1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.

1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.

1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.

1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag

November 19 – National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on November 19, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com 

National Peanut Butter Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

Today’s Food History

1600 Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland was born. Ice cream is said to have come from France when he married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henri IV, and sister of Louis XIII.

1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared, and was presumed eaten by the cannibals of New Guinea.

1977 The largest albacore weighed 88 pounds and was caught off the Canary Islands.

2009 Nestle, one of the largest producers of canned pumpkin products, reports there may be a shortage of its products because heavy rains interrupted the pumpkin harvest.

November 11 – National Sundae Day

Posted on November 11, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
  • You could make about 70,000 regular size sundae’s with that much Ice Cream.
  • It takes Hayward’s 3,000 lbs. of jimmies per year to satisfy their customers.
  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons. You can’t order that in an ice cream parlor!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 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).
1933 The first great dust storm occurred on the Great Plains.
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) died at North Brother Island, New York City. She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
1945 Vincent Martell of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
2006 A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle.

August 27 – National Pots De Creme Day

Posted on August 27, 2012

National Pots De Creme Day

Five Food Finds about Pots De Creme

  • Pot de crème is a loose French dessert custard dating to the 17th century.
  • The name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme”, which also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served.
  • It is usually looser than other custards, flans, or crème caramel.
  • Pot de crème is made with eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, and a flavor, often vanilla or chocolate.
  • The milk and cream are heated and flavored, then mixed into the whisked eggs and egg yolks.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1940 The London production of ‘Apple Sauce’ opened at the Holborn Empire Theatre.

1944 Tim Bogert of the Rock group Vanilla Fudge was born.

1949 Jeff Cook of the music group ‘Alabama’ was born.

1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War is #1 on the charts

July 22 – National Penuche Day

Posted on July 22, 2012

National Penuche Day

Five Food Finds about Penuche

  • Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
  • It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies.
  • It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”.
  • Penuche is also used as a boiled icing flavor. Once very popular in Hawaii, its name was localized as panocha or panuche.
  • Panocha is said to come from the Spanish word for raw sugar (but also Spanish slang for “vulva”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1376 Rat Catcher’s Day. The Pied Piper got rid of all the rats in the German town of Hamelin. When the townspeople refused to pay, the Pied Piper led all the towns children away.

1461 Charles VII of France was born. His mistress, Agnes Sorel, was a celebrated cook who created several dishes, and had several culinary creations named in her honor.. (Agnes Sorel soup garnish, Agnes Sorel Timbales, etc.).

1822 Gregor (Johann) Mendel was born. Mendel was an Austrian botanist whose work was the foundation of the science of genetics. Working mainly with garden peas (some 28,000 plants over 7 years), he discovered what was to become know as the laws of heredity.

1915 Sir Sanford Fleming died. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1956 Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland) died. At the age of 84, he leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death. French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome. Curnonsky was known as the “Prince of Gastronomes,” a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has ever been given.

1967 The rock group Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York

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