Search results for “National Mai Tai Day

June 30 is National Mai Tai Day

Posted on June 30, 2015

National Mai Tai Day

Five Food Finds about the Mai Tai

  • The Mai Tai is an alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, and lime juice
  • Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented the Mai Tai in 1944 at his eponymous restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in Oakland, California
  • “Maita’i” is the Tahitian word for “good”
  • There are many recipes for Mai Tais. Eleven of them, including three different versions of Trader Vic’s, as well as the recipe of Don the Beachcomber, can be found at Wikibooks Mai Tai.
  • The Mai Tai is synonymous with ‘Tiki culture‘ both past and present.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1895 A U.S. patent was issued for an electric stove.

1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress.

1930 Judge Joseph F. Crater of the New York State Supreme Court, walked out of a 45th Street restaurant in New York City on his way to the theater. He was never heard from again.

1936 Congress approved the 40-hour work week.

1966 Mike Tyson was born. On June 28, 1997, Tyson bit off a big chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.

1985 James A. Dewar, died. The creator of the Twinkie (1930),

1996 Dr. Edward Anton Asselbergs died. (Exact date uncertain). He developed the process for making instant mashed potato flakes, the patent that is still used world-wide today

National Mai Tai Day

Posted on June 30, 2013

National Mai Tai Day

Five Food Finds about Mai Tai

  • The Zombie was the Cosmopolitan of its day. The Zombie was the drink that put tiki on the map.
  • In 1959 the Mai Tai knocked the Zombie off its pedestal.
  • That’s the year Hawaii became a state.
  • Hawaii became a tourist mecca almost overnight.
  • All the tourists went to luaus and sere served a fruity drink called the Mai Tai.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1895 A U.S. patent was issued for an electric stove.

1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress.

1930 Judge Joseph F. Crater of the New York State Supreme Court, walked out of a 45th Street restaurant in New York City on his way to the theater. He was never heard from again.

1936 Congress approved the 40-hour work week.

1966 Mike Tyson was born. On June 28, 1997, Tyson bit off a big chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.

1985 James A. Dewar, died. The creator of the Twinkie (1930),

1996 Dr. Edward Anton Asselbergs died. (Exact date uncertain). He developed the process for making instant mashed potato flakes, the patent that is still used world-wide today

March 6th is National Oreo Day! / #NationalOreoDay

Posted on March 6, 2019

High-res version

Five Food Facts about Oreos

In 1912, Nabisco had a new idea for a cookie – two chocolate disks with a creme filling in between.

ht_oreo_cookie_jef_120301_wmain

 

The first Oreo cookie looked very similar to the Oreo cookie of today, with only a slight difference in the design on the chocolate disks.

rs_560x415-131016111620-1024-oreo-cm-101613

Little did they know that the Oreo cookie would become the largest selling cookie of all time.

5 Generic chocolate sandwich cookies. Image shot 2005. Exact date unknown.

The origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but there are many theories. ‘Or’ means golden in French or the Greek word ‘Oreo’, meaning beautiful, nice or well done.

Lawsuit Seeks To Ban Oreo Cookies In California

Starting in January 2006, Oreo cookies replaced the trans fat in the cookie with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.

On This Day in Food History…

  • 1899 Aspirin was patented by Felix Hoffman of the German company, Bayer. Aspirin was originally developed by Charles Frederic Gerhardt in 1853, but he never thought it important enough to patent.
  • 1912 Nabisco debuts the Oreo cookie. The Oreo is considered largest selling cookie of all time.
  • 1930 Retail frozen foods go on sale for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts. Various fruits, vegetables, meat and fish were offered for sale. Clarence Birdseye had developed the method used to successfully freeze foods on a commercial scale.
%d bloggers like this: