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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

August 11th is National Panini Day! / #NationalPaniniDay

Posted on August 11, 2018

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Happy National Panini Day!

Celebrate the Panini!

  1. August 11, 2015 is the first ‘official, National Panini Day*
  2. The first U.S. reference to panini, a ‘pan warmed Italian sandwich’ dates to 1956 in an article about an Italian street fair.
  3. Panini’s are said to have originated in Lombardy, Italy, in response to the demand among Milanese office workers for a quick lunch without sacrifice in flavor and quality
  4. In the late 1970s & 1980s. Trendy U.S. restaurants, particularly in New York, began selling panini’s.
  5. In many English-speaking countries, a panino , from Italian, meaning “small bread, bread roll” is a grilled sandwich made from baked roll or any thing other than sliced bread.
*A day proclaimed by Foodimentary, the source for Food Holidays & 
celebrations since 2006

Today’s Food History

  • 1858 Christiaan Eijkman was born. A Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi was caused by a poor diet (a lack of vitamin B1), which eventually led to the discovery of vitamins.
  • 1874 Harry S. Parmelee of New Haven, Connecticut patented the sprinkler head.
  • 1949 Eric Carmen of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.
  • 1962 Booker T and the MG’s released their instrumental single ‘Green Onions’.
  • 1992 The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was the largest shopping mall in the U.S.

August 7 is National Raspberries and Cream Day

Posted on August 7, 2018

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Hold the pie!

Raspberries and cream are delicious even outside of a pie crust.

Here are today’s five thing to know about raspberries

  1. Raspberries are rich in Vitamin C and produce more fiber per calorie than any common fruit – even prunes.
  2. There are over 200 species of raspberries.
  3. Raspberries, as well as strawberries, belong to the rose family.
  4. Raspberries can be four different colors, although red and black are the most common.  They can also be yellow or purple.
  5. Don’t wash the berries until they are ready to be used.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Raspberries, Recipes and More

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Today’s Food History

  • 1782 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf died. A German chemist who discovered beet sugar, which led to the development of the modern sugar industry.
  • 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion. Protesting the 1791 federal tax on distilled spirits a large gathering of rebels in western Pennsylvania burned the regional tax inspectors home. President Washington ordered 13,000 troops to the area, but opposition disappeared.
  • 1903 Louis Leakey was born. Anthropologist largely responsible for convincing scientists that Africa was the place to search for human origins, not Java or China. Together with his wife Mary, they made many significant fossil discoveries.
  • 1925 M.S. Swaminathan was born. Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and a leading figure in India’s Green Revolution, which distributed high yield wheat and rice varieties to poor farmers.
  • 1991 The world’s largest Burger King opened in Budapest.

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August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day!

Posted on August 6, 2018

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Happy National Root Beer Day!

Here are today’s five facts about root beer:

  1. Authentic Root beer is made with up to 16 Roots, & herbs.
  2. Colonist were actually the first people to make root beer.
  3. The A and W in A&W stands for Alan and Wright.
  4. Hires Root beer was introduces by Charles Hires in 1876 Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition.
  5. The most original ingredient was Sassafras. It comes in an alcoholic drink as well.

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Today’s Board:

Root Beer Floats: 50 ways

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1889 The Savoy Hotel opened in London, with Cesar Ritz and Escoffier.
  • 1911 Lucille Ball was born. Two of the funniest food related comedy routines ever done were the chocolate factory and the grape stomping episodes from her TV show.
  • 1928 Andy Warhol was born. American painter of the pop art movement. In the 1960s he made paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Coca-Cola cans and other American products.
  • 1954 David Grandison Fairchild died. An American botanist and agriculturalist, he was responsible for introducing many useful plants to the U.S. Author of ‘The World Was My Garden,’ and ‘Exploring for Plants’.

August 5 is National Oyster Day / #NationalOysterDay

Posted on August 5, 2018

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National Oyster Day

The Five Facts you should know about Oysters:

  • The average 3 inch oyster filters about 50 gallons of water a day.
  • Americans eat more oysters than any other country in the world.
  • Most oysters varieties in North America are actually native to Eastern Europe or Asia. Brought here by ships over the centuries
  • The world’s only oyster museum is on Chincoteague Island, Virginia.
  • For centuries, oysters are one of the best known aphrodisiac foods in the culinary world

Today’s Food History

  • 1850 Henry-Rene-Albert-Guy de Maupassant was born. Among the subjects of his short stories are many about the fashionable life of Paris.
  • 1858 Alexis Benoit Soyer died. French chef and author. Chef of the London Reform Club. He opened kitchens in Ireland during the famine to sell food at 1/2 price and was an advisor on food to the British army during the Crimean War. Invented several stoves and kitchen utensils. Wrote ‘The Pantropheon; or, History of Food’ (1853), ‘A Shilling Cookery Book for the People’ (1854), ‘Soyer’s Charitable Cookery’ (1847).
  • 1909 The first corporation tax was passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1914 The first electric traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio at Euclid Ave and East 105th Street.
  • 1955 Carmen Miranda died. Brazilian singer and actress.  Miranda appeared in many Hollywood movies, and was known as “the Brazilian bombshell” and also “the lady in the tutti-frutti hat.”
  • 1962 Marilyn Monroe died. American actress, primarily remembered as being crowned Artichoke Queen of 1947 in Castroville, California.
  • 2008 IBM is granted a patent for storing a customers preference for ‘paper or plastic bags’ on the stores customer loyalty card. Does this really deserve a patent?! Our patent system is definitely out of control.

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! /#NationalWatermelonDay

Posted on August 3, 2018

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Happy National WatermelonDay

Here’s today’s facts about watermelons:

  1. By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
  2. Watermelon is 92% water.
  3. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
  4. Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
  5. Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.

Today’s Food History

  • 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain on his first voyage to what he thought were the Indies.
  • 1801 Sir Joseph Paxton was born. Paxton was an English landscape gardener, and hothouse designer. He was the architect of the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.
  • 1806 Michel Adanson was born. Adson was a French botanist who developed a system of plant classification based on physical characteristics. His system was opposed by Carolus Linnaeus, and was not widely used.
  • 1811 Elisha Graves Otis was born. He invented the first safe elevator, and opened the door to rooftop restaurants.
  • 1914 The first ships pass through the Panama Canal.
  • 1921 John Macready became the first to crop dust from an airplane (Troy, Ohio).
  • 1941 Martha Stewart was born. Entertaining advisor, cookbook author, etc.
  • 1954 Colette, (Sidonie Gabrielle) died. A French novelist, her novels contain many exact and detailed descriptions of food and the pleasures of the table, and quite a few recipes

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! / #NationalIceCreamSandwitchDay

Posted on August 2, 2018

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Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Here’s today’s facts about ice cream sandwiches:

  1. The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
  2. The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
  3. The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
  4. If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
  5. The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50 percent of all ice cream sandwiches.

Today’s Food History

  • 1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.
  • 1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.
  • 1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’
  • 1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.
  • 2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.
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