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August 23 is National Spongecake Day

Posted on August 23, 2015

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Once considered the most ‘decadent’ cake in the world,

Spongecake deserves it’s own ‘day.’

Here are today’s five thing to know about Spongecake

  1. During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  2. The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  3. Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  4. These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  5. By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Spongecake, Recipes and More

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Today’s Food History

  • 1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”
  • 1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology
  • 1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.
  • 1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.
  • 1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.
  • 2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

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August 22 is National Pecan Torte Day

Posted on August 22, 2015

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Move over cake.  Pecan torte is in.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pecan Torte

  1. If the body does not get enough zinc, it may have difficulty producing testosterone – a key hormone in initiating sexual desire in both men and women.  Pecans provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for zinc.
  2. It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.
  3. Texas adopted the pecan tree as its state tree in 1919.  In fact, Texas Governor James Hogg liked pecan trees so much that he asked if a pecan tree could be planted at his gravesite when he died.
  4. Albany, Georgia, which boasts more than 600,000 pecan trees, is the pecan capital of the U.S.  Albany hosts the annual National Pecan Festival, which includes a race, parade, pecan-cooking contest, the crowning of the National Pecan Queen and many other activities.
  5. Pecan trees usually range in height from 70 to 100 feet, but some trees grow as tall as 150 feet or higher.  Native pecan trees – those over 150 years old – have trunks more than three feet in diameter.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Pecan Pie

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Today’s Food History

  • 1647 Denis Papin is born. The French physicist who invented the pressure cooker (Papin’s Digester) in 1679
  • 1865 William Sheppard of New York City received a patent for liquid soap.
  • 1867 Charles Francis Jenkins was born. An inventor who is best known as an early television pioneer. Among his many inventions was a cone-shaped drinking cup.
  • 1867 Maximilian Bircher-Benner was born. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the cereal product ‘Muesli,’ which is similar to Granola.
  • 1939 The first U.S. patent was issued for a disposable whipped cream aerosol container. Julius S. Kahn’s patent was titled “An Apparatus for Mixing a Liquid with a Gas” and was specifically concerned with making whipped cream, using a ordinary soda bottle.
  • 1970 ‘Spill The Wine’ by Eric Burdon & War hit number 3 on the charts.
  • 2004 Sonya Thomas won $500 and a trophy belt at the World Lobster Eating Contest in Kennebunkport, Maine. She ate 9.76 pounds of lobster meat (38 lobsters) in 12 minutes.  She also holds the record for hard boiled eggs, and pork & beans (8.4 pounds in 2 minutes 47 seconds). She weighs only 105 pounds.
  • 2007 A 12 year-old boy in Manchester, England was charged with assault for throwing a cocktail sausage at a 74 year-old man.

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August 20 is National ‘Bacon Lover’s’ Day

Posted on August 20, 2015

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Bacon Lover’s unite!!

Today’s fun facts about Bacon

  1. Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.
  2. More than half of all homes (53%) keep bacon on hand at all times
  3. Pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found in bacon, helps fetal brain development
  4. Each year in the US more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed
  5. Bacon is said to cure hangovers

Today’s Food History

  • 1913 Stainless steel was cast for the first time in Sheffield, England. Harry Brearly of Thomas Firth & Sons discovered how to make ‘the steel that doesn’t rust’ by accident.
  • 1948 Robert Plant of the music group ‘Led Zeppelin’ was born.
  • 1955 ‘The Popcorn Song’ by Cliffie Stone hit number 14 on the charts.
  • 1968 The largest sea bass caught with a fishing rod weighed over 563 pounds. It was caught off the coast of California.

August 20 is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

Posted on August 20, 2015

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Any good southerner has a soft spot for pecan pie, but nobody can resist it with chocolate.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pecan Pie

  1.  A handful of Pecans provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for zinc
  2. It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.
  3. Texas adopted the pecan tree as its state tree in 1919.  In fact, Texas Governor James Hogg liked pecan trees so much that he asked if a pecan tree could be planted at his gravesite when he died.
  4. Albany, Georgia, which boasts more than 600,000 pecan trees, is the pecan capital of the U.S.  Albany hosts the annual National Pecan Festival, which includes a race, parade, pecan-cooking contest, the crowning of the National Pecan Queen and many other activities.
  5. Pecan trees usually range in height from 70 to 100 feet, but some trees grow as tall as 150 feet or higher.  Native pecan trees – those over 150 years old – have trunks more than three feet in diameter.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Chocolate Pecan Pie, Recipes and More

Today’s Food History

  • 1913 Stainless steel was cast for the first time in Sheffield, England. Harry Brearly of Thomas Firth & Sons discovered how to make ‘the steel that doesn’t rust’ by accident.
  • 1948 Robert Plant of the music group ‘Led Zeppelin’ was born.
  • 1955 ‘The Popcorn Song’ by Cliffie Stone hit number 14 on the charts.
  • 1968 The largest sea bass caught with a fishing rod weighed over 563 pounds. It was caught off the coast of California.

August 19 is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day

Posted on August 19, 2015

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‘Soft Serve’ was originally called ‘Instant Ice cream’

Here are today’s 5 amazing Ice Cream facts:

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2.  The first ice cream recipe was handwritten in the recipe book of Lady Anne Fanshawe in 1665
  3. Chocolate ice cream was invented long before vanilla, and the first documented recipe for it appeared in the book The Modern Steward, published in Italy in 1692.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5.  The Häagen-Dazs brand was established by two Americans – Reuben and Rose Mattus – and the name was made up to sound Danish and sophisticated. The Danish language does not actually use umlauts.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary Takes on Desserts

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Charles E. Hires was born. Manufacturer and inventor of Hires Root Beer.
  • 1856 Gail Borden was granted a patent for a process to make condensed milk, which he developed in 1853.
  • 1887 Spencer Fullerton Baird died. An American naturalist and zoologist, he was the second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • 1947 J. Arens and D. van Villages synthesized vitamin A.
  • 1996 Miss Universe was told to lose 27 pounds or lose her crown.

August 16 is National Rum Day

Posted on August 16, 2015

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Cheers!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Rum / drink, eat & be merry.

Today’s Food History

  • 1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
  • 1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

August 13 is National Filet Mignon Day

Posted on August 13, 2015

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Celebrate what is considered the ‘king’ of all steak cuts.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Filet Mignon:

  1. “Filet Mignon” is just a fancy name for a beef tenderloin steak.
  2. Famous author O. Henry coined the term filet mignon in his book, The Four Million in 1906.
  3. A French derivative, the literal meaning is small (mignon) boneless meat (filet).
  4. Filet Mignon is the cut from the small end of the beef tenderloin.
  5. Filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the tenderloin, or psoas major of the steer or heifer.

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Today’s Pinterest Board: The world’s best steaks

Today’s Food History

  • 1899 Alfred Hitchcock was born. Renowned director known for his great love of food.
  • 1970 ‘Make It With You’ by Bread is #1 on the charts
  • 1991 Jack Ryan died. Before helping to develop the Barbie Doll for Mattell and create the ‘easy bake oven’, Ryan worked for the Pentagon designing missiles!
  • 2004 Julia Child died 2 days before her 92 birthday. American cooking authority, cookbook author, TV Cooking show host, etc. During World War II, she also worked for the OSS from 1941-1945 (The OSS is the forerunner of the CIA).

August 12 is National Julienne Fries Day

Posted on August 12, 2015

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Julienned Fries? Why not?

In laymen’s terms to ‘Julien’ simply means ‘thinly cut’.

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

  1. Leaving the potato skin on French fries actually leaves in important vitamins that are lost if the skins are peeled away.
  2. In England these are referred to as “chips”
  3. French fries are, perhaps, poorly-named, since they originate in Belgium and are most popular in America.
  4. Though French fries were invented in Europe, the potatoes, from which they are made, originated in the Americas and were imported.
  5. The first occurrence of French fries in America may have been at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson.

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Todays Pinterest: Fries / There’s more than one way to skin a potato

Today’s Food History

  • 1759 Thomas Andrew Knight was born. British horticulturist and botanist who experimented with geotropism, phototropism and heliotropism. (We all know our tropisms, don’t we?).
  • 1856 James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady was born. American financier and philanthropist Diamond Jim Brady was known for his collection of diamond jewelry, and for his gargantuan appetite. He was known to eat 6 or 7 giant lobsters, dozens of oysters, clams and crabs, 2 ducks, steak and desserts at a single sitting. He would also mix a pound of caviar into a baked potato. George Rector, a New York restaurateur said he was ‘the best twenty-five customers I ever had.’
  • 1883 The quagga, a zebra-like mammal of southern Africa became extinct when the last mare at Amsterdam Zoo died. They had been hunted to extinction.
  • 1948 Harry Brearley died. Brearley was an English metallurgist who invented stainless steel in 1912.
  • 1955 The U.S. minimum wage was raised from 75 cents to $1.00
  • 1981 IBM introduced its Personal Computer (PC) and PC-DOS 1.0
  • 1990 B. (Barnard) Kliban died. A satirical cartoonist, best known for his cat cartoons. A few of his cartoon book titles: ‘Never Eat Anything Larger Than Your Head’, ‘The Biggest Tongue in Tunisia’.

 

August 10 is National S’mores Day

Posted on August 10, 2015

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S’more Please!

Today’s Chocolate,  graham crackers, and marshmallows facts:

  1. The Hershey Company makes more than 373 million HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate bars a year.  That’s enough to make 746 million S’mores!
  2. HONEY MAID Graham Crackers were introduced in 1925 and are the leading brand of Graham Crackers in the U.S.
  3. Every HONEY MAID Graham Cracker is made with the goodness of 5 grams of whole grain per serving and real honey.
  4. Americans buy around 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year.
  5. Did you know? S’mores were ‘invented’ by the Girl Scouts

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Today’s Pinterest : Amazing S’mores recipes

Today’s Food History

  • 1833 Chicago, Illinois, was incorporated as a village, its population was about 200.
  • 1889 Dan Rylands patented a screw cap for bottles. He was employed at the Hope Glass Works, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
  • 1917 Clara Peller was born. She is the actress who is famous for her Wendy’s TV commercial, “Where’s the beef?”
  • 1947 Ian Anderson of the music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was born.
  • 1998 Massena ‘Andy’ Gump died. Inventor and portable toilet king of Southern California

August 9 is National Rice Pudding Day

Posted on August 9, 2015

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Did you know?

Rice pudding is considered the world’s most popular dessert.

Today’s five facts about rice:

  1. Hundreds of millions of the poor spend half to three fourths of their incomes on rice and only rice.
  2. Rice is the staple diet of half the world’s population.
  3. More than 90 percent of the world’s rice is grown and consumed in Asia, where people typically eat rice two or three times a daily.
  4. Rice farming has been traced back to around 5,000 BC.
  5. To plow 1 hectare of land in the traditional way, a farmer and his water buffalo must walk 80 km.

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Today’s Pinterest Board:  Rice / Hundreds of interesting dishes\

Today’s Food History

  • 1593 Isaak Walton was born. 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.
  • 1762 Mary Randolph was born. She was a Southern U.S. cookbook author, whose ‘The Virginia Housewife’ (1824) is considered the first cookbook of the American South, and one of the most influential cookbooks of the 19th century. It contains hints of the influence of African cooking on the cooking of the American South. Mrs. Randolph was also one of the first to use measurements in her recipes, rather than just a list of ingredients.
  • 1910 Alva J. Fisher of Chicago, Illinois patented the electric washing machine.
  • 1911 John Gates died. Gates was an inventor, promoter and barbed wire manufacturer.

August 8 is National Frozen Custard Day

Posted on August 8, 2015

Celebrate!

Did you know frozen custard is almost always vanilla flavored

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

  1. Custard bases may also be used for quiches and other savory foods.
  2. Depending on how much egg or thickener is used, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce (crème anglaise), to a thick pastry cream used to fill éclairs.
  3. Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk.
  4. The most common custards are used as desserts or dessert sauces and typically include sugar and vanilla.
  5. Sometimes flour, corn starch, or gelatin is added as in pastry cream or creme patissiere.

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Today’s Pinterest Board: Custards / 101 ways

Today’s Food History

  • 1899 A.T. Marshall of Brockton, Massachusetts patented the refrigerator.
  • 1927 Alfalfa was born on this day. Actually, it was Carl Switzer who played Alfalfa in the ‘Our Gang’ short film series.
  • 1983 Rolla N. Harger died. A biochemist, he invented the first successful test machine for blood alcohol content, the Drunkometer, in 1931.
  • 1988 ‘Kid Chocolate’ (Elgio Saldana) died. He became Cuba’s first world boxing champion in 1931 after defeating Benny Bass for the Jr. Lightweight Championship.
  • 2006 Krispy Kreme donuts opened its first Asian outlet in Hong Kong.

August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day

Posted on August 6, 2015

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Who knew that sassafras root could be so delicious?

Here are today’s root beer’s five facts:

  1. Root beer is made out of 16 Roots, and 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 also.

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

Posted on August 5, 2015

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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 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Posted on August 4, 2015

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

A History of Chocolate ‘Chips’: did you know…

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

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1608 John Tradescant was born. He succeeded his father as naturalist and gardener to Charles I.

1693 Dom Perignon discovers the process for making champagne. “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!”
(A widely held legend, but only a only a legend.)

1755 Nicolas-Jacque Conte was born. He invented the modern graphite pencil.

1958 The first potato flake manufacturing plant opened in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

1983 Dave Winfield, a N.Y. Yankee outfielder accidentally killed a seagull with an errant throw in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was arrested, charged with cruelty to animals and had to post a $500 bond. The charges were dropped the following day.

National Mustard Day

Posted on August 1, 2015

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National Mustard Day

Always celebrated the first Saturday of August.

The National Mustard Museum in Middleton, WI has been the official sponsor of today’s ‘Holiday’ since 1991.

Today’s Five Facts about Mustard

  • Mustard is one of the world’s most ancient spices and oldest known condiments.
  • The name, mustard, comes from the Latin words “mustum ardens”, which means “burning wine” and refers to the flavor created by the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds mixed with the juice of unfermented wine grapes.
  • It is believed that mustard was first cultivated in India around 3000 BC, and later taken to Britain by the Romans who used it as a condiment and pickling spice.
  • Mustard was so enjoyed by the Romans that when they moved into Gaul (present day France) they took the mustard seed with them and planted it in the region of Burgundy.
  • The French mastered the making of mustard, and by the ninth century French monasteries were bringing in considerable income from mustard preparations.

August 18 is National Ice-Cream Pie Day

Posted on August 18, 2014

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Ice Cream and Pie? Yes Please!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Ice Cream 

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2. A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  3. The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5. Sorbet, has no milk at all!

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Today’s Pinterest Board Ice-Cream Pie, all good of course

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Today’s Food History

  • 1850 Honore de Balzac died. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he consumed at one sitting ‘a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,’ not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he finished up with.
  • 1953 Four cows in Stearns county Minnesota were picked up by a tornado and set down unharmed.
  • 2004 It was reported that it rained fish at about 2:30 p.m. in Shropshire, western England.

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August 17 is National Vanilla Custard Day

Posted on August 17, 2014

 

Don’t mess with a classic.  Vanilla Custard can’t be topped!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Vanilla Custard

  1. Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk.
  2. Depending on how much egg or thickener is used, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce (crème anglaise), to a thick pastry cream used to fill éclairs.
  3. The most common custards are used as desserts or dessert sauces and typically include sugar and vanilla.
  4. Custard bases may also be used for quiches and other savory foods.
  5. Sometimes flour, corn starch, or gelatin is added as in pastry cream or creme patissiere.

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Today’s Pinterest Board :  CUSTARDS

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Today’s Food History

  • 1925 John Hawkes was born. American avant-garde novelist, author of ‘Blood Oranges’, ‘The Lime Twig’, ‘The Goose on the Grave’, etc.
  • 1947 Gary Talley of the music group ‘The Box Tops’ was born.
  • 1986 A bronze statue of a pig was dedicated at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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August 14 is National Creamsicle Day

Posted on August 14, 2014

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Citrus and Vanilla are flavors made for Summer!

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

  1. Creamsicle is a brand name for a different frozen dessert also owned by Unilever.
  2. Again on the same flat wooden stick, it is made as a single flat bar with a rounded end.
  3. The center is vanilla ice cream, covered by a layer of flavored ice. Creamsicle flavors include orange, blue raspberry, lime, grape and cherry.
  4. They are available in several varieties, including 100 Calorie Bars, Low Fat Bars, No Sugar Added Bars, and Sugar Free Bars.
  5. 50-50 bar is an alternative name for a Creamsicle.

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Today’s Pinterest: Creamsicles / Not only for kids 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1873 The first issue of ‘Field & Stream’ was published.
  • 1897 The largest sturgeon was caught, 1,387 pounds, in the Fraser River.
  • 1941 Paul Sabatier died. Organic chemist. The margarine, oil hydrogenation and methanol industries grew out of his research.

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August 11 is National Raspberry Bombe Day

Posted on August 11, 2014

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Frozen raspberries with an ice cream filling is

the perfect summer dessert.

Here are today’s five thing to know about  the ‘Raspberry Bombe’ :

  1. Bombe comes in many flavors fruity and sweet.
  2. Escoffier gives over sixty recipes for bombes in Le Guide culinaire.
  3. A bombe glacée or simply a bombe in English, is an ice cream dessert frozen in a spherical mould so as to resemble a cannonball, hence the name.
  4. The dessert appeared on restaurant menus as early as 1882.
  5. Raspberry bombe is among the most popular flavors.

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Today’s Board:  Raspberry recipes & more

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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.

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August 7 is National Raspberries and Cream Day

Posted on August 7, 2014

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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’s COMPLETE ‘Food Holiday’ list is here:

Posted on July 31, 2014

August header

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
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