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September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2017

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Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2016

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the wordbarbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

May 16 is National Barbecue Day

Posted on May 16, 2014

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Are you ready for a lazy backyard barbecue meal today?

From sweet and saucy, to simple and smoky, you can always find your favorite,

Celebrate! It’s National Barbecue day!

Did you know…

  1. Grilling is no longer considered a male dominated activity. While 51 percent of males cha-cha with the charcoal, 49 percent of women flamenco with the flames.
  2. 263,000 moist towelettes will wipe up BBQ sauce covering fingers and faces.
  3. The most common ingredient added to barbecue sauce is garlic, followed by brown sugar.
  4. The original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and pepper.
  5. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1832 Philip Danforth Armour was born. An American industrialist, he was a pioneer in use of refrigeration and meat canning. Armour & Co. helped make Chicago the meatpacking capital of the world.
  • 1861 R.I.P. John Stevens Henslow. This British clergyman and botanist was a mentor of Charles Darwin. To get farmers to apply scientific methods, he gave lectures on the fermentation of manure. He also showed Irish farmers how to get starch from rotten potatoes during the potato famine of 1845-1846.
  • 1866 Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer.
  • 1947 R.I.P. Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins. He discovered what we now call ‘vitamins,’ essential nutrients needed to maintain health.
  • 2005 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Michigan and New York could not prohibit people from buying wine online from out of state wineries. Some 23 other states have similar laws that presumably would also be affected by the ruling.

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National Barbecue Day

Posted on May 16, 2013

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National Barbecue Day

Five Food Finds about Barbecue

  • Grilling is no longer considered a male dominated activity. While 51 percent of males cha-cha with the charcoal, 49 percent of women flamenco with the flames.
  • 263,000 moist towelettes will wipe up BBQ sauce covering fingers and faces.
  • The most common ingredient added to barbecue sauce is garlic, followed by brown sugar.
  • The original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and pepper.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1832 Philip Danforth Armour was born. An American industrialist, he was a pioneer in use of refrigeration and meat canning. Armour & Co. helped make Chicago the meatpacking capital of the world.

1861 R.I.P. John Stevens Henslow. This British clergyman and botanist was a mentor of Charles Darwin. To get farmers to apply scientific methods, he gave lectures on the fermentation of manure. He also showed Irish farmers how to get starch from rotten potatoes during the potato famine of 1845-1846.

1866 Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer.

1947 R.I.P. Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins. He discovered what we now call ‘vitamins,’ essential nutrients needed to maintain health.

2005 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Michigan and New York could not prohibit people from buying wine online from out of state wineries. Some 23 other states have similar laws that presumably would also be affected by the ruling.

Some Material Used from FoodReference.com with Permission.

May 16 – National Barbecue Day

Posted on May 16, 2012

National Barbecue Day

Five Food Finds about Barbecue

  • Grilling is no longer considered a male dominated activity. While 51 percent of males cha-cha with the charcoal, 49 percent of women flamenco with the flames.
  • 263,000 moist towelettes will wipe up BBQ sauce covering fingers and faces.
  • The most common ingredient added to barbecue sauce is garlic, followed by brown sugar.
  • The original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and pepper.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1832 Philip Danforth Armour was born. An American industrialist, he was a pioneer in use of refrigeration and meat canning. Armour & Co. helped make Chicago the meatpacking capital of the world.

1861 R.I.P. John Stevens Henslow. This British clergyman and botanist was a mentor of Charles Darwin. To get farmers to apply scientific methods, he gave lectures on the fermentation of manure. He also showed Irish farmers how to get starch from rotten potatoes during the potato famine of 1845-1846.

1866 Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer.

1947 R.I.P. Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins. He discovered what we now call ‘vitamins,’ essential nutrients needed to maintain health.

2005 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Michigan and New York could not prohibit people from buying wine online from out of state wineries. Some 23 other states have similar laws that presumably would also be affected by the ruling.

Some Material Used from FoodReference.com with Permission.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Posted on September 12, 2010

Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is May 13-15, 2010 in Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis. Hundreds of teams compete for over $100,000 in prizes and supreme bragging rights. Teams adorn their areas with elaborate decoration, trophies attesting to their boasting rights, and as one can imagine, clever and creative team names. While grilling is the main theme, the contest wouldn’t be complete without the Ms. Piggie Idol competition where grown men dress in tutus and snouts and women kick their heels (hooves) up. There is also a t-shirt competition and even a best booth contest. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Granddaddy of Grilling…where on this given Saturday, it’s anybody’s game.  For more information, go here.

Barbecue

Posted on May 7, 2010

Barbecue or barbeque (common spelling variant)[1] (with abbreviations BBQ, Bar-B-Q and Bar-B-Que; and diminutive form barbie, used chiefly in Australia and New Zealand; and called Braai in South Africa) is a method and apparatus for cooking meat and various other foods, with the heat and hot smoke of a fire, smoking wood, or hot coals of charcoal, cooking gas, or even electricity; and may include application of a marinade, spice rub, or basting sauce to the meat or vegetables. The term as a noun can refer to the meat, the cooking apparatus itself, or to a party that includes such food. The term as an adjective can refer to foods cooked by this method. The term is also used as a verb for the…

  

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