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November 7 is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on November 7, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds:

  1. Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  2. California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  3. It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  4. The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  5. Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
  • 1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
  • 1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
  • 1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
  • 2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

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January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Posted on January 10, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Bittersweet Chocolate:

  1. Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.  It’s usually used for baking.
  2. Dark chocolate is most popular among men.
  3. More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.
  4. The first chocolate bar was produced by Cadbury in England in 1842.
  5. The word Chocolate comes from the Aztec word xocolatl, meaning, bitter water.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1778 Carolus Linnaeus died. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the modern system for defining and naming plants.
  • 1839 Indian tea became available in Britain for the first time.
    Until this time only tea from China had been available, and that was very expensive.
    The development and import of Indian tea brought the price down so all could afford it, and it quickly became the national drink.
  • 1919 Restaurateur Milton Parker was born. Owner of the famous Carnegie Deli in New York City from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.
  • 1977 Ruth Graves Wakefield died. Inventor of the Toll House Cookie,
    the first chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House Inn neart Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.
  • 1984 Wendy’s ‘Where’s the Beef?’ ad campaign began. Burgers aren’t just for kids anymore.

January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Posted on January 10, 2014


National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate

  • Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.  It’s usually used for baking.
  • Dark chocolate is most popular among men.
  • More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.
  • The first chocolate bar was produced by Cadbury in England in 1842.
  • The word Chocolate comes from the Aztec word xocolatl, meaning, bitter water.

On This Day in Food History…

1778 Carolus Linnaeus died. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the modern system for defining and naming plants.

1839 Indian tea became available in Britain for the first time.
Until this time only tea from China had been available, and that was very expensive.
The development and import of Indian tea brought the price down so all could afford it, and it quickly became the national drink.

1919 Restaurateur Milton Parker was born. Owner of the famous Carnegie Deli in New York City from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.

1977 Ruth Graves Wakefield died. Inventor of the Toll House Cookie,
the first chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House Inn neart Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.

1984 Wendy’s ‘Where’s the Beef?’ ad campaign began. Burgers aren’t just for kids anymore.

some content is courtesy of FoodReference.com, used with permission

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on November 7, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Five Food Finds about Almonds

  • Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  • California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  • It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  • The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  • Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Posted on January 10, 2013


National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate

  • Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.  It’s usually used for baking.
  • Dark chocolate is most popular among men.
  • More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.
  • The first chocolate bar was produced by Cadbury in England in 1842.
  • The word Chocolate comes from the Aztec word xocolatl, meaning, bitter water.

On This Day in Food History…

1778 Carolus Linnaeus died. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the modern system for defining and naming plants.

1839 Indian tea became available in Britain for the first time.
Until this time only tea from China had been available, and that was very expensive.
The development and import of Indian tea brought the price down so all could afford it, and it quickly became the national drink.

1919 Restaurateur Milton Parker was born. Owner of the famous Carnegie Deli in New York City from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.

1977 Ruth Graves Wakefield died. Inventor of the Toll House Cookie,
the first chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House Inn neart Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.

1984 Wendy’s ‘Where’s the Beef?’ ad campaign began. Burgers aren’t just for kids anymore.

some content is courtesy of FoodReference.com, used with permission

November 7 – National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Posted on November 7, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Five Food Finds about Almonds

  • Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  • California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  • It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  • The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  • Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

November 7 – Today’s Food History

Posted on November 7, 2011

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
  • 1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
  • 1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
  • 1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
  • 2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

  

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