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January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day!

Posted on January 28, 2019

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

The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.

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Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.

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The world’s largest pancake breakfast was held in Springfield, America in 2012.

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It is widely believed that the tradition of pancake races began in 1445 in Olney in Buckinghamshire when a woman was making pancakes but lost track of time.

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The highest ever flip was performed by Dominic Cuzzacrea. The pancake reached a height of 9.47 metres at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, in November 2010.

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Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields


Today’s Food History

  • 1807 London’s Pall Mall becomes the first street to be lighted with Gas Fixtures
  • 1855 The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the Panama Railway. Establishing the first trans-continental dining cars.
  • 1917 San Francisco opens it’s streetcar system. Considered a “San Francisco treat”

July 11 is National Blueberry Muffin Day

Posted on July 11, 2015

Blueberry Muffin day

National Blueberry Muffin Day

Five Food Finds about Blueberries

  • The blueberry muffin is the official muffin of Minnesota.
  • If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.
  • The blueberry is the second most popular berry in the US (the strawberry is number one).
  • Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which is good for eyesight.
  • Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern Europe of fighting infections. They may also help protect against heart disease.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1792 The first issue of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ was published by Robert Bailey Thomas. (Now called ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’). [Some sources list October 13].

1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the ‘steam-hauled’ plow and several other specialty use plows.

1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.

1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.

  

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