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September 9th is National “I Love Food” Day! / ❤️#ILoveFoodDay ❤️

Posted on September 9, 2018

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

  1. Buffets are offered at various places including hotels and many social events.
  2.  Sideboards are also known as buffets as they may be used to offer the dishes of a buffet meal to guests.
  3. A buffet can also be referred to as a cafeteria, snack bar, counter and smorgasbord.
  4. The word buffet comes from Fr bufet “bench, stool, sideboard”, from the 12th century. The definition of buffet was extended to mean a “meal served from a buffet” in 1888.
  5. One form of buffet is to have a table filled with plates containing fixed portions of food; customers select plates containing whichever food items they want as they walk along.

Today’s Food History

  • 1754 William Bligh was born. He became captain of the English ship, ‘Bounty,’ and while sailing to Tahiti to bring back breadfruit trees, the most famous mutiny in history took place.
  • 1890 Harland Sanders was born near Henryville, Indiana. Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant chain.
  • 1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died. French artist who documented Parisian night life in the 1890s with his insightful posters.
  • 1995 Orville Redenbacher died. Founder of gourmet popcorn company.
  • 1999 ‘Catfish’ Hunter, baseball pitcher, died.

September 9th is National “I Love Food” Day!

Posted on September 9, 2017

High-res version

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

  1. Buffets are offered at various places including hotels and many social events.
  2.  Sideboards are also known as buffets as they may be used to offer the dishes of a buffet meal to guests.
  3. A buffet can also be referred to as a cafeteria, snack bar, counter and smorgasbord.
  4. The word buffet comes from Fr bufet “bench, stool, sideboard”, from the 12th century. The definition of buffet was extended to mean a “meal served from a buffet” in 1888.
  5. One form of buffet is to have a table filled with plates containing fixed portions of food; customers select plates containing whichever food items they want as they walk along.

Today’s Food History

  • 1754 William Bligh was born. He became captain of the English ship, ‘Bounty,’ and while sailing to Tahiti to bring back breadfruit trees, the most famous mutiny in history took place.
  • 1890 Harland Sanders was born near Henryville, Indiana. Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant chain.
  • 1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died. French artist who documented Parisian night life in the 1890s with his insightful posters.
  • 1995 Orville Redenbacher died. Founder of gourmet popcorn company.
  • 1999 ‘Catfish’ Hunter, baseball pitcher, died.

September 9th is National “I Love Food” Day!

Posted on September 9, 2016

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

  1. Buffets are offered at various places including hotels and many social events.
  2.  Sideboards are also known as buffets as they may be used to offer the dishes of a buffet meal to guests.
  3. A buffet can also be referred to as a cafeteria, snack bar, counter and smorgasbord.
  4. The word buffet comes from Fr bufet “bench, stool, sideboard”, from the 12th century. The definition of buffet was extended to mean a “meal served from a buffet” in 1888.
  5. One form of buffet is to have a table filled with plates containing fixed portions of food; customers select plates containing whichever food items they want as they walk along.

Today’s Food History

  • 1754 William Bligh was born. He became captain of the English ship, ‘Bounty,’ and while sailing to Tahiti to bring back breadfruit trees, the most famous mutiny in history took place.
  • 1890 Harland Sanders was born near Henryville, Indiana. Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant chain.
  • 1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died. French artist who documented Parisian night life in the 1890s with his insightful posters.
  • 1995 Orville Redenbacher died. Founder of gourmet popcorn company.
  • 1999 ‘Catfish’ Hunter, baseball pitcher, died.

National Blueberry Pie Day

Posted on April 28, 2013

National Blueberry Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Blueberries

  • Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.
  • The pale, powder-like protective coating on the skin of blueberries is called “bloom.”
  • A blueberry extract diet improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory in aging rats.
  • Blueberries are the official berries of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • The anthocyanin present in blueberries is good for eyesight.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1789 The most famous mutiny in history took place on the English ship, ‘Bounty’, against Captain William Bligh. The ship was sailing to Tahiti to bring back breadfruit trees.

1796 ‘American Cookery’ by Amelia Simmons is published in Hartford. It is the first cookbook written by an American. This is one of the classic cookbooks that can be found on the Food Reference Website.

1899 The comedy short ‘Stealing a Dinner’ was filmed by cameraman G.W. ‘Billy’ Bitzer for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. (Mutoscope were ‘peephole’ motion pictures on cards mounted on a rotating drum turned by hand.)

1940 Italian operatic soprano, Louisia Tetrazzini, died. Chicken Tetrazzini, created by an American chef (San Francisco?), was named in her honor.

1944 Alice Waters was born. Executive Chef and Owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant, opened in 1971 in Berkeley, California

1953 Howard C. Rossin was issued a patent for an overcoat built for two (or Siamese Twins).

2005 Loaded Burrito Scare: Clovis, New Mexicao police were called to a middle school when someone saw what appeared to be a weapon being carried in by a student. Police did not find any weapon, but finally an 8th grader realized that what someone had seen was his extra credit commercial advertising project – a 30 inch long steak burrito wrapped in tin foil and a T-Shirt.

  

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