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September 14 is National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day

Posted on September 14, 2015

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

  1. In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
  2. Between our 27 locations, LaMar’s Donuts produces 344,700 donuts per week, which is 17.9 million donuts per year.
  3. A Ray’s Original Glazed Donut has only 220 calories, while a bagel and cream cheese averages 450 calories.
  4. Per capita, Canada has more donuts shops than any other country.
  5. The Dutch are often credited with bringing donuts to the U.S. with their olykoeks, or oily cakes in the 1800s.

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Today’s Pinterest Board :  Doughnut

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 Yesterday was September 2, 1752. No, really!
  • 1849 Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was born. Pavlov’s work with dogs actually started as a study of digestion. He theorized that digestion was controlled in part by sensory inputs of sight, smell and taste – and as he discovered, sound; ‘conditioned reflex.’
  • 1976 ‘Play That Funky Music’ by Wild Cherry is #1 on the charts
  • 2006 The U.S. FDA reported an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7. Fresh spinach is the suspected cause of the outbreak and consumers nationwide were advised not to eat bagged spinach.  Eventually more than 200 people were sickened in 22 states and several deaths were reported.

September 2 is National “Grits for Breakfast” Day

Posted on September 2, 2015

Celebrate the Southern breakfast of champions.

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

  1. Grits (also sometimes called sofkee or sofkey from the Muskogee word) are a food of Native American origin common in the Southern United States and usually eaten at breakfast.
  2. They consist of coarsely ground corn, or sometimes alkali-treated corn.
  3. Grits are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world, such as polenta, or the thinner farina.
  4. Grits are usually prepared by adding one part grits to two-to-three parts boiling water, sometimes seasoned with salt or sugar.
  5. They are usually cooked for 5–10 minutes for “quick” grits or 20 or more minutes for whole kernel grits, or until the water is absorbed and the grits become a porridge-like consistency.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Grits

Today’s Food History

  • 1666 The Great Fire of London began in the shop of the King’s baker. After burning for four days, more than 13,000 buildings had been destroyed.
  • 1752 Tomorrow was September 14. The Gregorian Calendar went into effect in Great Britain and its colonies, to correct an accumulated 11 day discrepancy. Most of the rest of the world had switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar in 1582.
  • 1935 The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 hit the Florida Keys. Over 400 were killed and the Railroad to Key West was destroyed. It was the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the U.S., with winds estimated at 200 mph.
  • 1969 The first ATM is installed at the Chemical Bank in  Rockville Centre, New York.
  • 1985 The wreckage of the British luxury liner ‘Titanic’ was located 73 years after it sank. This inspired a new interest in the menu and last meals that were served on the ship.

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Posted on March 19, 2013

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Five Food Finds about Oatmeal

  • Oats were one of the earliest cereals cultivated by man. They were known in ancient China as long ago as 7,000 B.C. The ancient Greeks were the first people known to have made a recognizable porridge (cereal) from oats
  • Oatmeal cookies are the #1 non-cereal usage for oatmeal, followed by meatloaf and fruit crisp
  • .Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard
  • The portrait of the Quaker man on the Quaker® Oats package has been updated just three times since its creation in 1877, once in 1946, again in 1957 and, most recently, in 1972.
  • Quaker Oats was the first U.S. breakfast cereal to receive a registered trademark, the first to offer a recipe and a premium on its package, and the first to offer trial-size samples.

Daily Quote

“There’s an oatmeal cookie in there? I see no reason for the existence of oatmeal, particularly in cookies.”

~Oscar the Grouch

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1936 Canned beer is sold to the public in Britain for the first time, by Felinfoel Brewery in Wales.

1942 Clinton Hart Merriam died. A biologist, he studied the effects of using birds to control agricultural pests. He also helped found the National Geographic Society, and what is now known as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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