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National ‘Have a Brownie’ Day

Posted on February 10, 2013

February 10th

is

National ‘Have a Brownie’ Day

Five things you should know about

Brownies

It is said that the brownie was created at the Palmer House Hotel during the 1893 Columbian Exposition( The largest World’s Fair of it’s time) when the owner Bertha Palmer asked the chef to make a ‘ladies dessert’.

The word ‘brownie’ became so popular that soon after the Expedition even Kodak named one of it’s first hand held cameras after them, the little ‘brownie.’

Brownies were one of the very first prepackaged food ‘mixes’ ever sold. First appearing in the Sears, Roebuck catalogue in 1897.

Fannie Farmer, the First Lady of American Cookery, published the first written recipe for brownies in 1896.

A popular turn of the century alternative was considered of equal importance, the ‘blondie‘, which used many of the same ingredients except chocolate. Many believed chocolate to be a ‘vice’ on the same level as alcohol and even coffee.

On This Day in Food History…

1846 Ira Remsen was born. He was an American chemist, co-discoverer of saccharin, the artificial sweetener.

1933 The Postal Telegraph Co. of New York City delivers the first singing telegram with a box of chocolates.

1944 Author Frances Moore Lappe was born. Author of the best selling ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ (1971) The first best seller to encourage a vegetarian diet. Her premise was that the raising of animals was wasteful & potentially harmful to the environment.

1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.

1957 The ‘Styrofoam’ cooler was invented.

January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day

Posted on January 22, 2012

National Southern Food Day

also:National Blonde Brownie Day

photo courtesy: Southern Foodways Alliance 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1521 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 1892 Coca-Cola was incorporated.
  • 1939 Chef, Jeff Smith,The Frugal Gourmet was born
  • 1985 A cold wave damaged 90 percent of the Florida citrus crop.
  • 1997 A weekend freeze cost Florida farmers at least 100 million dollars in crop losses. Winter vegetables in south Dade County and southwest Florida were hardest hit
  • 2008 The Jewish Holiday, Tu B’Shevat, celebrated by planting trees that bears fruits, is permitted work


January 22

Posted on January 22, 2011

National Southern Food Day

also:National Blonde Brownie Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1561 Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Albans, Baron of Verulam aka Sir Francis Bacon, was born. Lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.
  • 1892 Coca-Cola was incorporated.
  • 1988 The first airport cow lounge. Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge for cows, serving pre-flight food and drink to traveling cattle.
  • 1997 Lottie Williams, 48, of Tulas, Oklahoma became the only person known to have been hit by man made debris from space. She was struck on the shoulder while walking in a park, by a small piece of a used Delta II rocket that had been used to launch a military satellite in April, 1996.
  • 1999‘Have You Ever?’ by Brandy is #1 on the charts.

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

January 22 – Today’s Food History

Posted on January 22, 2011

National Southern Food Day

also:National Blonde Brownie Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1561 Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Albans, Baron of Verulam aka Sir Francis Bacon, was born. Lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.
  • 1892 Coca-Cola was incorporated.
  • 1988 The first airport cow lounge. Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge for cows, serving pre-flight food and drink to traveling cattle.
  • 1997 Lottie Williams, 48, of Tulas, Oklahoma became the only person known to have been hit by man made debris from space. She was struck on the shoulder while walking in a park, by a small piece of a used Delta II rocket that had been used to launch a military satellite in April, 1996.
  • 1999‘Have You Ever?’ by Brandy is #1 on the charts.

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

  

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