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Let Them Eat…!!! November 26th is National Cake Day! / #NationalCakeDay

Posted on November 26, 2018

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Five Food Facts about the cake:

In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.

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The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.

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In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’.

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From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.

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The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942 ‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

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November 26th is National Cake Day!

Posted on November 26, 2017

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Five Food Facts about the cake:

In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.

gh0203_todds-orange-and-raspberry-cake_s4x3

The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.

giphy54

In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’.

giphy55

From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.

sprinkle-wedding-cakes-k-corea-photography

The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

2_ac281_rudy_walker

 


Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942 ‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

 


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November 26th is National Cake Day!

Posted on November 26, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Facts about the cake:

In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.

gh0203_todds-orange-and-raspberry-cake_s4x3

The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.

giphy54

In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’.

giphy55

From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land of Cakes’ and until comparatively recently. Hogmanay was also known as ‘Cake Day’ from the custom of calling on people’s houses at New Year and having cake.

sprinkle-wedding-cakes-k-corea-photography

The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

2_ac281_rudy_walker

 


Today’s Food History

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942 ‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

 


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June 11 is National German Chocolate Cake Day

Posted on June 11, 2015

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German chocolate cake has layers of chocolate filled with buttery frosting.

Most people are unaware the original recipe was named after German’s brand chocolate, not Germany, the country.

Today’s five facts about cakes:

  1. Have you heard of Celtic people? They celebrate a festival by name Beltane festival. During this festival, they lit bonfires atop a hill and will roll down round cakes from the hill. If the cake doesn’t break, they believe it will bring good fortune.
  2. Cakes definitely play a major role during wedding, but how these wedding ceremonies were completed during ancient times? They either break a big bread loaf on top of the bride’s head or simply throw pieces of bread on her.
  3. Do you like cheesecakes? I love them…yummy, delicious; how old are these cheesecakes? It is believed that these cakes are present since the bygone era. During the first Olympic Games, athletes were given cheesecakes.
  4. During the 17th century, in England, people believed that keeping fruitcakes under the pillow of those who are unmarried will give them sweet dreams about their fiancée. Wow…isn’t this really a sweet dream!
  5.  A ‘cakewalk’ originally referred to a dance in the Southern United States; a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

Today’s Food History

  • 1742 Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin Stove. He purposely did not patent it, so that others could freely copy the design.
  • 1793 The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
  • 1842 Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born. A German engineer who invented mechanical refrigeration. He developed it so beer could be brewed year round. (Brewing requires low temperatures.)
  • 1860 Mary Jane Rathbun was born. A marine zoologist and crustacean expert.
  • 1901 New Zealand annexed the Cook Islands.
  • 1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born. Ocean explorer, marine biologist. Co-inventor of the aqualung.
  • 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt served hot dogs to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England during their 1939 visit to the United States. It was the first time they had tried this American gourmet treat.
  • 1947 Sugar rationing ends in the U.S.
  • 1996 The record Pacific halibut weighed 459 pounds and was caught in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

  

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