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March 23rd is National Chips and Dip Day!

Posted on March 23, 2018

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Happy National Chip and Dip Day!

Here are today’s food facts about Chips and Dip:

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The potato chip was first invented in 1853.

Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

Falafel Greek Food Authentic Greek Hummus Mezes

It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.

Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Tortilla Snack Mexican Food Meal Nachos Yellow

Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

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March 23rd is National Chips and Dip Day!

Posted on March 23, 2017

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Here are today’s food facts about Chips and Dip:

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The potato chip was first invented in 1853.

Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.

Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.

Falafel Greek Food Authentic Greek Hummus Mezes

It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.

Dips can be salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, olive dip – anything can be made into a dip.

Tortilla Snack Mexican Food Meal Nachos Yellow

Today’s Food History

  • 1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
  • 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
  • 1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
  • 1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
  • 2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

March 23 – National Chips and Dip Day

Posted on March 23, 2012

National Chip and Dip Day

Five Food Finds about Chips & Dip

Chip/Dip pairings in order of popularity:

  1. Tortilla Chips and Salsa
  2. Tortilla Chips and Queso/Bean/Guacamole (a second place tie!)
  3. Potato Chips and French Onion Dip
  4. Chips and Artichoke Dip
  5. Pita Chips and Hummus

Today’s Food History

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1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.

1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.

1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.

2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.

  

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