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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

on this day in…

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.

Cheese Doodle

Posted on March 30, 2010

Cheez Doodles are a cheese-flavored corn snack produced by Wise Foods, Inc. that are similar to Frito-Lay’s Cheetos, which debuted several years after Frito-Lay’s snack in the 1950’s. Originally manufactured by the Yohigh family, and brokered by Dave Birdie, it became the prevalent cheese puff in the East Coast. In the mid 60’s the company was acquired by Borden and assigned to the Wise potato chip division. Cheez Doodles remain one of the strongest brands marketed by Wise. Like Cheetos, Cheez Doodles came in many varieties. Wise recently made their Crunchy Cheez Doodles “cheezier.” Their less intense cheese flavor has been replaced by a slightly more powerful flavor. The new flavor is much more akin to Cheetos’. The original Cheez Doodle has a new…

National Tortilla Chip Day

Posted on February 24, 2009

National Tortilla Chip DayFebruary 24Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that’s okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It’s popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America’s favorite munchies. Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by Texas businessman Elmer Doolin.Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip. Origin of National Tortilla Chip Day: Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.The earliest reference to this “day” in…


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