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National Cranberry Day

Posted on November 21, 2013

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National Cranberry Day

Five Food Finds about Cranberries

  • Another name for cranberries is “bounceberries” because they bounce when ripe.
  • Some Native Americans called the cranberry ibimi which means “bitter berry.” Other tribes called it sassamanash.
  • Native Americans and Pilgrims used cranberries as a red dye.
  • Wild cranberries were probably part of the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
  • Today, cranberry sauce is an essential part of American and Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations.

Today’s Food History

1941 ‘King Biscuit Time’ radio show was first broadcast from Helena, Arkansas. It is the longest running daily radio program in history, broadcasting live blues music, interviews, etc. It is named for its sponsor, King Biscuit Flour.  The ‘King Biscuit Flour Hour’ rock and roll radio program took its name from ‘King Biscuit Time.’

1970 ‘I Think I Love You’ by the Partridge Family is #1 on the charts.

1980 28,000 Canada geese spend a few nights on Silver Lake in Rochester, Minnesota.

November 22 – National Cranberry Relish Day

Posted on November 22, 2012

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National Cranberry Relish Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1808 Thomas Cook was born. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.
1862 Dr. Alexander P. Anderson was born. He developed Puffed Rice in NYC in 1902, which was introduced to the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.
1967 Arlo Guthrie’s ballad/song ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ was released.
1992 Actor Sterling Holloway died. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney’s animated version.

November 22 – Today’s Food History

Posted on November 22, 2011

National Cranberry Relish Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1808 Thomas Cook was born. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.
  • 1862 Dr. Alexander P. Anderson was born. He developed Puffed Rice in NYC in 1902, which was introduced to the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.
  • 1967 Arlo Guthrie’s ballad/song ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ was released.
  • 1992 Actor Sterling Holloway died. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney’s animated version.

  

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