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April 1 is Soylent Green Day: “For the people, by the people.”

Posted on March 31, 2018

 

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Interesting Food Facts about Soylent Green

  1. Soylent Green, introduced 1966, is usually considered the original “green” food.
  2. It was first marketed as a, “Miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the world.”
  3. Throughout the years the company has adopted many slogans:
    • “Food for the people, by the people.”
    • “Make room, make room for green.”
    • “It’s easy being green.”
    • “You’re in good hands with Soylent.”
  4. You can find many recipes for homemade Soylent Green, but there’s nothing like the real thing.
  5. It is said that Charlton Heston was this snack’s #1 fan, keeping mass quantities in his home.

Fun Fact:

The Soylent Green Biscuit Co. is planning on world distribution by 2022.

The Soylent Green Biscuit Co’s famous snack has been a cult classic since its inception in 1973.  People everywhere were delighted to have this affordable snack that “tastes just like grandmas.”

Charlton Heston says that, “When April 1st heralds the coming of Spring, I always think fondly of Soylent Green.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1582 France adopted the new Gregorian calendar.  Prior to that, the new year was celebrated on April 1.
  • 1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born.  In his books, dining is treated as an art form and contains many delightful and witty observations on the pleasures of the table.
  • 1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which used Josephine Garis Cochran’s hand operated, mechanical dishwashers in its kitchens.  (She patented her original version on December 28, 1886.)  Her company eventually evolved into KitchenAid.
  • 1911 Seaman Asahel Knapp died.  An American agriculturist, he began the system which evolved into the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service.
  • 1932 Actor Gordon Jump was born.  The ‘Maytag Repairman’ in commercials, also Arthur Carlson on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
  • 1960 Tiros I, the first weather observation satellite was launched from Cape Kennedy.
  • 1976 Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Margaritaville’ was released.
  • 1976 Carl Peter Henrik Dam died. Dam was a Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K in 1939.
  • 1994 Ray Geiger died (born Sept 18, 1910).  Editor of theFarmers’ Almanac from 1934-1993, and editor of American Farm & Home Almanac from 1964-1990.
  • 1996 The Taco Bell fast food chain played an April Food joke on the American public by claiming to have bought the Liberty Bell to help pay down the national debt
  • 1999 The first minimum wage goes into effect in Britain, £3.60 an hour for adults and £3.00 an hour for those under 22 years old.
  • 1999 In April 1999, Restaurant Nora in Washington DC became America’s first certified organic restaurant.  This means that 95% or more of everything that you eat at the restaurant has been produced by certified organic growers and farmers.

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March 31 is Oysters on the Half Shell Day

Posted on March 31, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Oyster:

  1. An oyster has a lifespan of over 100 years.
  2. The oyster has no head, no biting mouth parts and no arms or legs.
  3. An oysters two or three inches in diameter would probably be three to five years old.
  4. It takes about 25 to 28 months for oyster larvae to reach market size.
  5. Oysters feed year-round, though they feed less in winter because they need less energy.

Fun Fact:

All shelled fish should be alive when you eat them raw.  If they’re dead (closed), toss them back.

There are over 5,000 different species of oyster world wide.

 The flavor and color of oysters is influenced by the sand or sediment and the waters that they live in.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1814 John Lineback patented the cottonseed hulling machine.
  • 1848 William Waldorf Astor was born. William Waldorf Astor was a cousin of John Jacob Astor IV, the great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built the Waldorf section (1893) of what would become the Waldorf Astoria (1897). The Empire State Building (1929) now stands on the site of the former hotel.
  • 1918 Daylight Savings Time went into effect in the U.S. for the first time.
  • 1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York have finally persuaded the FDA to allow them to import and serve fogu. The first shipment of Japanese blowfish (tora fugu) arrived today. The chefs had to attend special classes to protect their customers from poisoning.
  • 1946 G. Allan Nichol of the music group ‘The Turtles’ was born.
  • 2005 Frank Perdue president of Perdue Farms died today. He was the son of the company’s founder Arthur Perdue. Perdue is the 3rd largest poultry company in the U.S. 

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April 1 is Soylent Green Day: “For the people, by the people.”

Posted on April 1, 2014

 

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Interesting Food Facts about Soylent Green

  1. Soylent Green, introduced 1966, is usually considered the original “green” food.
  2. It was first marketed as a, “Miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the world.”
  3. Throughout the years the company has adopted many slogans:
    • “Food for the people, by the people.”
    • “Make room, make room for green.”
    • “It’s easy being green.”
    • “You’re in good hands with Soylent.”
  4. You can find many recipes for homemade Soylent Green, but there’s nothing like the real thing.
  5. It is said that Charlton Heston was this snack’s #1 fan, keeping mass quantities in his home.

Fun Fact:

The Soylent Green Biscuit Co. is planning on world distribution by 2022.

The Soylent Green Biscuit Co’s famous snack has been a cult classic since its inception in 1973.  People everywhere were delighted to have this affordable snack that “tastes just like grandmas.”

Charlton Heston says that, “When April 1st heralds the coming of Spring, I always think fondly of Soylent Green.”

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1582 France adopted the new Gregorian calendar.  Prior to that, the new year was celebrated on April 1.
  • 1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born.  In his books, dining is treated as an art form and contains many delightful and witty observations on the pleasures of the table.
  • 1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which used Josephine Garis Cochran’s hand operated, mechanical dishwashers in its kitchens.  (She patented her original version on December 28, 1886.)  Her company eventually evolved into KitchenAid.
  • 1911 Seaman Asahel Knapp died.  An American agriculturist, he began the system which evolved into the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service.
  • 1932 Actor Gordon Jump was born.  The ‘Maytag Repairman’ in commercials, also Arthur Carlson on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
  • 1960 Tiros I, the first weather observation satellite was launched from Cape Kennedy.
  • 1976 Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Margaritaville’ was released.
  • 1976 Carl Peter Henrik Dam died. Dam was a Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K in 1939.
  • 1994 Ray Geiger died (born Sept 18, 1910).  Editor of theFarmers’ Almanac from 1934-1993, and editor of American Farm & Home Almanac from 1964-1990.
  • 1996 The Taco Bell fast food chain played an April Food joke on the American public by claiming to have bought the Liberty Bell to help pay down the national debt
  • 1999 The first minimum wage goes into effect in Britain, £3.60 an hour for adults and £3.00 an hour for those under 22 years old.
  • 1999 In April 1999, Restaurant Nora in Washington DC became America’s first certified organic restaurant.  This means that 95% or more of everything that you eat at the restaurant has been produced by certified organic growers and farmers.

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March 31 is Oysters on the Half Shell Day

Posted on March 31, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Oysters

  1. An oyster has a lifespan of over 100 years.
  2. The oyster has no head, no biting mouth parts and no arms or legs.
  3. An oysters two or three inches in diameter would probably be three to five years old.
  4. It takes about 25 to 28 months for oyster larvae to reach market size.
  5. Oysters feed year-round, though they feed less in winter because they need less energy.

Fun Fact:

All shelled fish should be alive when you eat them raw.  If they’re dead (closed), toss them back.

There are over 5,000 different species of oyster world wide.

 The flavor and color of oysters is influenced by the sand or sediment and the waters that they live in.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1814 John Lineback patented the cottonseed hulling machine.
  • 1848 William Waldorf Astor was born. William Waldorf Astor was a cousin of John Jacob Astor IV, the great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built the Waldorf section (1893) of what would become the Waldorf Astoria (1897). The Empire State Building (1929) now stands on the site of the former hotel.
  • 1918 Daylight Savings Time went into effect in the U.S. for the first time.
  • 1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York have finally persuaded the FDA to allow them to import and serve fogu. The first shipment of Japanese blowfish (tora fugu) arrived today. The chefs had to attend special classes to protect their customers from poisoning.
  • 1946 G. Allan Nichol of the music group ‘The Turtles’ was born.
  • 2005 Frank Perdue president of Perdue Farms died today. He was the son of the company’s founder Arthur Perdue. Perdue is the 3rd largest poultry company in the U.S. 

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National Soylent Green Day: “For the people, by the people.”

Posted on April 1, 2013

National Soylent Green Day

Soylent Green is the original “people” food for the masses.  The Soylent Green Biscuit Co’s famous snack has been a cult classic since its inception in 1973.  People everywhere were delighted to have this affordable snack that “tastes just like grandmas.”

When April 1st heralds the coming of Spring, I always think fondly of Soylent Green.

-Charlton Heston

Five Food Finds about Soylent Green

  • Soylent Green, introduced 1966, is usually considered the original “green” food.
  • It was first marketed as a, “Miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the world.”
  • Throughout the years the company has adopted many slogans:
    • “Food for the people, by the people.”
    • “Make room, make room for green.”
    • “It’s easy being green.”
    • “You’re in good hands with Soylent.”
  • You can find many recipes for homemade Soylent Green, but there’s nothing like the real thing.
  • It is said that Charlton Heston was this snack’s #1 fan, keeping mass quantities in his home.
  • The Soylent Green Biscuit Co. is planning on world distribution by 2022.
All in fun! Happy April 1st

*More Soylent resources.

5 food facts about Clams

Posted on March 31, 2013

 

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                      Food Tip: All shelled fish should be alive when you eat them raw.  If they’re dead (closed), toss them back.

Five Food Finds About Clams

  • The Giant clam has a lifespan of over 100 years.
  • The clam has no head, no biting mouth parts and no arms or legs.
  • A clam two or three inches in diameter would probably be three to five years old.
  • It takes about 25 to 28 months for clam larvae to reach a market size clam.
  • Clams feed year-round, though they feed less in winter because they need less energy.

Fun Fact:

All shelled fish should be alive when you eat them raw.  If they’re dead (closed), toss them back.

There are over 5,000 different species of oyster world wide.

 The flavor and color of oysters is influenced by the sand or sediment and the waters that they live in.

 

Spring is here! National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Posted on March 30, 2013

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

An old American way to celebrate the end of Winter and the promise of Spring.

Turkey Neck Soup is pretty much what it says – a soup whose stock is made from turkey necks.

The tough neck meat helps make soups richer.

Five Food Finds about Turkey Neck Soup

  • The turkey is named “Tom”, because Ben Franklin always teased “Tom” Jefferson for not picking the turkey as the national bird
  • The turkey was never a staple for native Americans because they were seen as weak.  They were only eaten in times of famine.
  • Turkey chicks have a tendency to drown on rainwater.  They become curious about the phenomenon above their heads, and look until they drown.
  • “Legend has it” in the 1800’s they cross-bred turkey and chicken into “turken”.
  • All major documents signed in the founding of the United States used the quill (feather) of a turkey for their signing.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1843 Napoleon E. Guerin received the first U.S. patent for an egg incubator.

1858 Hyman Lipman patented the first pencil with an eraser attached.

1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduced the first railroad dining car.

1911 RIP Ellen Swallow Richards, one of the founders of the home economics movement in the U.S.

1945 Eric ‘Slowhand’ Clapton, singer & songwriter was born.  A member of the rock groups the Yardbirds and Cream.

1987 ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh is sold to a Japanese buyer for $39.9 million.  There has been some controversy on whether it is possibly a fake.  During the 1990s more than 2 dozen Van Gogh’s have been labeled as fakes or copies.  Vincent Van Gogh was also born on this day in 1853.


National Soylent Green Day: “For the people, by the people.”

Posted on March 31, 2012

National Soylent Green Day

Soylent Green is the original “people” food for the masses.  The Soylent Green Biscuit Co’s famous snack has been a cult classic since its inception in 1973.  People everywhere were delighted to have this affordable snack that “tastes just like grandmas.”

When April 1st heralds the coming of spring, I always think fondly of Soylent Green.

-Charlton Heston

Five Food Finds about Soylent Green

  • Soylent Green, introduced 1966, is usually considered the original “green” food.
  • It was first marketed as a, “Miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the world.”
  • Throughout the years the company has adopted many slogans:
    • “Food for the people, by the people.”
    • “Make room, make room for green.”
    • “It’s easy being green.”
    • “You’re in good hands with Soylent.”
  • You can find many recipes for homemade Soylent Green, but there’s nothing like the real thing.
  • It is said that Charlton Heston was this snack’s #1 fan, keeping mass quantities in his home.
  • The Soylent Green Biscuit Co. is planning on world distribution by 2022.
All in fun! Happy April 1st

*More Soylent resources.

March 31 is National Clam Day

Posted on March 31, 2012

Five Food Finds about Clams 

  • The Giant clam has a lifespan of over 100 years.
  • The clam has no head, no biting mouth parts and no arms or legs.
  • A clam two or three inches in diameter would probably be three to five years old.
  • It takes about 25 to 28 months for clam larvae to reach a market size clam.
  • Clams feed year-round, though they feed less in winter because they need less energy.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1814 John Lineback patented the cottonseed hulling machine.

1848 William Waldorf Astor was born. William Waldorf Astor was a cousin of John Jacob Astor IV, the great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built the Waldorf section (1893) of what would become the Waldorf Astoria (1897). The Empire State Building (1929) now stands on the site of the former hotel.

1918 Daylight Savings Time went into effect in the U.S. for the first time.

1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York have finally persuaded the FDA to allow them to import and serve fogu. The first shipment of Japanese blowfish (tora fugu) arrived today. The chefs had to attend special classes to protect their customers from poisoning.

1946 G. Allan Nichol of the music group ‘The Turtles’ was born.

2005 Frank Perdue president of Perdue Farms died today. He was the son of the company’s founder Arthur Perdue. Perdue is the 3rd largest poultry company in the U.S.

Food Tip: All shelled fish should be alive when you eat them raw.  If they’re dead (closed), toss them back.

Spring is here! March 30 is National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Posted on March 30, 2012

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Turkey Neck Soup is pretty much what it says – a soup whose stock is made from turkey necks.  It is of course, a soup American in origin (the Turkey also being American).  It also derives from the culture of “Less Than Wealthy and Therefore Less Than Wasteful.”  The neck of the turkey is actually quite meaty.  It’s just tough meat.  Tough meat actually has a lot more flavour than tender meat; you just need to cook it longer to get it tender, which brings out even more of the flavour. Which makes it perfect for soup.

Five Food Finds about Turkey Neck Soup

  • The turkey is named “Tom”, because Ben Franklin always teased “Tom” Jefferson for not picking the turkey as the national bird
  • The turkey was never a staple for native Americans because they were seen as weak.  They were only eaten in times of famine.
  • Turkey chicks have a tendency to drown on rainwater.  They become curious about the phenomenon above their heads, and look until they drown.
  • “Legend has it” in the 1800’s they cross-bred turkey and chicken into “turken”.
  • All major documents signed in the founding of the United States used the quill (feather) of a turkey for their signing.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1843 Napoleon E. Guerin received the first U.S. patent for an egg incubator.

1858 Hyman Lipman patented the first pencil with an eraser attached.

1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduced the first railroad dining car.

1911 RIP Ellen Swallow Richards, one of the founders of the home economics movement in the U.S.

1945 Eric ‘Slowhand’ Clapton, singer & songwriter was born.  A member of the rock groups the Yardbirds and Cream.

1987 ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh is sold to a Japanese buyer for $39.9 million.  There has been some controversy on whether it is possibly a fake.  During the 1990s more than 2 dozen Van Gogh’s have been labeled as fakes or copies.  Vincent Van Gogh was also born on this day in 1853.


  

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