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December 18 is National “I Love Honey” Day

Posted on December 18, 2015

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

  1. Greeks and Roman referred to honey as a food fit for the gods.
  2. A honey wine was developed, and largely consumed by many. Its given name was mead.
  3. Honey was so in demand in the eleventh century that it was a stipulation for German peasants to offer their feudal lords payment in honey and beeswax.
  4. Have allergies? Take a teaspoon a day of a honey made from the region where you reside and it will aid in developing resistance to pollen thereby reducing your allergies.
  5. Have chapped lips? Apply honey!

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck died. A French naturalist, he believed in the inheritance of acquired traits. He was the first to draw an evolutionary diagram. Some of his ideas influenced Darwin.
  • 1965 ‘Taste Of Honey’ by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass is #1 on the charts.
  • 1988 Pillsbury Co. is acquired by the British company Grand Metropolitan PLC, a food and spirits conglomerate.
  • 1991 The ‘International Project to Save the Brazilian Rainforests’ was launched.

December 24 is National Eggnog Day

Posted on December 24, 2014

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

  1. For a serving of eggnog (one cup), you will be consuming approximately 342 calories. Of those calories, 167 are from fat.
  2. The word eggnog comes from a Middle English term meaning a small, wooden, carved mug used to serve alcohol.
  3. Gelatin can be found in some eggnog, though it is typically cream, milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Eggnog became big in America around the 18th century when it made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, though there is debate exactly when and where it originated.
  5. It is difficult to find eggnog year round. It typically becomes available around Thanksgiving. Sales for eggnog drop tremendously after the New Year’s holiday.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1809 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, was born. When he died May 23, 1868, his last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”
  • 1826 ‘Eggnog Riot’ at West Point military academy. When informed that their Christmas eggnog would be alcohol free, cadets in North Barrack No. 5 decided to make their own eggnog with alcohol, for a Christmas eve late night/early morning celebration. Of course it got noisy and they were caught. Shouting and general disorder developed, some swords were drawn, firewood crashed through windows, and at least one shot was fired. The artillery unit stationed at West Point had to be called in to quell the disturbance. In the aftermath 6 cadets resigned, 19 were court marshaled, and many, including a young Jefferson Davis, were confined to quarters for more than a month.
  • 1914 John Muir died. Muir was a naturalist who was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California in 1890.
  • 1968 ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.
  • 2006 In the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, thieves stole a semi tractor trailer filled with broccoli. It was valued at $50,000.

December 24 is National Eggnog Day

Posted on December 24, 2013

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National Egg Nog Day

Five Food Finds about Eggnog

  • For a serving of eggnog (one cup), you will be consuming approximately 342 calories. Of those calories, 167 are from fat.
  • The word eggnog comes from a Middle English term meaning a small, wooden, carved mug used to serve alcohol.
  • Gelatin can be found in some eggnog, though it is typically cream, milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Eggnog became big in America around the 18th century when it made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, though there is debate exactly when and where it originated.
  • It is difficult to find eggnog year round. It typically becomes available around Thanksgiving. Sales for eggnog drop tremendously after the New Year’s holiday.
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Today’s Food History

1809 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, was born. When he died May 23, 1868, his last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”

1826 ‘Eggnog Riot’ at West Point military academy. When informed that their Christmas eggnog would be alcohol free, cadets in North Barrack No. 5 decided to make their own eggnog with alcohol, for a Christmas eve late night/early morning celebration. Of course it got noisy and they were caught. Shouting and general disorder developed, some swords were drawn, firewood crashed through windows, and at least one shot was fired. The artillery unit stationed at West Point had to be called in to quell the disturbance. In the aftermath 6 cadets resigned, 19 were court marshaled, and many, including a young Jefferson Davis, were confined to quarters for more than a month.

1914 John Muir died. Muir was a naturalist who was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California in 1890.

1968 ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.

2006 In the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, thieves stole a semi tractor trailer filled with broccoli. It was valued at $50,000.

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December 24 – National Eggnog Day

Posted on December 24, 2012

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National Egg Nog Day

Five Food Finds about Eggnog

  • For a serving of eggnog (one cup), you will be consuming approximately 342 calories. Of those calories, 167 are from fat.
  • The word eggnog comes from a Middle English term meaning a small, wooden, carved mug used to serve alcohol.
  • Gelatin can be found in some eggnog, though it is typically cream, milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Eggnog became big in America around the 18th century when it made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, though there is debate exactly when and where it originated.
  • It is difficult to find eggnog year round. It typically becomes available around Thanksgiving. Sales for eggnog drop tremendously after the New Year’s holiday.
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Today’s Food History

1809 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, was born. When he died May 23, 1868, his last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”

1826 ‘Eggnog Riot’ at West Point military academy. When informed that their Christmas eggnog would be alcohol free, cadets in North Barrack No. 5 decided to make their own eggnog with alcohol, for a Christmas eve late night/early morning celebration. Of course it got noisy and they were caught. Shouting and general disorder developed, some swords were drawn, firewood crashed through windows, and at least one shot was fired. The artillery unit stationed at West Point had to be called in to quell the disturbance. In the aftermath 6 cadets resigned, 19 were court marshaled, and many, including a young Jefferson Davis, were confined to quarters for more than a month.

1914 John Muir died. Muir was a naturalist who was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California in 1890.

1968 ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.

2006 In the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, thieves stole a semi tractor trailer filled with broccoli. It was valued at $50,000.

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