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April 9 is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chinese Almond Cookies

  1. In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  2. The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  3. There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  4. The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  5. An American variation exists using pecans.

Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.
  • 1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.
  • 1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
  • 1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • 1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.
  • 1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

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April 9 is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Chinese Almond Cookies

  1. In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  2. The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  3. There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  4. The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  5. An American variation exists using pecans.

Fun Fact:

Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.

Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.
  • 1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.
  • 1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
  • 1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • 1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.
  • 1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

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April 7 is National Coffee Cake Day

Posted on April 7, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Coffee Cake

  1. Coffee cake was not invented, rather it evolved from a variety of different types of cakes.
  2. Cakes in their various forms have been around since biblical times, the simplest varieties made from honey or dates and other fruits.
  3. The Danish came up with the earliest versions of coffee cake.  Around the 17th century in Europe, it became the custom to enjoy a delicious sweet and yeasty type of bread when drinking coffee beverages.
  4. There are many available combinations, everything from blueberry coffee cakes to cinnamon walnut coffee cake and more.
  5. The hole in the center of most coffee cakes is a relatively recent innovation—it became popular in the 1950’s.  This “bundt pan” was invented to allowed heavier batters to get cooked all the way through without any dough left unbaked in the center.

Fun Fact:

The first coffee cakes are thought to have originated in Germany. These were more like sweet breads than cakes.

According to the book Listening to America, Stuart Berg Flexner, it wasn’t until 1879 that the term “coffee cake” became a common term.

In Hungary, a type of coffee cake is aranygaluska, which utilizes cinnamon.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1727 Michel Adanson was born. Adanson was a French botanist who developed a system of plant classification based on physical characteristics. His system was opposed by Carolus Linnaeus, and was not widely used.
  • 1857 A cold front barrels over the U.S. and snow falls in every state in the country.
  • 1860 Will Kieth Kellogg was born. Founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (later the W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.
  • 1869 David Grandison Fairchild was born. An American botanist and agriculturalist, he was responsible for introducing many useful plants to the U.S. Author of ‘The World Was My Garden,’ and ‘Exploring for Plants’.
  • 1933 The beginning of the end of Prohibition. On this day 3.2 percent beer sales were allowed in advance of Prohibition’s ratification.
  • 1943 Mick Abrahams of the music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was born.
  • 1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) was established.
  • 1967 ‘Happy Together’ by Turtles is #1 on the charts.

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National Brisket Day

Posted on May 27, 2013

National Brisket Day

Five Food Finds about Brisket

  • Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.
  • The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts.
  • The brisket muscles include the superficial and deep pectorals.
  • As cattle do not have collar bones, these muscles support about 60% of the body weight of standing/moving cattle.
  • This requires a significant amount of connective tissue, so the resulting meat must be cooked correctly to tenderize the connective tissue.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1892 The Sierra Club is formed in San Francisco for nature conservation.

1897 Jell-O was introduced.

1910 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist, was born in Linden, Texas.

1944 Gladys Knight was born. (Gladys Knight & the Pips) A ‘Pip’ is the small seed of a fruit, like those in an apple.

1999 After 22 years of controversial restoration, Leonardo de Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Last Supper’ is returned to public display.

2003 The first cloned horse was born in a natural delivery. Cloned horses are currently banned from racing.

National “Eat What You Want” Day

Posted on May 11, 2013

National “Eat What You Want” Day

Five Most Popular Foods in US

  • French Fries
  • Hamburgers
  • Fried Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Pizza

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1838 R.I.P. Thomas Andrew Knight. British horticulturist and botanist who experimented with geotropism, phototropism and heliotropism.

1886 W. Marshall patented a ‘grain binder.’

1934 The Dust Bowl.  One of the worst dust storms ever to hit the Great Plains occurred. It lasted 2 days and the area lost massive amounts of top soil.

1946 The first CARE packages for survivors of WW II in Europe arrive at Le Havre, France. (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe).

1947 B.F. Goodrich announced the development of the tubeless tire.

2002 Joseph Bonanno, a former Mafia boss known as ‘Joe Bananas,’ died in Tucson, Arizona at age 97.

Some Material Used from FoodReference.com with Permission.
 

National Almond Cookie Day

Posted on April 9, 2013

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Five Food Finds about Chinese Almond Cookies

  • In Mandarin Chinese, these are more literally called “Almond Cakes.”
  • The Chinese Almond Cookie is native to southern and southeast China.
  • There is no record of these cookies before the 1900’s.
  • The Chinese commonly prepared Almond milk and Almond tea.
  • An American variation exists using pecans.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1626 R.I.P. Sir Francis Bacon. An English statesman, philosopher and author of ‘Novum Organum’, a work on scientific inquiry. Some also claim he wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. He died after having stuffed a dressed chicken with snow to see how long the flesh could be preserved by the extreme cold. He caught cold and died from complications about a month later.

1682 Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the whole Mississippi Basin for France. He named it Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV of France.

1770 Capt. James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.

1850 R.I.P William Prout.  An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk.

1965 The entire cast of the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ was featured on the cover of TIME magazine

National Coffee Cake Day

Posted on April 7, 2013

National Coffee Cake Day

Five Food Finds about Coffee Cake

  • Coffee cake was not invented, rather it evolved from a variety of different types of cakes.
  • Cakes in their various forms have been around since biblical times, the simplest varieties made from honey or dates and other fruits.
  • The Danish came up with the earliest versions of coffee cake.  Around the 17th century in Europe, it became the custom to enjoy a delicious sweet and yeasty type of bread when drinking coffee beverages.
  • There are many available combinations, everything from blueberry coffee cakes to cinnamon walnut coffee cake and more.
  • The hole in the center of most coffee cakes is a relatively recent innovation—it became popular in the 1950’s.  This “bundt pan” was invented to allowed heavier batters to get cooked all the way through without any dough left unbaked in the center.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1727 Michel Adanson was born. Adanson was a French botanist who developed a system of plant classification based on physical characteristics. His system was opposed by Carolus Linnaeus, and was not widely used.

1857 A cold front barrels over the U.S. and snow falls in every state in the country.

1860 Will Kieth Kellogg was born. Founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (later the W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

1869 David Grandison Fairchild was born. An American botanist and agriculturalist, he was responsible for introducing many useful plants to the U.S. Author of ‘The World Was My Garden,’ and ‘Exploring for Plants’.

1933 The beginning of the end of Prohibition. On this day 3.2 percent beer sales were allowed in advance of Prohibition’s ratification.

1943 Mick Abrahams of the music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was born.

1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) was established.

1967 ‘Happy Together’ by Turtles is #1 on the charts

  

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