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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.

March 9 – National Crab Day

Posted on March 9, 2012

National Crab Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1822 Charles Graham of New York received a patent for artificial teeth.

1839 Famous Food Fights
The Great Pastry War ended this day. A brief conflict began on November 30, 1838, between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant. The Mexican government refused to pay for damages. Several other countries had asked the Mexican government for similar claims in the past due to civil unrest in Mexico, without any resolution. France decided to do something about it, and sent a fleet to Veracruz and fired on the fortress outside the harbor. They occupied the city on April 16, 1838, and through the mediation of Great Britain were promised payment of 600,000 pesos for the damages. They withdrew on March 9, 1839.

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Water Water Everywhere

Posted on March 22, 2010

Water has been used since antiquity as a symbol by which to express devotion and purity. Some cultures, like the ancient Greeks, went as far as to worship gods who were thought to live in and command the waters. Throughout our history, the places we’ve been able and unable to live in have been defined by water. The fertile crescent, the so-called “birthplace of civilization”, is fertile because of the presence of water in the soil. Since then most of our cities have been built in consideration of nearby lakes, rivers, and wells. Wars have been fought for the land nearest an easily-accessible water supply. With two-thirds of the earth’s surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 50-75 percent water (depending…

  

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