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August 18th is National Ice-Cream Pie Day!

Posted on August 19, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Ice Cream:

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2. A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  3. The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5. Sorbet, has no milk at all!

Today’s Food History

  • 1850 Honore de Balzac died. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he consumed at one sitting ‘a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,’ not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he finished up with.
  • 1953 Four cows in Stearns county Minnesota were picked up by a tornado and set down unharmed.
  • 2004 It was reported that it rained fish at about 2:30 p.m. in Shropshire, western England.

August 18th is National Ice-Cream Pie Day!

Posted on August 18, 2016

High-res version

 

Here are today’s five thing to know about Ice Cream:

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2. A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  3. The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5. Sorbet, has no milk at all!

Today’s Food History

  • 1850 Honore de Balzac died. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he consumed at one sitting ‘a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,’ not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he finished up with.
  • 1953 Four cows in Stearns county Minnesota were picked up by a tornado and set down unharmed.
  • 2004 It was reported that it rained fish at about 2:30 p.m. in Shropshire, western England.

August 19 is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day

Posted on August 19, 2015

Ice Cream Cones

‘Soft Serve’ was originally called ‘Instant Ice cream’

Here are today’s 5 amazing Ice Cream facts:

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2.  The first ice cream recipe was handwritten in the recipe book of Lady Anne Fanshawe in 1665
  3. Chocolate ice cream was invented long before vanilla, and the first documented recipe for it appeared in the book The Modern Steward, published in Italy in 1692.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5.  The Häagen-Dazs brand was established by two Americans – Reuben and Rose Mattus – and the name was made up to sound Danish and sophisticated. The Danish language does not actually use umlauts.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary Takes on Desserts

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Charles E. Hires was born. Manufacturer and inventor of Hires Root Beer.
  • 1856 Gail Borden was granted a patent for a process to make condensed milk, which he developed in 1853.
  • 1887 Spencer Fullerton Baird died. An American naturalist and zoologist, he was the second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • 1947 J. Arens and D. van Villages synthesized vitamin A.
  • 1996 Miss Universe was told to lose 27 pounds or lose her crown.

June 2 is National Rocky Road Day

Posted on June 2, 2015

Happy National Rocky Road Day

Rocky road can refer to either a chocolate flavored ice cream

or a type of dessert made up of milk and marshmallow.

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Today’s Trivia: Ice Cream

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  4. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  5. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.
  • 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.
  • 1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.
  • 1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.
  • 1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.
  • 1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.
  • 2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
  • In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.
  • 2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

  

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