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National French Toast Day

Posted on November 26, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com 

National French Toast Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1837 John Wesley Hyatt was born. He developed the process for making celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. He also invented a water purifying system and a sugar cane mill.
1863 Thanksgiving was first celebrated as a regular American Holiday.
1869 W.F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was issued the first chewing gum patent in 1869.
1930 After a sandstorm in Morocco, there was a rain of mud in Paris and yellow sand fell in Spain.
1942 Coffee rationing began in the U.S.
1948 The first Polaroid Land Camera went on sale in Boston. This was the first successful self-developing camera; it took a photo about 1 minute to develop.
2006 Texas Republican state Rep. Betty Brown filed a bill (HCR 15) in the Texas legislature which would declare Athens, Texas as the “original home of the hamburger.” Residents of New Haven, Connecticut strongly objected.

National Liver and Onions Day – May 10

Posted on May 10, 2013

National Liver and Onions Day

Five Food Finds about Liver and Onions

  •  Liver and onions is a favorite in the UK and in Germany, where it is usually eaten along with boiled or mashed potatoes.
  •  Lamb’s liver is the usual choice in the UK and is often accompanied by fried bacon.
  • In the French traditional recipe the liver is fried with butter and lard.
  • In Catalan cuisine olive oil is used, instead of butter, and fried garlic is added to the mixture.
  • In the USA, liver and onions as a dish once enjoyed widespread popularity and could usually be found at family diners and American home-style restaurants. This meal is currently more common to the cuisines of the southern and upper mid-western style foods.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1566 R.I.P. Leonhard Fuchs. He was a German botanist who compiled the first modern, organized listing of plants and botanical terms, ‘Historia Stirpium’ in 1542. The plant and the color fuchsia were named for him.

1818 R.I.P. Paul Revere. A silversmith and American Revolutionary folk hero, he also made surgical instruments and false teeth.

1850 Sir Thomas Johnston Lipton, grocer and tea merchant, was born.

1898 The first vending machine law was passed in Omaha, Nebraska.

1920 R.I.P. John Wesley Hyatt. He developed the process for making celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. He also invented a water purifying system and a sugar cane mill.

2010 A 10 year-old 3rd grade student in Texas was given 1 week’s detention for being in possession of a candy bar at lunch time. The candy bar was also confiscated.

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