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National Prime Rib Day

Posted on April 27, 2013

National Prime Rib Day

Five Food Finds about Prime Rib

  • A standing rib roast is a prime rib consisting of SEVEN ribs.
  • A scooped & tied standing rib roast will have the bones taken off and then tied back on.
  • A rib eye roast is a boneless prime rib.
  • The beef is cut from the rib section, the largest central area of the steer, located in between the chuck and the short loin, just above the plate.
  • If choosing a prime rib at the butcher, look for a cut that has a bright color and milky white fat.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1773 The British Parliament passed the ‘Tea Act,’ one of the events that led to the American Revolution.

1865 Cornell University was chartered. Cornell is an agricultural land grant university endowed by Ezra Cornell, one of the founders of Western Union Telegraph Co. Today, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, offers many programs, including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Hotel Administration, and Nutritional Sciences.

1871 The American Museum of Natural History in New York City was opened to the public.

1902 Julius Sterling Morton died. He was the founder of Arbor Day, first observed in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. Over one million trees were planted.

1947 Pete Ham of the rock group Badfinger was born.

1965 R. C. Duncan was granted a patent for ‘Pampers’ disposable diapers.

1995 On ‘Seinfeld’ Kramer began sculpting with pasta.

National Jelly Bean Day

Posted on April 22, 2013

National Jelly Bean Day

Five Food Finds about Jelly Beans

  • They were President Reagan’s favorite candy and he used them to help him quit smoking when he was the governor of California.
  • Each year in the U.S, there are 16 billion jelly beans manufactured just for Easter.  This is enough to circle the Earth more than 3 times if they were laid end to end.
  • The jelly bean is associated with Easter because of its egg-like shape.
  • In the early 20th century, a “jelly-bean” was slang for a man of style and no substance.
  • They were the first candy to be sold by weight rather than by piece.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1662 John Tradescant died. He succeeded his father as naturalist and gardener to Charles I. 1818 Cadwallader C. Washburn is born in Livermore, Maine. In 1866 he built a flour mill at St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota and his Washburn-Crosby Co. (forerunner of General Mills) would market Gold Medal flour.

1832 Julius Sterling Morton was born. He was the founder of Arbor Day, first observed in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. Over one million trees were planted.

1889 The U.S. opened Oklahoma to homesteaders and the Oklahoma land rush officially began at 12 noon.

1913 Thomas Wright of New Jersey patented a method to load ice on to refrigerator railroad cars.

1948 Prosper Montagne died. Montagne was one of the great French chefs of all time. He is mainly remembered as the creator of Larousse Gastronomique (1938), a comprehensive encyclopedia of French gastronomy.

1964 The New York World’s Fair opens in Flushing Meadows on the same site as the 1939 World’s Fair. I had my first Heineken beer at their exhibition there. As a matter of fact, I spent every weekend there from April to October for the 2 years the Fair was open. I sampled music, food, beer and wine from around the world, and it helped to inspire my interest in cooking and food history.

1970 The first Earth Day was celebrated. Is our environment better or worse today?

1996 Erma Bombeck died. Writer, humorist, you will find some of her quotes about family and food on the Food Reference website.

  

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