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September 1st is National Gyro Day!

Posted on September 1, 2019

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Gyros:

  1. A gyro is a dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit. It is usually served as a sandwich, also called a gyros, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita bread.
  2. To make gyros, pieces of meat are placed on a tall vertical spit, which turns in front of a source of heat, usually an electric broiler.
  3.  If the meat is not fatty enough, strips of fat are added so that the roasting meat remains always moist and crisp.
  4. The rate of roasting can be adjusted by varying the strength of the heat and the distance between the heat and the meat, allowing the cook to adjust to varying rates of consumption.
  5. The outside of the meat is sliced vertically in thin, crisp shavings when done. It is generally served in an oiled, lightly grilled piece of pita, rolled up with various salads and sauces.

Today’s Food History

  • 1819 J.J. Wood patented a plow with interchangeable parts.
  • 1826 Alfred Ely Beach was born. American inventor and publisher of Scientific American magazine.
  • 1906 Karl August Folkers was born. He was the first to isolate vitamin B12.
  • 1914 Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon died on September 1, 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, the species having been commercially hunted to extinction.
  • 1940 Lillian D. Wald died. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.
  • 1951 The Premier, the first supermarket in Britain, opened it’s doors.

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 1st is National Gyro Day!

Posted on September 1, 2018

High-res version

 

Here are today’s five thing to know about Gyros:

  1. A gyro  is a dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit. It is usually served as a sandwich, also called a gyros, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita bread.
  2. To make gyros, pieces of meat are placed on a tall vertical spit, which turns in front of a source of heat, usually an electric broiler.
  3.  If the meat is not fatty enough, strips of fat are added so that the roasting meat remains always moist and crisp.
  4. The rate of roasting can be adjusted by varying the strength of the heat and the distance between the heat and the meat, allowing the cook to adjust to varying rates of consumption.
  5. The outside of the meat is sliced vertically in thin, crisp shavings when done. It is generally served in an oiled, lightly grilled piece of pita, rolled up with various salads and sauces.

Today’s Food History

  • 1819 J.J. Wood patented a plow with interchangeable parts.
  • 1826 Alfred Ely Beach was born. American inventor and publisher of Scientific American magazine.
  • 1906 Karl August Folkers was born. He was the first to isolate vitamin B12.
  • 1914 Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon died on September 1, 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, the species having been commercially hunted to extinction.
  • 1940 Lillian D. Wald died. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.
  • 1951 The Premier, the first supermarket in Britain, opened it’s doors.

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2017

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Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2016

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Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the wordbarbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 1st is National Gyro Day!

Posted on September 1, 2016

High-res version

 

Here are today’s five thing to know about Gyros:

  1. A gyro  is a dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit. It is usually served as a sandwich, also called a gyros, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita bread.
  2. To make gyros, pieces of meat are placed on a tall vertical spit, which turns in front of a source of heat, usually an electric broiler.
  3.  If the meat is not fatty enough, strips of fat are added so that the roasting meat remains always moist and crisp.
  4. The rate of roasting can be adjusted by varying the strength of the heat and the distance between the heat and the meat, allowing the cook to adjust to varying rates of consumption.
  5. The outside of the meat is sliced vertically in thin, crisp shavings when done. It is generally served in an oiled, lightly grilled piece of pita, rolled up with various salads and sauces.

Today’s Food History

  • 1819 J.J. Wood patented a plow with interchangeable parts.
  • 1826 Alfred Ely Beach was born. American inventor and publisher of Scientific American magazine.
  • 1906 Karl August Folkers was born. He was the first to isolate vitamin B12.
  • 1914 Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon died on September 1, 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, the species having been commercially hunted to extinction.
  • 1940 Lillian D. Wald died. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.
  • 1951 The Premier, the first supermarket in Britain, opened it’s doors.

September 10 is National Hot Dog Day

Posted on September 10, 2015

Celebrated on this date since 1978. Hot Dog Day is about celebrating the regional ways people like their Hot Dogs.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Hot Dogs:

  1. It is estimated that over seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  2. The term “hot dog” is credited to sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan. At a baseball game in New York in 1901, vendors began selling hot dachsund sausages in rolls.
  3. The most popular condiment for adults is mustard, while children prefer ketchup.
  4. The first words Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” in “The Karnival Kid” in 1929.
  5. The average American is believed to eat approximately 60 hot dogs every year.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Hot Dog

Today’s Food History

  • 1859 Thomas Nuttall died. An English naturalist and botanist, he collected and studied plants around the Chesapeake Bay area in the U.S.
  • 1898 Waldo Lonsbury Semon was born. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world. Semon held over 100 patents.
  • 1913 The official route of the Lincoln Highway was announced. It was the first coast to coast highway, running from New York to San Francisco.
  • 1949 Barriemore Barlow of the music group ‘Jethro Tull’ was born.
  • 2001 The first case of mad-cow disease in Asian animals was reported in a dairy cow in Japan.

March 9 – National Crab Day

Posted on March 9, 2012

National Crab Day

Today’s Food History

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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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Brisket

Posted on May 10, 2010

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest. While all meat animals have a brisket, the term is most often used to describe beef and sometimes veal. The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts. According to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, the term derives from the Middle English “brusket” which comes from the earlier Old Norse “brjósk”, meaning cartilage. The cut overlies the sternum, ribs and connecting costal cartilages. Cows lie on this enlarged part of the sternum which carries about 60% of the body weight. In the U.S., the whole brisket has the meat-cutting classification NAMP 120. The brisket is made up of two separate muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis…

Lamb

Posted on May 3, 2010

Lamb, hogget, and mutton are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of an animal in its first year is lamb; that of an older sheep is hogget and later mutton. Meat from sheep features prominently in several of in the cuisines of the Mediterranean, for example in Greece; in North Africa and the Middle East; in the Basque culture, both in the Basque country of Europe and in the shepherding areas of the Western United States. In Northern Europe, mutton and lamb feaure in many traditional dishes, including those of the North Atlantic islands and of the United Kingdom, particularly in the western and northern uplands, Scotland and Wales). It is also very popular in Australia; to the extent that many Australians see…

  

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