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January 9th is National Apricot Day!

Posted on January 9, 2019

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“Apricots are Eaten for Good Luck For the New Year!”

Here are today’s five things to know about the apricot:

  1. In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
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2. The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.

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3. Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.

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4. Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.

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5. Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.
  • 1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.
  • 1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.
  • 1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.
  • 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.
  • 1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

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January 9th is National Apricot Day!

Posted on January 9, 2018

High-res version

“Apricots are Eaten for Good Luck For the New Year!”

Here are today’s five things to know about the apricot:

  1. In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.

 

apricot-prevent-prostate-cancer-cure-foundation

2. The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.

 

blooming-apricot-valley-yili-china-4

 

3. Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.

 

spanish-explorers

 

4. Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.

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5. Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

 

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Today’s Food History

  • 1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.
  • 1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.
  • 1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.
  • 1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.
  • 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.
  • 1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

Check out My Book!

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January 9th is National Apricot Day!

Posted on January 9, 2017

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Here are today’s five things to know about the apricot:

  1. In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.

 

apricot-prevent-prostate-cancer-cure-foundation

2. The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.

 

blooming-apricot-valley-yili-china-4

 

3. Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.

 

spanish-explorers

 

4. Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.

apricot-4

 

5. Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

 

img_24721

 

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.
  • 1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.
  • 1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.
  • 1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.
  • 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.
  • 1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

January 9th is National Apricot Day

Posted on January 9, 2016

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

  1. In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
  2. The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.
  3. Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.
  4. Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.
  5. Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.
  • 1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.
  • 1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.
  • 1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.
  • 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.
  • 1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

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January 9 is National Apricot Day

Posted on January 9, 2015

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

  1. In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
  2. The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.
  3. Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.
  4. Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.
  5. Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.
  • 1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.
  • 1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.
  • 1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.
  • 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.
  • 1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

January 9 is National Apricot Day

Posted on January 9, 2014

National Apricot Day

Five Food Finds about Apricots

  • In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
  • The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.
  • Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.
  • Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.
  • Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

On This Day in Food History…

1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.

1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.

1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.

1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.

1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.

1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

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January 9 – National Apricot Day

Posted on January 9, 2013

National Apricot Day

Five Food Finds about Apricots

  • In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
  • The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.
  • Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.
  • Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.
  • Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

On This Day in Food History…

1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City.

1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens.

1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published.

1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts.

1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.

1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died.

some content is courtesy of FoodReference.com, used with permission

  

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