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December 8th is National Brownie Day! / #NationalBrownieDay

Posted on December 8, 2018

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Here are today’s five food facts to know about the brownie:

It is said that the brownie was created at the Palmer House Hotel during the 1893 Columbian Exposition when the owner Bertha Palmer asked the chef to make a ‘ladies dessert’.

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The word ‘brownie’ became so popular that soon after the Expedition even Kodak named one of it’s first hand held cameras after them, the little ‘brownie.’

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Brownies were one of the very first prepackaged food ‘mixes’ ever sold. First appearing in the Sears, Roebuck catalogue in 1897.

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Fannie Farmer, the First Lady of American Cookery, published the first written recipe for brownies in 1896.

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A popular turn of the century alternative was considered of equal importance, the ‘blondie‘, which used many of the same ingredients except chocolate. Many believed chocolate to be a ‘vice’ on the same level as alcohol and even coffee.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1846 Ira Remsen was born. He was an American chemist, co-discoverer of saccharin, the artificial sweetener.
  • 1933 The Postal Telegraph Co. of New York City delivers the first singing telegram with a box of chocolates.
  • 1944 Author Frances Moore Lappe was born. Author of the best selling ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ (1971) The first best seller to encourage a vegetarian diet. Her premise was that the raising of animals was wasteful & potentially harmful to the environment.
  • 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.
  • 1957 The ‘Styrofoam’ cooler was invented.

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December 8th is National Brownie Day!

Posted on December 8, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five food facts to know about the brownie:

It is said that the brownie was created at the Palmer House Hotel during the 1893 Columbian Exposition when the owner Bertha Palmer asked the chef to make a ‘ladies dessert’.

brownie_lz

The word ‘brownie’ became so popular that soon after the Expedition even Kodak named one of it’s first hand held cameras after them, the little ‘brownie.’

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Brownies were one of the very first prepackaged food ‘mixes’ ever sold. First appearing in the Sears, Roebuck catalogue in 1897.

source1

Fannie Farmer, the First Lady of American Cookery, published the first written recipe for brownies in 1896.

51e2bclza9sl-_sx306_bo1204203200_

A popular turn of the century alternative was considered of equal importance, the ‘blondie‘, which used many of the same ingredients except chocolate. Many believed chocolate to be a ‘vice’ on the same level as alcohol and even coffee.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1846 Ira Remsen was born. He was an American chemist, co-discoverer of saccharin, the artificial sweetener.
  • 1933 The Postal Telegraph Co. of New York City delivers the first singing telegram with a box of chocolates.
  • 1944 Author Frances Moore Lappe was born. Author of the best selling ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ (1971) The first best seller to encourage a vegetarian diet. Her premise was that the raising of animals was wasteful & potentially harmful to the environment.
  • 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.
  • 1957 The ‘Styrofoam’ cooler was invented.

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December 8 is National Brownie Day

Posted on December 8, 2014

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

  1. A brownie or chocolate brownie is a flat, baked square or bar, usually containing nuts.
  2. Brownie was developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized in both the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the 20th century.
  3. Brownie was first created by a chef at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel for ladies attending the Chicago 1893 World Fair.
  4. The earliest published recipes for a brownie like those of today appeared in the Home Cookery (1904, Laconia, NH), Service Club Cook Book (1904, Chicago, IL), The Boston Globe (April 2, 1905 p. 34), and the 1906 edition of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer.
  5. A variation that is made with brown sugar and no chocolate is called a blondie.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1765 Eli Whitney was born. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts.
  • 1896 J.T. White was issued a patent for an improved lemon squeezer.
  • 1925 The Marx Brothers ‘The Cocoanuts’ opened on Broadway.
  • 1976 ‘Hotel California’ was released by The Eagles. One of the best selling albums of all time. (An album is what we had before CDs).
  • 1982 ‘Maneater’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.
  • 2006 A smoking ban in all bars and restaurants in Nevada goes into effect.

December 8 is National Brownie Day

Posted on December 8, 2013

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Today’s Food History

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1765 Eli Whitney was born. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts.

1896 J.T. White was issued a patent for an improved lemon squeezer.

1925 The Marx Brothers ‘The Cocoanuts’ opened on Broadway.

1976 ‘Hotel California’ was released by The Eagles. One of the best selling albums of all time. (An album is what we had before CDs).

1982 ‘Maneater’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.

2006 A smoking ban in all bars and restaurants in Nevada goes into effect.

December 8 – National Brownie Day

Posted on December 8, 2012

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National Brownie Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1765 Eli Whitney was born. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts.

1896 J.T. White was issued a patent for an improved lemon squeezer.

1925 The Marx Brothers ‘The Cocoanuts’ opened on Broadway.

1976 ‘Hotel California’ was released by The Eagles. One of the best selling albums of all time. (An album is what we had before CDs).

1982 ‘Maneater’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.

2006 A smoking ban in all bars and restaurants in Nevada goes into effect.

December 8 – National Brownie Day

Posted on December 8, 2011

Today’s Food History

National Brownie Day

1765 Eli Whitney was born. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts.

1896 J.T. White was issued a patent for an improved lemon squeezer.

1925 The Marx Brothers ‘The Cocoanuts’ opened on Broadway.

1976 ‘Hotel California’ was released by The Eagles. One of the best selling albums of all time. (An album is what we had before CDs).

1982 ‘Maneater’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.

2006 A smoking ban in all bars and restaurants in Nevada goes into effect.

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