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December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day!

Posted on December 22, 2018

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Here are today’s five food things about dates:

A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers.

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 Very few people are allergic to dates.

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The bulk of US dates are grown in Coachella Valley of California.

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 The date palm is the national symbol for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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The word “date” comes from a Greek word which means finger.

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Today’s Food History

1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.

1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.

1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.

1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.

1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.


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September 8th is National Date-Nut Bread Day!

Posted on September 8, 2018

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

  1. It takes 9 seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.
  2. Each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year.
  3. An average slice of packaged bread contains only 1 gram of fat and 75 to 80 calories.
  4. One bushel of wheat will produce 73 one-pound loaves of bread.
  5. Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace.

Today’s Food History

  • 1621 Prince Louis II de Condé, known as the Great Condé, was born. He was a French general who loved to hunt and had a passion for rice. Several dishes have been named for him, including Consommé Condé and Creme Condé.
  • 1636 The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard College (New College), the first college in the Americas.
  • 1930 Richard Drew invented Scotch tape.
  • 1966 The first episode of the TV show ‘Star Trek’ airs. Chemically synthesized food on the Enterprise – we seem to be getting close to that now.

December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day!

Posted on December 22, 2017

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Here are today’s five food things about dates:

A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers.

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 Very few people are allergic to dates.

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The bulk of US dates are grown in Coachella Valley of California.

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 The date palm is the national symbol for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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The word “date” comes from a Greek word which means finger.

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Today’s Food History

1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.

1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.

1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.

1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.

1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.


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September 8th is National Date-Nut Bread Day!

Posted on September 8, 2017

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

  1. It takes 9 seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.
  2. Each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year.
  3. An average slice of packaged bread contains only 1 gram of fat and 75 to 80 calories.
  4. One bushel of wheat will produce 73 one-pound loaves of bread.
  5. Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace.

Today’s Food History

  • 1621 Prince Louis II de Condé, known as the Great Condé, was born. He was a French general who loved to hunt and had a passion for rice. Several dishes have been named for him, including Consommé Condé and Creme Condé.
  • 1636 The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard College (New College), the first college in the Americas.
  • 1930 Richard Drew invented Scotch tape.
  • 1966 The first episode of the TV show ‘Star Trek’ airs. Chemically synthesized food on the Enterprise – we seem to be getting close to that now.

December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day!

Posted on December 22, 2016

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Here are today’s five food things about dates:

 

A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers.

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 Very few people are allergic to dates.

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The bulk of US dates are grown in Coachella Valley of California.

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 The date palm is the national symbol for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

162724-004-5388cb15

The word “date” comes from a Greek word which means finger.

dates-a-fruit-thats-been-around-since-the-dawn-of-civilization-768x423

 

Today’s Food History

1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.

1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.

1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.

1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.

1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.


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September 8th is National Date-Nut Bread Day!

Posted on September 8, 2016

High-res version

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

  1. It takes 9 seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.
  2. Each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year.
  3. An average slice of packaged bread contains only 1 gram of fat and 75 to 80 calories.
  4. One bushel of wheat will produce 73 one-pound loaves of bread.
  5. Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace.

Today’s Food History

  • 1621 Prince Louis II de Condé, known as the Great Condé, was born. He was a French general who loved to hunt and had a passion for rice. Several dishes have been named for him, including Consommé Condé and Creme Condé.
  • 1636 The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard College (New College), the first college in the Americas.
  • 1930 Richard Drew invented Scotch tape.
  • 1966 The first episode of the TV show ‘Star Trek’ airs. Chemically synthesized food on the Enterprise – we seem to be getting close to that now.

December 22 is National Date Nut Bread Day

Posted on December 22, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Nut Bread:

  1. Nuts are defined as a simple, dry fruit with one seed (very occasionally two) in which the seed case wall becomes very hard at maturity.
  2. True nuts include pecan, sweet chestnut, beech, acorns, hazel, hornbeam and alder.
  3. Peanuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, horse chestnuts and pine nuts are not nuts.  So the health warning on a packet of peanuts (“may contain nuts”) is, strictly speaking, untrue.
  4. Peanuts are actually a type of legume.
  5. Most forms of nuts will preserve for several years.  Signs they are going bad are obvious.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.
  • 1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.
  • 1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.
  • 1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.
  • 1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.

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