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National Baklava Day

Posted on November 17, 2013

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National Baklava Day

Five Food Finds about Baklava

  • Baklava is the ancestor of strudel.
  • It was brought to Hungary by Turkish invaders in the 16th century.
  • A dessert cake of Turkey, Greece and the Middle East, created sometime before the 16th century.
  • Baklava consists of 30 or more sheets of phyllo dough brushed with lots of butter, and layered with finely chopped pistachios, walnuts, and/or almonds.
  • After baking, a syrup of honey, rose water and lemon juice (sometimes spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, etc) is poured over the pastry and allowed to soak in.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1749 Nicolas Appert was born.  Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.
1869 The Suez Canal opened, linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
1967‘Incense And Peppermints’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the charts
1988 Wal-Mart opened its first Super Center at Wheeler, Oklahoma. It carries fresh meat, produce, dairy products, and baked goods, in addition to other standard supermarket products and discount store merchandise.
1996 The World Food Summit concluded. Delegates promised full efforts to ease world hunger.

National Boston Cream Pie Day

Posted on October 23, 2013

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National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Bulk Foods Day ( est. 2010)

Today’s Food History

1752 Nicolas Appert was born. (The year is listed in various sources as 1749, 1750 and 1752; month and day also varies in October and November). Inventor of the canning process, preserving food by sealing it in sterilized containers. He published the results of 14 years of research in 1810 & received 12,000 franc award from French government.

1921 Edward A. Doisy died. He discovered vitamin K.

1943 Barbara Ann Hawkins of the vocal group ‘The Dixie Cups’ was born

1947 Greg Ridley of the music group ‘Humble Pie’ was born.


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