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National Noodle Day

Posted on October 6, 2013


National Noodle Day

Five Food Finds about Noodles

  • Australians consume more than 18 million kilograms of noodles every year – that’s almost one kilogram per person!
  • In Japan, it is considered good form to loudly slurp your noodles as a way of telling your host that you are enjoying the meal.
  • Noodles symbolise longevity in China.
  • Noodles have been created from flour and water since 1000BC and today they are more popular than ever.
  • Noodles are low in fat and have a very low sodium content.

Today’s Food History

On this day in…

1790 Jacob Schweppe demonstrated his process for making artificial mineral water.
1893 Cream of Wheat was developed by Nabisco Foods
1951 Will Keith Kellogg died. He founded Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

October 6 – National Noodle Day

Posted on October 6, 2012


National Noodle Day

Five Food Finds about Noodles

  • Australians consume more than 18 million kilograms of noodles every year – that’s almost one kilogram per person!
  • In Japan, it is considered good form to loudly slurp your noodles as a way of telling your host that you are enjoying the meal.
  • Noodles symbolise longevity in China.
  • Noodles have been created from flour and water since 1000BC and today they are more popular than ever.
  • Noodles are low in fat and have a very low sodium content.

Today’s Food History

On this day in…

1790 Jacob Schweppe demonstrated his process for making artificial mineral water.
1893 Cream of Wheat was developed by Nabisco Foods
1951 Will Keith Kellogg died. He founded Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

Udon noodles, eaten by billions every day

Posted on March 30, 2012

Did you know that a Buddhist priest was the first one to bring Udon noodles from China?  Kūkai, a Buddhist priest, traveled to China around the beginning of the 9th century to study. Sanuki Province claimed to have been the first to adopt udon from Kūkai. Enni, a Rinzai monk, went to China in the 13th century; Hakata claimed to have produced udon based on Enni’s recipe. Udon is usually served hot as noodle soup in its simplest form as kake udon, in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru which is made of dashi, soy sauce (shōyu), and mirin. It is usually topped with thinly chopped scallions. Other common toppings include tempura, often prawn or kakiage (a type of mixed tempura fritter), or abura…

October 6 – Today’s Food History

Posted on October 6, 2011

National Noodle Day

  • 1790 Jacob Schweppe demonstrated his process for making artificial mineral water.
  • 1893 Cream of Wheat was developed by Nabisco Foods
  • 1951 Will Keith Kellogg died. He founded Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

  

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