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National Frappe Day

Posted on October 7, 2013

National Frappe Day

Five Food Finds about Frappe

  • Consumers have been customizing unique frappes since their inception, with popular and trendy recipes such as the Absinthe frappe, popular in New Orleans.
  • Celebrities like Britney Spears have helped to popularize the appeal of these specialty, ice-blended drinks, always being photographed with a cool beverage in hand.
  • The frappe is loved internationally with regional variations like: Adzuki (red bean) Frap in Japan, Dulce de Leche Frap in Argentina and the Coffee Jelly Frap in the Philippines.
  • The word frappe first appeared in the 1848 edition of American English Dictionary and is derived from the French word frappe meaning “to Chill.”
  • The frappe was first sold in retail in the U.S. by a small Boston-based chain, Coffee Connection, in the mid 1980s. The frappe gained national popularity in 1995, when large retail chains started serving blended, frozen coffee beverages.

Today’s Food History

On this day in…

1806 Ralph Wedgwood of England received the first patent for carbon paper.

1894 Oliver Wendell Holmes died. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’

1950 Willis Haviland Carrier died. He invented the first practical air conditioner.

1956 Clarence Birdseye died in New York. In 1924, Clarence Birdseye, with the financial backing of Wetmore Hodges, William Gamage, Basset Jones, I.L. Rice and J.J. Barry, organized the General Seafood Corporation. The birth of the frozen food industry.

1962 ‘Sherry’ by the 4 Seasons is #1 on the charts

National Whiskey Sour Day

Posted on August 29, 2013

National Whiskey Sour Day

Five Food Finds about Whiskey

  • Pure malt whisky is produced only from malted barley.
  • After opening, a half-full bottle of whisky will remain good for five years.
  • A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  • A whisky stops maturing after it is bottled.
  • Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’

1896 Supposedly, the Chinese-American dish, chop suey, was created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang.

1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist was born.

1915 Nathan Pritikin was born. A nutritionist who believed that exercise and a low fat, high unrefined carbohydrate diet helped reverse his own heart disease. He founded the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.

1953 Rick Downey of the rock group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.

2007 Alfred Peet died. He was the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966.  The founders of Starbucks were fans, and openly acknowledge his influence.

  

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