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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Posted on April 2, 2013

National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • Studies show that there is a 75% chance that if you drop a slice of peanut buttered bread, it will fall face down.
  • 50 percent of all the peanuts grown around the world are used to make peanut butter.
  • It is estimated that the average American school child will have munched through 1500 Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches before graduation.
  • An 18 ounce jar of peanut butter will contain about 850 peanuts.
  • The largest recorded peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the world was lovingly crafted in Peanut, Pennsylvania in 1993. It was 40 ft long and contained 150lbs of peanut butter and 50lbs of jelly.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

742 Charlemagne was born. Charlemagne, Charles I, Charles the Great, King of the Franks, Charles le Grand, Carolus Magnus, Karl Der Grosse, King of the Lombards, master of Western Europe, Emperor.
Some of the food related ‘facts’ I have come across related to Charlemagne:
* the peacock was first served in Europe during his reign;
* Sauerbraten was invented by Charlemagne;
* Roquefort cheese was a favorite of his;
* the knife began to be used to eat food for the first time during his reign (rather than the fingers);
* Roses were used to cover tables for meals.

I have no real corroboration for any of these ‘facts’ think ‘truthy’

1819 The periodical, ‘American Farmer’ was founded by John Skinner

1827 Joseph Dixon began manufacturing the first lead (graphite) pencils. Necessary to write recipes and menus

1840 Emile Zola was born. French writer and critic who was also known as a gourmand. His detailed descriptions of simple meals, banquets and eating in his novels are among the best to be found anywhere. He was also known for his own luxury dinner parties. “What will be the death of me are bouillabaisses, food spiced with pimiento, shellfish, and a load of exquisite rubbish which I eat in disproportionate quantities.”

1863 THE RICHMOND BREAD RIOTS – Shortages of food caused hundreds of angry women gathered in Richmond, Virginia to march on the governor’s office and then on the government commissary to demand bread. It ended in a riot when they broke into the commissary and then other shops & buildings and carried out anything they could carry. Even the hospital reported losing over 300 pounds of beef.  Arrests were made, but at the request of authorities, the newspapers downplayed the incident, and records were later destroyed when the Confederate government fled and burned much of the town behind them.

National P B and J Day

Posted on February 12, 2013

February 12th

is

National P B and J Day

Five things you should know about

Peanut Butter

  1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  2. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts. Below 90% and it should be labeled “peanut spread”.
  3. The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.
  4. Over 60% of consumers prefer creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
  5. The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.

On This Day in Food History…

1791 Peter Cooper was born.An American inventor who obtained the first American patent for the manufacture of a”quick setting powder gelatin”. The patent later sold and is known today as Jell-o

1809 Charles Darwin was born. English naturalist who developed the ‘theory of evolution,’ inspired in large part by his visit to the isolated Galapagos Islands. His works include ‘Origin of Species’ and ‘The Descent of Man.’

1872 Silas Noble and James P. Cooley of Massachusetts patented a toothpick making machine.

1935 RIP (Georges-) Auguste Escoffier “the king of chefs and the chef of kings.”

1961‘Shop Around’ by ‘The Miracles’ becomes Motown Records first million selling single.

1976 The popular food coloring, Red Dye No. 2, was banned by the FDA because studies had shown it might cause cancer. Red M&Ms disappeared for 11 years because of the ban.

2000 RIP Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.

Celebrating National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Posted on April 2, 2012

National Peanut Butter Jelly Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter 

  • Penut buter and jelly is the top  sandwiches made at home in the US
  • Studies show that there is a 75% chance that if you drop a slice of peanut buttered bread, it will fall face down
  • It is estimated that the average American school child will have munched through 1500 Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches before graduation.
  • An 18 ounce jar of peanut butter will contain about 850 peanuts.
  • The largest recorded peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the world was lovingly crafted in Peanut, Pennsylvania in 1993. It was 40 ft long and contained 150lbs of peanut butter and 50lbs of jelly.

February 12 is National P B and J Day

Posted on February 12, 2012

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

2. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts. Below 90% and it should be labeled “peanut spread”.

3. The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.

4. Over 60% of consumers prefer creamy peanut butter over crunchy.

5. The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.

The difference between Jelly and Jam:  

Jelly is made strictly from the juice of fruit while jam is made from crushed fruit.

Daily Quote:

“Nothings spoils the taste of peanut butter and jelly quite like the unrequited love”~Charlie Brown (Peanuts)

Events of February 12

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1791 Peter Cooper was born.An American inventor who obtained the first American patent for the manufacture of a”quick setting powder gelatin”. The patent later sold and is known today as Jell-o
  • 1809 Charles Darwin was born. English naturalist who developed the ‘theory of evolution,’ inspired in large part by his visit to the isolated Galapagos Islands. His works include ‘Origin of Species’ and ‘The Descent of Man.’
  • 1872 Silas Noble and James P. Cooley of Massachusetts patented a toothpick making machine.
  • 1935 RIP (Georges-) Auguste Escoffier  “the king of chefs and the chef of kings.”
  • 1961‘Shop Around’ by ‘The Miracles’ becomes Motown Records first million selling single.
  • 1976 The popular food coloring, Red Dye No. 2, was banned by the FDA because studies had shown it might cause cancer. Red M&Ms disappeared for 11 years because of the ban.
  • 2000 RIP Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.


  

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