Posts tagged “peanut butter

March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s day

Posted on March 1, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:

  1.  Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
  2. The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
  3.  An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
  4. West Coast people  prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy.
  5.  96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly. Two presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, were peanut farmers.

Food related Events of March 1

also: National Fruit Compote Day

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
  • 1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
  • 1989 Jack Dietz holds the world’s record for watermelon seed spitting, 66 feet 11 inches.
  • 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
  • 1990 The British Royal Navy began issuing rum rations to sailors as early as 1655. The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors in 1990.
  • 2002 McDonald’s announced in a press release that it has agreed to pay 10 million dollars to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on January 24, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:

  1. 60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
  2. Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.
  3. Peanut butter is a source of incomplete protein.
  4. A common combination to provide a complete protein is pairing peanut butter with whole wheat bread.
  5. The two foods need only be consumed within 24 hours of each other to complete the protein.

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

dvdr1

Today’s Food History

  • 1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Date. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, first sold in 1922 as “I-Scream Bars”
  • 1935 The first beer can was introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company
  • 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’
  • 1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.
  • 1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on January 24, 2014

pbdayNational Peanut Butter Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  • 60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
  • Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.
  • It takes about 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of creamy peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter’s high protein content draws moisture from your mouth. That’s why it sticks to the roof of your mouth.
  • Sales of Creamy peanut butter is higher on the East Coast, Chunky on the West Coast.

On This Day in Food History…

1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Date. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, first sold in 1922 as “I-Scream Bars”

1935 The first beer can was introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company

1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’

1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.

1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Posted on November 20, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  •  Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • Grand Saline, TX holds the title for the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich weighing in at 1,342 pounds. Grand Saline outweighed Oklahoma City’s 900 pounds peanut butter and jelly sandwich in November 2010. Oklahoma City, OK had been the reigning champ since September 7, 2002.
  • Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought a peanut with him to the moon.
  • Tom Miller pushed a peanut to the top of Pike’s Peak (14,100 feet) using his nose in 4 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 3 seconds.
  • Adrian Finch of Australia holds the Guinness World Record for peanut throwing, launching the lovable legume 111 feet and 10 inches in 1999 to claim the record.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

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 Peanut Butter Lover’s day

Posted on March 1, 2013

March 1

is

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

Five things you should know about about

Peanut Butter

  1. An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
  2. The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
  3. West Coast people prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy
  4. Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
  5. 96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly

On This Day in Food History…

1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
1989 Jack Dietz holds the world’s record for watermelon seed spitting, 66 feet 11 inches. There are contests in many locations throughout the U.S. in the spring and summer.
1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
1990 The British Royal Navy began issuing rum rations to sailors as early as 1655. The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors in 1990.
2002 McDonald’s announced in a press release that it has agreed to pay 10 million dollars to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.

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.

January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on January 24, 2013

 

pbdayNational Peanut Butter Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  • 60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
  • Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.
  • Peanut butter is a source of incomplete protein.
  • A common combination to provide a complete protein is pairing peanut butter with whole wheat bread.
  • The two foods need only be consumed within 24 hours of each other to complete the protein.

On This Day in Food History…

1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Date. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, first sold in 1922 as “I-Scream Bars”

1935 The first beer can was introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company

1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’

1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.

1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.

November 20 – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Posted on November 20, 2012

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

  •  Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • Grand Saline, TX holds the title for the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich weighing in at 1,342 pounds. Grand Saline outweighed Oklahoma City’s 900 pounds peanut butter and jelly sandwich in November 2010. Oklahoma City, OK had been the reigning champ since September 7, 2002.
  • Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought a peanut with him to the moon.
  • Tom Miller pushed a peanut to the top of Pike’s Peak (14,100 feet) using his nose in 4 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 3 seconds.
  • Adrian Finch of Australia holds the Guinness World Record for peanut throwing, launching the lovable legume 111 feet and 10 inches in 1999 to claim the record.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

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.

March 1 – National Peanut Butter Lover’s day

Posted on March 1, 2012

Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter 

  •  An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
  • The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
  • West Coast people  prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy
  •  Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
  •  96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly
  • Two presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, were peanut farmers

Food related Events of March 1

also: National Fruit Compote Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
  • 1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
  • 1989 Jack Dietz holds the world’s record for watermelon seed spitting, 66 feet 11 inches. There are contests in many locations throughout the U.S. in the spring and summer.
  • 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
  • 1990 The British Royal Navy began issuing rum rations to sailors as early as 1655. The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors in 1990.
  • 2002 McDonald’s announced in a press release that it has agreed to pay 10 million dollars to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.

January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on January 24, 2012

National Peanut Butter Day

Daily Facts:  60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy. Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.

also: Beer Can Appreciation Day  see below

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Date. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, first sold in 1922 as “I-Scream Bars”
  • 1935 The first beer can was introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company
  • 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’
  • 1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.
  • 1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.

more info & resources

November 20 – Today’s Food History

Posted on November 20, 2011

 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
  • 1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
  • 1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
  • 2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.

January 24

Posted on January 24, 2011

National Peanut Butter Day

Daily Facts:  60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy. Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Day. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, an ice cream salesman in Onawa, Iowa.
  • 1935 The beer can (created by the American Can Co.) was introduced in Richmond, Virginia by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company
  • 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’
  • 1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.
  • 1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.

more info & resources

January 24 – Today’s Food History

Posted on January 24, 2011

National Peanut Butter Day

Daily Facts:  60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy. Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Day. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, an ice cream salesman in Onawa, Iowa.
  • 1935 The beer can (created by the American Can Co.) was introduced in Richmond, Virginia by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company
  • 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’
  • 1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.
  • 1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.

more info & resources

Peanut Butter

Posted on March 30, 2010

Peanut butter is a food paste made from ground dry roasted peanuts, which is sold as either “crunchy” or “smooth”/”creamy” variety. Major consumer-brand peanut butter contains hydrogenated vegetable oil to stabilize it and prevent oil separation, salt to prevent spoilage, and dextrose or other sweeteners to enhance flavor. Peanut butter marketed as natural or organic might only contain peanuts and salt.[citation needed] Although some organic and natural varieties use palm oil instead of hydrogenated vegetable oil to prevent oil separation. It is popular in North America and the Netherlands, where it is used mainly as a sandwich spread, and a key ingredient in the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, as well as peanut butter flavored chocolate bars. Peanut butter may also be added to…

  

%d bloggers like this: