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September 4 is National Macadamia Nut Day

Posted on September 4, 2015

Celebrate the “King of nuts”

Here are today’s five thing to know about Macadamia Nuts:

  1. Macadamia nuts are native to Australia. They are named for John Macadam, a Scottish born physician and chemist who promoted the nuts cultivation in Australia.
  2. The Macadamia Nut is one of Australia’s few contributions to the world’s food plants, and this rich, buttery nut is considered by many to be the most delicious of all nuts.
  3. The Macadamia was introduced into Hawaii around 1881 and used as an ornamental. The first commercial orchards of macadamias in Hawaii were not planted until 1921.
  4. Most of the world’s macadamia nuts are grown on the island of Hawaii.
  5. Today Macadamias are cultivated in many areas, including Indonesia, Central America, South Africa, the West Indies, Mediterranean countries and California.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Macadamia Nut

Today’s Food History

  • 1768 Francois Auguste Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand was born. Chateaubriand was a French writer and politician. His chef, Montmireil, created the famous recipe consisting of a center cut from the beef tenderloin, grilled and served with béarnaise sauce and chateau potatoes. He named the dish Chateaubriand.
  • 1781 The settlement known as “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula” (City of the Queen of the Angels) was founded. Now known as simply Los Angeles, California.
  • 1885 The Exchange Buffet opened, the first self service restaurant.
  • 1920 Craig Claiborne, food writer and critic, was born.
  • 1957 Last game of the greatest baseball team in history. On September 4, the last game is played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn as the Dodgers prepare to move to LA. On February 23 of 1960, they tear the stadium down. Days that will live in infamy. I guess you can tell I was born in Brooklyn.

March 15 is National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Posted on March 15, 2015

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

  1. Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.  The reason is that over 15% of the healthy oils are lost in the roasting process.
  2. Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.
  3. The nut allergy is among the most common food allergies.
  4. Roasted nutshells were used as a coffee substitute during the civil war.
  5. Half of the world’s nuts are inedible or poisonous to humans.

Fun Fact:

Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the USA.

Archibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Everybody loves peanuts; so much so, that there’s a saying: “Will power is the ability to eat one peanut!”

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
  • 1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
  • 1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.

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March 15 is National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Posted on March 15, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Peanut

  1. Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.  The reason is that over 15% of the healthy oils are lost in the roasting process.
  2. Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.
  3. The nut allergy is among the most common food allergies.
  4. Roasted nutshells were used as a coffee substitute during the civil war.
  5. Half of the world’s nuts are inedible or poisonous to humans.

Fun Fact:

Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the USA.

Archibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Everybody loves peanuts; so much so, that there’s a saying: “Will power is the ability to eat one peanut!”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
  • 1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
  • 1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.

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National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Posted on March 15, 2013

March 15

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National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Five things you should know about

Peanuts

  1. Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.  The reason is that over 15% of the healthy oils are lost in the roasting process.
  2. Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.
  3. The nut allergy is among the most common food allergies.
  4. Roasted nutshells were used as a coffee substitute during the civil war.
  5. Half of the world’s nuts are inedible or poisonous to humans.

On This Day in Food History…

1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.

March 17 – ‘Eat Like an Irishman’ Day

Posted on March 17, 2012

National “Eat Like an Irishman” Day

Also St. Patrick’s Day!

Five Food Finds about Irish Cuisine

  • In 2010, the average Irish person aged 15+ drank 11.9 litres of pure alcohol, according to provisional data. That’s the equivalent of about 44 bottles of vodka, 470 pints or 124 bottles of wine.
  • There is a famous Irish dessert known as Drisheen, a surprisingly delicious black pudding.
  • Traditional dishes include Irish stew, coddle, and Irish breakfast.
  • The leprechaun, famous to Ireland, is said to grant wishes to those who can catch them.
  • The first fish and chips was served in Dublin in the 1880’s by Italian imigrants.

Daily Food Quote

“Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, fat.”
Alex Levine

Today’s Food History

on this day…

  • 1751 Anders Dahl was born. A renowned Swedish botanist, the Dahlia flower was named for him.
  • 1845 Stephen Perry received a patent for the rubber band. It was made from vulcanized rubber.
  • 1864 Work began on a 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter, water supply tunnel for Chicago. It was completed in 1867.
  • 1944 John Sebastian of the music group ‘Loving Spoonful’ was born.
  • 1967 Billy Corgan of the music group ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.


March 15 – National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Posted on March 15, 2012




National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Also: National Pears Helene Day

Five Food Finds for Peanuts

  • Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.  The reason is that over 15% of the healthy oils are lost in the roasting process.
  • Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.
  • The nut allergy is among the most common food allergies.
  • Roasted nutshells were used as a coffee substitute during the civil war.
  • Half of the world’s nuts are inedible or poisonous to humans.

Daily Food Quote

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
-Charles M. Schulz

Today’s Food History

on this day…

  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
  • 1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
  • 1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.


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.


January 26 – National Peanut Brittle Day

Posted on January 26, 2012

National Peanut Brittle Day

Daily Fact: “Brittle” , a flat hardened sugar candy, is thought to be one of the first candies ever made.

Peanut brittle made with corn syrups & nuts began appearing in cookbooks around the 19th century.

Daily Quote: “A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in.”~Dean Koontz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1838 The first state temperance law was passed in Tennessee.
  • 1875 The first battery-powered dentist’s drill was patented by George F Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 1932  RIP William Wrigley, Jr. He started  Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1893, & later Wrigley’s Spearmint. Wrigley’s boson became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.
  • 2007 RIP  Sharon Tyler Herbst  Author of ‘ The Food Lover’s Companion,’ ‘The Joy of Cookies,’ & many more food related books.

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March 15

Posted on March 15, 2011


National Peanut Lover’s Day

Also: National Pears Helene Day

Today’s Food History

on this day…

  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
  • 1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
  • 1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.

some content is courtesy of www.FoodReference.com, used with permission

March 15 – Today’s Food History

Posted on March 15, 2011


National Peanut Lover’s Day

Also: National Pears Helene Day

Today’s Food History

on this day…

  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
  • 1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
  • 1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.

some content is courtesy of www.FoodReference.com, used with permission

January 26

Posted on January 26, 2011

National Peanut Brittle Day

Daily Fact: “Brittle” , a flat hardened sugar candy, is thought to be one of the first candies ever made.

Peanut brittle made with corn syrups & nuts began appearing in cookbooks around the 19th century.

Daily Quote: “A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in.”~Dean Koontz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1838 The first state temperance law was passed in Tennessee.

  • 1875 The first battery-powered dentist’s drill was patented by George F Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • 1932  RIP William Wrigley, Jr. He started  Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1893, & later Wrigley’s Spearmint. Wrigley’s boson became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.
  • 2007 RIP  Sharon Tyler Herbst  Author of ‘ The Food Lover’s Companion,’ ‘The Joy of Cookies,’ & many more food related books.

resources

January 26 – Today’s Food History

Posted on January 26, 2011

National Peanut Brittle Day

Daily Fact: “Brittle” , a flat hardened sugar candy, is thought to be one of the first candies ever made.

Peanut brittle made with corn syrups & nuts began appearing in cookbooks around the 19th century.

Daily Quote: “A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in.”~Dean Koontz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1838 The first state temperance law was passed in Tennessee.

  • 1875 The first battery-powered dentist’s drill was patented by George F Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • 1932  RIP William Wrigley, Jr. He started  Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1893, & later Wrigley’s Spearmint. Wrigley’s boson became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.
  • 2007 RIP  Sharon Tyler Herbst  Author of ‘ The Food Lover’s Companion,’ ‘The Joy of Cookies,’ & many more food related books.

resources

  

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