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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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