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September 16 is Peach Pie Day

Posted on September 16, 2015

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

  1. Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians.
  2. Mark Twain hated that Europeans did not eat pie. He is recorded writing in a letter to a friend that the pies he missed the most were apple pie, peach pie, American mince pie, pumpkin pie, and squash pie.
  3. The Pilgrims brought over their favorite family pie recipes with them to America.
  4. Pioneer women often served pies with every meal.
  5. The Romans are cited for spreading the love of pie throughout Europe via the Roman roads, where every country adapted to the Roman customs and foods.

Today’s Food History

  • 1380 Charles V of France Died.
    * It was Charles V who commissioned Taillevent to write what would become the first professional cookery book written in France, ‘Le Viandier’.
    * Forks were mentioned in an inventory during his reign
    * Some believe that he died as a result of eating amanita mushrooms.
  • 1630 Shawmut changed its name to Boston. If not for this, we might be eating Shawmut Baked Beans and Shawmut Cream Pie today!
  • 1736 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit died. Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of thermometers.
  • 1835 Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos islands aboard the HMS Beagle. The unique fauna he observed on the various islands there helped in forming his theory of natural selection.
  • 1919 Marvin P. Middlemark was born. He invented the TV ‘rabbit ear’ antenna, and among other minor inventions, a water powered potato peeler.
  • 1947 The first aluminum foil, Reynolds Metals ‘Reynolds Wrap’ goes on sale.

January 23 is National Pie Day

Posted on January 23, 2015

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

  1. In 1986 National Pie Day was first celebrated by the American Pie Council to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”
  2. The first pies appeared around 9500 BC.
  3. Meat pies with fillings such as steak, cheese, steak and kidney, minced beef, or chicken and mushroom are popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as take-away snacks
  4. Pot pies with a flaky crust and bottom are also a popular American dish, typically with a filling of meat (particularly beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, and mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots and peas).
  5. Fruit pies may be served with a scoop of ice cream, a style known in North America as pie à la mode.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1862 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California in 1862, and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped save the European wine industries.
  • 1931 Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova died. A “Povlova”, a meringue with whipped cream and fruit, was named after her.
  • 1961 Wilhelm Koppers died. This cultural anthropologist developed theories on the origins of society based on studies of hunter-gatherer tribes.
  • 1963 Three million gallons of soybean oil flooded streets in Mankato, Minnesota when a storage tank ruptured. Eventually the oil ended up in the Mississippi River. In the spring, more than 10,000 ducks were found dead in the wetlands along the river.

January 23 is National Pie Day

Posted on January 23, 2014

National Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Pie

  • In 1986 National Pie Day was first celebrated by the American Pie Council to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”
  • The first pies appeared around 9500 BC.
  • Meat pies with fillings such as steak, cheese, steak and kidney, minced beef, or chicken and mushroom are popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as take-away snacks
  • Pot pies with a flaky crust and bottom are also a popular American dish, typically with a filling of meat (particularly beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, and mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots and peas).
  • Fruit pies may be served with a scoop of ice cream, a style known in North America as pie à la mode.

On This Day in Food History…

1862 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California in 1862, and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped save the European wine industries.

1931 Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova died. A “Povlova”, a meringue with whipped cream and fruit, was named after her.

1961 Wilhelm Koppers died. This cultural anthropologist developed theories on the origins of society based on studies of hunter-gatherer tribes.

1963 Three million gallons of soybean oil flooded streets in Mankato, Minnesota when a storage tank ruptured. Eventually the oil ended up in the Mississippi River. In the spring, more than 10,000 ducks were found dead in the wetlands along the river.

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January 23 – National Pie Day

Posted on January 23, 2013

National Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Pie

  • In 1986 National Pie Day was first celebrated by the American Pie Council to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”
  • The first pies appeared around 9500 BC.
  • Meat pies with fillings such as steak, cheese, steak and kidney, minced beef, or chicken and mushroom are popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as take-away snacks
  • Pot pies with a flaky crust and bottom are also a popular American dish, typically with a filling of meat (particularly beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, and mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots and peas).
  • Fruit pies may be served with a scoop of ice cream, a style known in North America as pie à la mode.

On This Day in Food History…

1862 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California in 1862, and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped save the European wine industries.

1931 Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova died. A “Povlova”, a meringue with whipped cream and fruit, was named after her.

1961 Wilhelm Koppers died. This cultural anthropologist developed theories on the origins of society based on studies of hunter-gatherer tribes.

1963 Three million gallons of soybean oil flooded streets in Mankato, Minnesota when a storage tank ruptured. Eventually the oil ended up in the Mississippi River. In the spring, more than 10,000 ducks were found dead in the wetlands along the river.

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

Know Your Pie

Posted on April 13, 2012

Pie is an extremely diverse dish.  There are thousands of varieties worldwide that are sweet, savory, salty, or any flavor you might imagine.  What makes a dish qualify as a pie is simply having a filling wrapped with dough (usually pastry).  The difference between pie and cobbler is that a cobbler only has dough (usually biscuit) on top. Twenty-Five Pie Finds Mince Meat Pie Chicken Pot Pie Strawberry Pie Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Blueberry Pie Blackberry Pie Cherry Pie Apple Pie Peach Pie Apricot Pie Pear Pie Shepherd’s Pie Coconut Cream Pie Banana Cream Pie Pumpkin Pie Vanilla Cream Pie Chocolate Cream Pie Apple-Sour Cream-Raisin Pie Boysenberry Pie Turtle Pie Pecan Pie Crab Apple-Currant Pie Pudding Pie Cheeseburger Pie Raspberry Pie  

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