National Chip and Dip Day

Five Food Finds about Chips & Dip

Chip/Dip pairings in order of popularity:

  1. Tortilla Chips and Salsa
  2. Tortilla Chips and Queso/Bean/Guacamole (a second place tie!)
  3. Potato Chips and French Onion Dip
  4. Chips and Artichoke Dip
  5. Pita Chips and Hummus

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born.  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.

1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.

1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.

2008 R.I.P. Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain.