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July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day / #NationalFriedChickenDay

Posted on July 6, 2018

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Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

5 Facts about Chicken:

  1. The greatest height a chicken egg has been dropped from without cracking is 700ft.
  2. This bird was probably first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food.
  3. Chickens aren’t completely flightless—they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.
  4. These birds are omnivores. They’ll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
  5. With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other bird species.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 Furuta Oribe died. His original name was Furuta Shigenari. He was a Japanese master of the tea ceremony who studied under Sen Riky. His ideas influenced the tea ceremony, teahouse architecture, tea-garden landscaping and even flower arrangement.

1766 Alexander Wilson was born. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology.

1849 Minnesota’s first brewery is opened by Anthony Yoerg in St. Paul.

1869 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa died. Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa imported 1,400 varieties of grapevines to California in 1862 and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the devastating phylloxera blight decimated the European vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped rescue the European vineyards.

1886 Horlick’s of Wisconsin offered the first malted milk for sale to the public. Horlick’s developed the process to dehydrate milk, and patented it in 1883, calling it Malted Milk. The company originally produced a food for babies and invalid’s, that could be shipped without spoiling.

1985 ‘Raspberry Beret’ by Prince & The Revolution is #1 on the charts

1990 Nathaniel Wyeth died. Wyeth, an American chemist and inventor, received a patent for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles. These were the first plastic bottles strong enough to hold carbonated beverages.

July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day

Posted on July 6, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Chicken:

  1. The greatest height a chicken egg has been dropped from without cracking is 700ft.
  2. This bird was probably first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food.
  3. Chickens aren’t completely flightless—they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.
  4. These birds are omnivores. They’ll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
  5. With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other bird species.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 Furuta Oribe died. His original name was Furuta Shigenari. He was a Japanese master of the tea ceremony who studied under Sen Riky. His ideas influenced the tea ceremony, teahouse architecture, tea-garden landscaping and even flower arrangement.

1766 Alexander Wilson was born. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology.

1849 Minnesota’s first brewery is opened by Anthony Yoerg in St. Paul.

1869 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa died. Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa imported 1,400 varieties of grapevines to California in 1862 and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the devastating phylloxera blight decimated the European vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped rescue the European vineyards.

1886 Horlick’s of Wisconsin offered the first malted milk for sale to the public. Horlick’s developed the process to dehydrate milk, and patented it in 1883, calling it Malted Milk. The company originally produced a food for babies and invalid’s, that could be shipped without spoiling.

1985 ‘Raspberry Beret’ by Prince & The Revolution is #1 on the charts

1990 Nathaniel Wyeth died. Wyeth, an American chemist and inventor, received a patent for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles. These were the first plastic bottles strong enough to hold carbonated beverages.

July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day

Posted on July 6, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Chicken:

  1. The greatest height a chicken egg has been dropped from without cracking is 700ft.
  2. This bird was probably first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food.
  3. Chickens aren’t completely flightless—they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.
  4. These birds are omnivores. They’ll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
  5. With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other bird species.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1615 Furuta Oribe died. His original name was Furuta Shigenari. He was a Japanese master of the tea ceremony who studied under Sen Riky. His ideas influenced the tea ceremony, teahouse architecture, tea-garden landscaping and even flower arrangement.

1766 Alexander Wilson was born. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology. 1849 Minnesota’s first brewery is opened by Anthony Yoerg in St. Paul.

1869 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa died. Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa imported 1,400 varieties of grapevines to California in 1862 and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the devastating phylloxera blight decimated the European vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped rescue the European vineyards.

1886 Horlick’s of Wisconsin offered the first malted milk for sale to the public. Horlick’s developed the process to dehydrate milk, and patented it in 1883, calling it Malted Milk. The company originally produced a food for babies and invalid’s, that could be shipped without spoiling.

1985 ‘Raspberry Beret’ by Prince & The Revolution is #1 on the charts

1990 Nathaniel Wyeth died. Wyeth, an American chemist and inventor, received a patent for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles. These were the first plastic bottles strong enough to hold carbonated beverages.

National Spongecake Day

Posted on August 23, 2013

National Spongecake Day

Five Food Finds about Spongecake

  • During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  • The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  • Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  • These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  • By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to regulate “disorder and rude behaviour of Carmen, Draymen, and others using Cartes.”

1813 Alexander Wilson died. Scottish naturalist, ornithologist and poet. Founder of American ornithology

1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Barroom,’ a melodrama about the evils of drink, opened at the National Theater in New York City.

1859 At the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, the first elevator in an American hotel began operation.

1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts.

1955 Hail falls to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.

2004 The French Parliament passed a bill to combat obesity among French youth. The bill bans junk food and soft drink vending machines in French schools, and requires health warnings or an alternate tax on snack food and soft drink commercials. The provisions become effective in September, 2005.

  

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