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January 8 – Today’s Food History

Posted on January 8, 2011

National Toffee Day Fact: Toffee and Caramel are sometimes interchangeable. The difference between the two? Toffees consist of mainly sugar and water, while caramels use dairy products in their production, making them softer Today’s Food History on this day in… 1676 Charles II of England revoked his previous proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses due to public response. 1800 The first soup kitchens in London were opened to serve the poor. 1823 Alfred Russel Wallace was born. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858. 1825 Eli Whitney died. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the…

Shrimp

Posted on May 7, 2010

Shrimp are swimming, decapod crustaceans classified in the infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. Adult shrimp are filter feeding benthic animals living close to the bottom. They can live in schools and can swim rapidly backwards. Shrimp are an important food source for larger animals from fish to whales. They have a high tolerance to toxins in polluted areas, and may contribute to high toxin levels in their predators. Together with prawns, shrimp are widely caught and farmed for human consumption.A shrimp farm is an aquaculture business for the cultivation of marine shrimp or prawns for human consumption. Commercial shrimp farming began in the 1970s, and production grew steeply, particularly to match the market demands of the…