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September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2018

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Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Posted on September 3, 2016

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the wordbarbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an Austrian engineer who designed the VW Beetle in 1935.
  • 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1851 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.
  • 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.
  • 1964 ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ by the Animals is #1 on the charts.
  • 1966 The last episode of the TV show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ airs.
  • 1967 Sweden switches from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right.
  • 1970 Alan Wilson of the music group ‘Canned Heat’ died.
  • 1970 Record Hailstone falls in Coffeyville, Minnesota. It weighed 1 2/3 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in circumference.

 

 

 

September 2 is National “Grits for Breakfast” Day

Posted on September 2, 2015

Celebrate the Southern breakfast of champions.

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

  1. Grits (also sometimes called sofkee or sofkey from the Muskogee word) are a food of Native American origin common in the Southern United States and usually eaten at breakfast.
  2. They consist of coarsely ground corn, or sometimes alkali-treated corn.
  3. Grits are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world, such as polenta, or the thinner farina.
  4. Grits are usually prepared by adding one part grits to two-to-three parts boiling water, sometimes seasoned with salt or sugar.
  5. They are usually cooked for 5–10 minutes for “quick” grits or 20 or more minutes for whole kernel grits, or until the water is absorbed and the grits become a porridge-like consistency.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Grits

Today’s Food History

  • 1666 The Great Fire of London began in the shop of the King’s baker. After burning for four days, more than 13,000 buildings had been destroyed.
  • 1752 Tomorrow was September 14. The Gregorian Calendar went into effect in Great Britain and its colonies, to correct an accumulated 11 day discrepancy. Most of the rest of the world had switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar in 1582.
  • 1935 The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 hit the Florida Keys. Over 400 were killed and the Railroad to Key West was destroyed. It was the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the U.S., with winds estimated at 200 mph.
  • 1969 The first ATM is installed at the Chemical Bank in  Rockville Centre, New York.
  • 1985 The wreckage of the British luxury liner ‘Titanic’ was located 73 years after it sank. This inspired a new interest in the menu and last meals that were served on the ship.

January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day

Posted on January 22, 2012

National Southern Food Day

also:National Blonde Brownie Day

photo courtesy: Southern Foodways Alliance 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1521 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 1892 Coca-Cola was incorporated.
  • 1939 Chef, Jeff Smith,The Frugal Gourmet was born
  • 1985 A cold wave damaged 90 percent of the Florida citrus crop.
  • 1997 A weekend freeze cost Florida farmers at least 100 million dollars in crop losses. Winter vegetables in south Dade County and southwest Florida were hardest hit
  • 2008 The Jewish Holiday, Tu B’Shevat, celebrated by planting trees that bears fruits, is permitted work


January 22

Posted on January 22, 2011

National Southern Food Day

also:National Blonde Brownie Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1561 Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Albans, Baron of Verulam aka Sir Francis Bacon, was born. Lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.
  • 1892 Coca-Cola was incorporated.
  • 1988 The first airport cow lounge. Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge for cows, serving pre-flight food and drink to traveling cattle.
  • 1997 Lottie Williams, 48, of Tulas, Oklahoma became the only person known to have been hit by man made debris from space. She was struck on the shoulder while walking in a park, by a small piece of a used Delta II rocket that had been used to launch a military satellite in April, 1996.
  • 1999‘Have You Ever?’ by Brandy is #1 on the charts.

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

January 22 – Today’s Food History

Posted on January 22, 2011

National Southern Food Day

also:National Blonde Brownie Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1561 Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Albans, Baron of Verulam aka Sir Francis Bacon, was born. Lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.
  • 1892 Coca-Cola was incorporated.
  • 1988 The first airport cow lounge. Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge for cows, serving pre-flight food and drink to traveling cattle.
  • 1997 Lottie Williams, 48, of Tulas, Oklahoma became the only person known to have been hit by man made debris from space. She was struck on the shoulder while walking in a park, by a small piece of a used Delta II rocket that had been used to launch a military satellite in April, 1996.
  • 1999‘Have You Ever?’ by Brandy is #1 on the charts.

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

  

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