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February 2 is National Tater Tot Day

Posted on February 2, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Tater Tot:

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Did you know:

  1. Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans consume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.
  4. According to advertising lectures at Iowa State University, people did not buy it at first because there was no perceived value. When the price was raised, people began buying it.
  5. When the tater tot product was first produced, there was no name for them.  Clora Lay Orton, a young house mother, submitted the name “tater tots” and won the contest held by the owners of Ore-Ida.

Daily Quote:“A man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the best part under ground.”~Thomas Overbury

Daily Trivia: Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn?

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.
  • 1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.
  • 1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by James Oliver.
  • 1887 The first Groundhog day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 William Painter received a patent for the crown-cork bottle cap with a cork seal. It was used up until the 1970s, when the cork liner was replaced with a plastic liner.
  • 1897 Alfred L. Cralle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, patented an ice cream scooper. His basic design is still used today.
  • 1913 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval died. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.

National Tater Tot Day

Posted on February 2, 2013

February 2

is

National Tater Tot Day

Today’s five things you should know about 

Tater Tots

  1. Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans consume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.
  4. Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn.
  5. Tater tots are the most popular side dish in the American public school system.

On This Day in Food History…

1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.

1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.

1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by James Oliver.

1887 The first Groundhog day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

1892 William Painter received a patent for the crown-cork bottle cap with a cork seal. It was used up until the 1970s, when the cork liner was replaced with a plastic liner.

1897 Alfred L. Cralle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, patented an ice cream scooper. His basic design is still used today.

1913 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval died. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.

February 2 – National Tater Tot Day

Posted on February 2, 2012

National Tater Tot Day

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Did you know:

  1. Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans consume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.

Daily Quote:“A man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the best part under ground.”~Thomas Overbury

Daily Trivia: Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn?

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.
  • 1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.
  • 1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by James Oliver.
  • 1887 The first Groundhog day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 William Painter received a patent for the crown-cork bottle cap with a cork seal. It was used up until the 1970s, when the cork liner was replaced with a plastic liner.
  • 1897 Alfred L. Cralle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, patented an ice cream scooper. His basic design is still used today.
  • 1913 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval died. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.


February 2

Posted on February 2, 2011

National Tater Tot Day

Did you know:

  1. Tatter Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans costume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.

Daily Quote:“A man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the best part under ground.”~Thomas Overbury

Daily Trivia: Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn?

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.
  • 1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.
  • 1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by James Oliver.
  • 1887 The first Groundhog day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 William Painter received a patent for the crown-cork bottle cap with a cork seal. It was used up until the 1970s, when the cork liner was replaced with a plastic liner.
  • 1897 Alfred L. Cralle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, patented an ice cream scooper. His basic design is still used today.
  • 1913 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval died. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.


February 2 – Today’s Food History

Posted on February 2, 2011

National Tater Tot Day

Did you know:

  1. Tatter Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans costume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.

Daily Quote:“A man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the best part under ground.”~Thomas Overbury

Daily Trivia: Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn?

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.
  • 1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.
  • 1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by James Oliver.
  • 1887 The first Groundhog day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 William Painter received a patent for the crown-cork bottle cap with a cork seal. It was used up until the 1970s, when the cork liner was replaced with a plastic liner.
  • 1897 Alfred L. Cralle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, patented an ice cream scooper. His basic design is still used today.
  • 1913 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval died. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.


  

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