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July 18th is National Caviar Day

Posted on July 18, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Caviar:

  1. True caviar comes from the icy waters of the Caspian Sea where the environment is most conducive to producing the finest sturgeon.
  2. Today with sturgeon facing extinction caviar will remain a delicacy and very expensive.
  3. The United States imports approximately sixty percent of the total world caviar supply.
  4. Caviar is full of proteins, vitamines, low in calories and thus is a complete meal by itself.
  5. Caviar is being given to patients after surgery to aid their recovery.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1867 36 inches of rain fell in 36 hours at Sauk Center, Minnesota.

1892 Thomas Cook died. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is invented. It is a giant hot dog on wheels. Invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, it was built by General Body Company at Chicago, Illinois. There are now a fleet of six.

1949 Wally Bryson of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.

1968 ‘Grazing In The Grass’ by Hugh Masekela is #1 on the charts

1994 Crayola introduced scented crayons.

July 5th is National Apple Turnover Day

Posted on July 5, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Apples:

  1. The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
  2. Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
  3. Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  4. Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.
  5. A medium apple is about 80 calories.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 Sylvester Graham was born in West Suffield, Connecticut. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour. He also invented the Graham cracker in 1829.

1826 Joseph-Louis Proust Died. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he was the first to extract sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey.

1841 Thomas Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1942 Oskar Bolza died. German mathematician noted for his work on the reduction of hyperelliptic to elliptic integrals.

1958 ‘The Purple People Eater’ by Sheb Wooley is #1 on the charts.

1966 Large hailstones fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One hailstone measured 1 foot in diameter.

1996 The record catfish caught with rod and reel weighed 111 pounds and was caught in Tennesee.

1996 Dolly, a sheep, was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal.

July 18th is National Caviar Day

Posted on July 18, 2017

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Caviar:

  1. True caviar comes from the icy waters of the Caspian Sea where the environment is most conducive to producing the finest sturgeon.
  2. Today with sturgeon facing extinction caviar will remain a delicacy and very expensive.
  3. The United States imports approximately sixty percent of the total world caviar supply.
  4. Caviar is full of proteins, vitamines, low in calories and thus is a complete meal by itself.
  5. Caviar is being given to patients after surgery to aid their recovery.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1867 36 inches of rain fell in 36 hours at Sauk Center, Minnesota.

1892 Thomas Cook died. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is invented. It is a giant hot dog on wheels. Invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, it was built by General Body Company at Chicago, Illinois. There are now a fleet of six.

1949 Wally Bryson of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.

1968 ‘Grazing In The Grass’ by Hugh Masekela is #1 on the charts

1994 Crayola introduced scented crayons.

July 5th is National Apple Turnover Day

Posted on July 5, 2017

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Apples:

  1. The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
  2. Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
  3. Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  4. Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.
  5. A medium apple is about 80 calories.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 Sylvester Graham was born in West Suffield, Connecticut. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour. He also invented the Graham cracker in 1829.

1826 Joseph-Louis Proust Died. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he was the first to extract sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey.

1841 Thomas Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1942 Oskar Bolza died. German mathematician noted for his work on the reduction of hyperelliptic to elliptic integrals.

1958 ‘The Purple People Eater’ by Sheb Wooley is #1 on the charts.

1966 Large hailstones fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One hailstone measured 1 foot in diameter.

1996 The record catfish caught with rod and reel weighed 111 pounds and was caught in Tennesee.

1996 Dolly, a sheep, was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal.

July 18th is National Caviar Day

Posted on June 11, 2017

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Caviar:

  1. True caviar comes from the icy waters of the Caspian Sea where the environment is most conducive to producing the finest sturgeon.
  2. Today with sturgeon facing extinction caviar will remain a delicacy and very expensive.
  3. The United States imports approximately sixty percent of the total world caviar supply.
  4. Caviar is full of proteins, vitamines, low in calories and thus is a complete meal by itself.
  5. Caviar is being given to patients after surgery to aid their recovery.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1867 36 inches of rain fell in 36 hours at Sauk Center, Minnesota.

1892 Thomas Cook died. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is invented. It is a giant hot dog on wheels. Invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, it was built by General Body Company at Chicago, Illinois. There are now a fleet of six.

1949 Wally Bryson of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.

1968 ‘Grazing In The Grass’ by Hugh Masekela is #1 on the charts

1994 Crayola introduced scented crayons.

July 18th is National Caviar Day

Posted on July 18, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Caviar:

  1. True caviar comes from the icy waters of the Caspian Sea where the environment is most conducive to producing the finest sturgeon.
  2. Today with sturgeon facing extinction caviar will remain a delicacy and very expensive.
  3. The United States imports approximately sixty percent of the total world caviar supply.
  4. Caviar is full of proteins, vitamines, low in calories and thus is a complete meal by itself.
  5. Caviar is being given to patients after surgery to aid their recovery.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1867 36 inches of rain fell in 36 hours at Sauk Center, Minnesota.

1892 Thomas Cook died. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is invented. It is a giant hot dog on wheels. Invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, it was built by General Body Company at Chicago, Illinois. There are now a fleet of six.

1949 Wally Bryson of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.

1968 ‘Grazing In The Grass’ by Hugh Masekela is #1 on the charts

1994 Crayola introduced scented crayons.

July 5th is National Apple Turnover Day

Posted on July 5, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Apples:

  1. The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
  2. Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
  3. Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  4. Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.
  5. A medium apple is about 80 calories.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1794 Sylvester Graham was born in West Suffield, Connecticut. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour. He also invented the Graham cracker in 1829.

1826 Joseph-Louis Proust Died. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he was the first to extract sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey.

1841 Thomas Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1942 Oskar Bolza died. German mathematician noted for his work on the reduction of hyperelliptic to elliptic integrals.

1958 ‘The Purple People Eater’ by Sheb Wooley is #1 on the charts.

1966 Large hailstones fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One hailstone measured 1 foot in diameter.

1996 The record catfish caught with rod and reel weighed 111 pounds and was caught in Tennesee.

1996 Dolly, a sheep, was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal.

  

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