Weekly Trivia Quiz is below
TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“Now Christmas comes, 'tis fit that we
should feast and sing, and merry be:
Keep open house, let fidlers play.
A fig for cold, sing care away;
And may they who thereat repine,
On brown bread and on small beer dine.”
Virginia Almanack (1766)
Food Holidays - Today is:
- Terra Madre Day A worldwide celebration organized by Slow Food to reconnect communities with local food.
- National Lager Day
- St. Eulalia, patron of sailors, mariners and rain
- UK: Grouse season ends. (Starts on August 12)
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
On this day in:
1851 Melvil Dewey was born. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.
1869 John Campbell, governor of the Wyoming Territory, approved the first law in U.S. history explicitly granting women the right to vote. (see also: Nov 5, 1889)
1877 Dr. Jared Kirtland died. A physician, naturalist, botanist and teacher, he is credited with developing 26 varieties of cherries and six varieties of pears.
1947 Walter Orange of the music group 'The Commodores' was born.
1958 A National Airlines Boeing 707 with 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami. It was the first domestic passenger jet flight.
1964 Robert William Flay (Bobby Flay) was born. Celebrity chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, host of numerous TV cooking shows.
DID YOU KNOW?
Christmas Food Customs
Argentina: After attending Midnight mass on Christmas Eve, a traditional meal would include roast pig, turkey and pan dulce (a sweet Christmas bread). Christmas occurs during the summertime and many families barbecue Christmas dinner or spend the day at the beach.
UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS
December 10, 2013 Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
December 13-14, 2013 Hammond's Candy Cane Festival - Denver, Colo
December 30-31, 2013 Peeps Fest - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
December 31, 2013 Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell - Key West, Fla
FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ (new on December 2, 2013)
1) Which of the following foods were introduced to America from Europe ?
[a] the white potato
[b] the tomato
[c] the pumpkin.
2) Which of the following dishes were born in Italy?
[a] Caesar Salad
[b] Fettucine primavera
[c] Chicken Tetrazzini.
3) Liederkranz Cheese comes from which country?
[c] United States
4) In 1925, how many restaurants were in New York City?
5) Hello-Billo, Korn Kure, Malt-Ho, Tryabita, Tryachewa, Oatsina and Orange Meat were all brand names of what type of food in the early 1900s?
[a] Breakfast cereals
[b] health drinks
[c] vegetarian meat substitutes
[d] varieties of corn.
6) The slang term 'moxie,' meaning the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage, comes from:
[a] WW I army slang
[b] the name of a breakfast cereal
[c] the name of a soft drink
[d] a 1920s banker named George Moxie.
7) Hershey introduced the 5 cent Hershey bar in 1903. For how long did the price remain a nickel?
[a] 25 years
[b] 43 years
[c] 52 years
[d] 67 years.
8) While we are on the subject of Hershey, what candy product did Milton Stavely Hershey become rich selling?
[b] chocolate bars
9) John Styth Pemberton, the Atlanta pharmacist who created Coca-Cola, sold a 2/3 interest in his company in 1887 for how much?
[d] $25 million.
10) More than 75% of the world's supply of maple syrup comes from where?
[b] New Hampshire
[c] New York
Click here for the answers to this Culinary Quiz
This website is dedicated to:
Gladys Ehler, my mother, who taught me patience and how to make Sauerbraten (it is still my favorite)
Edward Ehler, my father, who taught me a love of books and history.
Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, my nephew. Died in action on Feb. 7, 2007 in Iraq. He was 30 yrs. young.