FEBRUARY 13 - Today in Food History

• Shrove Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018 - February or March)

International Pancake Day - (Feb 13, 2018)
  [Day of the International Pancake Race]


• Paczki Day (Feb 13, 2018) A day to enjoy these rich, sugar coated Polish pre-lenten pastries.

• National Tortellini Day (Pasta Trivia & Facts)

• Iceland: Bursting Day (Feb 13, 2018) Feast on mutton and pea soup.

Pancake Week (Feb 12-18, 2018 - Week of Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
  · Pancake Recipes  ·  Cooking Tips  ·  Facts & Trivia

• Jell-O Week (Feb 11-17, 2018) In 2001 Jell-O was declared Official State Snack of Utah and Governor Michael O. Leavitt declared an annual "Jell-O Week"
(Jello Trivia)
 

On this day in:

1743 Sir Joseph Banks was born (died June 19, 1820).  English botanist known for his promotion of the natural sciences. President of the Royal Society for over 40 years; adviser for King George III to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

1766 Thomas Tovert Malthus was born (died Dec 23, 1834).  British economist best known for his theory that population tends to increase faster than the food supply, leading inevitably to disastrous results - famine, disease and/or war.

Bailey' Mower, 1822

1822 Jeremiah Bailey of Chester county, Pennsylvania patented the first practical mower or grass cutting machine. The two wheeled mower was horse-drawn and could mow ten acres a day.

1826 The American Temperance Society was established in Boston, Massachusetts, advocating total abstinence from distilled beverages.

1837 Riots in New York over high price of flour.

1851 George Brown Goode was born. He was the editor of 'The Fisheries and Fisheries Industries of the United States’ while Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries.

1865 The Union Stock Yard & Transit Co. incorporated in Illinois to build and operate stock yards in Chicago.
(Chicago Food Trivia & Facts)

1923 Joseph Rosefield, of Alameda, California received a patent for new process to manufacture peanut butter.  The process prevented oil separation in peanut butter, creating the first shelf-stable peanut butter that would stay fresh for up to a year because oil didn't separate from peanut butter. He licensed another company to make 'Peter Pan' peanut butter in 1923, and in 1932 his own company, Rosefield Packing Company, began marketing 'Skippy' peanut butter. (Peanut Butter Trivia)

1933 The House of Commons defeated a bill that would have prohibited the sale of alcohol in the U.K.

1967 The Beatles single 'Strawberry Fields Forever' is released.

1971 'One Bad Apple' by the Osmonds reached Number 1 on the charts.

1972 The Greasy Truckers Party concert took place at the Roundhouse in London
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greasy_Truckers_Party

2000 The last original 'Peanuts' comic strip is published.
 

 

Popular Pages

World Cuisine
Food Festivals
Food Poems

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.  For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]   All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.  All rights reserved.  You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.  Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.  Please take the time to request permission.

 

You are here > Home

Next

FoodReference.com Logo

 

 

CULINARY SCHOOLS 
and COOKING CLASSES

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide

 

 

FREE Food Magazines
An extensive selection of free food, beverage & agricultural magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals

JANUARY  |  FEBRUARY  |  MARCH  |  APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY
AUGUST  |  SEPTEMBER  |  OCTOBER  |  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER

Food Timeline - 50,000 BC to 2018

FOOD FESTIVALS

 

   Home   |   Articles   |   Food_Trivia   |   TODAY_in_FOOD_HISTORY   |   Food_Timeline   |   Recipes   |   Cooking_Tips   |   Videos   |   Food_Quotes   |   Who’s_Who   |   Food_Poems   |   Culinary Schools_&_Tours   |   Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Free_Magazines   |   Food_Festivals

FoodReference.com (since 1999)

 

 

FOOD CALENDAR SECTION: Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months