JANUARY 2 - Today in Food History
- National Cream Puff Day
- National Buffet Day
- Feast Day of St. Marcarius, patron saint of confectioners, cooks, pastry chefs. Before he became a hermit, Marcarius was a sugarplum merchant.
- St. Adelard's Day, patron of gardeners.
- Switzerland: Berchtoldstag (Berchtold's Day). This day honors the founding of Bern in 1191, by Duke Berchtold V. Legend claims that he went hunting and said he would name the city for the first animal he killed, which was a bear (‘bern’).
- Diet Resolution Week (Jan 1-7, 2014)
On this day in:
1923 Secretary of the U.S. Dept of Interior, Albert Fall, resigns due to public outrage over the Teapot Dome scandal.
1975 Working with Canadian zoologist Freud Urquhart, amateur naturalist Kenneth C. Brugger discovered the winter home of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains of central Mexico. The refuge he found was only about 200 square meters and contained about 20 million butterflies.
1983 'Maneater' by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.
1990 Campbell's Soup introduces Cream of Broccoli soup. It becomes their most successful new soup in 55 years.
2005 H. David Dalquist, the creator of the aluminum Bundt Pan in 1950, died in Minnesota at the age of 86 (born May 25, 1918).
2008 Oil prices hit $100 for the first time.