MARCH 10 - Today in Food History
• U.S., Canada & Mexico Daylight Saving Time begins 2nd Sunday in March and ends 1st Sunday in November (March 10 to Nov 3, 2019)
Did you turn your clocks ahead last night?
• Blueberry Popover Day
· Blueberry Popover Recipe
· Popover Facts & Trivia -- Blueberry Facts & Trivia
• National Pack Your Lunch Day (origin unknown)
• National Ag Week: March 10-16, 2019
[Agriculture Council of America] A time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture.
• Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2019) [National Ground Water Association]
• Pancake Week (March 4-10, 2019 - Week of Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
· Pancake Recipes · Cooking Tips · Facts & Trivia
• World Salt Awareness Week March 4-10, 2019)
[World Action on Salt & Health] [On March 12, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.
· Salt Facts and Trivia · Salt Kitchen Tips
· Articles: Salt of the Earth 1 · Salt of the Earth 2
• UK: [Fairtrade Fortnight] (Feb 25-March 10, 2019) Celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.
• UK: [British Pie Week] (March 4-10, 2019)
On this day in:
1804 A formal ceremony was held in St. Louis transferring ownership of the territory included in the Louisiana Purchase Treaty (April 30, 1803) from France to the U.S.
1845 One possible date given for John Chapman’s, 'Johnny Appleseed' death. An American pioneer and legend, he planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois. (Date is variously given as March 10, 11 or 18 - March 18 is the most accepted date)
(Johnny Appleseed Trivia & Facts)
1862 The first U.S. paper money (national currency notes) were issued.
1867 Lillian D. Wald was born. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.
(Food Safety Articles)
1873 John Torrey died. He was the first professional botanist in the New World.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell's first successful experiment with the telephone. He spoke through the instrument to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, in the next room. Bell writes, "I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: 'Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you.' To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said."
1914 At the National Gallery in London, a suffragette slashed Diego Velázquez's 'Rokeby Venus' with a meat cleaver.
1955 Aaron 'Bunny' Lapin received U.S. patent No. 2,704,172 for pressurized containers designed to dispense his 'Reddi-Wip' whipped cream topping (which he developed in 1948). (Whipping Cream Tips)
1980 Herman Tarnower died (born March 18, 1910). American physician and author of the bestselling 'The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet' (1979). He was shot to death by Jean Harris.
1998 The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) reported that food stamps were issued to almost 26,000 dead people in the past 2 years. The study only covered 4 states, California, Florida, Texas and New York.
2005 Patience Gray, British cookery writer, died. 'Plats Du Jour' (1957), 'Honey From A Weed' (1986)