Today in Food History
• National Dessert Day (Dessert Recipes)
• Chocolate Covered Insect Day (Oct 14, 2017)
[Audubon Nature Institute] (Why Not Eat Insects)
• National Chestnut Week (Oct 8-14, 2017) ?
• UK: British Egg Week (Oct 9-15, 2017)
[British Egg Information Service]
Celebrating the Great British Breakfast for 2017.
• UK: National Curry Week (Oct 9-15, 2017) Celebrate over 200 years of Indian restaurants in the UK.
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2017)
On this day in:
1721 The Govenour of the Colony of Connecticut, Gurdon Saltonstall, proclaimed November 8, 1721 as a day of "Publick Thanksgiving"
1834 Henry Blair of Glenross, Maryland received a patent for a corn planter. He is thought to be the first African American to be granted a patent.
1926 'Winnie-the-Pooh' (the honey loving bear) by A. A. Milne is published. (Honey Trivia & Facts)
1953 Clarence Saunders died (born Aug 9, 1881). Founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain in Memphis, Tennessee, the first true self-service grocery store (see also Sept 6, 1916).
1955 Thomas Keller was born. Award winning American chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. His 'French Laundry' restaurant in California has been awarded 3 Michelin stars since 2006. He has been awarded several Best Chef awards from the James Beard Foundation, and a long list of accolades and awards as a Chef and for his several restaurants. (ThomasKeller.com)
1962 Irma S. Rombauer died (born Oct 30, 1877). Author of 'The Joy of Cooking' - one of the most published cookbooks, she originally had to pay to have the book privately published in 1931. Finally in 1936, publisher Bobbs-Merril Co. published the cookbook and it has been in print ever since.
1966 A hailstone 16 inches in diameter crashed through a truck windshield in Dodge County, Minnesota.
1972 'Everybody Plays The Fool' by Main Ingredient is #1 on the charts.
1978 President Jimmy Carter signed a bill legalizing home brewing. The bill allowed brewing 100 gallons per adult, up to 200 gallons per household. However states could still set there own limits. (Beer Trivia & Facts)
2013 Gary Miller won the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off with a pumpkin that weighed 1,985 pounds. Miller of Napa, California took home a cash prize of $11,910, or $6 a pound.
(Pumpkin Trivia and Facts)