Today in Food History
• National Roast Pheasant Day
(Pheasant Trivia -- Roast Pheasant Recipe)
• National Mushroom Day (Mushroom Trivia)
• National Chicken Cacciatore Day (Recipe)
• International Archaeology Day (2016)
• Global Handwashing Day (annually, Oct 15)
• National Chestnut Week (Oct 9-15, 2016) ?
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2016)
• UK: British Egg Week (Oct 10-17, 2016)
[British Egg Information Service] The 2016 theme is ‘Put an Egg On It’ set to encourage consumers to experiment with eating eggs in more unusual ways.
• UK: National Curry Week (Oct 10-16, 2016) Celebrate over 200 years of Indian restaurants in the UK.
On this day in:
1582 Yesterday was October 4 in most Catholic countries due to the Gregorian Calendar Adjustment. (see Oct 4 for details)
1895 Henry D. Perky received U.S. patent No. 548,086 for Shredded Wheat. Whole wheat is boiled, dried, pressed into thin shreds and finally baked. Perky presented his machine for producing 'shredded wheat' at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893.
1944 Don Stevenson of the music group 'Moby Grape' was born.
1953 'The Teahouse of the August Moon' opened on Broadway (it ran for 1,027 performances).
1959 Emeril Lagasse was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. American celebrity chef, restaurateur (13 restaurants), cookbook author and cooking show host ('Emeril Live', 'Essence of Emeril', etc).
(Official website: www.emerils.com)
1988 'Red Red Wine' by UB40 hits number 1 on the charts.
1990 Killer bees reach the U.S. in the city of Hidalgo in southern Texas.
1996 Pierre Franey died. A French chef who became famous as the chef of 'Le Pavillon' restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, 'The 60 Minute Gourmet'
2000 Konrad (Emil) Bloch died. Nobel prize winner for his work on cholesterol and fatty acids. He discovered that high levels of cholesterol may lead ultimately to increased risk of heart attacks.