Today in Food History
• National Pasta Day
(Pasta Trivia -- Pasta Recipes -- Pasta Cooking Tips)
• [Hagfish Day] (Oct 17, 2018) Jawless, boneless, and scaleless, Hagfish ooze slime to smother their prey and evade predators.
• St. Richard Gwyn, patron of large families.
• National School Lunch Week (Oct 15-19, 2018)
[School Nutrition Association]
• UK: [Pyrex National Baking Week] (Oct 15-21, 2018)
(Baking Articles & Recipes)
• UK: [Seed Gathering Season] (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2018)
On this day in:
1671 The first auction of furs from Hudson Bay took place at Garroway's Coffee House in London, England.
1814 At the Horseshoe Brewery in London the metal bands on a huge beer brewing vat snapped and a tidal wave of 3,555 barrels of Porter beer crashed through the brewery walls, destroying several tenements, and killing 8 people. (See also The Molasses Flood, Jan 15, 1919)
1937 Donald Duck's three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, first appeared in the newspaper comic strip.
1946 Jim Tucker of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.
1963 'Sugar Shack' by Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs is #1 on the charts.
1977 The Guinness Book of World Records notes that Peter Dowdeswell managed to eat 40 sandwiches in 17 minutes, 53.9 seconds at a California donut shop on October 17, 1977. Each sandwich was 6 X 3 inches, spread with jam and butter.
2000 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water' Limp Bizkit's 3rd studio album was released. and debuted at number 1 on the charts.
2006 The U.S. population reached 300 million.
2008 'The Secret Life of Bees' opened in U.S. theatres.
and COOKING CLASSES
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training
Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide
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 - 2019 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.
FREE Food Magazines
An extensive selection of free food, beverage & agricultural magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
FOOD CALENDAR SECTION: Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months