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Nov 22, 2014
Each year on November 22, cranberry lovers across the country celebrate National Cranberry Relish Day. This day is celebrated one day prior to National Eat a Cranberry Day.
Believed to have originated in the New England States during the early 1900′s, Cranberry Relish is a traditional part of many families Thanksgiving dinner.
Each Thanksgiving beginning in 1971, Susan Stamberg, an American radio journalist who is a Special Correspondent for National Public Radio and guest host for Weekend Edition Saturday, provides NPR listeners with her mother-in-law’s recipe for a cranberry relish sauce. This special recipe, known as Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish, is unusual as it has horseradish as one of its principal ingredients. The recipe was originally published by Craig Claiborne in his food column in 1959.
Nov 21, 2014
November 21 is the perfect day to celebrate National Stuffing Day as Thanksgiving day is right around the corner and we are already thinking about the delicious turkey stuffing that is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner.
While cooking (specifically for poultry), stuffing (also known as dressing or filling) is a mixture, often a starch, used to fill a cavity in another food item. However, there are many foods that are prepared stuffed such as different meats, vegetables, eggs and etc.
The typical turkey stuffing consists of bread cubes or crumbs combined with onions, celery, salt and pepper along with spices and herbs such as summer savory, sage or poultry seasoning. Other varieties include adding sausage, hamburger, tofu, oysters, egg, rice, apple, raisins or other dried fruits.
The first known documented stuffing recipes appeared in the Roman cookbook, Apicius “De Re Coquinaria”. Most of the stuffing recipes in this cookbook included vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts and spelt (an old cereal) with some of them also including chopped liver and other organ meat.
In addition to stuffing the body cavity of poultry and fish, various cuts of meat are often stuffed once deboned and having a pouch or slit cut in them. A few examples of other meats that are frequently stuffed include: stuffed pork chops, stuffed meatloaf, stuffed meatballs, stuffed chicken breast, stuffed lamb chops and stuffed beef tenderloin.
Popular vegetables that are prepared stuffed include, but are not limited to, are: tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and cabbage.
SAVORY STUFFING CASSEROLE My Mom's Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffing
Nov 20, 2014
Peanut butter lovers and fudge lovers can come together today to celebrate as November 20 is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
On June 16, people across the United States celebrated National Fudge Day and today, they will all celebrate as they did then however, they will have the yummy taste of peanut butter as the fudge flavor and star of the show Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Fudge
Nov 19, 2014
National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day is a unique food holiday is celebrated annually on November 19.
Some people cannot have caffeine due to medical reasons, some choose to avoid caffeine for their own reasons and then there are the millions of people who like their caffeine very much. The same is true with the carbonation in beverages. Today’s celebration combines the two of them together.
◦In 1767, Englishman Joseph Priestly suspended a bowl of distilled water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England which led to the discovery of a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide to make carbonated water. Priestly’s invention of carbonated water is the major and the defining component of most soft drinks.
◦Caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant, temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. Ninety percent of adults in North America consume caffeine daily. Some people notice sleep disruption after drinking beverages containing caffeine while others see no disturbance at all.
Today, celebrate National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day with YOUR favorite carbonated and caffeinated beverage
Have a Great Day Everyone!
Nov 18, 2014
November 18 celebrates a cold soup that is loved by many, it is National Vichyssoise Day.
Made thick with pureed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream and chicken stock and traditionally served cold, Vichyssoise is sometimes eaten hot.
In the United States, Vichyssoise is pronounced: vish – e – swaz.
Culinary historians debate the origin of Vichyssoise however, the man most credited with the (re)invention of the soup is French chef Louis Diat. Back in 1950, New Yorker Magazine interviewed Diat, who was the chef at the Ritz Carlton in New York City; he told them:
” In the summer of 1917, when I had been at the Ritz seven years, I reflected upon the potato and leek soup of my childhood which my mother and grandmother used to make. I recalled how during the summer my older brother and I used to cool it off by pouring in cold milk and how delicious it was. I resolved to make something of the sort for the patrons of the Ritz.”
Recipes have been found for a soup, very similar to Vichyssoise but served hot, dating back as far as 1869. Nanna's Vichyssoise (Vichyssoise) Leek and Potato Soup
Nov 17, 2014
Each year on November 17, lovers of the rich sweet pastry that is made with layers of filo pastry and filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey celebrate National Baklava Day.
Believed to have originated by the Turkic people in Central Asian nations, Baklava is a dessert in many countries and prepared in various ways. The word “Baklava” first appeared in English in 1650.
Preparing this dessert may be somewhat time-consuming however, it is definitely worth the work and the wait.
Nov 16, 2014
National Fast Food Day is annually observed on November 16. On this day each year people all across the country celebrate this day by going through the drive-thru, dining inside or ordering to go.
First popularized in the United States in the 1950′s fast food is considered any meal with low preparation time and served to a customer in a packaged form for quick dine-in, take-out or take-away and typically with a drive-thru.
The term “fast food” was first recognized in the dictionary by Merriam-Webster in 1951.
Following World War I, automobiles became popular and more affordable and at that time drive-in restaurants were introduced. In 1921, White Castle, an American company founded by Billy Ingram and Walter Anderson in Wichita, Kansas, opened selling hamburgers for five cents each. Anderson had opened the first White Castle in 1916 with a limited menu, high-volume, low-cost, high-speed hamburger restaurant.
The United States has the largest fast food industry in the world and there are American fast food restaurants that are located in over 100 countries.
Common fast food menu items include; hamburgers and other sandwiches, fish, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, tacos, pizza, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, breakfast biscuits, coffee, and ice cream.
Fun fact: The first Happy Meal was served in June of 1979. Have a GREAT day everyone!