today in food history plus fun facts about cheddar cheese.....

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  1. snorton938

    snorton938 Founding Member

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    TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
    * National Prime Rib Day
    * St. Zita feast day, patron of servants.

    1773 The British Parliament passed the 'Tea Act,' one of the events that led to the ‘American Revolution’.

    1865 Cornell University was chartered. Cornell is an agricultural land grant university endowed by Ezra Cornell, one of the founders of Western Union Telegraph Co. Today, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, offers many programs, including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Hotel Administration, and Nutritional Sciences.

    1947 Pete Ham of the rock group Badfinger was born.

    1965 R. C. Duncan was granted a patent for 'Pampers' disposable diapers.

    1995 On 'Seinfeld' Kramer began sculpting with pasta.


    DID YOU KNOW? - Food Trivia
    In Cheddar cheesemaking, the firm curd is finely chopped ('cheddared') to drain the whey and then pressed into blocks or cylinders.
    Cheshire cheese is the oldest cheddar type cheese, and the oldest named cheese in Britain. There are 3 varieties, a white, a 'red' (actually yellow in color) which is dyed with annatto, and a blue-veined variety originally considered undesirable when it occurred accidentally.
    Leicester cheese is a hard cheese similar to Cheddar. It is usually orange colored. Leicester's texture is crumbly, so it does not slice good, but it as great with dishes such as Welsh Rabbit.
    Longhorn cheese refers to a mild Cheddar or Colby cheese made into a long orange cylinder. Now available in both its original shape and also in rectangles and half rounds.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    What has that got to do with food?
     
  3. snorton938

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    point very well taken. god i hope it never has anything to do with food...
     
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    also, the month of april has the following events:

    April is:

    Fresh Florida Tomato Month
    National Food Month
    National Pecan Month

    Variable Date Events:

    Apple Blossom Festivals
    Avocado Festivals
    Cherry Blossom Festivals
    Egg Salad Week
    Feast of the Ramson
    National Bake Week
    National Garden Week
    Seafood Festivals in Florida
    Strawberry Festivals
    World Grits Festival
    World Championship Cow Chip Throw
     
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    and since may is right around the corner.....here is what that month is known for:

    May is:

    National Artisan Gelato Month
    National Asparagus Month
    National Barbecue Month
    National Chocolate Custard Month
    National Egg Month
    National Hamburger Month
    National Macaroon Day
    National Salad Month
    National Salsa Month
    National Strawberry Month
    UK: National Restaurant Month

    Variable Date Events:

    Alaska: Potato Day
    American Beer Week
    Apple Blossom Festivals
    BBQ Festivals and Cookoffs around the country.
    Crawfish, Shrimp and Lobster Festivals
    Ice Cream Festivals at various locations.
    International Pickle Week
    National Frozen Yogurt Week
    National Herb Week
    National Raisin Week
    Poke Salad Festival
    Rhubarb Festival
    Strawberry Festivals around the country.
    UK: British Sandwich Week
    UK: National BBQ Week
    UK: National Bread Week
    UK: National Vegetarian Week
    Wine Festivals at various locations around the world.
     

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