TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“I think breakfast so pleasant because no-one is conceited before one o'clock.” Sydney Smith, English writer (1771-1845)
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
* Farmers Day
* China: Festival of the Earth Goddess
1824 Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres died. A French politician and gourmet, A contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême. The dinners he gave were famous, and Cambaceres closely supervised the food preparation. He refused to admit late-comers, and was also said to have demanded complete silence while dining. (Freud would have liked to meet him!)
1902 Tom Blake was born. The inventor of the modern surf board.
1923 The Coca Cola 6 bottle carton was introduced.
1941 American author Sherwood Anderson supposedly swallowed a toothpick or a swizzle stick while at a cocktail party in the Panama Canal Zone, and died of peritonitis.
1992 Christian K. Nelson inventor of the Eskimo Pie died at age 98.
DID YOU KNOW? Food Trivia
Clotted cream or Devonshire cream is a thick cream made by slowly heating rich, unpasteurized milk to about 82 degrees Centigrade and holding it that temperature for about an hour. A very thick, yellow layer of clots or coagulated clumps of cream forms on the top. It has a minimum fat content of 55 percent. It is a traditional accompaniment to the English 'cream tea,' served with jam and scones.
Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!