TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“I have never regretted Paradise Lost since I discovered that it contained no eggs-and-bacon.” Dorothy Sayers, British author (1893-1957)
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
* St. Gertrude of Nivelles' Day, patron of gardeners and travelers.
* St. Patrick's Day. According to many studies, this is the biggest day of the year for combined food and beverage sales in restaurants and bars.
1751 Anders Dahl was born. A renowned Swedish botanist, the Dahlia flower was named for him.
1845 Stephen Perry received a patent for the rubber band. It was made from vulcanized rubber.
1864 Work began on a 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter, water supply tunnel for Chicago. It was completed in 1867.
1944 John Sebastian of the music group 'Loving Spoonful' was born.
1958 The Champs' 'Tequila' was number 1 on the music charts.
1967 Billy Corgan of the music group 'Smashing Pumpkins' was born.
DID YOU KNOW? Food Trivia
Cloves are actually dried flower buds, which are picked before they open. The clove tree is a member of the myrtle family and is native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia (Moluccas).
Cloves are an important ingredient in the spice blends of Sri Lanka and North India. They are used in garam masala, biryanis, and pickles. In the U.S., cloves are used in meats, salad dressings, and desserts. Clove is a key flavor contributor to ketchup and Worchestershire sauce seasoning blends. Chinese and German seasonings also depend on Cloves to flavor meats and cookies.