TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“Another peculiarity of this country is the absence of napkins, even in the homes of the wealthy. Napkins, as a rule, are never used and one has to wipe one's mouth on the tablecloth, which in consequence suffers in appearance.”
Baron Louis de Closen on dining in America (1780)
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
* St. Apollonia's Day, patron of dentists.
1854 Coffee County, Georgia was founded.
1870 The creation of the U.S. Weather Service (National Weather Service) was authorized by Congress
1883 Garnet Carter was born. He invented miniature golf in 1926.
1889 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established as a Cabinet level agency.
1894 Hershey's Chocolate Company was founded as a subsidiary of Milton S. Hershey's Lancaster Caramel Company.
1895 Volleyball is invented by W.G. Morgan.
1901 Fred Harvey died in Leavenworth, Kansas. Born in 1835 in London, Frederick Henry Harvey, was an American restaurateur who operated a chain of restaurants called the 'Harvey House,' and a series of railroad dining cars and hotels. The restaurants were opened along the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and were staffed by ‘Harvey Girls’, who over the years numbered in the thousands. Will Rogers said Harvey "kept the West in food and wives."
1909 Carmen Miranda was born. Brazilian singer and actress. Appeared in many Hollywood movies, she was known as "the Brazilian bombshell” and also "the lady in the tutti-frutti hat."
2001 The American submarine USS Greenville accidentally strikes and sinks a Japanese fishing & high school training ship, the Ehime-Maru. Nine crew members of the Ehime Maru and 4 high school students were drowned. The submarine was practicing an emergency rapid surfacing maneuver at the time.
DID YOU KNOW? Food Trivia
Sargassum (also called Gulfweed and Sea Holly): a seaweed, any of several free floating brown algae of the genus Sargassum with small berrylike air bladders which keep it afloat. This brown seaweed is found in tropical American seas, especially in the Saragasso Sea. It is used in soups, soy sauce and also in fertilizers.
Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!