FAB FOODIE DAYS

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
National Boston Cream Pie Day 2019 in United States

Boston cream pie is a yellow butter cake filled with custard or cream and topped with chocolate glaze. The dessert acquired its name when cakes and pies were cooked in the same pans, and the words were used interchangeably.

Friday, October 18, 2019
National Chocolate Cupcake Day 2019 in United States

Sunday, October 13, 2019
National Yorkshire Pudding Day 2019 in United States

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
National Moldy Cheese Day 2019 in United States

Grilled Pear, Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad

Sunday, October 6, 2019
National Noodle Day 2019 in United States

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
National Fried Scallops Day 2019 in United States

Thursday, September 26, 2019
National Pancake Day 2019 in United States

Friday, September 20, 2019
National Fried Rice Day 2019 in United States

Thursday, September 12, 2019
National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2019 in United States

Friday, September 6, 2019
National Coffee Ice Cream Day 2019 in United States

Thursday, September 5, 2019
National Cheese Pizza Day 2019 in United States

Friday, August 30, 2019
National Toasted Marshmallow Day 2019 in United States

Marshmallow

History of Marshmallow

Marshmallows come from the sweet sap of the ‘Mallow’ Plant that grows in salty marshes near large bodies of water and grow 2 to 4 feet high.
MARSH + MALLOW = MARSHMALLOW
The ancient Egyptians used the mallow root for making their candied delicacies for their Gods, Nobility and Pharaohs over 2000 years ago. Since it was a crime for anyone else to eat this sugarlike treat , children looked to honey and figs to cure their sweet tooth.
Egyptian marshmallows were a mixture of Mallow sap, honey, grains and baked into cakes. The Romans and the Greeks loved the Mallow Plant; they believed that brewed mixtures of the Mallow sap cured soar throats and pains . The sugar mixture was found among Hipppocrates medical treatments. During the 15th and 16th centuries marshmallow liquids were given as treatments for toothaches, coughs sore throats indigestion and diarrhea It was even believed to have been used as a love potion at this time.
It was the French during the 1800’s that changed the use of the mallow plant from mainly medicinal to more of a candy consumed by adults. French shop owners discovered that cooking and whipping marshmallow sap with egg whites and corn syrup created an easily moldable substance. This is where the marshmallow as we know it today was born!
Marshmallows were introduced and popularized in the United States in the early 1900s.
Roasting marshmallows…Heating a marshmallow until it browns causes malliard reaction which give the marshmallow a more complex flavor. Additionally, campfires are often hot enough to cause the sugars to caramelize which changes the texture and flavor.  Yum!!

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019
National Banana Split Day 2019 in United States

A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its traditional form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish. There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with three scoops of ice cream served between the split banana.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
National Fajita Day 2019 in United States

A dish of Mexican origin consisting of strips of spiced beef or chicken, chopped vegetables, and grated cheese, wrapped in a soft tortilla and often served with sour cream.

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day 2019 in United States

Lemon meringue pie is a type of baked pie, usually served for dessert, made with a crust usually made of shortcrust pastry, lemon custard filling and a fluffy meringue topping. Lemon meringue pie is prepared with a bottom pie crust, with the meringue directly on top of the lemon filling.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
National S’more Day 2019 in United States

A s’more is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a marshmallow and a layer of chocolate placed between two pieces of graham cracker or cookie.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
National Root Beer Float Day 2019 in United States

Sunday, August 4, 2019
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2019 in United States

Monday, July 29, 2019
National Chicken Wing Day 2019 in United States

Sunday, July 21, 2019
National Ice Cream Day 2019 in United States

Sunday, July 14, 2019
National Mac & Cheese Day 2019 in United States