Author Marion Nestle, a food and nutrition scholar and recent James Beard Award winner, blogs about the intersection of food systems, public policy, and health.
Wow! I truly admire the historical facts associated to this special day. It’s definitely so refreshing. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.
An American creation with a feather sorted past.
Perfect for almost any meal of the day.
Did you know…
- There are conflicting accounts as to the Origin of Eggs Benedict. Here are some.
- In an interview recorded in the “Talk of the Town” column of The New Yorker in 1942, the year before his death, Lemuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of hollandaise.” Oscar Tschirky, the famed maître d’hôtel, was so impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but substituted ham for the bacon and a toasted English muffin for the toast.
- Craig Claiborne, in September 1967, wrote a column in The New York Times Magazine about…
View original post 492 more words
Wow! This is really exhilarating as much as it is audacious. I certainly would mark this date in my diary for future indulgence because I just missed the celebrations by a whisker. Thanks for sharing this remarkable culinary adventure.
Happy National Day
One of France’s favorite appetizers
Did you know…
- Escargot – French – An edible snail, especially one prepared as an appetizer or entree.
- The French consume 40,000 metric tons of snails each year.
- Heliculture is the science of growing snails for food.
- Snails have been eaten as food since at least ancient Roman times. Apicius, the author of the oldest surviving cookbook (1st century B.C – 2 century A.D.) has a recipe for snails in his cookbook.
- Restaurants serve about 1 billion snails annually.
Today’s Food History
- 1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was born. He developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale, and invented the mercury thermometer.
- 1883 R.I.P. Gabriel Gustav Valentin. This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice. (Oh Boy!).
- 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge opened. It took 14 years to build at a cost of $18 million, and was the longest suspension…
View original post 106 more words