May 29 – National Coq Au Vin Day

National Coq Au Vin Day

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Food Facts on Coq Au Vin

  • The word “coq” in French means “rooster”, and tough birds with lots of connective tissue. Most Coq Au vin recipes call for capon or chicken.
  • Coq Au vin is a French braise of chicken cooked with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic.
  • The usual seasonings are salt, pepper, thyme, parsley and bay leaf, usually in the form of a bouquet garnish.
  • French Chef Julia Child is famous for her Coq Au Vin Casserole and she included it in each of her cookbooks.
  • Coq Au Vin ¬†is considered a French comfort food.

May 28 – National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day

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Food Facts on Hamburgers

  • Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades.
  • The ¬†hamburger patty originated in Hamburg, Germany, however, the actual hamburger sandwich was an American innovation created in Wisconsin.
  • Over 8.2 billion burgers were served in commercial restaurants in the United States (2001).
  • The number of burgers people eat ate at home are 15 billion (2001).
  • The world’s largest hamburger recorded weighed in at 8,266 pounds.