October 27 – National Potato Day

 National Potato Day


Food Facts on Potatoes 

  • Potatoes have been popular parts of diets around the world for centuries.
  • Potatoes are used to make baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, home fries, French fries—the list is endless!
  • Potatoes are good for you. They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and iron.
  • The U.S. harvests more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes each year.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records has the largest potato weighing in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces, not that a big potato!

October 19 – National Seafood Bisque Day

National Seafood Bisque Day

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Food Facts on Seafood Bisque

  • Seafood bisque is a delightfully rich and creamy soup made with lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish.
  • Seafood bisque is often seasoned with wine or cognac and a savory bouquet of spices.
  • Seafood Bisque was developed as an ingenious way to extract flavor from the crustaceans that did not quite make the cut at the market.
  • The meat of the shellfish is puréed and added back to the soup as a thickening agent.
  • Seafood Bisque is cooked twice and some food historians say that the word “bisque” comes from the French “bis cuites,” meaning “twice cooked.”