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National Shrimp Day
Food Facts on Shrimp
- Shrimp are swimming crustaceans with long narrow muscular abdomens and long antennae.
- Shrimp can be prepared using many different cooking methods boiling, grilling, steaming, deep-frying, and stir fry.
- Shrimp can be eaten as an appetizer or main course and can be served warm or cold.
- The shrimp industry brings in over 50 billion dollars annually (2010).
- Romans and Greeks had ready access to very large specimens and enjoyed their shrimp prepared many ways. It has been documented that Shrimp was around as in prehistoric times.
National Hoagie Day
Food Facts on Hoagies
- The term hoagie originated in the Philadelphia area.
- Mayor Ed Rendell declared the hoagie “official sandwich of Philadelphia” in 1992
- Typically a hoagie is an elongated overstuffed sandwich.
- A hoagie is also referred to as a hero, grinder, Italian, or a sub sandwich.
- Wherever it came from and whatever you call it, that combination of meat, cheese, and vegetables on an oversized roll just hits the spot every time.
National Truffles Day
Facts on Truffles
- Truffles are a delectable type of dessert!
- Truffles are a chocolate named after a fungus.
- Truffles are made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder.
- According to legend, the chocolate truffle was created in the kitchen of French culinary giant Auguste Escoffier during the 1920s.
- Modern truffles can be round or square, enrobed in chocolate and topped with exotic flavor but the must have the ganache center to be called a truffle.