National Have a Bagel Day
Facts on Bagels
- Bagels are the only bread that are boiled before baked.
- Bagels come in many varieties from blueberry to the “everything” bagel, however, the most popular choice is plain, followed closely by sesame.
- Bagels have been used to symbolize the continuous cycle of life—without beginning and without end.
- That little hole in the center isn’t just for looks, it came in handy for early peddles and street vendors to thread multiple bagels onto a dowel, making transport.
- The first bagel bakeries were founded in New York City in the 1920s.
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
Facts of Pizza without Anchovies
- Pizza is thin crust, hand tossed, thick crust or deep dish, top it with ALL of your favorite toppings (excluding anchovies)
- There’s a National Anchovy Pizza Day too
- Pizza is a direct descendant of the flatbread healthy meals people made before the advent of the oven
- Although having fish on a pizza isn’t the worst thing in the world, the saltiness of the anchovies can mask all of the other delicious flavors.
- The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905was in New York’s Little Italy.
National Cotton Candy Day
Facts on Cotton Candy
- Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar.
- Cotton candy was first recorded in Europe in the 18th century.
- Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897.
- Cotton candy was introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair as “Fairy Floss” with great success, selling 68,655 boxes at 25¢ per box.
- The first Cotton candy machine was invented in the 1970s.