December 11- National Have a Bagel Day

National Have a Bagel Day 

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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.

November 12 – National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

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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.

December 7 – National Cotton Candy Day

National Cotton Candy Day 

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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.