November 3- National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day

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Facts on Sandwiches

  • The most popular sandwich is the plain, ordinary ham sandwich
  • The first recorded use of the word ‘Sandwich’ (with a capital S), was in 1762 by Edward Gibbon writing of the Beef Steak Club in London.
  • The sandwich is named after John Montagu (1718-92), the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who started a craze for eating beef between two slices of toast.
  • The Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) were also named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich in 1778.
  • Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day

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.”

October 17 – National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day

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Food Facts on Pasta
  • Pasta is one of the world’s most favourite foods!  Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini – there are over 600 known pasta shapes.
  • Pasta became a common North American food in the late 19th century with the surge in Italian immigration.
  • The first commercial pasta plant in the United States was founded in 1848 in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Fresh pasta (pasta fresca) is not necessarily better than dried pasta (pasta secce).  It just that it’s made differently and it tastes different.  Dry pastas are made with just wheat and water.  Fresh pastas add egg to the dough
  • Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!