National Cheese Fondue Day – April 11

National Cheese Fondue Day

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 Facts on Fondue

  • The history of fondue is centuries old! Fondue began as a way to use aged cheeses and bread to feed people that had limited access to fresh food during the winter months.
  • Fondue became the national dish of Switzerland when the Swiss Cheese Union modernized it and campaigned as a way to sell more cheese in the 1930s.
  • Fondue became a fad in American in the ’60s and ’70s after it was brought back by a jet setter that had it on a ski holiday.
  • It is a tradition that if a man drops his piece of bread in the fondue pot, he must buy a round of drinks.
  • If a woman loses her bread in the pot, she must kiss all her neighbors.

 

 

 

National Sourdough Bread Day – April 1

National Sourdough Bread Day

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Facts on Sourdough Bread

  • Sourdough bread is a leavened and uses forms of cultivated yeast in the preparation.
  • Sourdough produces a distinctively tangy or sour taste, mainly because of the lactic acid produced by the culture.
  • Sourdough is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. The oldest recorded use of sourdough is from the Ancient Egyptian civilizations.
  • Studies have shown that eating sourdough for breakfast will also help you process your lunch in a more beneficial way.
  • Sourdough was the main bread made in Northern California during the California Gold Rush, and it remains a part of the culture today.

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.