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 Cheese Lover’s Day
Facts on Cheese
- Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks.
- Cheese was born over 4000 years ago when people have started to breed animals and process their milk.
- There are over thousands of specialty cheeses made from 60 countries in the world.
- A specialist seller of cheese is sometimes known as a cheese monger.
- In the United States 31 pounds of cheese is eaten per person. Greece weighs in with 68 pounds per capita.