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 Dining Car Day – March 30

National Dining Car Day

National Dining Car Day

Facts on Dining Cars

  • A dining car is also known as a restaurant carriage, also diner is a railroad passenger car that serves food.
  • A Dining car serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
  • By the mid-1880s, dedicated dining cars were a normal part of long-distance trains.
  • The common dining car has a gallery and on the opposite end tables or booth seating on either side of a center aisle.
  • Dining cars are less common today but still play a role in passenger railroading, on long-distance trains.

January 1 – National Bloody Mary Day

National Bloody Mary Day

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Food Facts on Bloody Mary’s 

  • The Bloody Mary is the US’s most popular alcoholic drink for brunch.
  • Many people believe drinking one will help with a hangover–however, the alcohol only numbs the discomfort (only rest, water, and electrolyte replacement can cure a hangover. 
  • Many like to lay claim to creating this drink, however, though the exact origin is up for debate, it started showing up in bars in the 1920s. 
  • There are many variations of the Bloody Mary cocktail, but the most basic will have tomato juice, vodka, and spices.
  • A common garnish is a celery stalk when served in a tall glass, often over ice.