National Cheese Fondue Day
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 Bloody Mary Day
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.