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Biscuit Day - May 29

May 29 is Biscuit Day, the cookie that usually goes with a dip in coffee or tea.
The biscuit is a crispy cookie, slightly sweet, flat, usually square but there are also round biscuits.
The biscuit was invented on September 8, 1886 by Louis Lefèvre-Utile of the French city of Nantes, who called it "Petit beurre".


Did you know that the shape of the biscuit has its original wild flakes and holes where it has meaning?
The shape of the biscuit represents the calendar year. It has four corners for the four seasons. It has 14 longitudinal teeth and 10 lateral teeth. That is, 52 teeth in total (when adding the teeth in the corners), as the number of weeks per year. There are 24 holes on the surface of the biscuit, about the number of hours in a day.


Louis' original bar mouthpiece, representing the calendar year (photo source
The biscuit was a worldwide success, but since Louis did not copyright it, many companies began copying its recipe and form. It was not until 1888 that Louis registered it as copyright and called it the "original Petit beurre" to differentiate it from the brands of competing companies.


The common flavors of biscuits are butter, coffee, cinnamon and more.
One of the best delicacies of the summer is the ice cream sandwich  made of two biscuits with vanilla or chocolate flavored ice cream in between.
There is also a savory biscuit which is basically a cracker.
There are biscuits for dogs that are given to them as a positive reinforcement during training or just as a treat.


How to celebrate Biscuit Day?
Make tea or instant coffee, serve it with a plate of biscuits next to it. Dip the biscuits into the hot beverage and eat. Just be careful that the biscuit does not fall and fall apart inside the glass. If that happens, you can eat the melted biscuit in a spoon, not bad.
Another option is to take a biscuit and spread chocolate spread or peanut butter on it. You can also have jam or whatever you feel like.
The main thing is to have a happy biscuit day!

Quiche Lorraine Day- May 20

Quiche Lorraine is a pastry dough topped with cheese, butter, foie gras and onions. It is believed that the origin of the Lorraine is in the rural region of Lorraine, France.
Originally, Quiche Lauren was kneading an open cake of bread dough filled with pudding and smoked bacon.
To cook the original tap, use a cast iron pan.

When I was a child, a long time ago in the 1980s, my mother used to make quiche loren according to the budget, you could call it Quiche Lauren for the poor: with yellow cheese, white fried onions and pastrama. True, it was not the same but it was delicious!
Despite our in-depth research, we did not find the reason why this day was chosen as Quiche Lauren's day, but still, in honor of May 20, it is today to find a recipe and prepare a quiche Lorraine for the whole family. And if you don't eat meat, you can use vegetarian sausages.

May 20 is also World Bee Day

French Fries Day- July 13

French fries are one of the most popular foods in the world. There is almost no restaurant serving Western food that does not offer French fries as a supplement.
The history of French fries

In a handwriting of a family from a small village in Belgium in 1781, one can find a story about making fries. They used to cut the potatoes in the form of fish, fry them and serve them as a replacement for the fish, when the rivers froze and it was impossible to fish.
So why call french fries if they are originally from Belgium? The reason is that in World War I, soldiers arrived in Belgium and met the Belgian fries. Because the official language of the Belgian army was French, they attributed the French fries to France and called them "fried French". In this part of the world the fries are now called "Flemish fried" and are so beloved that they have even become the national snack of the Netherlands.

How to celebrate French Fries Day?
You can have a party where the main course is french fries, and in different styles. You can eat potato chips, classic fries, French fries like McDonald's, Zig Zag french fries, and more. You can add ketchup, mayonnaise, chopped onion, a thousand island sauce, cheese, cream or whatever you like.
You can eat fried or baked fries, in the oven or in the microwave, as you like.
So eat lots of French fries and have a happy French Fries day!

In the picture: A hamburger without fries is like a celebration without a cake, a film without popcorn, a snail without a shell, a cake without sugar, falafel without tahini, strawberries without whipped cream, etc.

Chocolate Mousse Day - April 3

Chocolate mousse is one of the most delicious and indulgent desserts available that can sweeten the day. Prepare it by whipping eggs or cream with chocolate, until it becomes as airy and creamy as whipped cream, or in a heavier texture of cream.
The chocolate mousse was invented in France in the 1800s. The origins of this delicacy are unknown, but it is known to have been a popular dish in France in those years. The first record of his appearance is from an exhibition in New York City at Madison Square Garden in 1892.

There are many recipes for a chocolate mousse, and they all offer different combinations of flavors and toppings, all in order to produce the perfect taste and texture of the mousse. The first condition in creating the perfect chocolate mousse is to use the best chocolate available to you. The mousse can be made from milk chocolate, dark chocolate and also in a vegan version where neither eggs nor milk are used.
Julia Child is known for creating the perfect chocolate mousse, which includes dark brewed coffee, butter, dark chocolate, eggs, dark rum and vanilla extract.
In honor of Chocolate Mousse Day, let your creativity flourish and make a delicious and pampering chocolate mousse. If you do not have the strength or the right ingredients, what fun it is to buy a chocolate mousse even as a delicacy in the food chains and not even expensive at all. No matter which way you choose to celebrate Chocolate Mousse Day, the main thing is that sometime today you will pamper yourself with this amazing and addictive dessert.

April 3 is also World Party Day and Ladybug Day

Eiffel Tower Day - March 31

Eiffel Tower Day is the holiday day of the wonderful monument that stands proudly in the heart of the City of Lights. This day marks the completion of the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
In honor of the Eiffel Tower Day, get some facts about the tower that (maybe) you did not know:

It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days in total to build the Eiffel Tower and it is named after the chief engineer who designed it, Gustav Eiffel.

The Eiffel Tower was actually built for the Paris International Exhibition, on the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, and was not designed to be a permanent structure.

In 1909 they wanted to demolish the Eiffel Tower, but it was saved thanks to the decision to change its designation to a giant radio antenna.

The Eiffel Tower is the paid monument that most people in the world visit. As of 2017, more than 300 million visitors visited it.

During World War II, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the elevator cables in the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler had to climb the stairs to reach the summit. 

The Eiffel Tower was planned to stand in Barcelona, ​​Spain, but the Spaniards rejected the offer.

The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) as a result of temperature changes.

Inventor Franz Reichelt died in a jump from the Eiffel Tower (in 1912) while testing the parachute he designed.

If you want to climb the stairs to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you will need to climb 1,665 steps.

A woman named Erika Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

There are 20,000 bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.

There are more than 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower worldwide.

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