Showing posts with label food days. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food days. Show all posts

Spinach Day - March 26

The spinach day that occurs every year on March 26 reminds us of the health benefits inherent in this green leafy vegetable. Spinach is not only healthy but also very tasty and there are many wonderful ways to combine it in many different foods and enjoy it.
You can eat it baked in a pie, cooked in a patty or pancake, fresh in a salad or sandwich, in a spinach puff pastry, as an addition to a pizza, add it to a fruit or vegetable smoothie and anything you can think of!
Spinach is an annual plant with green leaves used for food and medicine. The plant originates from Central Asia. Spinach has three main varieties classified by leaf type. The taste of the leaves and their nutritional composition vary according to the seasons.


The spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia. From there Arab merchants brought it to India and then to Nepal and then to ancient China. In the past, spinach was called a "Persian vegetable."
During her reign as Queen of France, in the 16th century, Catherine de 'Medici enjoyed spinach so much that it was served to her at every meal. To this day, there are spinach dishes called "Florentine" and the origin of the name is Queen Katrina's birthplace, Florence.
Spinach is a good source of iron, calcium, folic acid, fiber, protein and vitamins A, C and K. It is full of antioxidants that fight cancer. It is believed to help improve cardiovascular and intestinal health.


Types of spinach:
Savoy: Dark green color with curly leaves; Usually sold in fresh bundles.
Spinach Smooth Leaves: Large and smooth leaves; Grown mainly in canned and frozen spinach, for soups, baby food and processed foods.
Semi Savoy: A hybrid variety with shriveled leaves: sold fresh and processed.
How to celebrate Spinach Day?
There are lots of ways to celebrate, and the main thing is to eat spinach in any way you like and best when it is fresh for health!



Pecan Day - March 25

Pecan Day is a special day founded in the United States, commemorating March 25, 1775, the day then-US President George Washington planted a pecan seedling he received from Thomas Jefferson at Mount Vernon.


Pecans are a nut that grows on a deciduous fruit tree, originating in Northeastern North America - from the states of Iowa, Indiana, Texas and Mississippi.
The pecan tree can also be found in Israel, in the fields and courtyards of houses.
Pecans are sometimes called "the nut of America" ​​and in the US pecans are a traditional dish.
Like its other nut companions, pecans are very healthy and rich in nutritional values. It is slightly richer in fat than other nuts, but it has protein, thiamine, vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.


How to celebrate Pecan Day?
You can pick pecans and eat straight from the tree - crush, peel and eat. You can add peeled pecans to a salad, pasta sauce, ice cream. You can eat pecan cake.
There are lots of things you can add the delicious pecans to. Happy Pecan Day!
March 25 is also Waffle Day

Waffle Day- March 25



International Waffle Day was designed to celebrate the invention of the waffle. The source of the holiday is in Sweden where they celebrate Våffeldagen, "Our Lady's Feast" which took place nine months before Christmas, the Christian feast of the gospel of the birth of Jesus. Because the name of the holiday sounds like the word "Waffle day", they also celebrate the day they were baptized by eating wafers. 
It is speculated that the origin of the waffle was in ancient Greece, where they baked two flat cakes on two metal plates. Another hypothesis is that the origin of the waffle was in the Middle Ages, when a knight wearing a dandruff shell accidentally sat on a cake and dipped it in a cross-sectional mark. 

There are all kinds of waffles. There are Belgian waffles that are eaten with ice cream, fruit and whipped cream. There are American waffles eaten for breakfast with butter or syrup. The Japanese waffle is made in the shape of a fish and filled with a sauce. And there are the waffles you buy ready that have a million styles and flavors.







Japanesse waffle (link)




Loacker is an Italian company that manufactures wafers, chocolate and other products whose home enterprise is located in South Tyrol, Italy. It was founded in 1926 as a family company of Alphonse Loecker.






The Belgian Waffle was first exhibited at an international food exhibition in Brussels in 1958. The Belgian version contains yeast. In fact, it was not called a Belgian waffle at all, but Waffle Brussels, or Waffle Liege (depending on the version of the city after which it was called toppled). The Belgian waffle arrived in America when served as dessert with ice cream and strawberry balls at a food exhibition held in Seattle in 1962.


The easiest version of the Belgian waffle, as we know it in Israel, was created after the Belgian waffle was presented at the 1964 World Fair in New York in Flushing Meadows Park. The waffle was also called Bell-and was presented to the buyers by Maurice Wermersch of Brussels, Belgium. It was served with whipped cream and strawberries and sold at the price of a US dollar.







So how do you celebrate the Waffle Day?
What question, eating wafers, no matter what!

March 25 is also Pecan Day



Ravioli Day- March 20

March 20 is the day of the famous and delicious Italian dish, the ravioli.
Ravioli is a dish made from two layers of pasta dough filled with different mixtures of meat, fish, seafood, egg yolks, cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, spinach, pumpkin, chestnuts, artichokes and more.
Some interesting facts about the ravioli:
The word ravioli is reminiscent of the word riavvolgere in Italian (meaning "wrap"); The word may also be related to the Italian word rava (turnips).
The shape of the ravioli can be rectangular, triangular, crescent or round.



In the picture: set for ravioli
The sauce that is usually served with the ravioli is tomato sauce. Fine fillings require more delicate sauces such as sauces based on butter and sage leaves or pesto.
At the US Veterans' Dinner on 11 November, Ravioli serves as a main course.
As a dessert for a meal, you can make ravioli from chocolate dough. (Recipe link)
The shape of the ravioli can be rectangular, triangular, crescent or round.





French Macaron Day- March 20



French macaron day is a day of celebration in honor of the French cookies, baked light, made from two interlinked cookies with cream.

The macaron is a general name for light-baked cookies whose dough contains no flour, butter, oil or margarine, and is based on protein foam and sugar. The day of the French macaron is a festive day for French cookies, lightly baked, made from two cookies. 








Who invented the French macaron?


The French macaron was invented by Pierre Desfontaines, a confectioner from the delicatessen of Lourdes in Paris. He invented the idea of a cookie consisting of two layers of macaron dough with different fillings that hold the layers together, such as butter cream, jam or ganache.


French macaron are not only tasty and have a delicate and addictive texture, but come in a variety of colors and flavors, a real feast for the eyes.






Macaroni in Gift Box (link)




 


In honor of the day of the French macaron, make colorful macaron or buy a delicious pastry bakery and do not forget to offer me some too.




Chocolate Caramel Day - March 19

Today we celebrated a great combination of two amazing flavors - chocolate and caramel. Caramel has a special taste and smell, which is a bit difficult to define, ranges from sweet to bitter and is formed from sugar that is heated and becomes liquid and chocolate has a special and addictive taste that we do not need to define because we all know. The two together put a smile on faces and an addictive sense of happiness, if only for a few moments.


Caramel chocolate is one of the greatest culinary inventions in history. The origin of the caramel is not really known. It lies somewhere in the two hundred years between 1650 and 1880 in the Americas, when the new settlers tried to make candies by heating water with their sugar added fat and milk, and thus the caramel was born. During this period refined sugar was rare and expensive, so the caramel was often prepared with sugar beet juice.
One of the most successful and famous makers of caramel candy in the late 19th century was Milton Hershey of Pennsylvania, USA. There he bought German chocolate machines which he was very enthusiastic about. He bought the equipment and soon started making their chocolate bars and added the ingredient from which he had previously earned a respectable living - the caramel.


How to celebrate Caramel Chocolate Day?
Make caramel from one of the most successful recipes on the Internet. Add it to chocolate, ice cream, popcorn or whatever you want. You can also buy tables or caramel chocolate bars and enjoy this successful and special combination.
March 19 is also Client's Day

Potato Chips Day- March 14

The Potato chip snack day, or potato chips day, is a day celebrated on March 14 in honor of the salty and delicious snack.
The story behind the invention of the snack is funny: One day in 1853 Cornelius Vanderbilt, an American tycoon, arrived at the Moon Lake Lodge restaurant in Saratoga Springs, New York, and asked for potatoes. The restaurant's chef, George Cram, served him crisp potatoes but Vanderbilt complained that they were not crunchy enough, too thick and useless. Chef Kram took the potatoes back to the kitchen, sprinkled them and salted them and served them again to Vanderbilt. But the tycoon was no longer satisfied. So again and again the potatoes returned to the kitchen and spread and salted until they were very thin and salty. Vanderbilt was actually pleased with the final result, and after more customers were enthusiastic about the thin, salty potato slices, they decided to add the dish to the restaurant menu and called it "potato chips". Since Karam was a native African, he could not register his invention as a patent in his name in the United States at the time.
Another version says the snack was invented after Kram's sister sliced ​​a too thin potato and the slice fell into hot oil. Kram loved the result and decided to make it a serving in the restaurant.
In the 1920s, potato chips began to be marketed in the shops after entrepreneur Hermann Leigh invented a potato-making device. At first they marketed the snack in tin cans, and in 1926, Laura Skoder invented the sealed bag by adding two wax papers, and after the cellophane was invented, the potato chip began to be marketed in sealed bags, and the snack became popular and began to be produced in large quantities.


How to celebrate the day of the potato chips?
Buy a bag of potato chips, eat it with salsa sauce, tomato sauce, garlic sauce or nothing and enjoy.



Oreo cookies Birthday - March 6

Oreo cookies are among the most delicious cookies that exist. Although they have a lot of calories, fat and sugar, there is almost no one who can resist them.
The first day Oreo cookies were sold was 109 years ago, on March 6, 1912, and in the first hundred years since, more than 500,000,000,000 cookies have been sold!
Every day, 95 million Oreo cookies are sold worldwide, which means that far, far more than 500 billion cookies have been sold so far.


In honor of the sweet birthday of Oreo cookies, here are some interesting facts about them:
About half of the people who eat Oreo cookies separate their two biscuits first.
If you make a tower out of all the Oreo cookies sold in a day, you will reach the tower 136 times Everest.
Making an Oreo cookie takes exactly 59 minutes - from mixing the ingredients to packing.
Oreo is considered the best-selling cookie in the world. It is available in more than 100 countries.
Oreo cookies, in their original version at least, are vegan. They do not contain eggs, milk and anything animal.
Oreo cookies are very tasty, and everyone has their own method of eating them. There are those who dip in milk, there are those who like to peel the white cream and eat it separately, there are those who like to eat only the cream and leave the biscuits naked alone.
Food artist Tisha Cherry decided to give Oreo cookies a special creative treatment: she uploaded to her Instagram page pictures of Oreo cookies she sculpted from their white cream all sorts of things like the head of the jellyfish monster from Greek mythology, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Football and more. Besides, she has lots of other beautiful creations in food, which you can see on her Instagram page: Tisha Cherry 


In the summer of 2013, Oreo released a limited edition version of watermelon flavored cookies. You can also get them now on Amazon.

If you like to dip your Oreo cookies in milk or tea, and do not want to dip your fingers in the way, you can use this cookie dip that fits basically all sandwich cookies in two layers.

An Oreo advertisement from 1950


Advertisement for Oreo from 1940 (Source)
If you have not yet decided what to wear on Purim, you can dress up as an Oreo cookie and a glass of milk:
Double costume: Oreo and milk (Link)


And quite by chance (probably), March 6 is also Dentists' Day ... and Frozen Food Day

Frozen Food day - March 6

 National Frozen Food Day is celebrated every year on March 6, in honor of the meals and snacks in the freezer.
Two inventions enabled the realization of the great idea of ​​food freezing: the invention of the freezer and the invention of technologies for preparing food that can be frozen.
The invention of frozen foods has greatly improved our lives. Instead of throwing away food that has become unfresh, you can freeze it indefinitely and eat it whenever you want, after bringing it back to life to be fresh with no problem!



The history of frozen food
Freezing food slows down its decay by turning excess moisture into ice and inhibits the growth of most bacterial strains. From the dawn of history, farmers, fishermen, hunters and trappers have kept their produce in unheated storage places during the winter season.
For centuries, tribes that lived in places where the climate was cold used natural food freezing. In 1885, a small number of chickens and geese were sent from Russia to London in insulated crates thanks to the use of this technique. As early as 1899 there was a developed import of frozen food from Russia to London during the 4 winter months. The imported food has been supplied to cities all over England such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. They then began to use the freezer to import meat.
In 1929, Clarence Birdseye , a U.S. government biologist, proposed to the U.S. government the "flash freeze" method of vegetables, meats, fruits and seafood to preserve the taste and quality of food. Clarence created Birdseye Seafoods products and developed the rapid freezing process that included special packaging. After winning the first patent for the frozen food freezing process in the United States in 1927, he founded Birdseye and today he and his company are considered some of the founders of the frozen food industry.


Further attempts to promote frozen food were made by Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of US President Franklin Roosevelt, during her visit to Russia. At the end of World War II, the Allies also tried to freeze orange juice, ice cream and vegetables.
In 1945, Maxson Food Systems produced the first frozen meal. They created the "Strato-Plates" - whole meals reheated on the plane for military and civilian plane passengers. Meals included a basic three-piece equation of meat, vegetables and potatoes, each housed in its own separate compartment on a plastic plate. However, for economic reasons and the death of their founder, Maxson's frozen meals never went on the retail market.
Following Maxson Foods Systems came Jack Fisher's frozen dinners, the FridgiDinners. In the late 1940s meals were sold to bars and taverns.
In 1949, brothers Albert and Meyer Bernstein founded Frozen Dinners. They packed frozen dinners on three-compartment aluminum trays. They sold them under the label "One-Eyed Eskimo" and marketed them only in the Pittsburgh area. By 1950, the company had produced over 400,000 frozen dinners. They later expanded distribution to markets east of the Mississippi.
The concept caught on and took off from 1954 when Swanson's frozen meals appeared. Swanson invented the brand of frozen dinners in front of the TV (TV Dinners). Meals that do not require any cooking skills. Just preheat the oven and cook the frozen food for the required time.


Tv Dinner Ad frozen meal
Tv Dinner Ad 1963 (link)
Over the years, TV meals have been developed to meet consumer demands. Frozen food companies have started putting out family-sized meals, health-conscious meals and even meals of organic food.
Frozen food, no matter how comfortably prepared, at that time was still heated inside the traditional oven, in a process that would have been time consuming. It was only in the early 1940s and 1950s that faster and easier heating options began to enter the picture.
In 1945, Percy Spencer, an American self-taught engineer, accidentally discovered the idea of ​​using microwaves to heat food.
The Raytheon company he worked for bought the idea from him and registered a patent for the microwave cooking process. In 1947 the first commercial microwave oven was built.
National Frozen Food Day was founded on March 6, 1984 by President Ronald Reagan who wanted to encourage the safe development of food freezing processes. This was after microwaves became accessible to the general public during the 1970s-80s.
During these periods, grocery stores barely devoted a small portion of their sales shelves to frozen foods. Nowadays, however, stores often make room for several aisles of frozen foods from different companies that allow consumers to heat up ready-made foods in less than 30 minutes.

How to celebrate Frozen Food Day?
Frozen food day celebration can be a great opportunity to learn new things about the history of food, and also just enjoy the comforts that frozen foods bring to modern life.
Another option for celebrating frozen food day is to go out to the shops and look at the frozen food departments, see how big and rich they are and how today any food can be found in a frozen version, which was not the case fifty years ago and even less! Today, many brands and product lines have let innovation work and produced new lines of frozen food, taking into account the changing habits and nutritional requirements of the customer base. Today there are many food options like gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, halal and so on.
Learn more interesting facts about frozen foods, such as:
Freezing is the best method of preserving food. It keeps food fresher than other methods, like canning or drying.
Frozen foods are frozen at the peak of their ripening. This means that some of them may be more nutritious from "fresh" produce that has been traveling for weeks to get to the grocery store.
Nutritious foods can be enjoyed throughout the year using the freezing process, even in climates where produce does not grow well during the winter months.
Frozen foods do not require additional preservatives or sodium, making them no less healthy than fresh foods.
Food can be stored in the freezer for 3 to 8 months, depending on the type of food. Pre-frozen vegetables can be frozen for 8 months. Carrots, cabbage and beetroots can be frozen for 8-10 months. Fresh tomatoes and herbs can be frozen for two months. Fresh peppers: 6 months. Corn cob: 8 months. Bananas: 3 months, apples: 8 months, bread, rolls: 3-5 months if you put them straight into the freezer, and 2-3 weeks if you opened the package, took out a slice and returned it to the freezer.




Chocolate Souffle Day- February 28




Chocolate soufflé is one of the most delicious desserts there is. The soufflé is a light, airy pastry made mostly of protein foam. The original recipe for chocolate souffle appeared in the French book Le Cuisinier Moderne, by Chef Vincent Le Chapel, circa 1742.









The source of the name Souffle is the French word souffler which means "swell" or "explode".


In restaurants and cafes, a dessert is often served, called chocolate soufflé, which is a chocolate cake with liquid chocolate in it. This cake is not chocolate soufflé. It mainly contains flour and is therefore more stable. The dessert served in restaurants is usually chocolate fondant, which is also delicious in itself.


The soufflé is made from a batter or cream that gives it its flavor and a foam of proteins that give it the airiness and volume.


The soufflé is considered one of the most difficult pastries, and the great fear of it is that "the soufflé will fall" after investing so much in preparing it. During the baking process, it boils in the oven and remains in the apple state for about twenty to thirty minutes. A change in air pressure or a rapid change in temperature causes its fall. When removed from the oven, it loses its height within 5-10 minutes, so it is customary to prepare it "ah-la-minut" (shortly before serving it) and serve it immediately after baking.


The soufflé is baked in round personal patterns and is usually served in a pan, because it is so fragile and airy.









In honor of the chocolate souffle day, make a souffle from one of the many recipes on the chain, and if that does not work out, do not give up, who said that only today can you make chocolate soufflé? Chocolate soufflé can and should be prepared all year round.




In the photo: Chocolate soufflé prepared from a mixture of chocolate soufflé in 3 minutes (link)





February 28 is also Tooth Fairy Day and Rare Illness Day




Strawberry Day - 27 February

Strawberry Day was created to celebrate the little red juicy  fruit, favorite for many people all over the world. 
The strawberries came to the world in year 1700, when a French farmer accidentally made a cross between two varieties of strawberry plants from the family, from the United States and the second one from Chile, and got that sweet and tasty fruit. 
Mulberry fruit is actually not only a false fruit, because it not only develops ovarian fertilized flower like real fruit, but is more complex flower organs, in this case the condensation and swelling of tissue substrates (the border between the petals and the base and inflorescence the ovary). 
It contains lots of real fruit (called 'nut' singular) are tiny black dots visible on the strawberry. Strawberries can be frozen in the freezer, without leaves. If you want a strawberry smoothie, you can use pre-freezing strawberries. For other uses frozen strawberries is not so appropriate because they creates freeze ice rags that make them during the thaw. 
To celebrate the strawberry day, you can simply enjoy it- strawberry smoothie drink, strawberry ice cream, strawberries with whipped cream / cream or just strawberry, eat it alone or with friends.



Animated gifs of strawberries

 

Clam Chowder day- 25 February

Clam chowder day is an unofficial, one of food days adopted by the United States.
Clam chowder is a soup containing the axis and oysters, sometimes even pieces of potatoes and onions. Clam chowder is not acceptable to add vegetables, other than carrot (mainly for color). If you insist, you can add a little above or a bay leaf parsley garnish. The origin of clam chowder is cold US states bordering the sea, where you can catch the oysters. The dish popular variously primarily in San Francisco, New England, Manhattan and more.









February 25 is also Kuwait National and Liberation Day

Chocolate Mint Day - February 19th

 You can combine chocolate with lots of things, and they almost always came out successful, but one of the most successful and refreshing combinations is Chocolate Mint, which is a combination of chocolate and mint.

The combination of chocolate with mint has many benefits, not only because of its amazing taste but also health and nutritional benefits.



Chocolate has many natural ingredients that help the body in terms of health. It helps the brain produce serotonin and dopamine and thus improves mood. It contains flavonoids that improve the health of the arteries and reduce inflammation as well as theanines which prevent the bacterial culture in the mouth and protect the teeth from tooth decay and gingivitis.

Mint also has many benefits. First of all mint is a strong and aromatic herb that helps digestion and refreshes the breath. The mint leaves have glands that contain fragrant oil that contains the substance menthol, which is used in medicine (especially in dentistry), aromatherapy and as a spice for food.

Now combine the chocolate with the mint and see how strong this combination is.

The history of chocolate mint

The ancient Greeks and Romans valued mint for its ability to aid digestion, refresh the breath and add flavor to many different foods. The ancient Greeks would cover their dead with mint to prevent bad odors from rotting corpses. According to Greek mythology, Hades the god of the underworld was in a romantic relationship with a nymph named Mint. Hades' wife, Persephone, discovered the connection between them and out of anger enchanted the nymph and turned it into a sweet spice plant, the mint.



Until the end of the 19th century, there was no mint-flavored chocolate. In 1920 Henry C. Kessler opened the York Cone Company which created waffle cones and in 1940 his chocolate mint patties came into the world. In 1988 the Hershey Company acquired the York Cone company and since then it has been producing the mint candy in chocolate.

YORK Peppermint Patties

Although the York company was probably the first to make the chocolate and mint  combination popular, there are a few more companies that are making this great combination successfully.

Mint Chocolate Day was created by the US National Confectioners Association and is celebrated every year with various activities, which mainly promote the sale of mint chocolate candies to people who eat them with great joy.



How to celebrate Mint Chocolate Day?

Today is the day to combine chocolate and mint into your dishes. You can buy ready-made mint chocolate, or make your own dishes that contain these two ingredients like chocolate cake and mint, or chocolate mousse with mint and more.


Eat ice cream for breakfast day - February 18

 

Eat ice cream for breakfast day

"Life is short, eat dessert first"

~ Jacques Torres

This phrase was coined by a French confectioner and his message is that life is short and unpredictable so you have to enjoy them first. Eat ice cream for breakfast day is a serious example of the use of this phrase. This day was created to raise awareness of cancer among children. For children for whom every day is a blessing, it only makes sense to indulge in the little pleasures of life, and a day of eating ice cream for breakfast brings this opportunity to everyone.



The history of Eat ice cream for breakfast day

Eat ice cream for breakfast day was created to commemorate the wonderful 9 years of the girl Malia Grace Patterson, who was born on February 18, 2001 in Minnesota, USA, and passed away after a long battle with cancer on December 7, 2010. Malia Grace has inspired many people, an example of life enthusiasm And from the good little things they offer. She learned and gained knowledge every day, went out as much as possible and with the help of her passion became every day an adventure in her short life. She lived her life with a smile and passed away in her sleep. In 9 years she touched countless people with energy, humor, laughter And hugs.

Breakfast Day for Breakfast was first celebrated by a group of close friends to commemorate her life and work, by eating ice cream for breakfast, and in the following years continued to spread this day and its meaning in honor of all children with cancer.



How to celebrate Eat ice cream for breakfast day?

Eat ice cream for breakfast day is recommended to be marked by eating ice cream as your first meal in the morning. To spread the message and give this day meaning, you need to upload a picture of yourself eating ice cream for breakfast to the social network you are active in, tell why you eat ice cream for breakfast and add the hashtag #icecreambreakfast.



If you are not interested in eating ice cream at your breakfast but do want to advance the cause of this day, you can donate to local hospitals and health centers that help parents and children fight the disease and always need donations.

You can also contact the pediatric oncology department at the hospital near you and find out what kind of volunteer help they need.

Eat ice cream for breakfast Facebook page 

February 18 is also Pluto DayDrink Wine Day and Battery Day

Tim Tam Day - February 16th

One of the most delicious chocolate bars in existence, and there is hardly anyone to argue about it, is the chocolate bar that comes from Australia - Tim Tam!

February 16 is a day celebrated every year in honor of Tim Tam. It is not yet known who decided to dedicate this day to Tim Tam, but what does it matter? The main thing to celebrate.


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Tim Tam is a chocolate snack from the Australian company Arnott, which consists of two biscuits between which there is cream (usually chocolate) and they are coated in chocolate.

What is special about the Tim Tam snack is that it is commonly used as a drinking straw for milk, cocoa or coffee.

Drinking Coffee with Tim Tam (Image Source)


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One Tim Tam package has 11 units and the double coating packages have 9.

The history of Tim Tam

Tim Tam was invented by Arnot's food technology director, Ian Norris. In 1958 he decided to go on a world tour to look for inspiration for new products. While driving he found the penguin biscuit in the UK which is a biscuit snack coated in milk chocolate and filled with chocolate cream. Norris decided to make the penguin biscuit something even tastier and so he invented the Tim Tam which is made from two biscuits.

Ross Arnott, owner of Arnott, loved horse racing. In 1958 he visited a horse race in Kentucky and decided that his company's new chocolate snack would be named after the winning horse and so it was.

How to celebrate Tim Tam Day?

The best way to celebrate Tim Tam Day is to buy a package and eliminate it on your own or with someone else. To eat the tam tam in the traditional way one has to bite both its ends and then use it as a drinking straw. According to tradition, you should also take a photo and upload the photos with the hashtag #TimTamDay.


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Each country has its own special treat. America has apple pie, England has scones, France has macaroons and Australia has Tim Tam. No doubt Australia played it with this awesome snack!

 
February 16 is also Almond Day and Innovation Day

Almond Day - February 16

February 16 is Almond Day, the fruit that grows on the almond tree that belongs to the rose family.
Did you know?
Eating 20 unroasted natural almonds a day as a snack between meals has been found to contribute to weight loss more than other snacks.
Almonds have a total of 7-9 calories and are rich in vitamin E, magnesium, calcium and good fats for the heart.
Almonds also help balance appetite and reduce the urge to eat sweets.
It is recommended to eat the almonds as a snack, during a "crisis" when the body really wants sweet. You should eat 10 almonds at each snack, a total of two meals.
The part of the almond that is eaten is the seed. It contains a substance called amygdalin, which breaks down and forms cyanide, a very dangerous poison. But do not worry, the cyanide is found in the bitter almonds. The sweet cultural varieties we eat do not contain amygdalin.


 February 16 is also Innovation Day and Tim Tam Day

Tortellini Day - February 13

February 13th is a special day for Italian stuffed pasta lovers - Tortellini Day!
The tortellini are stuffed pasta dumplings in the shape of a ring reminiscent of a shell, usually in a mixture of meat, cheese or vegetables (especially spinach, sweet potatoes and pumpkin).
The tortellini originates from Emilia, Bologna and Modena in Italy. They are served mostly with soups or in a creamy sauce and ragout (meat sauce). The sauces they are served with are usually based on butter, olive oil, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses and their taste is done so that they do not even exceed the taste of the tortilla filling.


The origin of the name Tortellini is from the word "Tortellini", which in Italian means cake.
The first time the tortellini is mentioned in history is in 1664, in the book "The Economy of the City in the Villa" (L'economia del cittadino in villa) in which it is described as butter-cooked. Originally the tortellini was meant to recycle the leftover meat from the tables of the rich nobles for the poor in the area.
In 1842, the French bibliographic traveler Antoine Claude-Pasquain described the tortellini stuffed with beef, egg yolk and Parmesan cheese.
The big brother of the tortellini is the tortelloni. This is a larger version with vegetable filling, served with sauce and not with soup.



Members of an organization called the "The Learned Order of the Tortellini" in Bologna, Italy, wear special tortellini-shaped hats, in red and gold, for their meetings. They also wear a ribbon around their necks with a gold tortilla pendant. Members of the Order dedicate their lives to preserving the traditional tortellini.
Source
There are many ways to make tortellini. In honor of the tortellini day, learn how to make it stuffed with what you like, and use the tens of thousands of recipes on the net. Another option is to go out to an Italian restaurant and order a tortellini.


Con appetito!

 February 13 is also Radio Day and Madly In Love With Me Day

Bagel Day - February 9th

Everyone knows that today is International Pizza Day, but did you know that today is also National Bagel Day in the USA?
The bagel is a kind of bread made from wheat flour, with a very dense texture with a hole in the middle. It started out in the Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, many people say it was invented in Poland, when Jewish immigrants who escaped from the disturbances and oppression took bagels with them to the new places. For years the bagel was made, sold and eaten only among the Jewish communities.


A bagel seller in Poland, 1935
There is also a legend that he invented the local Jewish baker bagel in Vienna, Austria in 1863. He wanted to thank the King of Poland who defended his village from the Turkish invaders and made him a special hard, circle-shaped bun similar to the German riding track to commemorate the king's favorite place. From there, the bagel reached the Jews of Poland.
At the end of the 19th century, many Jews from Eastern Europe came to America and brought the bagel with them. In 1910 the "Local Bagel Character" organization was established in America where it was decided that membership in it and the study of bagel baking would be inherited only. The bakers learned from their parents the craft of baking the bagel for months. The bagel preparation work was slow and difficult and the profits were low. After World War II, bagels became especially popular in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 1960, Dan Thompson invented the first bagel making machine.


The new Anglo-Saxon breakfast turned into a bagel with lux (salted salmon) and cream cheese. Those who do not eat fish enjoy a bagel with cream cheese.
Many bakeries nowadays have bagels, and people can often buy bagels at the grocery store. You can get a frozen or fresh bagel, and you can also buy it at stalls or from people who walk around and sell it from a styrofoam box, like in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The bagel is cooked in a light syrup that gives it a dark coating and then baked in the oven. The most common toppings for a bagel are: sesame seeds, coarse salt and hyssop.
In honor of National Bagel Day, go out and buy a bagel and eat it hot and fresh with or without a tasty spread, because when the bagel is fresh, you don't have to add anything to it.



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