January 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

blueberry pancakes

National Blueberry Pancake Day

Daily Fact: The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.

Blueberry Facts:Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.

Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1807 London’s Pall Mall becomes the first street to be lighted with Gas Fixtures
  • 1855 The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the Panama Railway. Establishing the first trans-continental dining cars.

  • 1917 San Francisco opens it’s streetcar system. Considered a “San Francisco treat”


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