February 4, 2012 at 7:21 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Homemade Soup Day 

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Soup Facts: 

1. Women are more than twice as likely to eat soup as men, 9.67% vs. 4.0%.

2. The Middle English word soupen meant “to drink in sips”, which is how most soups were consumed. The words “soup,” “supper,” “sip,” and “sop” are derived from  this term.

3. Andy Warhol(who’s real name was Andrew Warhola) is famous for his Campbell ‘s soup can art of the 1960’s. Did you know his first works sold for around 100 dollars?  Today they sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Daily Quote: “Of soup and love, the first is the best.” ~ Spanish proverb

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1906 Clyde W. Tombaugh was born. An American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto in 1930. His first telescopes were  made from old farm equipment parts
  • 1930 Candy maker Frank C. Mars…

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