April 15, 2012 at 6:53 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Glazed Ham Day

Five Food Finds about Ham

  • The Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota sold the first canned ham in 1926.
  • Hams are produced by almost every country in the world.
  • Mainz ham is a German ham that is brined, soaked in brandy or wine lees (or a mixture of both) and then smoked for a long period.
  • A country ham is much drier than injected-cured hams and has a sharper flavored due to its high salt content.
  • A pig scratches himself with his right leg, which uses the muscles more often, so the meat will be tougher.  Aim for the left leg if you can.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1710 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo was born. Born in Belgium, this ballerina danced with the Paris Opera. Escoffier named many gourmet dishes in her honor.

1854 New York became the first state to fund a study of…

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