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National Cherry Cobbler Day

Five Food Finds about Cobbler

  • A cobbler is a deep dish (casserole or soufflé dish) fruit pie (peach is most common) with only a top biscuit dough crust.
  • Fruit cobblers can be made with almost any fruit, singly or in combination.
  • The cobbler takes its name from the biscuit dough crust on top – it is rough looking or ‘cobbled.’   It originated in the U.S. sometime in the early to mid 19th century.
  • A Cobbler is also a drink, which probably predates the fruit cobbler pie.
  • A cobbler usually consisted of whiskey or rum with fruit juice and/or sugar, garnished with mint and/or citrus.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1733 England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain and its possessions.

1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent a Reaping…

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