August 18, 2012 at 8:06 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Ice-Cream Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Ice-Cream

  • An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  • A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  • The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  • In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  • Sorbet, has no milk at all!

Today’s Food History

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1850 Honore de Balzac died. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food. One report recalls that at the Véry…

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