November 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Candy Day

Five Food Finds about Candy

  • The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
  • The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with com-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
  • In the late nineteenth century, with the large influx of Irish immigrants into the U.S., Halloween became associated with ghosts, goblins and witches.
  • The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.
  • Ninety percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
1879 James and John Ritty invented…

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