January 20, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National “Cheese Lover’s” Day

Five Food Finds about Cheese

  • Cheeses are more flavorful at room temperature. Let them stand for a half hour before serving.
  • Cheese is an ancient food whose origins predate recorded history.
  • Artisan cheese, made in small batches from local sources, is growing at a pace that exceeds even the growth rate of general cheese consumption in America.
  • Some studies claim that cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss and American cheeses can help to prevent tooth decay.
  • A study by the British Cheese Board in 2005 showed cheese has positive effects on sleep, not nightmares as Ebeneser Scrooge seemed to think.

On This Day in Food History…

1785 Samuel Ellis advertised to sell his Oyster Island with no takers. Later renamed Ellis Island

1920 The 50-50 Club opened, considered the 1st ‘speakeasy.’

1964 The world’s largest cheese was presented at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, weighing in at over…

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