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Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

February 2

is

National Tater Tot Day

Today’s five things you should know about 

Tater Tots

  1. Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans consume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.
  4. Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn.
  5. Tater tots are the most popular side dish in the American public school system.

On This Day in Food History…

1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.

1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.

1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by…

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