National Cheese Fondue Day

April 11, 2013 at 6:42 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Cheese Fondue Day

April 10

Five Food Finds about Cheese Fondue

  • The melted cheese dish known as fondue is Swiss in origin.
  • Cow herders, who had long winters with few provisions, invented the dish.
  • Other nationalities have similar recipes involving things like creamy eggs.
  • The way the Swiss dish obtained a French name is a mystery, though there is a powerful influence of French language speakers in Switzerland even today.
  • The Swiss nobles liked the dish so much that they adapted it from its humble beginnings to make it a dish of the nobility.

Today’s Food History

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1899 Percy L. Julian was born. An African American chemist, he worked on synthesizing various compounds from soy beans. One of his creations was a foam fire extinguisher refined from soya protein.

1926 Luther Burbank died. American horticulturist, he developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables, including…

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