National Corn Fritters Day

July 16, 2013 at 7:04 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Five Food Finds about Corn

  1. One bushel of corn weighs 56 pounds – more than a large bag of dog food.
  2. Corn is America’s largest crop and accounts for more than 90 percent of the total value and production of feed grains.
  3. Family farmers grow 90 percent of America’s corn.
  4. The United States produces 40 percent of the world’s corn, more than any other country.
  5. In the United States, 87 percent of all the corn is grown utilizing only naturally occurring rainfall.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1439 In an effort to stop the spread of disease, kissing is banned in England.

1827 Josiah Spode II R.I.P. Inventor of Fine Bone China (Spode porcelain). It became the standard English bone china.

1867 Reinforced concrete was patented by F. Joseph Monier. He was a Paris gardener, and developed reinforced concrete to use in garden tubs, beams and posts.

1951

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