December 25 is National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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National Pumpkin Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Pumpkin Pie

  • The American colonists used pumpkin in pie crusts, but not in the filling.
  • The type of pumpkin pie we know today was not made until the 1700s.
  • Every year, 50 million pumpkin pies are made using Libby’s canned product.
  • Nestle bought Libby’s in 1971.
  • The world’s largest pumpkin pie weighed over 350 pounds and was made with 80 pounds of pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, and 144 eggs.

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Today’s Food History

1213 King John of England ordered 3,000 capons, 1,000 salted eels, 400 hogs, 100 pounds of almonds and 24 casks of wine for his Christmas feasts.

1252 Henry III hosts 1,000 knights and nobels at York. 600 oxen are consumed.

1415 England’s Henry V orders food distributed to the citizens of Rouen who are trapped by his siege. Henry himself dines on roast porpoise.

1512 The Duke of Northumberland…

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