February 2 is National Tater Tot Day

February 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Tater Tot Day

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Did you know:

  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.

Daily Quote:“A man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the best part under ground.”~Thomas Overbury

Daily Trivia: Potatoes are the 4th most important crop in the world after wheat, rice & corn?

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 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.

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