February 17 is Café au Lait Day

February 17, 2014 at 11:18 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Cafe’ Au Lait Day

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5 Food Facts about Café au Lait

1. In Europe, “café au lait” stems from the same continental tradition as “café con leche” in Spain,

2. In Poland it is referred to as “kawa biała” (“white coffee”)

3. In Germany it is referred to as “Milchkaffee” (“milk coffee”)

4. In The Netherlands “koffie verkeerd” (“incorrect coffee”)

5. In the French-speaking areas of Switzerland, a popular variation is the “café renversé” (“reverse coffee”), made by using the milk as a base and adding espresso, in reversal of the normal method of making a “café au lait”.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1665 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was born. A German botanist, he showed the existence of sexes in plants, and identified the stamen and pistil as the male and female organs.
  • 1876 Canned sardines…

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