August 24 is National Peach Pie Day

August 24, 2014 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Peach Pie

In the southeast we know how to do this one right.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peach Pie

  1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
  2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
  3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
  4. Most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions.
  5. There are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Peach Recipes

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Today’s Food History

  • 79 R.I.P. Pliny The Elder. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume ‘Historia Naturalis’ (Natural History). This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors. It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.
  • 1853 The month and day are uncertain, but…

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