November 24 is National Sardines Day

November 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Sardines:

  1. Sardines live short lives, and grow quite quickly. They can reach a length of about 23cm in two years.
  2. Sardines are filter feeders, sieving plankton from the water as it passes between their gills.
  3. All the sardines in tomato sauce originate from the Cape.
  4. The term sardine was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant.
  5. An adult dusky shark was found with 621 sardines in its stomach.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1762 The first written record of the word ‘sandwich’. Edward Gibbons Journal, 11/24/1762: ‘I dined at the Cocoa Tree….That respectable body affords every evening a sight truly English. Twenty or thirty of the first men in the kingdom….supping at little tables….upon a bit of cold meat, or a…

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