June 18 is International Picnic Day

June 18, 2015 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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The perfect excuse to get together and eat!

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Odd yet interesting picnic trivia:

  1. Ole Evinrude had the idea for the outboard motor while rowing a boat to a picnic.
  2. Italy’s favorite picnic day is Easter Monday. It is called “Angel’s Monday” or Pasquetta (“Little Easter”).
  3. After an ant has visited your picinc, it lays down a scent as it returns to the nest for the other ants to follow!
  4. In the year 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place in France to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.
  5. The first table designed specifically for picnics (in a style similar to what we know today) appeared in the late 1800s.

Today’s Food History

  • 1865 R.I.P. Edmund Ruffin. He was a pioneer in the study of soil chemistry in the U.S.
  • 1892 Macadamia nuts were first planted in Hawaii.
  • 1897 R.I.P. Juliet Corson. Librarian, cookery teacher and…

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