Monday, May 4, 2009

Interesting Food Trivia

I really don't know where they come up with these, but I will say that I do believe that they are legit!

This Week in the History of Food & Drink:

May 4, 1494: Columbus landed at Jamaica and met the Arawak Indians. The Arawak used Jamaican pimento (allspice) to season and smoke meat (usually pigs), the foundation upon which Jamaican Jerk developed.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo!!

May 6:.National Crepe Suzette Day

May 7,1660: Isaack B. Fubine of The Hague, Netherlands, received a patent for macaroni.

May 8, 1842: Emil Christian Hansen was born. He was a Danish botanist who developed new methods to culture yeast. He revolutionized the beer industry, and proved that there are different species of yeast. He refused to patent the method, but instead made it available for free to other brewers.

May 9, 1785: The beer-pump handle was patented by Joseph Bramah.

May 10: National Shrimp Day!

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Bon Appetit,

So much information .... So little time! Cheers!

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