Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Little Food Trivia

And from this weeks newsletter from Rudy's, in Twin Falls, Idaho, we have these wee bits of trivia! Enjoy them.

This Week in the History of Food & Drink:

July 21: Today is national Junk Food Day… This could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you deem as junk food.

July 22, 1993: Rudy’s own Christmas Cheese Elf was born. A title many aspire to but rarely attain. Happy 16th birthday Audrey!

July 23, 1894: Arthur Treacher, actor, announcer was born. He played the quitessentail English butler in many a movie and later founded Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips restaurant franchise.

July 24, 1938: Nestle introduced Nescafe Instant Coffee in Switzerland.

July 25, 2008: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants. There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.

July 26, 1926: Roquefort cheese is the first cheese designated with an appellation d'origine controlee. Only cheese that is processed in Roquefort, France and aged in the caves there may be called 'Roquefort Cheese.'

July 27: National Scotch Day… Get your kilt on!

Just some interesting tidbits!

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