Posts Tagged ‘#funfoodfacts’
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
September 20th is National Pepperoni Pizza Day! Americans really, really love pizza. Every day, we eat enough pizza to cover 75 football fields! And a lot of them have pepperoni on them. One might assume that pepperoni reached American shores with the Italian immigrants just like pizza did, but that’s not what happened. Pepperoni…Read More
National Potato Day
Did you know that Americans eat an average of 110 pounds of potatoes a year per person? It’s the number one vegetable consumed in the United States. But spuds weren’t always the on top of the vegetable heap. When the Spanish explorer Francisco Pizzaro brought potatoes back from Peru in 1532, Europeans were…Read More
National Ice Cream Day
According to the International Dairy Foods Association (www.idfa.org), the average American eats approximately 22 pounds of ice cream a year. The IDFA also reported that ice cream production in 2020 was up 6% from 2019. I think we all know why that happened. Ice cream is more than just a dessert, it’s a comfort food…Read More
Happy Birthday Ruth Wakefield!
Let’s take a moment to honor one of America’s gastronomic heroes today. This woman has brought so much joy and deliciousness in our lives that I believe her birthday should be a national holiday, or at least a national baking day. Ruth Wakefield created the chocolate chip cookie. In 1930, Ruth and her husband…Read More
National Hamburger Day- Lets Talk Toppings
To honor this important day, I decided to find out how Americans like their burgers. According to a survey conducted by YouGov.com in May 2020, the number one topping is cheese. Here’s a list of the top ten: Cheese- 74% Ketchup- 65% Lettuce- 64% Tomatoes- 58% Onions- 57% Pickles- 54% Mustard-…Read More
National Potato Chip Day
Since March is Women’s History Month and today is National Potato Chip Day, I want to tell you about the amazing businesswoman and entrepreneur, Laura Scudder (1881-1959). Scudder started her potato chip company in 1926 because her husband couldn’t work anymore after a car he was repairing, fell on him. It was up to…Read More
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Spotted!
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was on campus at the University of Alabama this week and my daughter Josie got a selfie with it!! You know she’s smiling under that mask. How can anyone NOT smile when they see the Wienermobile? According to Oscarmeyer.com, the first Wienermobile appeared on the streets of Chicago in 1936. Oscar…Read More
Why Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?
Based on the grocery store shelves, Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate. But why chocolate? Why not potato chips, or cotton candy, or even a nice juicy steak? There are a couple of theories about why chocolate reigns supreme on this day of romance. One theory is that people gave chocolate because they wanted…Read More
National Pizza Day- February 9th
There are not many things I like better than a hot, steaming pizza from my favorite neighborhood pizzeria, but there are nights when it’s easier to pop a frozen pizza into the oven at home. And on those nights, I thank Joseph Bucci, the unsung hero in pizza history. In 1954, Bucci was awarded a…Read More
Happy National Hot Chocolate Day- January 31st
Did you know that people have been enjoying hot chocolate for approximately 2,000 years? When Spanish explorers discovered the Americas in the 1500s, they met the chocolate-drinking Aztecs and Mayans in what is now Mexico. For centuries, these early civilizations had been making hot chocolate by grinding cacao beans into a paste and stirring…Read More