December 9 is National Pastry Day

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

  1. Basic ingredients of pastry are flour, fat and water.
  2. The first crude pastry was made out of grain meal flavored with honey by ancient Egyptians.
  3. Pastries were first brought to Europe during the Muslim invasion of the 7th century.
  4. The European tradition of pastry-making is often traced back to the shortcrust era of flaky doughs that were in use throughout the Mediterranean in ancient times.
  5. The word pasty comes from a middle English word meaning made of paste (pastry).

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1814 Joseph Bramah died. An English engineer, among his many inventions was a beer engine, used to deliver beer from keg to glass without artificial carbonation being added.
  • 1886 Clarence Birdseye was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 1924, Clarence Birdseye, with the financial backing of Wetmore Hodges, William Gamage, Basset Jones…

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