January 15 is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Strawberry Ice Cream:

  1. It is thought that the ” iced” cream was served in the White House in the early 1800’s.
  2. Huge chinks of  frozen river ice were stored in basements vaults covered in hay to keep them from melting.
  3. Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  4. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  5. Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) is known to have loved snow flavored with nectar and honey.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1785 William Prout was born. An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions – carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • 1799 John Hetheringoton, a London haberdasher, created the “stove top” hat. A large crowd gathered to see this new hat, and was charged with disturbing the peace (charges later dropped). The “top” hat…

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