It's National Carrot Cake Day

National Carrot Cake Day

Carrot Facts:

  1. Carrots originated in the Mediterranean region and were introduced to northern europe around 1000 years ago. Originally they were purple or grey in color.
  2. The weed/flower Queen Ann’s Lace is actually a wild carrot. Many say carrots were planted in colonial gardens. They went to seed and soon spread across North America.
  3. Jello in the 1930′s offered ‘carrot pie’ flavored gelatin.
Carrot Quote:  “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.”

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1468 RIP Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of moveable type printing. Inspired by the screw presses used in winemaking.
  • 1815 The world’s 1st commercial cheese factory was established in Switzerland.
  • 1913 The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It gave Congress the power to levy taxes on income.  In 1913 less than 1% of the population paid income tax at the rate of 1%. Before this taxes were acquired primarily on food, merchandise sales, etc.
  • 1916 The Cafe Voltaire opened in Zurich, Switzerland, a meeting place for members of what was to be known as the Dada movement.
  • 1959 The day the music died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) are killed in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.

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