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National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day – February 14

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National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day  National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day and Valentine’s Day are both observed on February 14. It’s a great combination of heart-shaped boxes filled with these treats will be given as gifts on this holiday. For chocolate lovers, it’s a heavenly gift and a real sign of affection. Quote of the Day: “I was like a chocolate in a box, looking well behaved and perfect in place, all the while harboring a secret center.”Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart Origins of Cream-Filled Chocolates A sugar industrialist named Marshal du Pessis-Praslin in the 17th century made simple pralines creating the concept for cream-filled chocolates. During this period in history, pralines were mostly nuts coated in caramelized sugar. Pralines have evolved since its inception using new ingredients unavailable when originally created. However, the concept of making cream-filled chocolates was born. A Swiss immigrant...

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day – February 7

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Quote of the Day: “Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” Mitch Hedberg Fettuccine Alfredo Day is observed on February 7 in the United States. What is Fettuccine Alfredo? Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish made from fettuccine tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter. As the cheese melts, it emulsifies the liquids to form a smooth and rich sauce coating on the pasta. It’s one of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta. Alfredo Di Lelio gave it this name at his restaurants in Rome, in the early to mid-20th century. Omaha Steaks 1 (18 oz. pkg.) Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo The dish became popularized and spread to the United States. The recipe has evolved and its commercialized version is now ubiquitous with heavy cream and other ingredients. In Italy, fettuccine al burro is generally...

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National Croissant Day – January 30

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National Croissant Day  Quote of the Day: “Croissant”: However you choose to pronounce it at home, it is perhaps worth noting that outside the United States, the closer you can come to saying “kwass-ohn,” the sooner you can expect to be presented with one. Bill Bryson National Croissant Day 2018 Today is National Croissant Day in the United States. Each year it’s celebrated on January 30 to bakers and foodies delight. A croissant is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie pastry named for its crescent shape. Croissants and other viennoiserie are made of layered yeast-leavened dough. The dough is layered with butter, rolled and folded several times in succession, then rolled into a sheet, in a technique called laminating. The process results in a layered, flaky texture, similar to a puff pastry. History of Croissants Crescent-shaped bread has been made since...

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National Popcorn Day – January 19

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National Popcorn Day Today is National Popcorn Day. By volume, it’s America’s favorite snack food with 90% of sales being sold for home use. The history and documented facts surrounding the “kernel corn” makes for an interesting history of land use and consumption. Quote of the Day: “Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an exciting explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairy tale!” Richelle E. Goodrich What is popcorn? Popcorn, or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. The breaking point of the hull is reached when a pressure of approximately 135 psi...

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