Friday, 29 September 2017

National Coffee Day- September 29th 2017


Today 29th September is National Coffee Day;

Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day!
Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor.
From the moment the average coffee lover opens a fresh bag of coffee beans, the aroma beckons, percolating the senses. Even those who don’t drink coffee tend to enjoy the fragrance a roasted bean casts.
Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee. Use #NationalCoffeeDay to post on social media.  

Friday, 25 August 2017

National Burger Day- August 25th 2017



Today is National Burger Day, this day is celebrated across the world on every last Friday in August and restaurants across the UK are celebrating by giving customers money off towards their burgers.
Why not celebrate by getting yourself a burger today :-)

Friday, 4 August 2017

International Beer Day- Friday 4th August 2017


International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. Since its inception, International Beer Day has grown from a small localized event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration spanning 207 cities, 50 countries and 6 continents.  Specifically, International Beer Day has three declared purposes:
  1. To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
  2. To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
  3. To unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.

Participants are encouraged to give one another the 'gift of beer' by buying each other drinks, and to express gratitude to brewers,bartenders, and other beer technicians. In the international spirit of the holiday, it is also suggested that participants step out of their domestic/locally brewed comfort zone and sample a beer from another culture.


International Beer Day began as a celebration at the founders’ local bar, but has since expanded to become a worldwide event. Celebrations are planned throughout the United States as well as in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the Philippines, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Venezuela.
Popular forms of International Beer Day Events include: Tapping of new or rare beers, all-day happy hours, beer flights, trivia nights, binge drinking and other games (such asbeer pong), beer/food pairings and beer gear giveaways.

From 2007 through 2012, International Beer Day was celebrated on August 5. After International Beer Day 2012, the founders took a poll of fans and chose to move the holiday to the first Friday in August.
source-wiki.com


Thursday, 3 August 2017

National Watermelon Day 3rd August 2017


Morning Foodies,

Today 3rd August is National Watermelon day; Watermelon is the perfect fruit to enjoy on August 3rd.  It is also National Watermelon Day. Enjoyed by many, it is a favorite at summertime events such as picnics and fairs.  Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it is so refreshing.

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp). Pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon – although not in the genus Cucumis – has a smooth exterior rind (usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white). source-/nationaldaycalendar.com




Enjoy a slice of Watermelon today and celebrate with the rest of the country! Post on social media using #NationalWatermelonDay.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

UK Inflation drops to 2.6% in June

The UK's inflation rate dropped unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in May.


It is the first fall in the rate since October 2016 and was largely down to lower petrol and diesel prices.
Fuel prices fell for the fourth month in a row in June, according to the Office for National Statistics.
However, inflation is still running ahead of average wage inflation, which stands at 2% excluding bonuses.
The UK inflation rate has risen sharply since the referendum on membership of the European Union last June, partly due to an increase in the cost of imported goods following the fall in the value of the pound.
That rise has put pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates, but economists say the latest figures will ease that pressure.
These numbers are a real surprise, showing the first drop in inflation since autumn 2016," said Lucy O'Carroll, chief economist at Aberdeen Asset Management.
"This is going to kill the chances of a rate rise in the short term. We'll learn more about the Bank of England's thinking in a couple of weeks, but we can expect the calls for a rate rise to reduce to a whimper."
UK unemployment falls to fresh 11-year low.

But June's fall in inflation is a blip, according to some economists.
"We have not necessarily passed the peak of inflation," said Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC.
"Oil prices are volatile and could bounce back later this year. Meanwhile, the big fall in the value of the pound since last summer is still working its way through the pipeline and has not yet fully fed through into shop prices."
Another measure of inflation, the Retail Price Index (RPI), edged lower from an annual rate of 3.9% in May to 3.8% in June. RPI is used to calculate the interest rate for student loans, for example.
The ONS also reports a version of consumer price inflation that includes housing costs known as CPIH. That rate fell to 2.6% in June from 2.7% in May. source-bbc.co.uk

Even though the effect of the inflation drop will affect the economy, this might come as some type of good news for us as we'll see the effect of this drop on food prices at the till. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

National Mac n Cheese Day- July 14th 2017



One of the classic comfort foods earns a place of honor on July 14.  It is National Mac and Cheese Day!
Made with macaroni noodles, cream or milk, and the golden goodness of cheese, mac and cheese shines as a side dish but can stand on its own as a main dish as well. From the classic mac and cheese with cheddar or American cheeses to the spicy cowboy mac with bacon and jalapenos, there’s a combination for everyone.  Mix up the cheeses or load up on seasonings, set the broiler for a couple of minutes at the end of the cooking time and let the cheese get a nice toasty crust.-source-nationaldaycalendar.com
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy some mac and cheese! Use #NationalMacAndCheeseDay to share on social media















Thursday, 13 July 2017

National French Fries Day- July 13th 2017


There's nothing like a good plate of French Fries, or Chips as we British people refer it. Serve with some ketchup, brown sauce or even a splash of


According to Foodimentary, here are five fun food facts about French Fries:-

  • French fries are, perhaps, poorly-named, since they originate in Belgium and are most popular in America.
  • In England these are referred to as “chips”
  • Though French fries were invented in Europe, the potatoes, from which they are made, originated in the Americas and were imported.
  • Leaving the potato skin on French fries actually leaves in important vitamins that are lost if the skins are peeled away.
  • The first occurrence of French fries in America may have been at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson.

Friday, 7 July 2017

World Chocolate Day- July 7th 2017


World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day,is an observance that occurs globally every year on July 7.Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. It has been stated that 7 July 2016 marks 466 years since chocolate was introduced to Europe.
As the United States celebrate International Chocolate Day on 13 September, Chocolate Ice-cream Day is observed on 7 July. Various other more specific chocolate-themed days are celebrated throughout the world and on various dates, including Milk Chocolate Day on 28 July. 
source-wiki.com


World Chocolate Day: 8 facts about chocolate to celebrate

1. The American Milton S. Hershey was born on the 11th of September, he founded the Hershey Chocolate Company. On his birthday we celebrate World Chocolate Day.
2. World Chocolate Day is celebrated two times a year. The second time is on the 7th of July. On this day hundreds of years ago chocolate was first introduced in Europe.
3. You will not get addicted to chocolate that easily, even though it almost “seems” irresistible. You can only get addicted if you eat 25 kilos of dark chocolate a day! Addictiveness stems from the main ingredient of chocolate: cocoa. Dark chocolate contains 75% of cocoa.


4. Every day, people in The Netherlands consume a million chocolate-sprinkled bread slices.
5. Chocolate contains the same substances produced by your body.
6. The Swiss are the biggest consumers of chocolate in the world at 11,4 kg per person per year.
7. White chocolate is not technically chocolate because it contains no cocoa.
8. World’s largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792 kilos. source-http://cocoafromghana.org/


Thursday, 6 July 2017

International Kissing Day- July 6th 2017


OK, what a day to celebrate lol, there are as many types of kiss as there are people to pucker up, and who doesn’t love a good kiss? Whether it’s a quick friendly peck on the cheek between friends, or a long, passionate tongue-lashing between new partners, International Kissing Day celebrates this most enjoyable of activities and the part it plays in cultures throughout the world. If you haven’t shown your partner just how much you enjoy them, maybe International Kissing Day is your chance to remind them with a toe-curling kiss!


History of International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day was established in 2006 to focus on the kissing that takes place between lovers, and to celebrate the place it holds in our society. One of the most surprising things about this holiday is the research that revealed that 5% of people over the age of 45 are locking lips at least 31 times a week! Who would have thought that old fires burn so hot?
Events are organized all over to celebrate International Kissing Day, with events for those who have lovers, and those who are looking for them. Kiss-in’s let you test drive a potential dates lips before you ever hook up with them for an actual date, and kissing classes help you learn how to become an amazing kisser.

But romantic kissing isn’t the only place that kissing happens in our culture and society. Among the high society, it’s not at all unusual to greet with a kiss on each cheek, a tradition that heralds back to the Old World. Young children frequently get kisses from their loving parents, though it’s something that tends to fade as children get older.
Over all, kissing has played an important role in social bonding since time out of mind, and International Kissing Day celebrates them all!

How to Celebrate International Kissing Day
Well that’s simple enough isn’t it? Wake up in the morning and kiss your partner good morning, then greet your friends with a quick kiss on the cheek to show them how much you appreciate them. If you’re a bit more reserved, place a chaste kiss on the back of the hand of friends you hold in high regard. There’s a million different ways to deliver a kiss to those you care about, and they don’t all have to be romantic! So on International Kissing Day, pucker up every chance you get! Just remember the breath mints.- source-
daysoftheyear.com

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Happy Independence America- 4th July 2017


Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July4, 1776.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concertsbaseball gamesfamily reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

A bit of Wiki Background of Independence Day

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it two days later on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.
Historians have long disputed whether members of Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.

Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, James Monroe, another Founding Father who was elected as President, also died on July 4, 1831. He was the third President in a row who died on the anniversary of independence. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872; so far he is the only U.S. President to have been born on Independence Day.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Chinese Hot Chili Recipe

Morning Foodies, ever wondered how Chinese make their chili oils so nice, that we almost cannot resist?



Well here's a very very EASY tutorial on how to make that jar of awesomeness :-)  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Maybe I should even start packaging and selling these lol :-)

Ingredients


  • Crushed Chili
  • 200ml Vegetable Oil or Peanut Oil
  • 50ml Sesame Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Handful of Star Anise
  • 2 Tbsp Black Peppercorn
Method


Place the Vegetable oil in a wok or saucepan on high heat for about 7 minutes, you need to make sure this is not heated for more than 7 minutes as you do no need the oil to be burnt. Tip (drop a small onion in the oil to check the level of hotness).


Now combine the chili, star anise and peppercorn together in a deep heat proof bowl and mix well.


Now add the oil into the chili mix PLS NOTE- this will be very hot so be careful. Mix well, add salt to taste and leave to cool for about 10 minutes.


Once completely cool, add the sesame oil for extra oriental flavour, transfer into a jar and store for up to one year.


Enjoy with your dishes and avoid spending £2 every time you buy your takeaway :-)

Direct link to the video tutorial here-

Monday, 26 June 2017

National Chocolate Pudding Day- June 26th 2017


Good Monday morning Foodies; hope you all had a nice weekend and hope you're looking forward to a new start to the week :-)

Mondays are usually a slow & sluggish day for people as most of us are trying to recover from all the weekend fun that we wish it never ends. But don't worry, today is a day to over indulge as its National Chocolate Pudding Day; so don't worry if you're struggling to get through today, get yourself some Chocolate Pudding, take a picture and share it with your friends and family with the hashtag #NationalChocolatePuddingDay, trust me that will keep you going.


A brief history on Chocolate Pudding:-

The food holiday National Chocolate Pudding Day is observed each year on June 26th. Chocolate pudding has been loved by children and adults for many years. Usually eaten as a snack or dessert, chocolate pudding is also used as a filling for chocolate creme pie.

Historically, chocolate pudding is a variation of chocolate custard, using starch as a thickener instead of eggs. The 1903 edition of Mary Harris Frazer’s Kentucky Receipt Book and the 1918 edition of Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cook Book both have recipes for the earlier version, using both eggs and flour.
In 1934, General Foods (Jello) introduced chocolate pudding mix as “Walter Baker’s Dessert.”
In 1936, it was renamed “Pickle’s Pudding.”


Chocolate pudding is usually made with milk and sugar, flavored with chocolate and vanilla then thickened with flour or cornstarch. Some recipes do use eggs when making the pudding.

Chocolate pudding can be purchased ready-made and sold in grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations. The popular brands include Jell-O by the Kraft Foods Corporation and Snack Pack by Hunt’s.(nationaldaycalendar.com)

Oh by the way, I promise not to go AWOL on you guys anymore :-)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

International Sushi Day- June 18th 2017



Tracing sushi’s origins leads us on an interesting journey, taking us back to SE Asia and a method of storing and preserving fish for later consumption. Known as Narezushi, fish was stored by being wrapped in salted and fermented rice where it would remain good for months at a time thanks to the fermentation of the rice. Originally the rice was thrown away when it was ready to eat, and only the fish was consumed.
The next stage in the development of sushi would be far more familiar to the modern palate, known as namanare it was made from partly raw fish that was wrapped in fish and consumed before the flavor changed. Sushi had changed from a way to preserve fish to a new form of cuisine. But this wasn’t the last stage in the foods evolution.

It was in the Edo Period, between 1600 and 1800AD in Japan, that the traditional form of sushi we know today came to exist. At this point it was unique to Japanese culture and consisted of fish and vegetables wrapped in rice, the rice was mixed with vinegar. This form of sushi had regional variations, but the basic idea is still one of the most popular forms of sushi today.

How To Celebrate International Sushi Day

“But wait!” we hear you say, “You said that not all sushi contains raw fish!” That’s right, not all sushi does! Sushi can contain any number of ingredients, and often includes cooked portions, such as in the case of crab sushi. Sometimes sushi contains no meat proteins at all but instead consists of a purely vegetable mixture. International Sushi Day is your opportunity to explore this cuisine and all it has to offer, and maybe find out that you have a new favorite comfort food!- source-www.daysoftheyear.com

Thursday, 15 June 2017

National Beer Day UK- June 15th 2017



Beer Day Britain is Britain's National Beer Day. The date has been celebrated annually on 15 June since 2015.

The date was chosen because 15 June is also the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and ale is mentioned in clause 35 of Magna Carta, which states:
"Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely 'the London quarter"
Beer Day Britain was instigated and driven forward by beer sommelier, writer and drinks educator Jane Peyton. It took place for the first time in 2015. The main focus of the day is the National Cheers To Beer that takes place at 7 pm when people also sing the Cheers To Beer anthem co-written by Jane Peyton.

A beer alone is good but  a beer shared is even better lol, so lets raise a pint together and celebrate this awesome day :-)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

National Gingerbread Day- June 6th 2017


Hello Foodies,

Today 6th June is National Gingerbread day; here are 5 fun food facts about Gingerbread by Foodimentary.


  1. Gingerbread originates from ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used as a ceremonial offering.
  2. The term gingerbread is from the Latin term zingiber via old French gingebras, meaning preserved ginger.
  3. In Nuremberg, Ulm and Pulsnitz in Germany, Torun in Poland, Tula in Russia,  the making of gingerbread is considered a Fine Art .
  4. After the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” story published, the gingerbread house making became popular throughout Europe.
  5. In 992, gingerbread was first brought to Europe by am Armenian monk named Gregory of Nicopolis.


Friday, 2 June 2017

National Fish and Chip Day- June 2nd 2017


What is a Friday night without our traditional Fish and Chips? If you live in the UK; you'll probably understand where I'm coming from.

There's no high street without a corner Fish & Chip shop......!

Rich, delicious, and flavorful, and utterly utterly satisfying, that’s the best way to describe this treat. There’s something about the tang of salt and the oil-stained newspaper that just speaks of a meal so steeped in tradition it only seems appropriate that it comes wrapped in the day’s news. Fish and Chip day commemorate’s this fundamental meal of the working class, and while its roots may lay on Britannia’s foggy shores, there are few places in the world that this comfort food hasn’t found its way to.


History of Fish and Chip Day
To talk of the history of this holiday is, as in the case of so many others, to speak of the origins of that which it celebrates. Fish and Chip seem an odd thing to have become the foundation for an entire cultures working class, but much comes into focus when you understand the economy and industry of the time it took hold. In the late 1800’s, trawl fishing became a major part of the industry in the North Sea, resulting in a growing availability of fresh fish in areas further inland, especially within the cities. Anyone who understands economics knows that ‘easily available’ means ‘cheaper to get your hands on’.

Cheap, filling, and high caloric food created an excellent foundation for a working class that held incredibly physically demanding jobs. Thus it was that “Chippers” started cropping up all over major population centers, the vendors that served fish and chips to the people on the street. From there, the meal spread all over the world and is now popular all over Canada (being sold from ‘Chip Wagons’) and throughout the USA. In the America’s it can be found in everything from corner burger shops as part of their fry menu, to some of the most upscale restaurants which provide them with only the best cod and sides. It really is a meal that crosses all the boundaries of culture, class, and status.

How to Celebrate Fish and Chip Day
Well, it starts off simple enough, doesn’t it? Pop on over to your favorite Chippy and get yourself a paper-full of this delicious and filling meal. Try it, however, you like it, with a little tartar sauce in the US, a bit of mayonnaise in Canada, or whatever strikes you as your favorite thing to flavor your dish with. Malt vinegar is a very popular addition, and with the delicious tang, it will make your Fish and Chip Day flavorful and authentic!

Have a fantastic Fish n Chip Day :-) 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

World Milk Day 1st June 2017

Happy New Month Foodies, I can't believe the first half of this year is nearly done.. Just shows to tell you that Christmas is just 6 and half months away lol, I know I'm early but trust me it'll come flying by.

image source- ias paper
World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector.
Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet.  World Milk Day provides the perfect opportunity to spread the word and celebrate all aspects of milk and dairy products  in many countries around the globe. - source- wiki.com


World Milk Day was first designated by the FAO in 2001. June 1 was chosen as the date because many countries were already celebrating a milk day during that time of year.

image source- Ariana news
The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the dairy industry. The fact that many countries choose to do this on the same day lends additional importance to individual national celebrations and shows that milk is a global food.
In 2016, World Milk Day was celebrated in over 40 countries. Activities included marathons and family runs, milking demonstrations and farm visits, school-based activities, concerts, conferences and seminars, competitions and a range of events focusing on promoting the value of milk and illustrating the important role played by the dairy industry in the national economy.
Celebrations will happen again on June 1, 2017 with a special campaign carried out by the dairy sector “Raise a Glass” and a campaign hashtag: #WorldMilkDay. 


Thursday, 25 May 2017

National Wine Day- May 25th 2017


Hi Foodies, today May 25th is National Wine day, let us drink a glass or 2 to celebrate this glorious day :-)

It is also a day is a day to reminisce with family and friends over a glass of wine” and to sample a wine variety you have never had before.



Five fun facts

  • The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.
  • Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.
  • The Irish believe that fairies are extremely fond of good wine.
  • Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine. If a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.
  • Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

National Eat What You Want Day- 11th May 2017


Hello Foodies, so today is a day that means sooooo much to me lol... As you can guess from the topic, it is National Eat what You want Day; which means you can eat whatever the hell you wanna eat without counting calories or feeling bad :-)



Let me know what you're eating or going to treat yourself to today


Friday, 21 April 2017

National Tea Day- April 21st 2017

Tea Houses across the UK participate by offering discounts and special promotions on afternoon and cream tea.

An average Brit consumes a huge £1,475 worth of tea in a lifetime, wishing you all a Happy Brew Day :-)


Saturday, 15 April 2017

National Banana Day- April 15th 2017


Good morning Foodies, hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine and Easter weekend?

Just to add to a very glorious day, today April 15th is National Banana Day. One random thing you probably didn't know about Bananas is that the scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons :-)

Benefits of eating Bananas:-

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.
  • They contain several essential nutrients, and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss.
  • Bananas are among the most popular fruits on earth.
  • Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants.


Bananas can also be helpful in overcoming depression "due to high levels of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin, the mood-elevating brain neurotransmitter," Flores said. Plus, vitamin B6 can help you sleep well, and magnesium helps to relax muscles.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

National Cheese Fondue Day- April 11th 2017

image source-partyexcuses

Today April 11th 2017 is National Cheese Fondue Day, its a day Observed annually on April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day.  Fondue is a dish of melted cheese or other ingredients, served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a small portable stove (r├ęchaud).  Bread is then dipped from long-stemmed forks into the cheese.  Cheese fondue consists of a blend of cheeses, wine and seasoning.
A 1966 book published in Zurich, under the name “Kass mit Wein zu kochen” is known for having the earliest known recipe for cheese fondue.  It calls for grated or cut up cheese to be melted with wine and for the bread to be dipped in it.
image source-themeltingpot
The first known recipe with cheese and wine was published under the name “Cheese Fondue” in 1875- source-nationaldaycalendar.com
Fun Facts about Cheese Fondue
  • Other nationalities have similar recipes involving things like creamy eggs.
  • The way the Swiss dish obtained a French name is a mystery, though there is a powerful influence of French language speakers in Switzerland even today.
  • The melted cheese dish known as fondue is Swiss in origin.
  • Cow herders, who had long winters with few provisions, invented the dish.
  • The Swiss nobles liked the dish so much that they adapted it from its humble beginnings to make it a dish of the nobility.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Tsofi recipe- Ghanaian Easter Special

As Easter's fast approaching, we are all probably thinking of what to make for our family during the Easter break!

This recipe is probably one of the delicacies we order when we go to a Ghanaian restaurant, but wonder how it is being made.

Try this Ghana's special Easter recipe and your family will ask for more.

Check out the video recipe here-https://youtu.be/DwfRpETvwu4