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  • Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules

    11/29/2022 8:42:14 AM PST · by Twotone · 70 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 28, 2022 | James Crisp
    The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near environmentally sensitive areas to comply with EU nature preservation rules. The Netherlands is attempting to cut down its nitrogen pollution and will push ahead with compulsory purchases if not enough farms take up the offer voluntarily. Farmers will be offered a deal “well over” the worth of the farm, according to the government plan that is targeting the closure of 2,000 to 3,000 farms or other major polluting businesses. Earlier leaked versions of the plan put the figure at 120 per cent of the farm’s value...
  • National French Toast Day | November 28

    11/28/2022 7:06:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 28, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch. #NationalFrenchToastDay Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base consists of eggs and milk whisked together. Bread is dipped into the mixture and fried until golden. Many people also add some sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the base. The flavor of French toast can be brightened with a squeeze...
  • Op-Ed: Free food for all? Absolutely. In this age of abundance, it should be a human right ["If some processing plants, distribution warehouses and retailers were owned by government"]

    11/27/2022 9:53:32 AM PST · by grundle · 87 replies
    Los Angeles Times via Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2022 | Chloe Sorvino
    One way to do that would be to restructure some food companies, distribution warehouses and retailers as a public utility, like how the energy grid, sewers and water delivery are managed. If some processing plants, distribution warehouses and retailers were owned by government, they could use subsidies to buy grains, legumes like beans and meat directly from farmers, and the resulting goods could be made available free to everyone. Programs could alternatively take the form of universal school meals and open-to-all cafeterias that serve meals throughout the day.
  • 50 Groups Target Bill Gates on Farming and Technology: ‘You Are Part of Creating the Very Problem You Name’

    11/27/2022 6:34:01 AM PST · by Qiviut · 29 replies
    Fifty organizations dedicated to food sovereignty and food justice issues signed an open letter calling out Bill Gates over his latest claim that technology is the solution to world hunger and food sovereignty and asking the media to do a better job of covering the issue.Fifty organizations dedicated to food sovereignty and food justice issues are calling out Bill Gates over his latest claim that technology is the solution to world hunger and food sovereignty.In an “open letter” published earlier this month, the groups addressed comments Gates made, during interviews with The New York Times and The Associated Press, about...
  • National Bologna Day | October 24

    10/24/2022 6:00:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | October 24, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY Each year on October 24th, people across the nation make a sandwich to participate in National Bologna Day. This would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch. #NationalBolognaDay Sometimes this specialty meat is spelled baloney since that’s how many people pronounce it. However, the more common spelling is Bologna. That’s because it originated in the city of Bologna, Italy. This type of sausage is similar to the Italian mortadella. The finely ground pork or beef sausage or a combination is smoked and cured. In Italy, bologna includes a variety of spices not found...

    10/19/2022 5:39:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | October 19, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY Every year on October 19th, National Seafood Bisque Day serves up a hot, delicious meal for seafood lovers. The day celebrates a luxurious bowl of tasty soup made from the catch of the day! #SeafoodBisqueDay Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy, and highly-seasoned soup of French origin. Recipes call for a strained broth of crustaceans. Use seafood such as lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish. The name “Bisque” is likely derived from Biscay, as in the Bay of Biscay. However, the crustaceans are certainly bis cuites, meaning “twice-cooked.” Recipes require cooks to first sauteed the seafood lightly...
  • Ute Indian Tribe Blasts Biden's National Monument at Camp Hale

    10/18/2022 5:11:42 AM PDT · by thinden · 35 replies ^ | Fri, October 14, 2022 at 2:53 PM | Isabella Rosario
    The Utah-based Ute Indian Tribe says the Biden administration failed to formally consult their government before designating Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument in Colorado this week—a process required by federal law.

    10/17/2022 11:15:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | October 17, 2022 | Staff
    October is National Pasta Month, and October 17th recognizes National Pasta Day. Pasta lovers celebrate! #NationalPastaDay While we find noodles all over the world, pasta is a type of noodle of traditional Italian cuisine. The first reference dates to 1154 in Sicily and was first attested to in English in 1874. Typically, it is made from an unleavened dough of durum wheat flour. The flour is mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes. It can then be served fresh or dried to be stored for later use. Types of Pasta Look for pasta in pasta...

    10/13/2022 5:53:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | October 13, 2022 | Staff
    National Yorkshire Pudding Day is observed across the United States each year on October 13th. #YorkshirePuddingDay Not to be confused with a dessert, Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional English dish similar to a popover. The dish is made from a batter and usually served with roast meat and gravy. Cooks in the north of England devised a means of using the fat that dropped into the dripping pans. They created a batter pudding while the meat roasted in the oven. In 1737, one such cook published a recipe for “A Dripping Pudding” in The Whole Duty of a Woman. Make...
  • National Lutefisk Day

    11/15/2022 7:07:27 AM PST · by norsky · 15 replies
    November 15, 2022 | Ole
    National Lutefisk Day! YA YA VE SKAL HA LUTEFISK N LEFSA
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day | November 15

    11/15/2022 6:17:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 15, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL RAISIN BRAN CEREAL DAY National Raisin Bran Cereal Day on November 15th pours a bowl of one of the country’s go-to cereals. Made from toasted oat or wheat flakes with plump raisins added, these cereals have been a staple in many American breakfasts for generations. #RaisinBranCerealDay Since 1925, a variety of companies have been producing raisin bran cereal. Those companies include Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, General Mills, Total Raisin Bran, U.S. Mills, and Ralcorp’s Post Raisin Bran. However, the first was U.S. Mills. In 1925, Skinner’s Manufacturing Company based out of Omaha, Nebraska, introduced the United States to Skinner’s Raisin...
  • National Pickle Day | November 14

    11/14/2022 6:20:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 14, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL PICKLE DAY | NOVEMBER 14 National Pickle Day recognizes the tart, sometimes sweet, and even spicy pickle. Each year on November 14th, pickle lovers pop open pecks of their preferred preserved pickle. It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish, or Kool-Aid Pickle. No matter your choice, eat them all day long. #NationalPickleDay The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber. However, just about any fruit or vegetable can be pickled. The...
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day | November 14

    11/14/2022 6:13:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 14, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. #SpicyGuacamoleDay Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce. It’s become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient. Guacamole is made by using a mortar and pestle to mash ripe avocados and then mixing in sea salt. Sometimes tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon juice, chili, yogurt, or other seasonings are added. Jalapenos, chilis, cumin or red pepper can be added to the...
  • National Sundae Day | November 11

    11/11/2022 6:02:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 11, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL SUNDAE DAY On November 11th, National Sundae Day brings a celebration to ice cream lovers across the country. Enjoy one of every flavor and bring a friend! #NationalSundaeDay An ice cream sundae typically consists of one or two scoops of ice cream topped with syrup or sauce. The sundae is often topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherry, sprinkles, pineapple or a variety of other toppings. July 25 – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day July 7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day Sundae History While the oldest known record of an ice cream sundae is an Ithaca, NY advertisement, the originator...

    11/10/2022 5:36:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 10, 2022 | Staff
    Cupcake lovers celebrate each year on National Vanilla Cupcake Day. These small cakes get their day on November 10th. Indulge in one or several. #VanillaCupcakeDay Cupcakes have also been known as: Fairy Cakes Patty Cakes Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word) Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation for a cake to be baked in small cups was written in American Cookery (by Amelia Simmons). The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook. Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery...
  • National Scrapple Day | November 9

    11/09/2022 5:38:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 9 | Staff
    NATIONAL SCRAPPLE DAY | NOVEMBER 9 National Scrapple Day on November 9th recognizes the first pork food invented in America. For those not familiar with scrapple, it is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal, wheat flour, and spices, such as sage, thyme, savory and black pepper. The mush is then formed into a semi-solid loaf, sliced and pan-fried. #NationalScrappleDay Scrapple is also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name pon haus, and the immediate ancestor of scrapple was the Low German dish called panhas. Local settlers adapted the dish to make use of locally available ingredients....
  • National Sandwich Day | November 3

    11/03/2022 6:01:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 3, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY Whether you stack it high or thin, National Sandwich Day on November 3rd recognizes one of America’s favorite lunch items. #NationalSandwichDay The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich. No matter who invented it, we celebrate every kind of sandwich. While the modern sandwich is believed to be named after John Montagu, the exact circumstances of its invention and original use are the subject of debate. There is a rumor in a contemporary travel book titled Tour to London,...
  • National Deviled Egg Day | November 2

    11/02/2022 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 2, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY | NOVEMBER 2 National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors-d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs shine as the star of the show each year on November 2nd. #DeviledEggDay This well-loved food wows guests during the holidays. Designers have even created specially designed carrying dishes and plates just so you can deliver your deviled eggs safely and in style. The deli section of the grocery store prepares packaged deviled eggs. They can even be found in some convenience stores, too. Other names for this devilish dish include eggs...
  • National Deep Fried Clams Day | November 1

    11/01/2022 6:17:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 1, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL DEEP FRIED CLAMS DAY National Deep Fried Clams Day on November 1st recognizes a popular seafood item enjoyed since the 1840s. #DeepFriedClamsDay Fried claims have been on menus in restaurants since the 1840s. They were served alongside mutton, liver and veal cutlets up and down the Eastern Seaboard. And they have quite a history, too. According to legend, Lawrence Henry “Chubby” Woodman from Essex, Massachusetts deep fried the first breaded versions of clams over 100 years ago. On July 3, 1916, in his small roadside restaurant, now Woodman’s of Essex, it is believed Chubby served his customers the first...
  • National Calzone Day | November 1

    11/01/2022 6:14:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 1, 2022 | Staff
    NATIONAL CALZONE DAY If the air is resplendent with the aroma of garlic and tomato sauce on November 1st, it might just be time to celebrate National Calzone Day. #NationalCalzoneDay Calzones take the delicious toppings and cheese of a pizza and tuck it up tight in a warm garlicky, crusty package. Also known as calzoni in some parts of Italy, like the pizza, it originated in Naples. It looks much like a turnover. As varied as pizzas come these days, so does the calzone. The loose translation of the word calzone from Italian to English is trouser legs. This translation...