“Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day. This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.
In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.” Read more
The most interesting thing about this sweetevanescent moment in time was that the little doughnut took me all of five minutes to eat and even though it 100% filled my tummy so I was no longer hungry, it also 100% obliterated all of the hard work I had put into staying on track with my diet. Yikes!
Should I be happy or sad? I couldn’t decide but tell me: how would you feel? And what are you eating today? Did you know about National Donut Day?
Did you know that today is Escargot Day? Like seriously? Who would give Escargot aka snails their own day? Well now you know and here’s what I learnt.
What is Escargot exactly? “French for edible snails, Escargot were the first animals to be farmed by man; archaeological evidence has found traces of heliciculture going back thousands of years. They are consumed across the whole of what used to be the Roman Empire. Snails are an excellent form of protein, tasty, low in fat, and they can’t run very fast.” Read more
I personally do not eat Escargot. I cannot get past the ‘snail’ concept, whether edible or otherwise but here are a few facts.
Fun Escargot Facts Did you know …
It is believed that snails for eating were brought to the United States (California) in the 1850’s.
The French consume 40,000 metric tons of snails each year.
May 24th is National Escargot Day.
Heliculture is the science of growing snails for food.
Snails have been eaten as food since at least ancient Roman times. Apicius, the author of the oldest surviving cookbook (1st century B.C – 2 century A.D.) has a recipe for snails in his cookbook.
Snails are almost blind, and they don’t have any aural systems meaning that they can’t hear anything.
American restaurants serve about 1 billion snails annually.
Now go out and laugh with a snail And what do you know? There are snail jokes lurking around out there as well (yikes)!
A snail walks into a bank to make a deposit. Then a turtle comes in and robs the bank. Afterward, the police are interviewing the snail and asks him to recount what had happened, The snail says, “I don’t know, it all happened so fast!”
So there you have it but more importantly how do you plan to enjoy your Escargot Day today? Better yet, know someone who just loves this delicacy? Then share this post with them to show how much you care 🙂
PS: I don’t think you can eat the small everyday garden snails in my photos … just offering that as an important disclaimer.