Happy New Year, Beautiful People! When I discovered that today was a National Cream Puff Day, I couldn’t resist sharing this post with you. One of the reasons I love profiteroles is that supposedly the recipe originated in Renaissance Florence.
Unfortunately, I have not been making them ever since milk and butter made their exit from my kitchen, but watch this excellent video, and enjoy making your own!
Here are today’s five food finds about cream puffs:
The cream puff is also know as “profiterole.”
While the origin is obscure, the cream puff was introduced in France by Caterina de Medici, the wife of Henry II of France.
The “cream puff” first appeared on US restaurant menus since 1851.
The world’s largest cream puff weighed 125.5 pounds.
The Wisconsin State Fair is known for producing cream puffs since 1924.
Today’s Food History
- 1923 Secretary of the U.S. Dept of Interior, Albert Fall, resigns due to public outrage over the Teapot Dome scandal.
- 1975 Working with Canadian zoologist Freud Urquhart, amateur naturalist Kenneth C. Brugger discovered the winter home of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains of central Mexico. The refuge he found was only about 200 square meters and contained about 20 million butterflies.
- 1983‘Maneater’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.
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