What can make cheesecake even better? Making it from chocolate, of course! There’s no better dish to dedicate a day to celebrating – especially if that involves eating it. Whoever decided to start White Chocolate Cheesecake Day must have been a big fan of this tasty dessert. While you might expect cheesecake recipes to have originated in the 20th Century, you’d be wrong. A form of cheesecake actually dates back to the Ancient Greeks and seems to have been on offer at the first Olympic Games in 776 BC! The recipe spread from there and has been refined along the way, especially with the use of cream cheese rather than the flour, honey and cheese ingredients of the earliest version. There are hundreds of variations of White Chocolate Cheesecake recipes, so you’ll be sure to find the perfe
While you might expect Frozen Food Day to be the invention of a manufacturer of frozen food, it was actually inaugurated by US President Ronald Reagan in 1984! Food frozen slowly is not very tasty when defrosted, but ‘flash’ frozen food – the technique of freezing food quickly – keeps the food as fresh and delicious as it was when it was first frozen. The flash freezing technique was developed by none other than Clarence Birdseye, inspired by seeing Inuit eating thawed fish which had been frozen months earlier. You might recognise the Birdseye name from the frozen food section! Nowadays frozen food is a lifeline to many busy cooks, whether it is used for certain ingredients, such as frozen vegetables or the whole dish. We all have days when we’re tired and having a full meal in the fr
Every year lists come out to herald the most popular baby names. Celebrities are famous for giving their children unique names. Moon, Apple, North are just a few that are easily recalled. Names are important as they help to create our identity to the world and to ourselves. Unique Names Day takes a moment in the year to celebrate those who have these interesting names. History of Unique Names Day Unique Names Day came on the scene in 1997. Since then it has been a yearly occurrence. There are some things that people with unique names go through that those with common names never must think about. As children, it is common to want keepsakes with your name on it. If you visit a tourist attraction or take a trip there is rarely an item that people with these names will ever be able to hav...
Not a fan of the dentist? You’re not alone, but if this often disliked profession didn’t exist, our penchant for sugars and sweet treats would have destroyed our pearly gnashers a long time ago. Love them or hate them, there’s certainly an argument to say that dentists are one of the most important professionals you can get in the health industry. After all, without our teeth, where would we be? Dentist’s day is mean to honor our favorite nerve-wracking experience in the dentist’s chair. While many aren’t always too keen on getting their teeth checked, sorting out cavities and stopping decay in its tracks is key to a long and healthy life – so today, say thank you! The History of Dentist’s Day We couldn’t find where Dentist’s Day came from, but it’s pretty clear why this profession de