Culinarians are experts at preparing food—or, in other words, they’re the cooks and chefs of the world. These are the people who make eating out not only fun but also an experience every single time. That’s why someone, somewhere, came up with the brilliant idea to honor these culinary professionals with their own holiday. A holiday that falls on the 25th of July and is called Culinarians Day. It’s the perfect day to thank the chef or the cook in your life for all that they do on a daily basis.
The History of Culinarians Day
Unfortunately, at this time, we’re unable to find out who invented this holiday. We’re also unsure of exactly when it was invented, although we do suspect it was sometime after 2005. In our estimation, this is a holiday that was either invented by someone working in the culinary field or by someone who greatly appreciates what cooks and chefs do every single day.
Cool Facts About Food
Since we’re talking about a holiday that celebrates the amazing work of chefs and other culinary professionals, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about the food that they prepare. Below are some pretty interesting facts that we’ve learned about food, and we’d like to share these facts with everyone right now.
- The fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth and choking on it is called arachibutyrophobia.
- There’s a SPAM museum located in Austin, Minnesota. Minnesota just so happens to be the home of SPAM.
- Pound cake earned its name because it originally used a pound of every ingredient in its recipe.
- Hot chocolate dates back to the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, who used it for religious ceremonies.
- During the 17th and 19th centuries, students’ families would compensate teachers with apples because their salaries were so low.
- Cucumbers are approximately 96% water.
- Gelatin is made by boiling the bones, hooves, and cartilage of animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens.
- If cranberries are fresh, they will bounce when thrown against the counter.
- Ketchup was once used by people to cure indigestion, diarrhea, and jaundice. And no, ketchup doesn’t actually cure any of those conditions.
- Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old named Frank Epperson.
- If apples are held in cold storage, they can last more than a year.
- In ancient Egypt, garlic and onions were given to workers as part of their wages.
- The “cream” in Twinkies isn’t really cream. It’s actually vegetable shortening.
- Pumpkin pie was first introduced during the early 17th century.
Celebrating Culinarians Day
How you observe this holiday will depend a lot on whether you work in the culinary field yourself or if you’re merely a fan of chefs and cooks. If you are a culinary professional, then this is the day to kick back and relax—after all, you deserve it. On the other hand, if you’re not a culinary expert, then take the time to thank a cook or chef. That’s all there is to it.