Sunday, May 12

Food of the gods

Happy Mother's Day! 

As you know,  Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, W.V. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she succeeded in 1914, she was disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. 

To celebrate, Momma asked if I wanted frozen yogurt.

My reply?

"Frozen what?!"

Yogurt, yoghurt or yoghourt is a fermented milk product produced by the bacterial fermentation of milks of almost any type.

Made for centuries in other countries, yogurt was first introduced to the United States in the early 20th century, and was popularized by John Harvey Kellogg (of Kellogg's cereal fame) at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan.

Frozen yogurt was introduced in the north-east United States in the 1970s as a soft serve dessert. Frozen yogurt took off in the 1980s and by the early 1990s frozen yogurt was 10 percent of the frozen dessert market.

An early form of an ice cream parlor existed in Philadelphia in the 1800s which sold "all kinds of refreshments, as Ice Cream, Syrups, French Cordials, Cakes, Clarets of the best kind, Jellies, etc."

Being an 1864 kinda gal, my family had a hard time getting ice cream until Poppa fixed an old ice cream churn since we weren't allowed in most stores.

Boy, I LOVE being a time traveler!


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