July 30 – National Cheesecake Day

Oh my, my, my – yes!

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National Cheesecake Day

Five Food Finds about Cheesecake

  • Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake uses a slightly tangy type of cheese with larger curds and less water content, called pot or farmer’s cheese.
  • Philadelphia-style cheesecake is lighter in texture, yet richer in flavour than New York style cheesecake.
  • Farmer’s cheese cheesecake is the contemporary implementation for the traditional use of baking to preserve fresh cheese and is often baked in a cake form along with fresh fruit like a tart.
  • Country-style cheesecake uses buttermilk to produce a firm texture while decreasing the pH (increasing acidity) to extend shelf life.
  • Lactose free cheesecake may be made either with lactose-free cream cheese or as an imitation using Vegan recipes combining non-dairy cream cheese alternatives with other lactose-free ingredients.

Today’s Food History

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1739 Caspar Wistar founded the first successful large scale glass factory in the U.S. in Allowaystown, New Jersey.

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The chocolate pyramid will be displayed at the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry, located in Irvine, California, and will be available to view beginning June 4, 2012 when the institute and product showroom is officially open to the public (Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.). Qzina plans to destroy the chocolate sculpture on December 21, 2012 when the Mayan calendar comes to an end. The method for destruction is yet to be determined. (I think we should all turn up on December 21 and EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE!)

via The World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture | Qzina Specialty Foods.

Mmmmm. Chocolate!

Flickr gallery here
Making the Sculpture gallery here

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