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National Macadamia Nut Day is September 4th

September 3, 2008

On this National Food Day September 4th is National Macadamia Nut Day. I went ahead and found a lot of recipes for those interesting in learning to make foods with macadamia nuts which are super buttery in their flavor, and also rather expensive too.

September 4th is also St. Ida of Herzfeld, patron of brides.

Other Interesting tidbits to notes on this September 4th:

1768 Francois Auguste Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand was born. Chateaubriand was a French writer and politician. His chef, Montmireil, created the famous recipe consisting of a center cut from the beef tenderloin, grilled and served with béarnaise sauce and chateau potatoes. He named the dish Chateaubriand. Click on link to see a standard recipe for Chateaubriand.

1781 The settlement known as “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula” (City of the Queen of the Angels) was founded. Now known as simply Los Angeles, California.

1885 The Exchange Buffet opened, the first self service restaurant.

1920 Craig Claiborne, food writer and critic, was born.

1957 Last game of the greatest baseball team in history. On September 4, the last game is played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn as the Dodgers prepare to move to LA. On February 23 of 1960, they tear the stadium down. Days that will live in infamy. I guess you can tell I was born in Brooklyn.

1967 The final episode of ‘Gilligans Island’ TV show airs.


Well on this day September 4th, I will be having a wonderful meal with my partner’s son who ise coming from overseas which wil be his first visit to NY. I am sure everyone will have a good time the next two weeks.

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