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November 29th is National Rice Cake Day!

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Here are today’s five things to know about rice cakes:

Soft forms of rice cakes have been popular in Japan for hundreds of years.

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The rice cake, called mochi ,Twas a sweet confection eaten by the nobility during the Nara Period from 710-794 A.D. when the Chinese greatly influenced Japanese culture.

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The first rice cakes were developed in Southeast Asia where rice has been grown for nearly 5,000 years.

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20% of the world’s calories come from rice.

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An acre of rice contributes three times more protein to the worlds food supply than an acre of wheat or dairy farms.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1627 John Ray (Wray) was born. A leading 17th century English naturalist and botanist. He contributed to the advancement of taxonomy, and established the species as the basic unit of taxonomy.
  • 1968 The Who release ‘The Who Sell Out.’ One of my favorite Who albums, with commercials for some real and some fictitious products, including Heinz Baked Beans.
  • 1997 Plastic bags are a serious danger to marine mammals. A 65 foot, 70 ton finback whale died off the coast of Spain. Its digestive tract had been blocked by 30 plastic bags, and several hard plastic objects.
  • 1997 Reports from Chile about giant rats, that had been feeding on the droppings of hormone fattened poultry, were attacking farm animals near Santiago.

 

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