It's National Fruitcake Day, do you like Fruitcake?

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It's National Fruitcake Day, do you like Fruitcake?
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Tue, 12-27-2011 - 9:55pm
Today’s Food History

National Fruitcake Day

1741 Jean Etienne Bore was born. The inventor of the sugar granulating process (1794 or 1795), founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.

1822 Louis Pasteur was born. A French scientist, he showed that microorganisms were responsible for disease, food spoilage and fermentation. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. He also developed vaccines for anthrax, cholera and rabies.

1831 Charles Darwin sets off aboard the HMS Beagle, on his historic 5 year voyage of scientific discovery.

1834 English author and poet Charles Lamb died.

1947 The children’s TV show ‘Howdy Doody’ debuts on NBC.

1960 Ray Charles recorded ‘One Mint Julep.’

1968 Victor Shelford died. An American zoologist and ecologist, he was one of the first to treat ecology as a separate science. He was active and influential in several ecological organizations, including the Nature Conservancy formed in 1951.

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I love a GOOD fruitcake - the kind imported from the UK, or more often than not, I make my own.

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I don't think I've ever had an edible commercial fruit cake, but I did have one made by a neighbor once that was pretty good. Not my choice for a Christmas treat, though. There are too many yummy things to eat to waste my time on fruitcake.


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You haven't had a fresh one, that makes a difference.

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That sounds yummy, does anyone else get to have that treat?

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I actually share it with a number of people, and they all like it!

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I've only had panettone once, many years ago when our landlords invited us over for dinner just before Christmas when we were living in Italy. Not my favorite thing, but not as dense & inedible as packaged fruitcake.