Monday, April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 - Nutrition, Food, and Health Topics: Chinese Almond Cookie Day, World Food News and History

Chinese Almond Cookie Day Recipe: Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Chinese almond cookie is a plain cookie with an almond in the center, which was thought to bring good luck. Almond cookie is dry, crispy, and sweet. It can be found in bakeries in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, as well as Chinatowns in cities worldwide.

Chinese almond cookie (known in the USA) is adapted from the Chinese walnut cookie from China, which first appeared in the Ming Dynasty during the 16th century.

The recipe was introduced from the first wave of Chinese immigration to the U.S. in the 19th century. Today this recipe is widespread around the world, and there is even a National Chinese Almond Cookie Day on April 9th.

Today's Recipe and Photo

Brown Rice, Quinoa, Barley and Oats with Asparagus and Strawberries, 1 serving

1/2c Brown Rice, Quinoa, Barley, and Oats, prepared
14 Asparagus Spears, steamed
4 Strawberries, sliced

1. Prepare multi-grains as per manufacturer’s directions.
2. Lay asparagus down on the plate; like a tree trunk.

3. Top asparagus with sliced strawberries.


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Today in History

1850 William Prout died. An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions - carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk. (Milk Trivia and Facts)

1950 Pierre Gagnaire was born. French chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur. Considered one of the founders of both fusion cuisine and molecular cuisin

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