Life day 24110: Personal Chef’s Day

July 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Good morning everyone. There is a definite dearth of holidays today. The only one that I could find is:

National Personal Chef’s Day.

National Personal Chef’s Day is a day to honor the hard working, creative personal chefs who provide delicious, affordable, custom-designed meals from fresh ingredients on a regular basis that may be enjoyed in the comfort of the client’s own home. This one baffles me. I personally know of no one affluent enough to afford a personal chef. If you are fortunate enough to be able to afford this luxury, stop being such a self-indulgent jerk and learn to cook. Then donate the money you would squander on a personal chef to a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. There is nothing demeaning about being able to fend for oneself. If you want a meal prepared by a chef, go to a gourmet restaurant. With that said, I have noticed some Facebook ads recently which urge you to indulge yourself to a meal at home prepared by a chef. Perhaps this holiday is intended for these people. I just don’t know. It seems foolish to me, but if you want to give it a try, by all means, do.

The food-related holiday today is:

National Corn Fritters Day.

Corn fritters are savory bites of fried or baked corn batter; a mixture made with corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. They can be eaten alone, served as a side dish. They are often confused with Johnnycakes (a type of cornmeal flatbread) or hushpuppies (savory ball-shaped cornbread bites). Corn Fritters, contain corn kernels, but are made with a flour-based batter. Here is a recipe if you want to make some today at home.

On this date in 1942 – French police officers rounded up 13,000 Jews and held them in the Winter Velodrome. The round-up was part of an agreement between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews.

Also on this date in history:
1862 – David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.
1912 – Bradley A. Fiske patented the airplane torpedo.
1926 – The first underwater color photographs appeared in “National Geographic” magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.
1935 – Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to make use of parking meters.
1945 – The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM. 1950 – The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1951 – J.D. Salinger’s novel “The Catcher in the Rye” was first published.
1957 – Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.
1964 – Little League Baseball Incorporated was granted a Federal Charter unanimously by the United States Senate and House of Representatives.
1969 – Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to the moon.
And, in 1981 – After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the name of their cars to Nissan.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of prominent personages.

Barbara Stanwyck 1907 – Actress.
Orville Redenbacher 1907 – Agronomist, entrepreneur.
Ginger Rogers 1911 – Actress, singer, dancer.
Barnard Hughes 1915 – Actor.
Bess Myerson 1924 – Actress, TV personality.
Joey Giardello 1930 – Boxer.
Corin Redgrave 1939 – Actor.
Desmond Dekker 1942 – Singer.
Margaret Court 1942 – Tennis player.
Jimmy Johnson 1943 – Football player, coach broadcaster, executive.
Pinchas Zukerman 1948 – Violinist, conductor.
Michael Flatley 1958 – Dancer choreographer.
Phoebe Cates 1963 – Actress.
Will Ferrell 1967 – Comedian, actor.
Barry Sanders 1968 – Football player.
Ed Kowalczyk 1971 – Musician.
And finally, Corey Feldman 1971 – Actor.

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