Useless Quarantine Fact #6 – The First Breakfast Cereal!

Useless Quarantine Fact #6 – The First Breakfast Cereal!

The First Breakfast Cereal The first breakfast cereal was a type of concentrated grain cakes called “granula”. “In 1863, at the Danville Sanitarium in Danville, NY, a vegetarian wellness retreat that was popular with health-conscious Gilded Age Americans, Dr. James Caleb Jackson challenged guests more accustomed to beef or pork for breakfast to try his powerful, concentrated grain cakes. “Granula,” as he called it, required soaking overnight to be edible in the morning, and even then wasn’t so appetizing. But…

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Useless Quarantine Fact #2 – Vanilla was NOT the first flavor of ice cream!

Useless Quarantine Fact #2 – Vanilla was NOT the first flavor of ice cream!

Contrary to popular belief vanilla was NOT the first flavor of ice cream! One of the earliest recipes for what we now think of as ice cream was in a cookbook titled “Mrs. Mary Eale’s Receipts.” It was for ice cream flavored with cherries, raspberries, currants, or strawberries. There is no evidence that early ice cream makers used vanilla bean or vanilla extract to make the kind of vanilla ice cream that is so popular today.

Useless Quarantine Facts

Useless Quarantine Facts

I am going to post a daily Useless Quarantine Fact… something you’d never have time to know or find out if the world weren’t on lock down. Might as well leverage our time, learn something that will in no way improve your life (except maybe your Trivial Pursuit Score), and have some fun! 😁