Happy National Cognac Day! As you know Cognac is my favorite spirit. I want to give a shout to Hennessy and Remy Martin for their words on the current events. Going to sip some of this XO or make an Old Fashioned with some VSOP. Wish I had some Remy in the house as well.
It tends to be a running joke that black people love Hennessy, Most people think it's because of rap music, but it goes deeper than that. Hennessy has had a long standing relationship with the African American community. Here are some highlights: -They hired one of the first African-American vice presidents in the United States - After Jesse Owens won in the Olympics he felt humiliated by how he was treated; Hennessy helped create an award in his name which honors an athlete every year -They hired Josephine Baker as an ambassador -In 1909 they were the NAACP’s first corporate sponsor -They took a chance and became the first spirit to advertise in an African-American publication, that magazine was Ebony/Jet
And these is so much more. Hennessy saw that we had a love of their spirit so they made an effort to be a part of the community. So yes..we are loyal AF to them! Wine and spirits brands, be more like Hennessy.Take baby step if you need to. If you don't know what to or how to proceed, DM me. Cheers to progress! ️
Tis the season for cheese and wine pairings. Let's take a minute and give it up for the spreadable cheese, Boursin.
The spreadable Gournay cheese was invented in France by Francois Boursin in 1957. The cheesemaker opened a cheese factory in Croisy-sur-Eure, a small community nestled in northern France. In 1961 a French newspaper stated that Boursin cheese was infused with garlic. The only problem is Mr. Boursin hadn't created the flavor yet, For two years, he worked on his own original recipe inspired by "fromage frais", a traditional party dish blended that blends garlic, fresh cream, soft cheese, herbs, salt and pepper. It was in 1963 that Francois Boursin perfected his recipe and introduced Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs to the world. BOOM!
Boursin was also the first cheese product advertised on French television in 1968. It's extremely popular in France and available in 30 countries. If you haven[t tried it, pick it up next time you are in the grocery store.
Happy #FoodHistoryFriday! Let’s get down and dirty with a muffin. There was two types of muffins the English and American style. Today’s focus is the American version.
The term “muffin” is derived from the old French word, moufflet which means applies to bread and means soft. American muffins are in the quick bread family and weren’t developed until the 18th century, it’s also when the first muffin recipe made its way to print.
When muffins were first baked in the US, they had fewer ingredients than they do today. It was around the 1950’s that companies introduced muffin mixes. By the 1960’s everybody and their mama wanted a muffin, it was the trend that was in. Around the 1970’s is when muffins entered into the breakfast scene. More women entered the workplace so there wasn’t time for full on breakfast at home. Enter in Sara Lee who offered frozen muffins that could quickly be heated up on the oven. As in “honey take this muffin and get yourself to work…” Along the way muffins took a turn and became larger and sweeter. Some called it an identity crisis…basically a healthy little baked gem became a mini cake at breakfast time. The good news is that there are healthier options in the muffin game ( clearly that’s not the way I went. :P). It’s also great to bake your own at home so that you know exactly what ingredients to into them.
Cheers to the muffin!