Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Today is National Tell A Story Day...
Today remember all the great stories and memories you have made over the years at Pizza Man! Tell about your first date with the woman you now call your "wife" or about how every year you would go on your birthday and get the same dish because you could only find it there! I know there are hundreds of them so get started right away today to celebrate Tell A Story Day.
Friday, April 22, 2011
The First Earth Day
April 22, 1970
We only have one earth, so we need to take care of her. That's what Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin believed. He was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities that day. It was a truly astonishing grassroots explosion, leading eventually to national legislation such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
For all of you who want to be just like someone you know, today is the perfect day for you; it's National Look Alike Day. That means, decide who your role model is or just your favorite person in general and try to emulate everything they do. Buy the same clothes as them, eat the same food as them, even walk and talk just like them. After all, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sometimes I wonder who designates holidays for a particular day. For example, today it's National Pecan Pie Day. Why on April 14? Is this a particularly important day in pecan history? Is the person who came up with pecan pie born on this date? I would think it would be better to have it in the fall or winter, when (I think) people are more pie-oriented. Even the more general National Pie Day is in January.
So anyway, let's make a pecan pie today. Here's a classic recipe from Karo syrup, and here's a Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze from Marcia Adams. Or how about a Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, from AllRecipes
Read more: http://slashfood.com/2007/07/12/happy-national-pecan-pie-day/#ixzz1JVR8i8wW
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Today is National Blame Someone Else Day, so hey if this post is no good and you don't like this day...it's not my fault, it's that guys over there. Basically you can do whatever you want today and not be held responsible for your actions. However, just because you are blaming someone else, that does not mean that someone isn't blaming you! So be careful when blaming your co-worker for that report being late, because he might be blaming you for the same thing.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
* The people of America eat around 350 slices of pizza each second, or 100 acres per day.
* Each year, pizza is a $30 billion industry.
* In the U.S., there are about 61,269 pizza parlors.
* Everyone in the United States eats about 23 lbs., or 46 slices, every year.
* Each year in the United States, 3 billion pizzas are sold.
* In America, the most popular ethnic food is Italian.
* Children ages 3-11 prefer pizza over all other foods for lunch and dinner, according to a recent Gallup Poll.
* 36 percent of all pizza orders want their pizza topping pepperoni.
* We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year.
* A few popular pizzas toppings are: Mushrooms, Extra cheese, Sausage, Green Pepper, and Onion.
* In the list of most popular pizza toppings in America, the last one is anchovies.
* New gourmet pizza toppings have rapidly became popular. Some of those toppings include: Chicken, Oysters, Crayfish, Dandelions, Sprouts, Eggplant, Cajun Shrimp, Artichoke Hearts, Venison, Duck, Canadian-Style Bacon and Tuna.
* Practically every kind of pizza topping has been tried by pizza chefs, some of those toppings being peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and mashed potatoes.
* Americans prefer meat toppings to veggie toppings by a ratio of 62 to 100. Women order twice as much vegetable toppings than men.
* Some popular pizza toppings in Japan are squid and Mayo Jaga (mayonaise, potato and bacon).
* In India they like pickled ginger, minced mutton and tofu. The people of Brazil prefer green peas for their topping. Russians serve pizza covered in mockba (a mix of sardines, tuna, mackeral, salmon and onions.)
General Sales and Consumption Statistics: Pizza Facts
* There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States. (Source: American Business Lists, Omaha, Nebraska)
* Men wearing muscle shirts when answering the door order pepperoni three times more than any other kind of pizza. (San Jose Mercury News, Food Section, 1/11/95 )
* Italian food ranks as the most popular ethnic food in America. (National Restaurant Association)
* There are over 9,000 pizzeria's in New York alone. (The Tony Modica Pizza Dance Foundation)
* 94% of the population of the U.S. eats pizza. (Source: Parade Magazine)
* Approximately 3 BILLION pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year...pizza fact.
* Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza EACH DAY, or about 350 slices per second.
* October is National Pizza Month. It was first so designated in 1987.
* Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants. (Source: Food Industry News)
* 93% of Americans eat AT LEAST one pizza per month. (Source: Bolla Wines)
* Each man, woman and child in America eats and average of 46 slices, (23 pounds), of pizza per year. (Source: Packaged Facts, New York)
* Saturday night is the biggest night of the week for eating pizza.
* Three of the top 10 weeks of pizza consumption occur in January. Another pizza fact: More pizza is consumed during Super Bowl week than any other week of the year. (Source: Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill.)
U.S. Toppings: Pizza Facts
* Pepperoni is America's favorite topping, (36% of all pizza orders). We eat approximately 251,770,000 pounds of Pepperoni per year. Other popular pizza toppings are, mushrooms, extra cheese, sausage, green pepper and onions.
* Gourmet toppings are gaining ground in some areas of the country such as chicken, oysters, crayfish, dandelions, sprouts, eggplant, Cajun shrimp, artichoke hearts and tuna. More recent trends include game meats such as venison, duck and Canadian bacon.
* Pizza makers have tried virtually every type of topping on pizza including peanut butter & jelly, bacon & eggs, and mashed potatoes.
* Mozzarella cheese represents 30% of total cheese output. Production of Italian cheeses such as mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, parmesan and romano by U.S. cheese makers more than doubled between 1980 and 1992, (from 688.6 MILLION pounds per year to nearly 2 BILLION pounds per year. (Source: Cheese Market News)
* Cheesy pizza fact: Manufacturers' sales of pizza cheese should top $32 BILLION by 2004. U.S. per capita consumption of mozzarella cheese was 7.93 pounds in 1994 and is predicted to reach 12.51 pounds by 2004. (Source: Business Trend Analysts, BTA)
* 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings on their pizza, while 38% prefer vegetarian toppings. (Source: Bolla Wines)
* Barbeque pizza emerged as one of the more popular pizza variations in a 1994 study by the National Restaurant Association. Nearly 33% of menus offered some form of this dish. Other popular variations were Mexican pizza, five-cheese combos, cheeseless pies and traditional Italian pizzas such as Margherita, Florentine and New Potato Pizzas. (Source: NRA)
* Anchovies are Americans' least favorite topping.
World-Wide Toppings: Pizza Facts
* Some of the more popular international toppings are pickled ginger, minced mutton and tofu in India; squid and Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon) in Japan; and green peas in Brazil. In Russia, they serve pizza covered with mockba; a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions. In France, a popular combo is called the Flambee with bacon, onion, and fresh cream. (Source: Domino's)
* Around the world, toppings vary greatly, reflecting regional tastes and preferences. In Japan, for instance, eel and squid are favorites. In Pakistan, curry is a big seller. In Russia, red herring is the topping of choice. Australians enjoy shrimp and pineapple as well as barbeque toppings on their pies. Costa Ricans favor coconut. (Source: Numero Uno Pizzeria)
* Vegetables for pizza toppings in Iceland are grown in greenhouses because of the lava terrain there. (Source: Domino's)
* In the Netherlands, the "Double Dutch" is a favorite pizza recipe: double cheese, double onions, and double beef. (Source: Domino's)
* In Saudi Arabia, all meat toppings must be 100% beef. Pork products are not consumed in the country. (Source: Domino's.)
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Keeping up with the housework is overrated. You can spend your whole weekend making your place look spotless, but by Wednesday you're right back to where you started. How did the kitchen get so messy when all you made was a sandwich? And how is the hamper already overflowing? Who's wearing all these clothes anyway? Today just put down the broom, pick up the remote, and let the dust bunnies fall where they may.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Are you a gambler? Then, today, is your day. It's Go For Broke Day. Today is a day to put it all on the line, and take a chance. It might be money. Or, it can be a love relationship. Perhaps, it's time to initiate a risky project, or to take a new job.
If you can muster up the courage to take a big risk, you can enjoy today by taking big risks and "Going for Broke". We will leave it up to you to decide whether the risk is worth taking.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
Read more: April Fools' Day: Origin and History — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html#ixzz1IIXq3h9v