Sweet to the sweet, and dainty delights,
This chapter presents, and your trial invites
Let's pretend for a moment that Herbert Birch Kingston, the Ohio philanthropist, proposed Sweetest Day in 1922 out of the goodness of his heart. It is possible you know.
- Sears and Roebuck begins selling electric refrigerators
- Stephen Poplawski invents the blender (milkshakes, malteds, yum)
- On January 24, 1922 Christian K. Nelson patents something quite sweet, an Eskimo Pie
- Fruit Garden & Home Magazine was founded in 1922. Later to be renamed Better Homes & Gardens Sounds like a good place to publish those "sweet" recipes.
- Belle De Graf published "Mrs. De Graf's Cook Book" in 1922. Although this cook book was funded by a few commercial food companies, it was quite customary. Still is...Speaking about cookbooks, Fannie Farmer also prepared her Rumford Cookbook in 1922
- On the candy front, we had peanut chews making their debut and gummi bears were born, just to mention a couple.
Let's just pretend he started this holiday because he wanted to show those who were feeling lost or forgotten that somewhere someone was thinking of a new idea to make their life a little bit happier if only for a day.
Who comes to eat with you,
Gets many a lump of sweetness too
Why not celebrate sweetness day, or everyday, with this recipe for Maple Fudge from the The Thimble Club Cookbook
1 pint maple syrup
1/2 pint cream
Boil until hairs and beat rapidly until it begins to sugar, then put into pan to cool.