Apr 13 - Geezer's Blog - Thomas Jefferson Day and Peach Cobbler Day

The Bottom Line: Learn more about Thomas Jefferson!

The Full Story:

  • Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell Virginia. He was the third of ten children. Well now we know who was most successful …
  • Among many things, he was a former lawyer, vice president, and inventor and founder of the University of Virginia.
  • When President John F. Kennedy introduced 49 Nobel Prize winners to the White House in 1962 he said, “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
  • Jefferson was the nation’s first secretary of state, second vice-president, and third president.
  • Jefferson was advocate for freedom of speech and religion.

The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about peach cobbler!

The Full Story:

  • Peach cobbler history is closely linked with American history. Settlers developed cobbler as they traveled west through the American frontier. Pie had followed them from England but without modern tools, settlers found news ways to bake, cooking over a cook fire in pots and using biscuits as crust. Ever since then, peach cobbler has been embedded as a classic American dessert!
  • The largest peach cobbler ever made was at a Georgia Peach Festival in 2007. Bakers used 90 pounds of butter, 75 gallons of peaches, 150 pounds of flour, 32 gallons of milk and 150 pounds of sugar –see not so bad! The pie was 11 by five feet and eight inches deep.
  • When the dish is fully prepared, the surface resembles a cobbled street and it just so happens that the ingredients must be “cobbled” together to bake it.
  • The special day was created in the 1950’s by the Georgia Peach Council to sell canned peaches.
  • Make your own peach cobbler today using this recipe. What a perfect excuse to have some sweets!


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