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Daily Bread for 6.1.24: Hawaiian Mochi

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Saturday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 65. Sunrise is 5:18 and sunset 8:27 for 15h 09m 14s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 29.4 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1494, a monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

From May 31 to June 12, 1864, more than 160,000 men clashed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, during the Wilderness Campaign. The 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 36th Wisconsin Infantry regiments participated. On June 1, the 5th Wisconsin Infantry arrived after a long march, barefoot and exhausted. Nevertheless, they charged enemy lines and captured a number of prisoners. By the afternoon, the 36th Wisconsin Infantry lost 140 of the 142 men who tried to take an enemy position.


Hawaiian Mochi:


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Daily Bread for 4.27.24: French Baker Invents the Crookie

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Saturday in Whitewater will be windy with a high of 77. Sunrise is 5:52 and sunset 7:52 for 13h 59m 47s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 88.1 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1667,  blind and impoverished, John Milton sells Paradise Lost to a printer for £10, so that it could be entered into the Stationers’ Register.


Ségolène Le Stradic reports on a pastry innovation in A Turbocharged Croissant Delights (and Disturbs) Paris (‘Stéphane Louvard married one of his signature croissants with a chocolate chip cookie to come up with the “crookie.” After a slow start, his creation took off after it became a TikTok phenomenon’):

All it took for the crookie to take shape was a baker looking for a diversion, his time-tested croissant recipe and a few cookies for inspiration. It took TikTok to make it go viral.

Stéphane Louvard created the crookie almost a year and a half ago when he came up with the idea of putting cookie dough into a croissant and then baking it again. But demand for his crookies has exploded in recent months after TikTok videos flaunted his creations. On one day in February, Mr. Louvard sold 2,300 of the pastries at his bakery in a bustling Paris neighborhood.

“The entire planet is talking about us. Someone told me he even made the trip from Madrid only to get a crookie — it’s crazy,” Mr. Louvard said as he prepared a baking tray of croissants, ready to be cut in half and stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough.

The crookie — Mr. Louvard’s son Nicolas, a business school student, came up with the name — has not just taken social media by storm. It has also spread to other bakeries across France and around the world

I’d try one, but a pastry so heavy would call for a strong coffee accompaniment.


See the Crab Nebula and Cassiopeia A in amazing time-lapses that ‘span several decades’:

Daily Bread for 3.16.24: Trying the Ramen Spice Challenge

 Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be windy with a high of 51. Sunrise is 7:02 and sunset 7:03 for 12h 01m 29s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 43 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1935, Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.


Trying the Ramen Spice Challenge:

This ramen is on 🔥 .

If you’re looking for a ramen that can surprise you, excite you or even BLOW AWAY your taste buds? Then you’ve stopped on the right video! This is Samyang’s Buldak-Bokkeum-Myeon. This instant ramen has set the benchmark for all other ramen producers with its explosive flavors, intense heat, and creative inventions.

From the TikTok famous Carbonara, Quattro Cheese and Jaijang to the Mukbang infamous 3x spicy. There are plenty of options to choose from. The first Korean Ramen brand’s popularity has transcended its original market and gained a following among spicy food enthusiasts globally.

At Samyang’s Wonju factory, we meet Oh Seung-ryong, Manager of Samyang Foods Miryang Factory, he gives us an insight into the history of Korean ramen and the process behind creating noodles. Then the Head of Flavor, who has worked across many soup and flavor creations that have led to their reputation; tells us how they develop and test some of their concepts.


Tornadoes tear through Ohio, Indiana, killing three:

Daily Bread for 2.8.24: Bossam Kimchi & Mbakbaka

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Thursday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of 55. Sunrise is 7:00 and sunset 5:17 for 10h 17m 04s  of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 2.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1971, the NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.


  Dongjoon Choi: Bossam Kimchi | Wisconsin Life:

For Dongjoon (DJ) Choi of Plover, making kimchi as a child was a family affair. Kimjang, the Korean tradition of preparing and sharing kimchi, is something Choi remembers fondly from his childhood in South Korea. Choi is now determined to keep the kimjang tradition alive in his home.

Zainab Hassen: Mbakbaka | Wisconsin Life:

Mbakbaka is a hearty, one-pot Libyan tomato-based pasta stew. It features short pasta, both dried spices and hot peppers, and traditionally, a choice of chicken or beef, in a flavorful tomato broth. Zainab Hassen shares this dish that was a staple of her childhood.

Daily Bread for 1.20.24: Berlin’s Flying Ramen

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Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 16. Sunrise is 7:19 and sunset 4:52 for 9h 33m 21s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 75% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1929, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, is released.


Berlin’s Flying Ramen

In the bustling city of Berlin, an extraordinary ramen phenomenon has taken flight thanks to a man named Christopher. From the confines of his apartment, Christopher crafts and delivers fresh ramen kits in a most unconventional manner. Using a vibrant red bucket suspended from his window, he lowers these delectable packages to eager customers waiting below. What started as a creative solution for social distancing during lockdown has evolved into a cherished ritual in the culinary landscape. Christopher’s flying ramen delivery system has become an iconic symbol of his business, capturing the imagination of locals and international patrons alike. As customers eagerly await their airborne ramen, the act of receiving this unique delivery has transformed into a communal experience, making Christopher’s flying ramen a beloved and distinctive culinary adventure in the heart of Berlin.

Endangered baby hippo makes debut at Czech zoo

Mikolas, a baby pygmy hippo born at the Dvur Kralove nad Labem zoo in the Czech Republic last month, made his public debut on Jan. 15.

Daily Bread for 12.18.23: So, What Did Happen to Wonder Bread?

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Monday in Whitewater will be windy with a high of 32. Sunrise is 7:20 and sunset 4:22 for 9h 01m 55s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 35.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

The Whitewater School Board enters closed session shortly after 5:30 PM and returns to open session at 7 PM. Whitewater’s Library Board meets at 6:30 PM

 On this day in 1865, US Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the United States.


What Happened To Wonder Bread?:

Wonder Bread’s annual sales sits around half a billion dollars for its owner Flowers Foods, despite healthier alternatives like whole grains and sourdough dominating the fragmented U.S. bread industry. While consumer preferences started shifting away from white bread starting in the 1960s, Wonder Bread still enjoys a 94% brand awareness according to Flowers Foods. Watch the video above to learn more about how the once beloved American staple has stuck around a century later.

Chapters:

00:00Introduction

01:45White bread in America

04:40Saving the brand

06:10Stable contributor


Small owl living in a family’s Christmas tree goes unnoticed for four days: