"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: EL Cajon CA.
Posts: 145
Cinco de mayo

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England.
In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico,
which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.
The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise,

and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.
Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning,
which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th

and is known, of course,
as
Sinko de Mayo


__________________

__________________
Guts/AKA/Kim
Guts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
I thought you had lost your mind!!
__________________

__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 01:42 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Good one!
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Good grief ya got me, I almost fell for it


kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 02:34 PM   #5
Head Chef
 
callie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,709
i never knew.....
__________________
Practice random acts of kindness.

callie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,834
Baaaaaaaaaaaaad!
__________________
Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
SizzlininIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
Oh well thats just plain dirty . I was looking through the Sunday paper and all kinds of mexican food items were on sale and then I kept hearing about this Cinco De M....thing and wondered what the heck it was actually. I figured it was a Mexican celebration. Well gullable me I saw your post and thought hey now I can find out and look what you did to me.
__________________
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 06:32 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by SizzlininIN
Oh well thats just plain dirty . I was looking through the Sunday paper and all kinds of mexican food items were on sale and then I kept hearing about this Cinco De M....thing and wondered what the heck it was actually. I figured it was a Mexican celebration. Well gullable me I saw your post and thought hey now I can find out and look what you did to me.
Here ya go, Sizz.

http://latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/demo/cinco.html
__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 06:37 PM   #9
Master Chef
 
SizzlininIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
Thanks Tex! As you can tell I hated History in School.........not one of those things that stuck in my brain. Thankfully, I've grown to love history but sometimes the facts still don't stick unfort.
__________________
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2006, 07:59 AM   #10
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: EL Cajon CA.
Posts: 145
TTT
today 05/05/06
__________________

__________________
Guts/AKA/Kim
Guts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.