May 14, 2012

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

"Because we put a lot of love in our biscuits, we take a lot of time and patience with 'em and I have a few secrets." - Edna Stewart

It's National Buttermilk Biscuit Day!

Biscuits, a small bread made with a chemical leavening agents, were both cheaper to make and more easily storable than it's yeast-based counterparts, and were brought over to the states from the early European settlers who used to eat them with gravy.

Served in all regions of the country at any meal with foods like butter, molasses, honey, jam, jelly, peanut butter, gravy, grits, ham, sausage, cheese, steak, or fried chicken (just to name a few), to this day biscuits remain a very popular side dish.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Happy National Buttermilk Biscuit Day!