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Food Holidays: National Filet Mignon Day

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Author Carolyn Bowen, Cross-Ties Book (New Edition) Carolyn Bowen, Food, Food Blog, Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, National Filet Mignon Day, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: If wishes were filet mignon, we’d always eat well at dinner. Author Dean Koontz Today’s food holiday is National Filet Mignon Day. One of my favorite beef recipes is Chateaubriand Steak. It was named after Francois Rene de Chateaubriand (born 9-4-1768). Francois Rene de Chateaubriand living in a very volatile time in the history of France, especially for an aristocrat, Francois-Rene had his share of ups and downs including two terms of exile, one in America which inspired his first writings and the other in England living in extreme poverty. As a young man he was torn between the military and becoming a priest. How ironic it is that he became the founder of romanticism in French literature. During one Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand  prosperous periods in his household, Chef Montmireil created a beef dish in his honor. Even though it is not a mainstay on menus anymore, Chateaubriand is not that difficult to make at home. Here is the recipe that I prefer, but if you asked ten different chefs their recipe, you are likely to get ten different answers. Chateaubriand Steak 2016-08-13 11:56:26 A delicious recipe with a different spin for Filet Mignon Food Holiday. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1-Center cut beef Tenderloin (approximately 1-1/4 lb)...

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Food Commercial Star: Clara Peller

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Wendy's | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius. Matthew McConaughey On this day in history, we lost actress/manicurist Clara Peller. Clara lived in an around Chicago most of her life. Married at age twenty, she divorced eight years later with two children. For thirty-five years she worked as a manicurist in a Chicago beauty salon. In the early 1980’s, there was a commercial being filmed nearby, and they needed a manicurist’s hands. Someone scrambled to a nearby shop and spotted Clara doing her Madge routine. They brought her to the set and introduced her to the director, Joe Sedelmaier and she was immediately hired. On January 10, 1984 her first Wendy’s commercial aired and she spoke the magic words “Where’s the beef?” Instantly Clara Peller became a cult star and “Where’s the Beef?” became a catch phrase all across the United States. Wendy’s sales jumped 31% world wide during this ad campaign. Peller went on to do more commercials for Wendy’s and enjoyed rock star type status during the ad campaign. She even appeared on Saturday Night Live. Her relationship with Wendy’s ended however when she did a commercial for the Campbell Soup Company for Prego Spaghetti Sauce. In this commercial, she claimed...

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National Chicken Wing Day

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in $3 Café, Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food History, National Chicken Wing Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Teressa Bellissimo, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire Today is National Chicken Wing Day celebrating the culinary epiphany of epic proportion created by Teressa Bellissimo as an appetizer October 3, 1964. Not realizing it at the time, Mrs. Bellissimo created a dish that not only made her a fortune but also changed the fate of a discarded part of America’s...

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National Hamburger Day 2016

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Burger Fest, Food, Food Blog, Hamburger History, Louis Lunch, National Hamburger Day, Recipes, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet.” George Foreman quotes (American Boxer, b.1949) Today is National Hamburger Day and there’s no telling how many will be sold today. No real accurate numbers exist, but my guess is around 137,000,000 of them will be consumed. The Hamburg Steak has been around a long time, but a...

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Catfish: Not the Movie

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Recipes, Louisiana, National Catfish Day, Opelousas Catfish, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: My husband calls me ‘catfish’. He says I’m all mouth and no brains. Dolly Parton June 25th is National Catfish Day in the good ole old USA. Unlike many other so called food holidays, this one was put on the calendar when Congress, by House Joint Resolution 178, authorized and requested President Reagan to issue a proclamation in its observance back in 1987. Between 1975-85 the farm raising of catfish in the US increased by 1200%....

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National Lobster Day

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Andrew Zimmern, Food, National Lobster Day, New England, North GA, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail.”  Ziad K. Abdelnour Today is National Lobster Day. It’s a holiday celebrating one of our favorite large marine crustaceans. And, yes they can grow plenty big. Most don’t get as large as  the one caught in Novia Scotia, Canada weighing 20.15 kilograms (44.4 lb) according to the Guiness World Records.  Generally, most lobsters are 25–50 cm (10–20 in) long. Wikipedia You’d not know from the demand today that this delicious seafood was not always...

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Early Bird Specials

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Early Bird Specials, Food, Food Blog, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Early Bird Specials – There’s a Seinfeld episode about this: JERRY: (bewildered) Four-thirty? Who eats dinner at four-thirty? MORTY: By the time we sit down, it’ll be quarter to five. JERRY: I don’t understand why we have to eat now. HELEN: We gotta catch the early-bird. It’s only between four-thirty and six. MORTY: Yeah. They give you a tenderloin, a salad and a baked potato, for four-ninety-five. You know what that cost you after six? JERRY: Can’t...

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60th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in 60th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Southern Festivals, Tracy Lawrence, Travel | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of this world’s luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took we know it because she repented.”  Mark Twain 60th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival June 24th & 25th It’s official, the...

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British Sandwich Week

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in 11th Earl of Sandwich, British Sandwich Week, Earl of Sandwich, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays UK, John Montagu, London England, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Sammies Awards, Today in Food History, Travel | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Life is like a sandwich-the more you add to it, the better it becomes. Unknown May 8th-14th is National British Sandwich Week. The Brit’s love their sandwiches and take them very seriously. Although sandwiches in some form have been around since ancient times, the moniker sandwich did not come about until the 18th century. John Montagu, a British statesman, succeeded his grandfather in 1729 at the age of ten as the Earl of Sandwich. John...

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The 5th of May: Cinco de Mayo

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in 5th of May, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote: Cinco de Mayo – there’s no better excuse to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo via GIPHY Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo is upon us once again. This May celebration pays homage to the Mexican victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This however didn’t mark the end of the Franco-Mexican War as the French didn’t pull out until 1867. Many American’s confuse this date with Mexican independence although that day had passed some 50...

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