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Today’s Food Holiday: National Seafood Bisque Day

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in F, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Seafood Bisque Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus | 0 comments

National Seafood Bisque Day Quote of the Day: “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times -in water, in butter, and in wine.” Polish proverb Today is National Seafood Bisque Day. This delicious creamy dish of French origin is a delight for seafood lovers. It can be made from shrimp, lobster or crayfish. The crustaceans are first sautéed lightly in their shells, then simmered in wine and aromatic ingredients, before being strained, followed by the addition of cream. I love bisques of all kinds: pumpkin, butternut squash, tomato and the list goes on and on. In saying that, anything with shellfish in a soup is good for me. Here is my recipe. Feel free to embellish with ingredients of your choice. Seafood Bisque 2016-10-19 06:24:34 A creamy seafood bisque Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 lb Shrimp, shell on (peeled with shells reserved) 2 lb Mussels (steamed, with meat removed and liquor set aside) 2 – 8 oz Pangasius or Swai Filets Lemon pepper to taste 1 cup Water Melted butter, 2 tbsp plus 2 or as needed 2 Shallots, diced 2 Carrots, finely diced 3 Celery Stalks, diced finely 1 Leek, finely diced 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 2 cups Dry White Wine 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste 2 Bay Leaves 3 Sprigs...

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National Pasta Day: Oodles of Noodles

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in al di la Trattoria: New York City, California, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Italy, National Pasta Day, Pasta Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Skyline Chili: Cincinnati Ohio, Today in Food History, Travel, What the Pho: Various Locations | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “No dish in history has as many variations, colors, motifs, tastes, textures and subtleties as a dish of pasta.” Marc Vetri, Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto Today is National Pasta Day a time to enjoy basically flour and water. I could go into many different arenas of how pasta is available anywhere from high to low end, but I will not. My first real impression of how powerful pasta is was when my childhood friend’s father twirled pasta around a spoon. It seemed no matter how hard someone tried to teach me at the age of six I just couldn’t do it. Many years later I had the privilege of eating a Spinach Lasagna that left me speechless and being older and wiser if not hungrier ate it every chance I got. The restaurant was named San Gennaro and has since closed. To this day I still miss that wonderful dish. These are a few of my favorite pasta restaurants: A) Skyline Chili: Cincinnati, Ohio – Best pasta ever with Chili as the main ingredient. The Coney Dog’s are great too. No matter what you get, add the onion. B) What the Pho: Various Locations – This is a great chain restaurant. If you...

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National Moldy Cheese Day

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, France, Italy, Latest Book News, National Food Holidays, National Moldy Cheese Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, The Long Road Home by Author Carolyn M. Bowen, Today in Food History, Top 5 Stinky Cheeses in the World, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” Anthony Bourdain National Moldy Cheese Day Today October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day. I happen to love both repulsive smelling cheese and the variety of items stuffed in a long roll. There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses in the world. Here’s my pick of the top five stinkiest cheese’s in the world....

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Fall Foliage Season: North GA

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Copperhead Lodge, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Fall Foliage Season 2016: North GA Road Trips Quote of the Day: “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” Lauren DeStefano It’s the time of the year for Fall foliage road trips to North GA. It’s no secret Atlanta folks and those further South head to the Blue Ridge Mountains to take in the beauty of nature...

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The Art of Selling before Mad Men: Wrigley’s Gum

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Uncategorized, Wrigley's Gum | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “Everyone lives by selling something.” Robert Louis Stevenson Today in Food History William Wrigley, Jr. was born on this date in 1861. He was raised in Philadelphia and became a soap salesman for his father after being expelled from Grammar School. To boost his sales, he started offering baking soda as a premium to go with the soap. He quickly realized that the baking soda was more popular than the soap. With a $500 loan...

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Good Music Vibes: Introducing David J

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in #ItsAlright by David J, iTunes, Roadtrips R Us, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato We follow the music news of producer Sean Clyde of C&C Media. He has been a hit maker for years. We love the fact it hasn’t gone to his head. (smiles) He takes an active interest in developing young talent and David J’s music is one of...

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Food Holiday: National Eat A Hoagie Day

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Eat A Hoagie Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard Today’s Food Holiday is National “Eat a Hoagie Day.” The name hoagie for a sandwich has its roots in Philadelphia. Elsewhere in the United States, pretty much the same size sandwich with various types of bread and fillings have many different names. How the name “hoagie” got attached to a sandwich in Philadelphia has multiple versions. One story claims that Italians working at the World I...

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National Chocolate Milkshake Day: Food Holidays

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Ivar “Pop” Caulson, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Did you just buy a five dollar shake? Vincent, Pulp Fiction Mia: Sure did. Vincent: A shake? Milk and ice cream? Mia: Uh-huh Vincent: It costs five dollars? Mia: Yep Vincent: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything? Waiter: Nope Vincent: Just checking. National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2016: September 12th An 1885 British newspaper describes the milkshake as a manly drink composed of whiskey, ice cream and milk. For the next thirty-seven years, milkshakes were...

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Top 5 Spots: National Hot Dog Day

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Hot Dog Day, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, The Varsity in Atlanta, Travel | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. Dwight D. Eisenhower Today is National Hot Dog Day. I would have thought the fifth of this month would be a better frankfurter day. But hey, what do I know? One thing I do know is that the once cursed log of mystery meat is now more popular than ever. If you have read our blog before you already know that...

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Food Holiday: Easy Recipe Steak au Poivre

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Food, Food Holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Isn’t it funny how alcohol, heavy cream, and butter make things taste better. Anonymous (TJ)   Today we celebrate National Steak au Poivre Day. This delicious French dish consists of a steak, traditionally a Filet Mignon, coated with cracked black peppercorns and served with a pan sauce. My favorite version of this dish uses an old fashion coffee grinder. Your grandmother may have had one of these contraptions Where you crush the beans with a hand...

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