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What is a Macchiato, Really?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Macchiato Day 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays History, Today's National Food and Beverage Day USA, Today's National Food Holiday, Today’s National Food Holidays, YouTube, YouTube Video | 0 comments

National Macchiato Day Quote of the Day: To espresso or to latte, that is the question…whether ’tis tastier on the palate to choose white mocha over plain…or to take a cup to go. Or a mug to stay, or extra cream, or have nothing, and by opposing the endless choice, end one’s heartache… Jasper Fforde Today is National Macchiato Day! Here’s a cheat sheet for helping you order the drink you really want at your corner coffee shop. What is a Macchiato, Really? Macchiato is an Italian word, meaning “marked” or “stained”. It is frequently used to refer to two distinct drinks: Caffè macchiato, also known as “espresso macchiato”, is espresso marked with a little milk. Latte macchiato is steamed milk marked with a little espresso. The origin of the name “macchiato” stems from baristas needing to show the serving waiters the difference between an espresso and an espresso with a tiny bit of milk in it; the latter was “marked”. The idea is reflected in the Portuguese name for the drink: café pingado, meaning coffee with a drop. The caffè macchiato has the highest ratio of espresso to milk of any drink made with those ingredients. The intent is that the milk moderates, rather than overwhelm, the taste of the coffee while adding...

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Anthony Bourdain’s Recipe for National Vichyssoise Day 2017!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Anthony Bourdain Cookbook, Anthony Bourdain Recipes, Food, Food Blog, French Chef, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, les halles in manhattan, Mystery Reading Contest, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holiday Recipes, National Food Holidays, National Food Holidays 2017, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Vichyssoise Day, National Vichyssoise Day 2017!, Queen Mary, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's National Food Holidays with Recipes, Today's USA National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: If you love soup, you more than likely love life. Chef TJ   National Vichyssoise Day 2017 National Vichyssoise Day, but what is Vichyssoise? When I asked several people this question, my favorite reply came from an eccentric dog lover from down the street. Her reply was “Ah yes, Vichyssoise is zee result ven you mix zee loyal Hungarian Vizsla and zee food of an annoying Mexican Chihuahua.” What is Vichyssoise? I was surprised that only one person actually knew I was asking about potato and leek soup. The origin of this soup is a subject of debate. Julia Child called it an “American Invention”, but others claim its origins are in France. Louis Diat, a French Chef at the Ritz Carlton in New York City, added it to the menu in the summer of 1917. Years later, he told New Yorker Magazine how he recalled the potato and leek soup that his mother and grandmother used to make. During the summer months, Louis and his brother used to cool it off by adding cold milk. The result was so delicious he wanted New Yorkers’ to experience it. Chef Diat named the soup after Vichy, a town near his childhood home in France.  You don’t see the cold version of potato and...

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Take a Break with an Emerald Coast Holiday Getaway!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Destin FL, Destin FL Beaches Holiday Travel, Emerald Coast Holiday Getaway, Emerald Coast of Florida, Food, Food Blog, Holiday Shopping, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Weekend FL Getaways | 0 comments

Emerald Coast Holiday Getaway Quote of the Day: Some of my fondest memories are holidays by the seaside. Mary Berry The holiday season is a great time to break away from your everyday rituals and try something new. This year, Destin FL, located on the Emerald Coast of FL is a great spot to relax and recharge after celebrating the Thanksgiving feasts and family gatherings. You can unwind while watching the ocean waves lap against the crystal white sandy...

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National Baklava Day: Today’s Food Celebration

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food Celebrations, Food recipes, Holiday Food Recipes 2017, Leisure Lifestyle, National Baklava Day, National Food Holiday Celebrations, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Top Holiday Mystery Novels, Traditional Baklava Turkish Recipe, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, USA National Food Holidays | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that. Joss Whedon Today is National Baklava Day! It serves as a testimony to the treasury of food customs passed down from one generation to the next while preparing handmade sweet desserts. What is Baklava? Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It...

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National Fast Food Day 2017

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Fast Food Day 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Top 5 Spots for National Fast Food Day, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America’s major cultural exports. Eric Schlosser National Fast Food Day Today is National Fast Food Day 2017 and I could go on and on about my favorites. With the economy today and American’s willingness to try new foods, fast food has definitely changed. I have decided to give you five of my favorites from my hometown – Atlanta and surrounding region. Top 5 Spots...

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November 15: National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Raisin Bran Cereal Day, November 2017 Food Holidays, November 2017 National Food Holidays, November 2017 National Food Holidays USA, November Food Holidays, November Food Holidays 2017, November national food holidays usa, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays History, Today’s Food History, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: It means a lot in my business and it’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized for what you have done over a lifetime, but I didn’t go crazy. I still eat my cereal in the morning, have a sandwich in the afternoon, and go to bed at night. You know nothing really different. Regis Philbin National Raisin Bran Cereal Day Today’s food holiday is National Raisin Bran Cereal Day! A great way to start the...

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National Spicy Guacamole Day 2017

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Spicy Guacamole Day 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Top 5 Spots to Celebrate National Spicy Guacamole Day, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. Frank Bruni National Spicy Guacamole Day Snapshot of the History of Guacamole November 14th is National Spicy Guacamole Day 2017. The Aztecs used avocado to make this sauce (dip) as early as the sixteenth century. The Spanish fell in love with the avocado and brought it back to Europe after they conquered the...

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National Indian Pudding Day: Prepping for Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Food Hoidays USA, national food holiday days, National Food Holidays History, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Indian Pudding Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today’s Food Holiday, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself into the sunset.” Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior, and orator National Indian Pudding Day Today is National Indian Pudding Day. And, you can look elsewhere if you don’t want Native Americans to influence this holiday! For these are the undisputed facts! What...

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National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in "Archie Bell and the DRELLS", Christmas Season, Christmas Shopping, Corner Gift Shop, Daily Food Holidays, Diners, dining, Fast Food Restaurants, Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holiday, Food Quotes, Food Reviews, National Food Hoidays USA, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies), Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, RoadTrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies) Quote for Today: Neapolitan’s have always had their fast food. It’s called pizza. Luciano De Crescenzo   Today is National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies). Americans really love their pizzas. We have a Pizza Festival Month, three Pizza Days and two weeks all dedicated to some form of this late night dorm room favorite.   Hold the Anchovies? One thing that gets me is the exclusion of the anchovy. Anchovies are salty and...

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National Sundae Day: Weekend Treats

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday History, National Sundae Day, Online shopping for the holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Sundae Day Quote of the Day: You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. Paul Walker Simple Definition The sundae is a sweet ice cream dessert. It typically consists of one or more scoops of ice cream topped with sauce or syrup and in some cases other toppings including sprinkles, whipped cream, peanuts, maraschino cherries, or other fruits. Wikipedia Ice Cream Sundae...

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