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National Popcorn Day – January 19

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in America's favorite snack food, Food, Food Blog, Hotel Discounts, January Daily Food Holidays, January Food Holidays, January National Food & Beverage Holidays, January National Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays Photo Contest, National Popcorn Day, Online Shopping, Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn, Popcorn History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today's USA National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Winter Reading | 0 comments

National Popcorn Day Today is National Popcorn Day. By volume, it’s America’s favorite snack food with 90% of sales being sold for home use. The history and documented facts surrounding the “kernel corn” makes for an interesting history of land use and consumption. Quote of the Day: “Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an exciting explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairy tale!” Richelle E. Goodrich What is popcorn? Popcorn, or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. The breaking point of the hull is reached when a pressure of approximately 135 psi (930 kPa) and a temperature of 180 °C (356 °F) has occurred.   Popcorn History Corn was first domesticated 9,000 years ago in what is now Mexico. Archaeologists discovered that people have known about popcorn for thousands of years. In Mexico, for example, remnants of popcorn have been found that date to around 3600 BC. The popping of the kernels was achieved by hand on the stovetop through the 19th century. Kernels were sold on the East Coast of...

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National Gourmet Coffee Day – Not an Ordinary Cup of Joe

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Casablanca Quote, Coffee Benefits, coffee brewed, Contest, Corner Gift Shop, Daily Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays USA, Food Quotes From Movies, January National Food Holidays, National Food Holiday History, national food holidays usa, National Gourmet Coffee Day, New York City, Readers' Choice Awards, road home by carolyn bowen, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Today's Food History, Today's National Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

National Gourmet Coffee Day Quote of the Day: Thank you for your coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca. Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) Casablanca Movie (1942) January 18: National Gourmet Coffee Day Today is National Gourmet Coffee Day. Connoisseurs of a fine cup of coffee salute this day. Join the fun and explore the history and the factors that define gourmet coffee. Brew a cup of your favorite blend and welcome the new day. What is Gourmet Coffee? Gourmet coffee is generally considered to be the finest 10% of the coffee grown. It also generally means that you’re getting Arabica coffee vs Robusta coffee. Arabica coffee is considered to be better in quality of taste than Robusta coffee. The foundation of gourmet coffee is the bean; about 70 percent of the quality of the coffee bean is determined by the genetic features of the seed. The other 30 percent is determined by the ecosystem where the coffee is grown. These two factors along with the dedication of the coffee growers determine the quality of the coffee. Coffee History You could write a torrid romantic suspense novel surrounding coffee’s history and have elements of truth placed in a fictional account. The centuries-long coffee voyage is filled with action, intrigue and perhaps love...

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National Hot Buttered Rum Day – January 17

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Hot Buttered Rum Recipe, January National Food & Beverage Holidays, National Hot Buttered Rum Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Rum Quotes, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hot Buttered Rum Day  National Hot Buttered Rum Day: “Drinkin rum before 10.00am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic.” Earl Dibbles Jr. Today is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. It’s a timely holiday for across most of the U.S. the temperatures have dropped to frigid levels. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would be a great way to warm up and celebrate this annual food and beverage holiday. What is Hot Buttered Rum? Hot Buttered Rum is...

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Int’l Hot & Spicy Food Day – Where to Celebrate!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Int'l Hot & Spicy Food Day – Where to Celebrate!, International Hot & Spicy Food Day, Online Shopping, Readers’ choice award, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today’s Food Holidays, Top 5 Spots for Spicy & Hot Foods, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

International Hot and Spicy Food Day Hot & Spicy Food Day Quote: A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear. Adam Richman Today’s Food Holiday is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. CJ and I love “flavorful” foods which mean that we like foods that make us sweat. Flavorful is very good, but loads of Scoville units tickle my fancy. Below is a list of my five favorite foods and the Top 5 Spots for Hot & Spicy...

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National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day – January 15

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in 5 Ways To Enjoy Pomegranates, Food, Healthy Foods, January National Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays Photo Contest, National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day, Novels by Carolyn Bowen, Online Shopping, Pomegranate Health Benefits, Readers’ choice award, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel | 0 comments

National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day   National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day – Quotes:  Pomegranate juice has staying power. It’s not a fad. Once people have tasted POM Wonderful, they say they are addicted – and it’s a good addiction to have. Lynda Resnick Today is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day. For most of us, this brings to mind orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit juice… This is fine but what about pomegranate juice? Up until recently (yesterday), that wouldn’t have crossed my...

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National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day 2018 – January 14

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, Pastrami Sandwich Origin, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today’s USA National Food Holiday, Top 5 Spots for Pastrami Sandwiches, Top USA sandwich shops, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day Quote of the Day: “I find the pastrami to be most sensual of all the salted, cured meats.” George Costanza Photo Credit: Charles Haynes 5 Top Spots for National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day Today is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day. Just saying the words – hot pastrami sounds mouth-watering. We dove into the origin and history of pastrami along with selecting the top 5 spots for celebrating this food holiday. We believe only the best...

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National Gluten-Free Day – January 13

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Contest, Cooking, Food, Food Blog, gluten-free recipes, National Gluten-Free Day, National Gluten-Free Day – January 13, no frills Salmon Croquettes, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen, Top selling crime fiction, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

National Gluten-Free Day  Quote of the Day: A gluten-free diet still allows you access to almost every fruit and vegetable, a variety of grains and legumes, your pick of dairy products, fresh meats and fish and a whole slew of special gluten-free delights to satisfy your pretzel-bagel-muffin-doughnut craving. Daphne Oz National Gluten-Free Day Today is National Gluten-Free Day. There are plenty of healthy and nutritious options for celebrating this food holiday. Take a look at the available options and...

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National Peach Melba Day – January 13

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Amazon Gift Ideas, Amazon Gifts, Auguste Escoffier, Dame Nellie Melba, Food, Food Blog, January 2018 Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays 2018, Leisure Lifestyle, Leisure Lifestyle Blogging, Lifestyle Blog, Lodging, London, London England, London Luxury Hotels, long road, long road home, Luxury Dining, Mystery Novels, National Food & Beverage Holidays USA, National Food Hoidays USA, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holiday Recipe, National Food Holidays Recipes and History, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Peach Melba Day, Online Holiday Shopping for Mystery Novels, Online Shopping, Peach Melba, Popular Mystery Novels, Readers' Choice Award, Recipes, Restaurant, road home, road home by carolyn bowen, Road Trips, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Savoy Hotel, Shopping online, Shopping Tourism, The Long Road Home, The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen, Today in Food History, Today's Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Today's Food Holiday - Where to Celebrate, Today's National Food Holiday History, Today's USA National Food Holiday, Today’s Food Holiday USA, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Peach Melba Day Quote of the Day: The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself. Dame Nellie Melba Today is National Peach Melba Day. This delicious dessert was created by the world-famous Savoy executive chef, Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s. He named it Peach Melba in honor of Australian operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. Peach Melba History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden....

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National Curried Chicken Day – January 12

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Food Blog, National Curried Chicken Day, National Food & Beverage Holidays USA, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holiday Recipe, national food holidays today, Online Shopping, Popular Mystery Novels, Quotes, Readers' Choice Award, Recipes for Food Holidays 2017, Roadtrips R Us, The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen, Today's National Food and Beverage Day USA, Today's National Food Holiday, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

National Curried Chicken Day Quote of the Day: Curries are my favorite Thai cuisine and if Cheerios came in Panang curry flavor I would be a valuable consumer. Thomas Jones, Chef Today is National Curried Chicken Day in the United States. For curry lovers, this calls for a celebration. The Indian cuisine’s diverse 8,000-year history of native flavorings added to the modern day influences of groups and cultures’ interacting with the subcontinent makes for a rich curry experience. National...

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National Hot Toddy Day – January 11

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy Origin, hot toddy recipes, January 2018 Food Holidays, January Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, National Hot Toddy Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hot Toddy Day – January 11   Quote of the Day: An ounce of Canadian Club or Jack Daniels Black, an ounce of hot water, a teaspoon of lemon, and a tablespoon of honey. It’s called a Hot Toddy and is an old Southern cold/flu remedy. Dave Matthews Today is National Hot Toddy Day and it’s a welcome drink in the United States where temperatures have plummeted into the low double or single digits. For those with the...

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