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International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, International Hot and Spicy Food Day, International Hot and Spicy Food Day: Top 5 Spots to Celebrate, Roadtrips R Us,, Today's Food Holiday, Top 5 Spots to celebrate Hot and Spicy Food Day, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Quote for Today: Always add a little spicy heat to your dishes. TJ International Hot and Spicy Food Day: Top 5 Spots to Celebrate Today’s Food Holiday  is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. CJ and I love “flavorful” foods which means 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 Food. They may not contain 16 million of the aforementioned units that burn your mouth, but they taste great. 5) Crawfish – Boiled in Cajun Seasoning with new potatoes, Corn on the Cob and Chaurice Sausage. If done well, the heat in your mouth makes you want more. If you are in Louisiana, try the The Boiling Point in Sulphur, Louisiana from mid March to late June and you should be able to eat your fill. 4) Buffalo Wings – The original are the best and if you want some authentic ones try Plucker’s Wing Bar in Austin, Texas. They have stuck with real blue cheese dressing, top quality wing’s (Jumbo) and a great sauce. Yes, you can request they light up the sauce if you desire. 3) Indian Chicken Vindaloo – One of my favorite cuisine’s: Sweet...

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National Peach Melba Day

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Auguste Escoffier, Dame Nellie Melba, easy recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, London England, National Peach Melba Day, Peach Melba Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, The Savoy Hotel, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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. History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner party to celebrate her triumph. For the occasion, Escoffier created a new dessert, and to display it, he used an ice sculpture of a swan, which is featured in the opera. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream and which were topped with spun sugar. In 1900 Escoffier created a new version of the dessert. He omitted the ice swan and topped the peaches with raspberry purée. Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and/or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée. Wikipedia National Peach Melba Day Today you can enjoy many of the hotel’s classic menu items on the Strand at the corner of Savoy Court. This beautiful shop, Melba at The Savoy, offers fascinating hotel signature items, fabulous pastries, classic British sandwiches and beverages. If you’ve never had Peach Melba, here is a quick and easy...

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National Bouillabaisse Day: Food Holidays

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Books, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “Bouillabaisse is only good because cooked by the French, who, if they cared to try, could produce an excellent and nutritious substitute out of cigar stumps and empty matchboxes.” Norman Douglas, British novelist (1868-1952) Today is National Bouillabaisse Day. I honestly have never been to a restaurant that offered this classic provencal fish stew from the port city of Marseille. While in California, I had the good fortune to eat Cioppino at a couple of great...

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Country Blues by Wendell Patterson

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Christmas Shopping, Corner Gift Shop, Country Blues by Wendell Patterson, Music, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Wendell Patterson, Wendell Patterson singer-songwriter | 0 comments

Country Blues by Wendell Patterson The 2016 holiday season is here! We’ve selected some easy listening music by singer-songwriter Wendell Patterson from Georgia. Wendell has enjoyed a long career playing in Atlanta during the late 60’s and 70’s. He performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the city, including Underground Atlanta, and as a studio bass player. Wendell was the opening performer for many national acts including, Gene Watson, The Bellamy Brothers, and Brad Paisley. He was...

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Let Them Eat Cake: National Cake Day

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Baba Au Rhum Recipe, Cake Recipes, Chef Alain Ducasse, Corner Gift Shop, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, National Cake Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Cake Day Today’s food holiday is National Cake Day. We like the food history of Baba Au Rhum. The original form of this dish is the Babka, a tall cylindrical yeast cake that is still made in Polish communities around the world. The modern “Baba Au Rhum” with dried fruit and soaked in rum came about in Paris around 1835. Today the word “Baba” almost everywhere in Western Europe refers to the Rum Baba. The Baba came about when...

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The Original Black Friday Dinner

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Black Friday, Black Friday Dinner, Food, Food Blog, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, the Day after Thanksgiving, The Original Black Friday Dinner., Today in Food History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Original Black Friday Dinners: The Day after Thanksgiving  Today is the Day after Thanksgiving. I thought it was National Avocados have a Pit Day, but I was wrong. One website claimed it was “National Take the Wrapper Off the Cheese Day,” dedicated to the genius that perfected the Grilled Cheese Sandwich in America. But for our purposes, we will stick with the day after Thanksgiving, The Original Black Friday Dinners. Maxson Food Systems had produced a complete frozen...

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National Parfait Day

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Parfait Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day:  National Parfait Day Today is National Parfait Day. Parfait (from French meaning “perfect”) is a kind of frozen dessert that dates to 1894. In the United States, parfait refers to either the traditional French-style dessert or to a popular variant. The American parfait, made by layering parfait cream, ice cream, and/or flavored gelatins in a tall, clear glass, and topping the creation with whipped cream, fresh or canned fruit, and/or liqueurs. Wikipedia The healthy version...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Thanksgiving, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

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National Vichyssoise Day: Food Holiday

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Anthony Bourdain, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Quotes, Food Recipes, Kitchen Confidential, National Vichyssoise Day, Ritz-Carlton, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, The Long Road Home Novel by Carolyn M. Bowen, Today in Food History, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Vichyssoise Recipe | 0 comments

Quote for Today:  If you love soup, you more than likely love life.  Chef TJ 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 annoying Mexican Chihuahua.” I was surprised that only one person actually knew I was asking about potato and leek...

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Thanksgiving 2016: GA Blue Ridge Mountains

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Copperhead Lodge, Food, Food Blog, North GA Thanksgiving Buffet, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Thanksgiving 2016 in the GA Blue Ridge Mountains, Thanksgiving Buffet 2016, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke Thanksgiving 2016 It’s Thanksgiving season 2016. A time for giving thanks for the many blessings of the year. It’s an ideal time to enjoy family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia at the Copperhead Lodge Blairsville. The resort offers hotel and rustic cabin accommodations for those wanting to...

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