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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 inducted into The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in December 2011. Over the years his exposure to good music and good musicians led him to writing and recording his own music. He has released four CD’s including the most recent “If It Feels Good…Do It!” His CD’s are available for purchase on CDBaby.com or Reverberation.com where he ranked #1 in...

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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 King Stanisles of Poland was exiled. On one of his voyages his Kugelhopf (a cake similar to the Baba) dried out. One of his pastry chefs solved the problem by soaking it in a combination of Malaga Wine, Saffron, Raisins, and sweetened cream. The popularity of the Baba spread throughout Europe and over the years rum with simple syrup has...

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