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National Gumdrop Day – February 15

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Amazon Gift Ideas, Bestselling mysteries, Carolyn Bowen Goodreads Author, February 15: National Gumdrop Day, February 2018 National Food Holidays, February Readers' Choice Award, Food, Food Blog, Gumdrop Trivia, National Gumdrop Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History | 0 comments

National Gumdrop Day National Gumdrop Day is observed every year on February 15. Gumdrops are a type of candy. They’re brightly colored and shaped like a narrow dome and often coated with granulated sugar. Gumdrops flavorings include fruit and spice flavoring (spice drops). Gumdrops and spice drops are used in baking, candy crafting, decorating, and for eating out of hand to mouth. They are often used for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Around Christmas time, this candy is an ingredient used in making gingerbread houses and other confections. These candies are similar to Dots, a brand of gumdrops manufactured by the Tootsie Roll Industries. Quote of the Day: “Candy always tastes better when the expectations are high.” Anthony T. Hincks Brief History There’s controversy surrounding the origin of the gumdrop. The most popular legend credits Percy S. Truesdell, a chemist,...

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Top 5 Spots for National Pizza Day

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in February 2018 National Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, National Pizza Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Top 5 Spots for National Pizza Day, Top selling crime fiction, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Pizza Day National Pizza Day is February 9. Americans love their pizzas. We have a Pizza Festival Month, three Pizza Days and two weeks all dedicated to celebrating this all-time favorite anytime food.  Quote of the Day: “Pizza is like the entire food pyramid!” Madeline Oles History Legend has it that a baker named Raffaele Esposito of Da Pietro Pizzeria (now known as Pizzeria Brandi) invented a pizza with red tomato sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil, to reflect the colors of Italy’s flag when he was called upon to make a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita (Naples 1889). That pizza is still known as Pizza Margherita today. USA The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi. He sold pizza at his street front shop in Manhattan, located...

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