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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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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day – February 7

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Quote of the Day: “Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” Mitch Hedberg Fettuccine Alfredo Day is observed on February 7 in the United States. What is Fettuccine Alfredo? Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish made from fettuccine tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter. As the cheese melts, it emulsifies the liquids to form a smooth and rich sauce coating on the pasta. It’s one of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta. Alfredo Di Lelio gave it this name at his restaurants in Rome, in the early to mid-20th century. Omaha Steaks 1 (18 oz. pkg.) Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo The dish became popularized and spread to the United States. The recipe has evolved and its commercialized version is now ubiquitous with heavy cream and other ingredients. In Italy, fettuccine al burro is generally...

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National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Bestselling historical romance, Carolyn M. Bowen Cross-Ties, Cheap Flights, chocolate fondue, Chocolate Fondue Recipe , chocolate fondue recipe, Cross-Ties Book (New Edition) Carolyn Bowen, Cross-Ties by Carolyn M. Bowen, Everything Travel-Food-Entertainment, February food holidays, February National Food Holidays, February Readers' Choice Award, Food, Food Blog, Konrad Egli, National Chocolate Fondue Day, National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5, National Food & Beverage Day, National Food & Beverage Holidays USA, National Food Hoidays USA, National Food Holdiays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5   Quote of the Day: “Fondue isch guet und git e gueti Luune” “fondue is good and creates a good mood” Swiss Cheese   Union Slogan 1981 National Chocolate Fondue Day is celebrated in the United States on February 5. It brings to mind cozy gatherings where everyone gets to enjoy sweet stuff like cookies and cake or fruit dipped into delicious melted chocolate. Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker Chocolate Fondue History Chocolate fondue is considered a Swiss creation by many food writers. Fondue was first promoted to Americans at the Swiss Pavilion’s Alpine restaurant at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The origin of chocolate fondue in the United States is dated to the mid-1960s. Konrad Egli, a Swiss restaurateur, invented chocolate fondue as part of a promotion for Toblerone brand chocolate....

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National Heavenly Hash Day – It’s All Good!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in February National Food Holidays, February Readers' Choice Award, Food, Food Blog, Food Features, National Heavenly Hash Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, type of jell-o salad. ice cream, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Heavenly Hash Day Quote of the Day: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” J.R.R. Tolkien National Heavenly Hash Day is observed annually on February 2nd. Heavenly Hash has multiple identity crises. There are those who would believe it’s a dish from the Civil War era consisting of diced or chopped meat, potatoes and spices mixed together, an ice cream flavor, a type of Jell-O salad, candy, and more. It’s quite possible all of the above are correct. You choose how you celebrate National Heavenly Hash Day. It’s all good! Background The Hormel Company claims that they introduced corned beef hash and roast beef hash to the U.S. in the 1950s. The nickname heavenly hash stuck and is still enjoyed today with eggs for a hearty breakfast dish. Elmer...

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The Death of the Baked Alaska: National Food Holidays

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in February National Food Holidays, February Readers' Choice Award, fine dining, Food, Food Blog, National Baked Alaska Day, Online Shopping, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

The Death of Baked Alaska Quote for Today Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.  Al Capone Today is National Baked Alaska Day. Baked Alaska was made famous by the finest restaurants in the country. Many of these restaurants in the United States closed their doors during prohibition and never reopened. The famous New York City restaurant, Delmonico’s, closed its door on May 21, 1923. Regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the nation, they couldn’t survive during prohibition. First of all, it is very hard for fine dining to make money without the high profit of alcohol offsetting the low profit in food. Secondly, Delmonico’s could not produce the Baked Alaska and Lobster Thermidor that made them famous without alcohol. Realistically, more than half of their menu relied on alcohol to complete a dish. Subsequently, prohibition not only...

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Readers’ Choice Award: February 2018

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in February National Food Holidays, February Readers' Choice Award, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Readers’ Choice Award ~ February 2018 Readers’ Choice Award: You’ve probably noticed – we love national food holidays. I know our blogging is a tell-tale sign. (Smiles) The excitement of waking to a bright new day and the joy of celebrating food with some trivia thrown in is a winner. Readers’ Choice Award To share in the fun, we invite you to select your favorite February holiday and snap a photo of the holiday food. Get creative and submit your photo for a chance to win the Readers’ Choice Award – $50 Amazon Gift Card. Note: Submit your February food holiday photo anytime through midnight February 29, 2018. How to enter Follow our blog and like us on Facebook  Tag your photo and post it on our Facebook page Winner will be announced March 1! Think about it – when was the last time you were offered...

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