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National Coq Au Vin Day: Julia Child’s Recipe

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, Julia Child, Julia Child Cookbooks, Julia Child Quotes, Julia Child Recipes, Mastering French Cooking, National Coq Au Vin Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Coq Au Vin Day: Julia Child’s Recipe

Quote of the Day: “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” Julia Child, My Life In France. Today we celebrate National Coq Au Vin Day. To talk about this food holiday leads us to discuss the background and influence of this dish – Julia Child Although the dish Coq Au Vin can be traced to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar, the recipe was not documented until the early 20th century; it is accepted that it existed as a rustic dish long before that. A somewhat similar recipe, poulet au vin blanc, appeared in an 1864 cookbook. Wikipedia Julia Child featured Coq Au Vin in her breakthrough 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She frequently prepared it on the PBS Cooking Show The French...

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10 Exhilarating Road Trips in India To Bring Out the Adventurous Traveler in You

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in 10 Exhilarating Road Trips in India, Ban Jhakri Falls India, Food, Food and Travel Blog, India Travels, Indian Cookbook, Old Silk Route India, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 10 Exhilarating Road Trips in India To Bring Out the Adventurous Traveler in You

Road Trips in India We all consider different types of conveyances for traveling. Some of you must be thinking of saving money with comfort. Considering travel through train is good enough. Another group of people thinks time is money. Thus, they go for travel in airlines. Did you ever try a road trip? Believe me, this is going to be a thrilling experience in your life.  Let us find out some of the exciting roads trips in India. 10 Exhilarating Road Trips in India For Adventure:  1. Jaipur To Jaisalmer Photo by Fulvio Spada, CC BY-SA 2.0 Indians are touchy about culture and heritage. Today even the foreigners are spellbound to experience Indian heritages. You can get a good experience of it as you take a road trip from Jaipur to Jaisalmer. You can enjoy Rajasthani delicacies within your stopovers. You...

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Dîner des trois empereurs – Chef Adolphe Dugléré

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Chef Adolphe Duglere, Dinner of Three Emperors, Famous Chefs, Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, France, Great Chef's, Palais-Royale, Paris, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dîner des trois empereurs – Chef Adolphe Dugléré

Quote for Today:  To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.  Anthony Bourdain The great Chef Adolphe Dugléré was a pupil of famous French Chef Marie-Antonin Carême.  Adolphe was born in Bordeaux in 1805 and died in Paris in 1884. Along the way, he had an impressive career.  After his apprenticeship Adolphe became Chef de cuisine for the famous Rothschild Family until 1848.  For the next eighteen years, he managed the restaurant of the Palais-Royale which is owned by three prominent men from Provence.  In 1866 he became the head chef of the Café Anglais which was the most famous Paris restaurant of the 19th century where he created one of his most famous dishes Pommes Anna. On this day in history 1867, Dugléré served a famous meal which became known as the Dinner of the Three Emperors.  In attendance...

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Life in the Hollar‭ ‬2013 by Paul J. Constantine, Jr.

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Country Music, entertainment, Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Gardening, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on Life in the Hollar‭ ‬2013 by Paul J. Constantine, Jr.

Quote for Today: The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion Today is our Entertainment Feature and we are going down the road a spell to Brutus Hollar with singer-songwriter, Paul J. Constantine, Jr.  I hope to make this a monthly or maybe even bimonthly‭ (‬when the season gets really busy‭) ‬to document what goes on at our little homestead.‭ ‬We live on a not so level lot in the Tusquittee Valley.‭ M‬y wife Dawn and I are committed to using every available piece of our property to grow fruits,‭ ‬berries,‭ ‬and vegetables mostly for our own use,‭ ‬but also to share with our five children and their families.‭ ‬Every year,‭ ‬it is the same question.‭ ‬When can I plant.‭ ‬Well today,‭ ‬April‭ ‬29,‭ ‬2013,‭ ‬I declare it safe to plant tender vegetables here...

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Travel – Always in Season…

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Bucket List, Flightnetwork.com, Food and Travel Blog, Music, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Vacation planning, Vacation Travel | Comments Off on Travel – Always in Season…

Quote for Today: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein Today is a reminder that Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to make plans to visit the cities and sites that make a seasonal impact. We are explorers, preferably off the beaten path, who enjoy being immersed in the culture we are visiting. What more can you ask than to experience the culture by meeting the locals, sampling their food, and entertainment? Our passion for scenic travel extends to dining on the delicacies of the region which may include fabulous catches from the sea. This along with the music are just a few of the many things that warrant our attention when selecting destinations. As each day passes, we become more determined to see the cities and sites on our bucket...

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The One of a kind Tootsie Roll…

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Chicago Illinois, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Inspiration, Leo Hirshfield, Quotes, Roadtrips R Us, Todays Food History, Tootsie Roll, Travel | Comments Off on The One of a kind Tootsie Roll…

Quote for Today: “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Zig Ziglar The American spirit is entrepreneurship, and on this date in 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’ Leo’s goal was to produce an inexpensive alternative to chocolate that would not melt in your hands during the sweltering summer heat. His invention was a success, and by 1905 the company moved to a five story building to mass produce his product. In 1919, the company was renamed The Sweets Company of America offering the first penny candy to be wrapped in an individual wrapper. Later in 1931, the Tootsie Pop—a lollipop with Tootsie Roll filling—was invented and is still popular today as in the...

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