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National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in "Archie Bell and the DRELLS", Christmas Season, Christmas Shopping, Corner Gift Shop, Daily Food Holidays, Diners, dining, Fast Food Restaurants, Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holiday, Food Quotes, Food Reviews, National Food Hoidays USA, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies), Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, RoadTrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies) Quote for Today: Neapolitan’s have always had their fast food. It’s called pizza. Luciano De Crescenzo   Today is National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies). Americans really love their pizzas. We have a Pizza Festival Month, three Pizza Days and two weeks all dedicated to some form of this late night dorm room favorite.   Hold the Anchovies? One thing that gets me is the exclusion of the anchovy. Anchovies are salty and a little overpowering, but hey, get them on the side, why not? We get everything else on the side. Give them a quick rinse under cold water if you like then try it on a slice. You might be surprised by a taste of Umami lingering around. If the anchovy is just too much for you, try some high-quality fish...

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National Scrapple Day 2014: Food Holiday

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday, National Scrapple Day 2014, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Travel | Comments Off on National Scrapple Day 2014: Food Holiday

Thought 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 Today is National Scrapple Day 2014. Scrapple to me was a regional version of every other “Pâté” in the world. The only thing was I believed it came from the Deep South. I have been wrong before and lo and behold here I am again. Although sold throughout the South in regional areas, Scrapple is best known in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.  Scrapple is usually comprised of Hog Offal. Most people think of Offal as awful, but when prepared correctly a culinary delight may be found. The trimmings of a hog, which would normally be discarded, including bone, heart and liver are turned into a broth. Once the broth is...

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Coffee Ice Cream = Caffeine and Smiles

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in California, Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday, Georgia, Massachusetts, Montana, National Coffee Ice Cream Day, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Washington | Comments Off on Coffee Ice Cream = Caffeine and Smiles

Quote for Today: Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. Jim Fiebig September 6th is National Coffee Ice Cream Day 2013. Long have I loved Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino and Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. However, today’s artisanal ice cream parlors that serve regional flavors with a high milk fat content and rich and creamy textures, are popping up all over the country. Here is a list of five great places to go for Coffee Ice Cream Day. Wish I could list more. 1) Big Dipper Ice Cream – Missoula, Montana: Big Dipper has been serving ice cream since 1995. Among their many accolades was an appearance on Good Morning America and inclusion in the Food and Wine Magazine – Top 50 Ice Cream Spots. Mocha Chip...

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Today in History: Food and Music

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in American Idol, Baron Ferdinand Mueller, entertainment, Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday, John MacAdam, Kelly Clarkson 2002 American Idol Winner, Macadamia Cilantro pesto recipe, Music History, National Macadamia Nut Day, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog. Travel-Food-Entertainment | Comments Off on Today in History: Food and Music

Quote for Today:  Worldly riches are like nuts… Many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.  Rabbi Nachman of Breslov Today is National Macadamia Nut Day. Macadamia Nuts originated in Australia, however most of the nuts we purchase in the States come from Hawaii or California. Actually 95% of the world’s crop is harvested in Hawaii. It is amazing this nut was discovered as a food product at all, because the shell is extremely hard and difficult to crack. Baron Ferdinand Mueller, Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens (Australia), named this nut after his friend John MacAdam. Mr. MacAdam was on a ship traveling to taste the Macadamia nut when he passed away. I am pretty sure most people are familiar with white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies,but there are many...

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“R” You Going to the Oyster Festival?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Charleston, Chinconteague Island Oyster Festival, Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday, New York, Norwalk Connecticut, Norwalk Oyster Festival, Oyster Bay New York, Oyster Bay Seafood Festival, Oyster Festivals 2013, Roadtrips R Us, Seafood Festivals, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Virginia | Comments Off on “R” You Going to the Oyster Festival?

Quote for Today: The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. Andrew Carnegie Historically, September 1st is the first day of Oyster Season. Oyster lovers have all heard you should not eat oysters in months without the letter “R”. This rule of thumb came about in the 1700’s for health and conservation reasons. Oysters tend to spawn during the warm Summer months when the temperature of the ocean’s rise and they do not want to be disturbed. Also, shipping oysters inland on a horse and buggy in the sweltering heat was not good either. Those who consumed these oysters spent much more time in the smaller building than in the main house. Thankfully, oyster farming and refrigeration have allowed us to break the “R” rule. Regardless, September 1st is still a great reason to get...

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National Ice Cream Sundae Day 2013

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Cabot’s Ice Cream and Restaurant, Chocolate Waffle and Banana Sundae Recipe, Food, Food Holiday, National Ice Cream Sundae Day, Travel & Food Blog | 1 comment

Quote for Today: “Few problems in life cannot be greatly helped by (1) an increase in sales, or (2) a Hot Fudge Sundae.” Jean Baum Today is National Ice Cream Sundae Day and who doesn’t love ice cream loaded with other ingredients that are just as indulgent. In America it really is not clear who came up with the idea for the sundae. However, Two Rivers Wisconsin, Ithaca New York and New Orleans Louisiana among others lay claim to it. Most people agree that the spelling came about so as not to offend the churchgoers of our country. But why call it a sundae in the first place? Well, this is another debated subject. The story that sounds most credible to me is the one about all the blue laws in this country during the late 19th century. In...

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