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National Popcorn Day – January 19

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in America's favorite snack food, Food, Food Blog, Hotel Discounts, January Daily Food Holidays, January Food Holidays, January National Food & Beverage Holidays, January National Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays Photo Contest, National Popcorn Day, Online Shopping, Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn, Popcorn History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today's USA National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Winter Reading | 0 comments

National Popcorn Day Today is National Popcorn Day. By volume, it’s America’s favorite snack food with 90% of sales being sold for home use. The history and documented facts surrounding the “kernel corn” makes for an interesting history of land use and consumption. Quote of the Day: “Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an exciting explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairy tale!” Richelle E. Goodrich What is popcorn? Popcorn, or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. The breaking point of the hull is reached when a pressure of approximately 135 psi...

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National Hot Toddy Day – January 11

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy Origin, hot toddy recipes, January 2018 Food Holidays, January Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, National Hot Toddy Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hot Toddy Day – January 11   Quote of the Day: An ounce of Canadian Club or Jack Daniels Black, an ounce of hot water, a teaspoon of lemon, and a tablespoon of honey. It’s called a Hot Toddy and is an old Southern cold/flu remedy. Dave Matthews Today is National Hot Toddy Day and it’s a welcome drink in the United States where temperatures have plummeted into the low double or single digits. For those with the sniffles the old adage – make a hot toddy, get a good night’s sleep and you’ll feel better tomorrow may very well be true. Where did the Hot Toddy Originate? The word “toddy” comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. Its earliest known use to mean “a beverage made of alcoholic liquor...

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National Tempura Day

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National Tempura Day Quote of the Day: You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. Paul Prudhomme National Tempura Day 2018 Today is National Tempura Day. Tempura was made popular by the Japanese who took seafood or vegetables battered and deep fried them. Origin The cooking technique using flour and eggs as a batter was acquired (16th century) from Portuguese missionaries and merchants from the region of Alentejo, who resided in Nagasaki. It came about as a way to fulfill abstinence and fasting requirements for Catholics surrounding the Ember Days thus creating the etymology of the word, tempura, meaning “times”, “time period”.   Food Cart Culture Today in Japan the tempura recipes basically originated from “Tokyo style (Edo style)” tempura, which was invented at the food stalls along the riverside fish market from an abundance of seafood...

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National Shortbread Day

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National Shortbread Day 2018 National Shortbread Day Today is National Shortbread Day. This food holiday is celebrated annually on January 6th. What is Shortbread? Shortbread is a Scottish biscuit traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour. Traditional shortbread has four ingredients at most: sugar, butter, flour and sometimes vanilla. Modern recipes often deviate from the original by splitting the sugar into equal parts granulated and icing sugar and adding salt. Shortbread vs Shortcake Shortbread is different from shortcake, though they are similar: shortcake can be made using vegetable fat instead of butter and usually has a leavening agent such as baking powder, which gives it a different texture. Shortbread biscuits are often associated with normal egg-based biscuits. Shortbread History The story of shortbread begins with the medieval “biscuit bread”. Any leftover dough...

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National Bean Day

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National Bean Day 2018 Quote of the Day: Whole foods like grains and beans release their sugar very, very slowly because of the fiber in them, and they don’t give you a sugar rush. They feed your cells as needed, and as a result, you have loads of stable energy that powers you through the day. Kathy Freston National Bean Day Today is National Bean Day in the United States. Beans were an important source of protein throughout Old and New World history and still is today. Bean History The word “bean” and its Germanic cognates (e.g., Bohne) have existed in common use when referring to the broad beans and other pod-borne seeds since the 12th century. The oldest-known domesticated beans in the Americas were found in Guitarrero Cave, an archaeological site in Peru, and dated to around the...

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