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National Peach Melba Day – January 13

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Amazon Gift Ideas, Amazon Gifts, Auguste Escoffier, Dame Nellie Melba, Food, Food Blog, January 2018 Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays 2018, Leisure Lifestyle, Leisure Lifestyle Blogging, Lifestyle Blog, Lodging, London, London England, London Luxury Hotels, long road, long road home, Luxury Dining, Mystery Novels, National Food & Beverage Holidays USA, National Food Hoidays USA, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holiday Recipe, National Food Holidays Recipes and History, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Peach Melba Day, Online Holiday Shopping for Mystery Novels, Online Shopping, Peach Melba, Popular Mystery Novels, Readers' Choice Award, Recipes, Restaurant, road home, road home by carolyn bowen, Road Trips, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Savoy Hotel, Shopping online, Shopping Tourism, The Long Road Home, The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen, Today in Food History, Today's Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Today's Food Holiday - Where to Celebrate, Today's National Food Holiday History, Today's USA National Food Holiday, Today’s Food Holiday USA, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Peach Melba Day Quote of the Day: The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself. Dame Nellie Melba Today is National Peach Melba Day. This delicious dessert was created by the world-famous Savoy executive chef, Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s. He named it Peach Melba in honor of Australian operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. Peach Melba History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner party to celebrate her triumph. For the occasion, Escoffier created a new dessert, and to display it, he used an ice sculpture of a swan, which is featured in the opera. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream and which were topped with spun sugar. In 1900...

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National Shortbread Day

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, home by carolyn bowen, January Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, long road, long road home, long road home by Carolyn, national shortbread, National Shortbread Day, Online Shopping, Queen of Scots, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Shortbread History, the jewel in the crown, Today’s National Food History, Today’s National Food Holiday, Today’s USA National Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

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 Egg Nog Day

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Alton Brown, Amazon Gift Ideas, Food, Food Blog, long road, National Egg Nog Day, National Food Holiday Recipes, National Food Holidays, national food related holidays, Novels by Carolyn Bowen, Online Shopping, Reader's Choice Award, Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Egg Nog Day

National Egg Nog Day Quote of the Day: Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it’s based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal. Alton Brown National Egg Nog Day Today is National Egg Nog Day! This frothy egg-milk punch is considered a traditional seasonal beverage particularly in the United States and Canada from the American Thanksgiving until the end of the year. Other countries are drinking up Australians have developed a taste for eggnog and supermarkets there stock ready to pour versions of this drink. A variety called Ponche Crema has been made and consumed in Venezuela and Trinidad since the 1900s, also as part of the Christmas season. During that time, commercially prepared eggnog is available in grocery stores in these countries. Brief History Its beginning...

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