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National Cookie Day 2017

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Corner Gift Shop, Cross-Ties Book, Cross-Ties by Carolyn M. Bowen, Daily National Food Holidays, December 2017 National Food Holidays, December 2017: National Food Holidays, December National Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays USA, Food Quotes, Holiday Season Shopping, Holidays Shopping, National Cookie Day, National Cookie Day 2017, national food and beverage holidays, national food and drink holidays, National Food History, National Food Hoidays USA, National Food Holdiays, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holidays 2017, National Food Holidays History, national food holidays usa, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Cookie Day 2017

Quote for Today: “Today I will live in the moment unless it unpleasant in which case I will eat a cookie.” Cookie Monster National Cookie Day 2017  National Cookie Day 2017 Food History Today is National Cookie Day! These handhelds, crisp or soft sweet cakes have been around since the 7th century. The first records of the cookie, according to historians, was in their use to test the baker’s oven. A small amount of batter was sacrificed to help calibrate the oven’s temperature for baking a whole cake. The end result when they were not incinerated was the cookie.   In England and Australia, the cookie is known as a biscuit. Galletas are Spanish cookies. Germans call them Keks and the Italians have several names for them including Amaretti and Biscotti. The American cookie is derived from the Dutch word Koekje...

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National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Creole Foods, Food, Food Blog, Louisiana Gumbo Recipe, National Food Holdiays, National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?

National Gumbo Day Quote for Today:  Best Gumbo in the World, I “Gar-on-tee.” (Catchphrase, Chef Justin Wilson) Today October 12th is National Gumbo Day. Being a wannabe Cajun; I believe my recipe for this delicious dish is top-notch. The only problem is that when you serve two hundred bowls of gumbo every day, the one hundred and ninety-five that sings your praises goes over your head and the five that say “it’s not authentic, Creole, Cajun or any other adjective” tends to frustrate you. My first experience mass producing gumbo was my boss who told me that was they made it in “Lafayette” the epicenter of Acadian in Southern Louisiana. The tough part is that if you travel ten miles in any direction from Lafayette the opinion of what gumbo should be will change faster than the weather. Over the years,...

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