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National Gourmet Coffee Day – Not an Ordinary Cup of Joe

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Casablanca Quote, Coffee Benefits, coffee brewed, Contest, Corner Gift Shop, Daily Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays USA, Food Quotes From Movies, January National Food Holidays, National Food Holiday History, national food holidays usa, National Gourmet Coffee Day, New York City, Readers' Choice Awards, road home by carolyn bowen, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Today's Food History, Today's National Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on National Gourmet Coffee Day – Not an Ordinary Cup of Joe

National Gourmet Coffee Day Quote of the Day: Thank you for your coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca. Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) Casablanca Movie (1942) January 18: National Gourmet Coffee Day Today is National Gourmet Coffee Day. Connoisseurs of a fine cup of coffee salute this day. Join the fun and explore the history and the factors that define gourmet coffee. Brew a cup of your favorite blend and welcome the new day. What is Gourmet Coffee? Gourmet coffee is generally considered to be the finest 10% of the coffee grown. It also generally means that you’re getting Arabica coffee vs Robusta coffee. Arabica coffee is considered to be better in quality of taste than Robusta coffee. The foundation of gourmet coffee is the bean; about 70 percent of the quality of the coffee bean...

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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, RoadtripsRUs.net, 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 | Comments Off on National Peach Melba Day – January 13

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 Apricot Day – January 9

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Amazon Gifts, China, Food, Food & Beverage History, Food Blog, Food Facts, Food History, Food Holiday, Food Holiday History, Food Holidays USA, Food Inspiration, Food Photo Contests, Food Quote, History of the Apricot, National Apricot Day, National Apricot Day – January 9, national food holidays usa, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Apricot Day – January 9

National Apricot Day – January 9 Quote of the Day: The only thing better than this is an apricot in Damascus, meaning “it doesn’t get any better than this”. Turkish expression Today is National Apricot Day in the United States. This golden healthy fruit is enjoyed fresh, canned and dried. History of the Apricot The apricot has a long – long history dating back 4,000 years ago to China where the first tree was planted and nurtured into what became groves of apricot trees. The Chinese associate the apricot with education and medicine. For instance, the classical word 杏 壇 (literally: “apricot altar”) which means “educational circle”, is still widely used in written language. The association with medicine comes from the common use of apricot kernels as a component in traditional Chinese medicine. The apricot tree loved to travel. It...

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National English Toffee Day – January 8

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Daily National Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, National English Toffee Day – January 8, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, national food related holidays, Photo Contests, Readers' Choice Awards, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, USA Food Holidays | Comments Off on National English Toffee Day – January 8

National English Toffee Day – January 8   Quote of the Day: So there I was lying in the gutter. A man stopped and asked ‘”What’s the matter? Did you fall over?” So I said “No. I’ve a bar of toffee in my back pocket and I was just trying to break it.” Chic Murray Gourmet Colorado Handmade Almond English Toffee – Milk Chocolate (8 Ounce Box) National English Toffee Day Today is National English Toffee Day! In the United States “English Toffee” is a buttery confection topped with almonds. It’s a popular variant from the original toffee currently available in the United Kingdom. How is Toffee Made? Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage...

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National Champagne Day

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Champagne Day, national food holidays usa, national food related holidays, New Year’s Eve, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Champagne Day

National Champagne Day 2017 Quote of the Day: Here’s to a bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold. Unknown December 31: National Champagne Day Today is National Champagne Day! Toasting the New Year by popping the bubbly is a time-honored tradition making New Year’s Eve the perfect time to celebrate National Champagne Day! History of Champagne  Champagne has been around a long, long time. The Still wines from the Champagne region were known before medieval times. The Romans were the first to plant vineyards in this area of north-east France, with the region being cultivated by the 5th century, or possibly even earlier. Churches owned vineyards and monks produced wine for use in the sacrament of Eucharist. French kings were traditionally...

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National Pastry Day

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Quote of the Day: You are the boss of that dough. Julia Child  Today, December 9, is National Pastry Day! This holiday will be celebrated at our home today for I love sweet stuff – I will not lie! Defining moments The pastry is dough of flour, water, and shortening that may be savory or sweetened. Sweetened pastries are often described as bakers’ confectionery. The word “pastries” suggests many kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and eggs. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts, quiches, and pasties. Pastry Trivia Pastries were first created by the ancient Egyptians. The classical period of ancient Greece and Rome had pastries made with almonds, flour, honey, and seeds. The introduction of sugar into European cookery resulted in a large variety of new pastry recipes in France,...

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