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National English Toffee Day – January 8

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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 | 0 comments

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 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, RoadtripsRUs.net, 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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Now Brewing: National Espresso Day

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Bestselling crime fiction novels, Bestselling Mystery Books, Black Friday Shopping, Espresso Day, Food, Food Blog, National Espresso Day, national food and beverage holidays, national food and drink holidays, National Food Hoidays USA, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holidays 2017, National Food Holidays November 2017, National Food Holidays October 2017, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, national food related holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Now Brewing: National Espresso Day

National Espresso Day Quote for Today: “Thank you for your coffee, seignior. I shall miss that when we leave Casablanca.” Ingrid Bergman, in Casablanca Today is National Espresso Day! We have been enjoying our Morning Joe this month by dabbling in a variety of coffee methods and blends including cappuccino, macchiato, caffè macchiato, and caffé latte. Today’s National Food and Beverage Holiday – National Espresso Day is the straight-up version of the foundation of many of these coffee beverages. Wake up and smell the coffee: National Espresso Day What is Espresso? Espresso is a method of brewing coffee not a coffee blend. It’s an Italian coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans (50). Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and...

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This Spud Is For You! National Potato Day

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in celebrate national food holidays, Daily National Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, national food related holidays, National Potato Day, Official National Food Holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today's Food History | Comments Off on This Spud Is For You! National Potato Day

Quote for today: My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. Oprah Winfrey National Potato Day October 27th is National Potato Day. Most sources state the potato to be the fourth most important crop in the world behind rice, wheat, and corn. The Inca Indians in Peru were the first to cultivate potatoes around 200 BC. The Spanish conquistadores discovered the potato in 1537 and brought them back to Europe. Initially, Europeans were reluctant to embrace the potato fearing that they were poisonous. King William of Prussia, Antoine Parmentier, and Sir Walter Raleigh changed the public’s mind about this tuber and it quickly became a staple throughout Europe.  Here are five things about potatoes! 1)  Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on television in 1952. 2)  According to...

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