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National Clams on the Half Shell Day: Food Holiday

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Clam Recipes, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Clams on the Half Shell Day, National Food Holidays, Recipes, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Clams on the Half Shell Day: Food Holiday

National Clams on the Half Shell Day Quote for Today: There is only one drinking spot for us and it is the Clam. Peter, The Family Guy      March 31st is National Clams on the Half Shell Day.  How this day came about I have no idea. In doing some research on this subject, I came to realize that no one else had any insight as to how this day came about either. No matter, Clams are delicious and don’t need a special day to be enjoyed.  I personally love raw clams on the half shell, but some of the most die-hard, full bellied, fried clam lovers do not.  Since this holiday does not specify raw clams, I am going to focus on a New England favorite, the “Stuffie.” These Clams available all along the North Atlantic Coast are generally...

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National Hamburger Day 2016

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Burger Fest, Food, Food Blog, Hamburger History, Louis Lunch, National Hamburger Day, Recipes, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Hamburger Day 2016

Quote of the Day: “I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet.” George Foreman quotes (American Boxer, b.1949) Today is National Hamburger Day and there’s no telling how many will be sold today. No real accurate numbers exist, but my guess is around 137,000,000 of them will be consumed. The Hamburg Steak has been around a long time, but a beef patty between two pieces of bread as we know it today, originated around the turn of the 20th century. Who came up with the first modern hamburger offered to the public is a subject of great debate. However, the Library of Congress declared that Louis Lassen sold the first hamburger in 1900. His restaurant Louis Lunch in New Haven,...

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Diamond Jim Brady: Filet of Sole Marguery

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Diamond Jim Brady: Filet of Sole Marguery, Edward Arnold, Filet of Sole Marguery, Filet of Sole Marguery Recipe, Food and Entertainment, Food Blog, Food History, James Buchanan Brady, Recipes, Roadtrips R Us | Comments Off on Diamond Jim Brady: Filet of Sole Marguery

Quote for Today: I’ve always said, “if you are going to make money, you’ve got to look like money.” Diamond Jim Television Character James Buchanan Brady was born on this day in history back in 1856, a native New Yorker who was a member of an Irish American family on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Brady became known as Diamond Jim during the gilded age of American history for his penchant for jewelry, especially diamonds. When he was done his collection was worth $50 million in today’s dollars. Working his way up from bell boy to messenger, he gained employment in the New York Central Railroad Company and became chief assistant to the GM at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-three Brady used his knowledge of the railroad industry to become a highly paid salesman for Manning, Maxwell,...

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Food Magic – Filet of Sole Marguery

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Filet of Sole Marguery, Filet of Sole Marguery Recipe, Food, Food Blog, George Rector, James Buchanan Brady, Paris, Recipes, Rectors, Restaurant Marguery, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on Food Magic – Filet of Sole Marguery

Quote for Today:  I’ve always said, “If you’re going to make money, you’ve got to look like money.”  Diamond Jim Brady To begin this story one must start with a man born James Buchanan Brady in 1856, a native New Yorker who was a member of an Irish American family on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Brady became known as Diamond Jim during the gilded age of American history for his penchant for jewelry, especially diamonds.  When he was done his collection was worth $50 million in today’s dollars. Working his way up from bell boy to messenger, he gained employment in the New York Central Railroad Company and became chief assistant to the GM at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-three Brady used his knowledge of the railroad industry to become a highly paid salesman for Manning, Maxwell, and Moore then later...

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Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in England, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food History, India, Recipes, Roadtrips R Us, Sauces, Travel & Food Blog | 2 comments

Thoughts for Today:  “It is the sauce that distinguishes a good chef. The Saucier is a soloist in the orchestra of a great kitchen.”  Fernand Point Worcestershire Sauce, I use it all the time and assume most of you do as well. Although it is not as big a seller in the U.S. as say ketchup or salsa, Americans still pull it out for steaks, sauces, dressings, stews, and so forth especially in the restaurant business. You would be surprised to find out how much of this sauce is used at your favorite dining spot. The kicker is, for the most part, the rest of the world does the same thing. Worcestershire Sauce has been around since the 1830’s and originated in England. It was marketed throughout Britain and other countries throughout the world during the time of Britain’s economic dominance....

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The Brown Baggin’ Billionaire…

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, Recipes, Roadtrips R Us, Texas Oil Fields, Todays History, Travel Food & Entertainment Blog | Comments Off on The Brown Baggin’ Billionaire…

Quote for Today:  Don’t judge a man by his lunch habits. Anonymous On this date in 1889, H.L. Hunt was born in Southern Illinois. As a teenager he traveled a bit, then settled in Arkansas where he owned a cotton plantation at the age of twenty-three. When he lost his crops to flooding, he took his last one hundred dollars to New Orleans and turned it into one hundred thousand dollars gambling. With his winnings, he purchased oil fields in El Dorado, Arkansas. He then procured the largest known deposit of oil in the world. Making a deal with “Dad” Joiner, he bought the East Texas oil fields for one million dollars. In the 1950’s, he was one of the eight richest men in the world with a net worth of 700 million dollars. Through all the years and...

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