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National Peach Melba Day – January 13

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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 Tempura Day

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Food Cart Culture, January Food Holidays, Japan, National Food Hoidays USA, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holiday History, National Food Holidays History, national food holidays today, National Tempura Day, Online Shopping, Readers' Choice Award, Restaurant, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, Tempura Origin, Today in Food History, Today's Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Today's National Food Holiday, Today's National Food Holiday History, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Tempura Day Quote of the Day: You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. Paul Prudhomme National Tempura Day 2018 Today is National Tempura Day. Tempura was made popular by the Japanese who took seafood or vegetables battered and deep fried them. Origin The cooking technique using flour and eggs as a batter was acquired (16th century) from Portuguese missionaries and merchants from the region of Alentejo, who resided in Nagasaki. It came about as a way to fulfill abstinence and fasting requirements for Catholics surrounding the Ember Days thus creating the etymology of the word, tempura, meaning “times”, “time period”.   Food Cart Culture Today in Japan the tempura recipes basically originated from “Tokyo style (Edo style)” tempura, which was invented at the food stalls along the riverside fish market from an abundance of seafood...

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Trolling for Potato Chips…

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Chef George Crum, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Moon's House Restaurant, Quotes, Restaurant, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Twitter, William and Cornelius Vanderbilt | Comments Off on Trolling for Potato Chips…

Quote for Today: Cats are like potato chips.  You can never own just one. Unknown We want to apologize to all our followers for being off line this past week.  But the lack of internet access was out of our control.  Yesterday in food history America’s favorite snack food was born at the Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Spring, New York.  Native American Chef, George Crum, responding to a customer compliant invented the potato chip. Chef Crum’s upscale restaurant was known for its French fried potatoes, but this particular customer sent them back saying they were too thick and mushy.  In response, Chef Crum took a fresh potato, sliced it as thin as possible, fried it until crispy, salted it and sent it back out to his critic.  To his surprise, the plate came back empty and the grumpy...

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From Dive to Diva

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Berghoff Restaurant, Chicago, dining, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, Quotes, Restaurant, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in History, Travel Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on From Dive to Diva

Quote for Today:  Chicago will give you a chance.  The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.  Lincoln Steffens Way back in 1833, Chicago, Illinois was incorporated as a village, its’ population was around two hundred.  Today, Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and the third most populous city in America.  The City itself has 2.7 million residents while the “Chicagoland” area boasts 9.8 million inhabitants.  Over the years Chicago has become an international hub for finance, commerce, and industry.  With all the growth that has occurred since its humble beginnings, Chicago has seen its share of great restaurants over the years.  The Berghoff Restaurant founded by Herman Berghoff over 114 years ago is one that stands out in my mind. Herman originally owned a brewery in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and his beer was so popular he decided...

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Only in New York – Will Draw for Food…

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in A Treasury of Great Recipes, dining, Food Blog, Food History, Jr., Quotes, Recipe, Restaurant, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Sardi's Restaurant, Seafood, Today in Food History | Comments Off on Only in New York – Will Draw for Food…

 Quote for Today:  “A man who limits his interests limits his life.” Vincent Price On this day in history 1915, Vincent Sardi, Jr. was born.  For over fifty years he was the owner and manager of Sardi’s Restaurant on 44th Street in Manhattan.  Located in New York’s Theater District, Sardi’s is well known for the hundreds of caricatures of show-business celebrities that adorn its walls. Sardi’s gained a lot of fame due to its mention in newspaper columns by Walter Winchell and Ward Morehouse.  Winchell and Morehouse were members of a group of newspaper men, press agents, and drama critics who met for lunch at Sardi’s and called themselves “The Cheese Club.”  Press agent and Cheese Club members brought Alex Gard as a guest one afternoon that promptly drew caricatures of the Cheese Club members and the rest is...

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National Pecan Pie Day!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe, Cunningham & Company, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Network, Recipe, Recipes, Restaurant, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Twitter | Comments Off on National Pecan Pie Day!

Quote for Today: It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. ~Epicurus Wednesday July 11th 2012 marked the passing of cookbook author Marion Cunningham. Suffering from Agoraphobia for most of her adult life, she overcame it at age fifty in order to attend cooking classes taught by James Beard. Mr. Beard took a shine to the California homemaker and she became his assistant for the next eleven years. Marion’s big break came in the late 70’s when her name was passed along to well known New York culinary editor, Judith Jones. Judith was looking for someone to rewrite the “Fannie Farmer Cookbook” and Marion was more than happy to comply. This initial work led to seven more cookbooks and the television show “Cunningham and Company” which has been aired on...

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