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National Pie Day 2018 – January 23

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, food contests, Food Facts, Food History, Food Holiday History, Food Holiday Quotes, Food Holidays USA, Food Recipe, January National Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays 2018, National Pie Day, National Pie Day 2018, Pie History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Today’s National Food and Beverage Day USA, Today’s National Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Deals | 0 comments

National Pie Day 2018 Today is National Pie Day 2018! It’s a popular food holiday with two daily celebrations – December 1 and January 23.  That’s quite alright with us, for there are enough pie recipes and ready-made gourmet selections to enjoy a pie every day. Quote of the Day: The differences between a tart, a pie, and a quiche are a blur. Yotam Ottolenghi National Pie Day ~ Facts & Trivia The oldest pie recipe on record was filled with Goat cheese and honey and dates back to the second century B.C. National Pie Day was created by Charlie Papazian in the mid-1970 in Boulder, Colorado. He declared his birthday, January 23rd as the official holiday. Since 1986, National Pie Day is sponsored by the American Pie Council on January 23rd. This date for celebrating National Pie Day...

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National Hot Sauce Day – January 22

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Celebrations, food contests, Food Facts, January National Food Holidays, National Hot Sauce Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Monday, January 22 Today is National Hot Sauce Day. For chili pepper and hot spicy lovers of all shapes and sizes, it’s time to celebrate this condiment. Everyone has a favorite and you don’t have to read many of our food posts to know ours. Check out these easy sauce recipes for your next party. Feeling spunky? Search through our archives for hot & tasty dishes that’ll make you a top chef at your next gathering. Quote of the Day: “Hot sauce must be hot. If you don’t like it hot, use less.” David Tran creator of Sriracha Hot Sauce What is a hot sauce? Let’s set the record straight with the bare facts. Hot sauce, also known as chili sauce or pepper sauce, is any condiment, seasoning, or salsa made with chili peppers and other ingredients. Vibrant History Chili peppers...

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National Popcorn Day – January 19

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National Popcorn Day Today is National Popcorn Day. By volume, it’s America’s favorite snack food with 90% of sales being sold for home use. The history and documented facts surrounding the “kernel corn” makes for an interesting history of land use and consumption. Quote of the Day: “Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an exciting explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairy tale!” Richelle E. Goodrich What is popcorn? Popcorn, or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. The breaking point of the hull is reached when a pressure of approximately 135 psi...

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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 | 0 comments

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 Hot Buttered Rum Day – January 17

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Hot Buttered Rum Recipe, January National Food & Beverage Holidays, National Hot Buttered Rum Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Rum Quotes, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hot Buttered Rum Day  National Hot Buttered Rum Day: “Drinkin rum before 10.00am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic.” Earl Dibbles Jr. Today is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. It’s a timely holiday for across most of the U.S. the temperatures have dropped to frigid levels. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would be a great way to warm up and celebrate this annual food and beverage holiday. What is Hot Buttered Rum? Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener, and spices (see recipe below). It’s usually consumed in the winter months and during traditional holidays. If it’s so popular why does this holiday seem foreign? When referring to rum the following drinks come to mind: A Daiquiri, Piña Colada, Cuba Libre, Mojito, Mai Tia, Blue Hawaii, Planters Punch,...

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Int’l Hot & Spicy Food Day – Where to Celebrate!

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International Hot and Spicy Food Day Hot & Spicy Food Day Quote: A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear. Adam Richman Today’s Food Holiday is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. CJ and I love “flavorful” foods which mean that we like foods that make us sweat. Flavorful is very good, but loads of Scoville units tickle my fancy. Below is a list of my five favorite foods and the Top 5 Spots for Hot & Spicy Food. They may not contain 16 million of the aforementioned units that burn your mouth, but they taste great. Top 5 Spots to Celebrate 5) Crawfish – Boiled in Cajun Seasoning with new potatoes, Corn on the Cob and Chaurice Sausage. If done well, the heat in your mouth makes you want more. If you are in Louisiana, try The...

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