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National Lobster Newburg Day

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Charles Ranhofer, Delmonico’s, Food, Food Blog, Lobster Newburg Day, Lobster Newburg Recipe, National Lobster Newburg Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Roadtripsrus.com, Today in Food History, Today's National Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “A truly destitute man is not one without riches, but the poor wretch who has never partaken of lobster.” Anonymous National Lobster Newburg Day Today is Lobster Newburg Day. I have seen this dish spelled both Newberg and Newburg. Which one is correct may be argued endlessly. The dish itself had been popular from the last half of the 19th century through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Nouvelle cuisine and health consciousness may have taken it off many restaurant menus, but it is still a wonderful dish that can be found at some establishments.   The true creator of this dish may never be known, but the account I enjoy the most involved a wealthy sea captain by the name of Ben Wenberg. In 1876, he came home to New York and entered Delmonico’s Restaurant proclaiming he...

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National Peach Melba Day

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Auguste Escoffier, Dame Nellie Melba, easy recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, London England, National Peach Melba Day, Peach Melba Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Savoy Hotel, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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. 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 Escoffier created a new version of the dessert. He omitted the ice swan and topped the peaches with raspberry purée. Other versions of this dessert use pears,...

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The Original Black Friday Dinner

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Black Friday, Black Friday Dinner, Food, Food Blog, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, the Day after Thanksgiving, The Original Black Friday Dinner., Today in Food History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Original Black Friday Dinners: The Day after Thanksgiving  Today is the Day after Thanksgiving. I thought it was National Avocados have a Pit Day, but I was wrong. One website claimed it was “National Take the Wrapper Off the Cheese Day,” dedicated to the genius that perfected the Grilled Cheese Sandwich in America. But for our purposes, we will stick with the day after Thanksgiving, The Original Black Friday Dinners. Maxson Food Systems had produced a complete frozen meal by 1945. Their basic meat, potato and vegetable dinners were packed in a plastic container with separate compartments called “Strato-Plates.” The Maxson product targeted air travel both military and commercial. The death of its founder prohibited Maxson from hitting the retail market. In 1949, the Bernstein Brothers, Albert and Meyer, came up with Frozen Dinners, Inc. They sold the...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Thanksgiving, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

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National Vichyssoise Day: Food Holiday

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Anthony Bourdain, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Quotes, Food Recipes, Kitchen Confidential, National Vichyssoise Day, Ritz-Carlton, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Long Road Home Novel by Carolyn M. Bowen, Today in Food History, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Vichyssoise Recipe | 0 comments

Quote for Today:  If you love soup, you more than likely love life.  Chef TJ National Vichyssoise Day, but what is Vichyssoise? When I asked several people this question, my favorite reply came from an eccentric dog lover from down the street.  Her reply was “Ah yes, Vichyssoise is zee result ven you mix zee loyal Hungarian Vizsla and zee annoying Mexican Chihuahua.” I was surprised that only one person actually knew I was asking about potato and leek soup.  The origin of this soup is a subject of debate.  Julia Child called it an “American Invention”, but others claim its origins are in France.  Louis Diat, a French Chef at the Ritz Carlton in New York City, added it to the menu in the summer of 1917.  Years later, he told New Yorker Magazine how he recalled the...

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National Guacamole Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Guacamole Day 2016, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Top 5 Spots for National Guacamole Day 2016, Travel and Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Today’s Food Holiday: National Guacamole Day 2016 Quote of the Day: I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. Frank Bruni November 14th is National Guacamole Day 2016. The Aztecs used avocado to make this sauce (dip) as early as the sixteenth century. The Spanish fell in love with the avocado and brought it back to Europe after they conquered the Aztec. The California Avocado Advisory Board had a tough time marketing this fruit for a while. In the 40’s, they started giving Americans recipes for guacamole and tried to teach Americans how to pronounce it. In the 60’s, they sought to give the avocado a Pacific Island image. In the 70’s, they went for more of a Mediterranean theme. All this hard work has made...

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