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Top 5 Spots: National Hoagie Day

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Best Hoagies in the US, Food, Food Blog, Food History, History of the Hoagie Sandwich, National Hoagie Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hoagie Day Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard Today’s National Food Holiday is “National Hoagie Day.” The name hoagie for a sandwich has its roots in Philadelphia. Elsewhere in the United States, pretty much the same size sandwich with various types of bread and fillings have many different names. How the name “hoagie” got attached to a sandwich in Philadelphia has multiple versions. One story claims that Italians working at the World I shipyard in Philadelphia, known as “Hog’s Island,” introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. In different parts of the City, other names for this sandwich included the Hoggie, Hog Island, Hokie, Hogan, Honkie, Hoogie, and Hooky. However, by 1955, restaurants throughout the district were using the term “Hoagie” with many of...

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The Ambitions of a Pig: National Truffle Day

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, National Truffle Day., Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: The pig is not just pork chops and bacon and ham to us. The pig is a co-laborer in this great land-healing ministry. Joel Salatin National Truffle Day Pigs eat them, dogs sniff them, and people pay astronomical prices for them, why?  Chef TJ Today’s Food Holiday is National Truffle Day. In Hong Kong, real estate tycoon, Sir Gordon Wu and his wife paid $167,787 (U.S.) for a gigantic white Alba Truffle weighing in at 1.5 kg. It was the most expensive truffle ever sold at the time.  However, one year later, a casino magnate Stanley Ho purchased a white truffle from Tuscany for $330,000 at an annual auction in Hong Kong. It was the record price paid for a single white truffle (December 2007). In December 2014, a White Alba’s Truffle weighing in at 4.16 pounds...

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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 | 0 comments

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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International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, International Hot and Spicy Food Day, International Hot and Spicy Food Day: Top 5 Spots to Celebrate, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today's Food Holiday, Top 5 Spots to celebrate Hot and Spicy Food Day, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Quote for Today: Always add a little spicy heat to your dishes. TJ International Hot and Spicy Food Day: Top 5 Spots to Celebrate Today’s Food Holiday  is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. CJ and I love “flavorful” foods which means 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. 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 The Boiling Point in Sulphur, Louisiana from...

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Food Holiday: National Eat A Hoagie Day

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Eat A Hoagie Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard Today’s Food Holiday is National “Eat a Hoagie Day.” The name hoagie for a sandwich has its roots in Philadelphia. Elsewhere in the United States, pretty much the same size sandwich with various types of bread and fillings have many different names. How the name “hoagie” got attached to a sandwich in Philadelphia has multiple versions. One story claims that Italians working at the World I shipyard in Philadelphia, known as “Hog’s Island,” introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. In different parts of the City other names for this sandwich included the Hoggie, Hog Island, Hokie, Hogan, Honkie, Hoogie, and Hooky. However by 1955, restaurants throughout the district were using the term “Hoagie” with many of them...

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National Scrapple Day 2014: Food Holiday

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday, National Scrapple Day 2014, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Travel | 0 comments

Thought for Today: “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” Anthony Bourdain Today is National Scrapple Day 2014. Scrapple to me was a regional version of every other “Pâté” in the world. The only thing was I believed it came from the Deep South. I have been wrong before and lo and behold here I am again. Although sold throughout the South in regional areas, Scrapple is best known in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.  Scrapple is usually comprised of Hog Offal. Most people think of Offal as awful, but when prepared correctly a culinary delight may be found. The trimmings of a hog, which would normally be discarded, including bone, heart and liver are turned into a broth. Once the broth is...

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