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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,, The Savoy Hotel, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Peach Melba Day

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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Today’s Food Holidays

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Aaron's Deli, Connecticut, D.C, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Soda & Swine Restaurant, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Top 5 Stinky Cheeses in the World, Travel, Travel Blog, Washington | Comments Off on Today’s Food Holidays

Quote 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’s Food Holidays   Today October 9th is not only Grinder, Hoagie, Hero Day, it’s also National Moldy Cheese Day. I happen to love both repulsive smelling cheese and the variety of items stuffed in a long roll. Below are five places to eat a great sandwich today and a list of the five stinkiest cheese’s in the world. Grinder, Hoagie & Hero: Top 5 Spots in the U.S. A) Aaron’s Deli: Charleston, South Carolina – This place serves a wide variety of seafood Po’boys on baked Hoagie Buns. If seafood is not your thing, go for the “Blackbeard” 12 oz Homemade Meatloaf on a Hoagie Roll with gravy and onions. B) Paseo:...

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National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2014

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Chocolate Milkshake Day 2014, Food, Food Blog, Ivar “Pop” Caulson, National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2014, Pulp Fiction Milkshake Quote, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2014

Quote for Today:   Did you just buy a five dollar shake? Vincent, Pulp Fiction Mia: Sure did. Vincent: A shake? Milk and ice cream? Mia: Uh-huh Vincent: It costs five dollars? Mia: Yep Vincent: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything? Waiter: Nope Vincent: Just checking. An 1885 British newspaper describes the milkshake as a manly drink composed of whiskey, ice cream and milk. For the next thirty-seven years, milkshakes were associated with bars, taverns and inns. It was not until 1922 that Woolworth’s starting selling what we know today as a milkshake in Chicago. The man responsible for this was Ivar “Pop” Caulson who simply added scoops of ice cream to an old fashioned malted milk. Even though people had been drinking ice cream and milk as a healthy drink since the early 1900’s, milkshakes did...

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National Caviar Day

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in American Caviar, European Caviar, Farm-Raised Caviar, Food, Food Blog, National Caviar Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Russian Caviar, Taramasalata Recipe, The History of Caviar, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on National Caviar Day

Quote for Today: “God didn’t bless me with success so I could eat caviar every day.”  Kathie Lee Gifford Today is National Caviar Day so let’s dig in. Sturgeon is the fish that true caviar comes from and they were originally caught in the Caspian and Black Sea. The four main types of caviar are: Beluga, Sterlet, Ossetra and Savruga. Beluga is considered the rarest and is caught in the Caspian Sea along the borders of Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Caviar has long been prized and considered a luxury enjoyed only be the wealthy and royalty. King Edward II deemed the Sturgeon a royal fish in 1324 and all caught within the kingdom became property of the Crown. Today Sturgeon are bordering on extinction and protected from wild harvesting in many parts of the world. Caviar is...

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