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Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in February 2018 National Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, National Pizza Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Top 5 Spots for National Pizza Day, Top selling crime fiction, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Pizza Day National Pizza Day is February 9. Americans love their pizzas. We have a Pizza Festival Month, three Pizza Days and two weeks all dedicated to celebrating this all-time favorite anytime food.  Quote of the Day: “Pizza is like the entire food pyramid!” Madeline Oles History Legend has it that a baker named Raffaele Esposito of Da Pietro Pizzeria (now known as Pizzeria Brandi) invented a pizza with red tomato sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil, to reflect the colors of Italy’s flag when he was called upon to make a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita (Naples 1889). That pizza is still known as Pizza Margherita today. USA The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi. He sold pizza at his street front shop in Manhattan, located...

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The Schell Game

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in August Schell, Food Blog, Recipe, Roadtrips R Us, Schell Brewing Company, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Schell Game

Quote for Today:   “He was a wise man who invented beer.” -Plato Poking around on the internet, I discovered that August Schell was born on this day in the Black Forest region of Germany in 1828.  If you have never heard of him, like me, you have probably not spent much time in the Midwest or Northeast.  Crossing the Atlantic, and making his way up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, August and his family settled in the German village of New Ulm, Minnesota.  At the age of thirty-two, he gave up his career as a machinist/engineer and partnered with Brew Master Jacob Bernhardt to create a German-styled brewery.  New Ulm was the perfect location.  The Cottonwood River provided both transportation and the ice necessary to keep the beer cool during the fermentation process.  A nearby artesian spring provided the...

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