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National Oysters Rockefeller Day – January 10

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Antoine Alciatore, Antoine's New Orleans Restaurant, Chef Alton Brown, Cross Ties Novel, Food, Food Blog, Food Photo Contest, Good Eats, John D. Rockefeller, Jules Alciatore, National Oyster Rockefeller Day, National Oyster Rockefeller Day - January 10, National Oysters Rockefeller Day, New Orleans Food, Oyster Recipes, Oyster Rockefeller History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Today in Food Holiday History, Today's Food Holiday, Today's Food Holidays History, Today's National Food and Beverage Day USA, Today’s USA National Food Holidays, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Oysters Rockefeller Day    Today is National Oysters Rockefeller Day. This New Orleans (1899) recipe remains a popular restaurant appetizer throughout the United States and is served as a brunch item in the South. What is Oysters Rockefeller? Oyster Rockefeller consists of oysters on the half-shell that have been topped with a rich sauce of butter, parsley, and other green herbs, and breadcrumbs, then baked or broiled. Lemon wedges are the typical garnish. Though the original sauce recipe is a secret, it includes a purée of a number of green vegetables that may include spinach. Similar versions of the dish have proliferated in New Orleans, with none noted as an accurate duplicate. Origin & Trivia Oysters Rockefeller was created in 1899 at the New Orleans restaurant Antoine’s by Jules Alciatore, son of founder Antoine Alciatore. Jules developed the dish...

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Summer Holidays That Won’t Break the Bank

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Menorca Vacations, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer Holidays That Won’t Break the Bank

Quote for Today:  “it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!”  Kenny Chesney   Guest post by Catherine Moraru… If you’re planning a summer jolly this year, the chances are you’ve already scoured the tour operators’ websites, compared the cost of scheduled flights and flicked through too many holiday brochures to mention. For many of us, budget is a key criteria and means that our holiday choices are limited by what we can spend. Once upon a time, this meant we could only visit a handful of places – but not today. Thanks to our diverse and ever-changing holiday industry, cash-conscious tourists now have scores of wonderful destinations and resorts at their disposal. Turkey is one such place. It’s traditionally affordable thanks to its relatively inexpensive cost of living, and due to its popularity there is...

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