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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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National Cherry Popsicle Day: You Little Rascals

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Coney Island Amusement Park, Food, Frank Epperton, National Cherry Popsicle Day: You Little Rascals, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on National Cherry Popsicle Day: You Little Rascals

Quote for Today: “When he sings, it makes my heart melt like a popsicle on the Fourth of July.” Darla – The Little Rascals Today is National Cherry Popsicle Day. Popsicle is a generic name but it also trademarked. These frozen treats are also called Ice Lolly, Ice Blocks, Freeze Pops, and even Paleta’s in Central American Countries. Frozen desserts however, came about long before the stick was frozen inside them. Roman slaves were sent into the mountains to fetch blocks of ice for their masters. These blocks were then crushed and mixed with fruits and spiced syrup’s. President Jefferson entertained many visitors at Monticello with Iced Sorbet and Freezes. However, credit for the first Popsicle goes to an eleven year old boy from Oakland, California in 1905. Frank Epperson one night mixed water and powdered soda mixture together...

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