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The Scoop on Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2017

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Cinco de Mayo, Food, Food Blog, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cinco de Mayo 2017 It’s time to plan a Cinco de Mayo party. This May celebration pays homage to the Mexican victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This, however, didn’t mark the end of the Franco-Mexican War as the French didn’t pull out until 1867. Many American’s confuse this date with Mexican Independence although that day had passed some 50 years earlier on September 16th. Though a somewhat minor holiday south of the border, in the U.S. it’s a great excuse to enjoy some great Latin food along with a few Cerveza’s and maybe a Tequila or two. Dining Out Some of the biggest celebrations in the U.S. occur in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Down South here in Atlanta there will also be plenty of folks hitting the town to start the weekend...

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Scamper To The Table With Some Beautiful Shrimp

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Shrimp Scampi Day April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day. Restaurants across America have been serving Shrimp Scampi for years, especially the Italian-American establishments in the Northeast and the Midwest. You’d be hard pressed though to find this dish when traveling through Italy. Scampi in Italy are small crustaceans with light pink shells that look closer to lobster than they do shrimp. In Europe, they’re also known as Langoustine or Dublin Bay Prawns and Norway Lobster.   The traditional way to serve them in Italy is sautéed in olive oil with garlic, onion and white wine. When Italians came to the US they substituted domestic shrimp for the small crustaceans they were used too. They cooked them the same way they always did and thus Shrimp “Scampi” style was born. One big problem was the access to good...

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Mother’s Day Tribute 2017

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Copperhead Lodge GA, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Mother's Day 2017, Mother's Day Brunch, Mother's Day Dining Ideas, Mother's Day History, Mother's Day Restaurants, Mother's Day Restaurants GA, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. Anonymous One of the most important days in the year is Sunday, May 14th – Mother’s Day. It is the biggest holiday behind Christmas Eve and Easter for the sale of flowers, greeting cards, long-distance calls, and special gifts. This is also the busiest day of the year for restaurants. Mother’s Day Tribute 2017 What were its humble beginnings? Brief History – Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases, “Second Sunday in May,” and “Mother’s Day” in 1912. She created the Mother’s Day International Association. It was her mother’s dream of making the day a celebration of all mothers. The idea took off with the help of wealthy Philadelphia merchant, John Wanamaker and with the support of President Woodrow Wilson, this day became an official holiday...

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5 Deadliest Roads in India

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in 5 Deadliest Roads India, India Roadtrips, Khardung La India, Kinnaur Road India, Leh-Manali Highway India, Road Adventure, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized, Zoji La Pass India | 0 comments

5 Deadliest Roads in India For ages, roads have remained the best and sometimes only means to access those remote parts nestled high in the mountains or existing in deep forests. In India developing, efficient roads have been a high priority and have resulted in road communication to most parts of the country. And among them are those treacherous roads so narrow that riding on the road feels like tightrope walking. They are so deadly that most of them are termed ‘killer roads’ that would not only tests the patience and character but succeeds in baffling the most seasoned drivers. These frightfully narrow roads are true highways to hell that could still the hearts of the most courageous. Here are the five deadliest roads in India that claim lives every year and continue to test and challenge the skills...

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National Ramen Noodle Day

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Ramen Noodle Day Quote for Today: Contemporary ramen is totally different than what most Americans think ramen should be. Ramen is not one thing; there are many, many different types. David Chang  Today is the official food holiday for Ramen Noodles. The creator of Ramen Noodles was Momofuku Ando born on March 5th, 1910 in Taiwan. Mr. Ando was the founder of Nissin Food Products, and invented ‘Instant  Noodles’.  With the ravages of World War II still in effect, Momofuko Ando saw a need for inexpensive food for the masses and the instant Ramen noodle was created. In the beginning, Instant Ramen was considered a luxury. Today, this noodle stable may be purchased around the world. Nissin in India has an intriguing recipe for Chili Garlic Noodles that I think you will enjoy. My favorite recipe follows: Chili Garlic...

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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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