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Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Thanksgiving, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

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National Vichyssoise Day: Food Holiday

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Anthony Bourdain, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Quotes, Food Recipes, Kitchen Confidential, National Vichyssoise Day, Ritz-Carlton, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Long Road Home Novel by Carolyn M. Bowen, Today in Food History, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Vichyssoise Recipe | 0 comments

Quote for Today:  If you love soup, you more than likely love life.  Chef TJ National Vichyssoise Day, but what is Vichyssoise? When I asked several people this question, my favorite reply came from an eccentric dog lover from down the street.  Her reply was “Ah yes, Vichyssoise is zee result ven you mix zee loyal Hungarian Vizsla and zee annoying Mexican Chihuahua.” I was surprised that only one person actually knew I was asking about potato and leek...

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Thanksgiving 2016: GA Blue Ridge Mountains

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Copperhead Lodge, Food, Food Blog, North GA Thanksgiving Buffet, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Thanksgiving 2016 in the GA Blue Ridge Mountains, Thanksgiving Buffet 2016, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke Thanksgiving 2016 It’s Thanksgiving season 2016. A time for giving thanks for the many blessings of the year. It’s an ideal time to enjoy family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia at the Copperhead Lodge Blairsville. The resort offers hotel and rustic cabin accommodations for those wanting to...

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National Guacamole Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Guacamole Day 2016, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Top 5 Spots for National Guacamole Day 2016, Travel and Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Today’s Food Holiday: National Guacamole Day 2016 Quote of the Day: I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. Frank Bruni November 14th is National Guacamole Day 2016. The Aztecs used avocado to make this sauce (dip) as early as the sixteenth century. The Spanish fell in love with the avocado and brought it back to Europe after they conquered the Aztec. The California Avocado Advisory...

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National Sandwich Day: Food History

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Earl of Sandwich, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, National Sandwich Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, The Hell Fire Club, Today in Food History | 0 comments

National Sandwich Day: Food History~ It’s A Whopper Story Quote of the Day: Hors D’oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces. Jack Benny John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, 1718-1792 was an infamous man who during the very late hours of the night in 1762 invented the sandwich. Legend has it that the Earl was too busy gambling to stop for a meal. Instead, he called for a servant to bring him roast beef between two slices...

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Auguste Escoffier: Chef of Kings and the King of Chefs

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Anthony Bourdain, Auguste Escoffier, Cesar Ritz, Food, Food Blog, Marie Antoine Carême, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Savoy Hotel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. Auguste Escoffier On this day in history 1846 Auguste Escoffier was born in Southeastern France. He is regarded as one of the greatest chefs of the last century if not for all time. Escoffier furthered the work of great chef Marie Antoine Carême, notably codifying the Mother Sauces*. Escoffier simplified and modernized the elaborate work that Carême had done. The advancement in technology along with the upper classes gathering...

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Today’s Food Holiday: National Seafood Bisque Day

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in F, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Seafood Bisque Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus | 0 comments

National Seafood Bisque Day Quote of the Day: “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times -in water, in butter, and in wine.” Polish proverb Today is National Seafood Bisque Day. This delicious creamy dish of French origin is a delight for seafood lovers. It can be made from shrimp, lobster or crayfish. The crustaceans are first sautéed lightly in their shells, then simmered in wine and aromatic ingredients, before being strained, followed by the addition of cream. I...

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National Pasta Day: Oodles of Noodles

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in al di la Trattoria: New York City, California, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Italy, National Pasta Day, Pasta Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Skyline Chili: Cincinnati Ohio, Today in Food History, Travel, What the Pho: Various Locations | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “No dish in history has as many variations, colors, motifs, tastes, textures and subtleties as a dish of pasta.” Marc Vetri, Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto Today is National Pasta Day a time to enjoy basically flour and water. I could go into many different arenas of how pasta is available anywhere from high to low end, but I will not. My first real impression of how powerful pasta...

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National Moldy Cheese Day

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, France, Italy, Latest Book News, National Food Holidays, National Moldy Cheese Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Long Road Home by Author Carolyn M. Bowen, Today in Food History, Top 5 Stinky Cheeses in the World, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 National Moldy Cheese Day Today October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day. I happen to love both repulsive smelling cheese and the variety of items stuffed in a long roll. There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses in the world. Here’s my pick of the top five stinkiest cheese’s in the world....

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Fall Foliage Season: North GA

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Copperhead Lodge, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Fall Foliage Season 2016: North GA Road Trips Quote of the Day: “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” Lauren DeStefano It’s the time of the year for Fall foliage road trips to North GA. It’s no secret Atlanta folks and those further South head to the Blue Ridge Mountains to take in the beauty of nature...

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