Covid restrictions around the world are starting to relax so this year you may actually be able to raise a pint in the pub with friends again, masks optional. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day (aka St. Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day), a cultural and religious … [Read more...] about Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like it’s 2019
Fun Food History
Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday just before Lent which takes place on a different day each year leading up to Easter. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on March 1st. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, which means to confess. In the Middle Ages, this day was a time for people … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Today is National Fettucine Alfredo Day, dedicated to one of the best and most simple Italian dishes. But don't be fooled by most recipes you find online. Fettuccine Alfredo consists of ONLY four ingredients: Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, butter, fettuccine, and a pinch of salt. … [Read more...] about February 7th is National Fettucine Alfredo Day
January 24 celebrates the classic french dish Lobster Thermidor. There are two schools of thought of which chef actually created it. Many food historians claim it was created in January 1894 at Marie's, a famous restaurant in the Boulevard Saint-Denis in Paris, on the evening … [Read more...] about Jan. 24 Celebrates Lobster Thermidor
Christmas in North America is a month-long buildup of festivities, reflecting a melting pot of religious, cultural and secular traditions. New Year’s is more of an afterthought—one last party before getting back to business. In Scotland, however, Christmas is a low-key … [Read more...] about The Scot’s Celebrate Hogmanay on December 31st