Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today is...
International Coq Au Vin Day!
Coq Au Vin is French for “rooster with wine." It is a popular dish made with braised chicken that is slowly cooked with red wine, mushrooms, pork fat, and various spices. According to some legends, Coq Au Vin has ties to Julius Caesar or Napoleon, but most historians agree that the dish has more humble roots. Roosters are only butchered when they are quite old and rather inedible. Peasant families most likely invented the Coq Au Vin recipe to avoid wasting the meat.
Coq Au Vin became popular in the United States thanks to Julia Child, who featured the dish in her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It also appeared many times on her TV show "The French Chef." Today, it is a popular dish in many French restaurants, but it is also a fabulous dish to cook at home. 
To celebrate International Coq Au Vin Day, embrace your inner chef and plan a French-inspired dinner party. Bon Appétit!
May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month & Motorcycle Awareness Month
This week is National Frozen Yogurt Week

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    History for May 29th

       1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution.
      1916 - The US Presidential Flag is adopted.

       1942 - Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star to their coats.

       1989 - Student protesters in Tiananmen Square China construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

       2004 WWII Memorial dedicated in Wash., DC.

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