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MARCH 25TH, 2013 – NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY – NATIONAL TOLKIEN READING DAY

24 Mar

NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY

March 25th celebrates National Lobster Newburg Day.    Lobster Newburg is an American seafood dish made with lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs and cayenne pepper.  It is an elegant and special dish enjoyed by many since the late 1800’s. 

Debuting in 1876 at a fine New York restaurant, Delmonico’s, this dish was invented by sea captain Ben Wenburg.  He demonstrated the dish to restaurant manager, Charles Delmonico and refinements were made by chef, Charles Ranhofer.  The creation was then added to the restaurant’s menu as Lobster a la Wenburg.  The dish grew fast in popularity.

There was an argument between Wenburg and manager Charles Delmonica which caused the dish to be removed from the menu but after many requests from patrons, it was returned with the name Lobster Newburg as we know it today.

NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Lobster Newburg Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
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NATIONAL TOLKIEN READING DAY    

National Tolkien Reading Day is celebrated annually on March 25th.  This day was started in 2003 by the Tolkien Society to encourage the readings of J.R.R. Tolkien.  March 25th was chosen as the date to honor the fall of Sauron in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

J.R.R. Tolkien (Jan. 3, 1892 – Sept. 2, 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist and university professor.  He was best known as the author of the classic works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarrillion along with Roverandom and Farmer Giles of Ham.

For more information regarding National Tolkien Reading Day:  http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday_2012.html

NATIONAL TOLKIEN READING DAY HISTORY

The day was originally suggested by columnist Sean Kirst, of the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard newspaper. He has organized Tolkien Reading Days every year since 2008.

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RESOURCES:

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolkien_Reading_Day

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday_2012.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobster_Newburg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien

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