Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Food for Juneteenth and a drink for National Martini Day

Last year, I wished "Happy Juneteenth to the cast and crew of 'Black Panther'" on National Martini Day.  This year, instead of being an aside, I wish to make Juneteenth the main event.  To that end, I'm sharing Juneteenth – A Day to Reflect on the History and Legacy of Slavery in the US from VOA News.

On June 19, 1865, enslaved men and women in Texas finally learned that they were free — more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in rebelling states. Every June 19th since, African Americans across the nation have held celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. VOA’s Jesusemen Oni has more.
Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives is holding a hearing on reparations today.  That should be interesting and I plan on following up on it later this week or early next week.

Enough serious business.  How about a celebration?  Thrillist Celebrates Juneteenth by sharing The Best Foods To Celebrate Juneteenth With.

July 4 isn't the only Independence Day worth celebrating in America. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is celebrated all over America for the emancipation from slavery in the United States that occurred on June 19, 1865. Families across the country celebrate by breaking out their barbecues and cooking up some of their favorite bites. Here at Thrillist, we take a look at all the foods that are dished out and how you can celebrate as well.
Yum.  Too bad I'm a diabetic and can't eat most of it.  That written, all of you who can eat these foods, enjoy!

Since it's also National Martini Day, I'm sharing the most recent martini recipe from Tipsy Bartender, the Pink Starburst Martini.

This drink tastes just like a pink starburst. Watch as Kendra helps me make this one!
Cheers and drink responsibly!

By the way, this is the first of a string of holidays.  Tomorrow is American Eagle Day and National Seashell Day and the day after tomorrow is World Giraffe Day and the Summer Solstice.  Stay tuned for more holiday celebrations on this blog!

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