Saturday, May 14, 2016

For Memorial Day Weekend and July 4th Holiday, Try New Things in Savannah GA USA: Zeigler House Inn Points to French Connections.

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Jackie Heinz at Zeigler House Inn is a Savannah tourism star, known for going the extra mile, sharing little extras with her bed and breakfast guests. Today we thought we'd share a few French connections and Savannah tidbits to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th holiday, and American patriotism any time!

Savannah lodging star Jackie Heinz on Jones Street near Zeigler House Inn | Photo (c) Sandy Traub
Celebrating in red, white, and blue enthusiasm on
world famous Jones Street, here innkeeper
Jackie Heinz shows American patriotism
along with the Savannah historic district's
gardens and architecture.
In patriotic Savannah, Georgia, we hear often of General Marquis de Lafayette, an American Revolutionary War hero. There are more Frenchmen at the heart of the successful American Revolution. Their names were Anglicanized.

In our corner of this brave, multi-cultural USA nation, courage, ingenuity, enterprise, public spirit, and honor prevail. 

Savannah, Georgia's cultures and heritages overflow in our international city founded by the British in 1732. Beginning with early colonization, America's 13th colony, Georgia welcomed multi-cultural settlers, bringing with them heritages from around the world -- English, Portuguese, French, German, Austrian, Irish, Scottish, French Haitians (the city's first Catholics), Greeks, more Europeans and Africans.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC POINTS TO SAVANNAH'S FOOD, A MELDING POT OF CULTURES

"The cooking of the southern United States evolved from French, German, Native Americans, and African-American cultures..." The book's article points to Zeigler House Inn's neighborhood on Jones Street, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, and to Sweet Potatoes restaurant. -- Source: Savannah Georgia: Southern Feasts. Where the Locals Go: More Than 300 Places Around the World to Eat, Play by National Geographic.
In Savannah, the aroma of pralines will pull River Street visitors into River Street Sweets and Savannah Candy Kitchen. Free tastes are offered! 

Widely accepted stories include that pralines are named after French diplomat from the early 17th century whose name and title was C├ęsar, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin. His personal chef, Clement Lassagne, is believed to be the creator. 
FRENCH HERITAGE: July 4th Connections