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“The duty of a good Cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced.”    Fernand Point, 1941

 

FEATURED FOR APRIL

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Spring Holiday Parties

Stay Warm with Soup Recipes
 

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Spring Lamb Skillet Recipe

· Guacamole Recipes

· Spring Vegetable Saute Recipe

· Spring Nettle Soup Recipe

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto Recipe

· Springtime Rice Recipe

· Springtime Pasta Primavera Recipe

· Swiss Chard Spinach Watercress Salad

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Cole Slaw Recipes

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

· Asparagus Tossed Salad Recipe
 

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April Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information: Detailed APRIL Food Calendar

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
 
• Defeat Diabetes Month
 
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
· Florida Trivia  ·  Tomato Trivia

· Tomato Kitchen Tips  · Tomato Recipes

· Tomatoes and Taxes
 
• Global Child Nutrition Month
· Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
 
• National B.L.T. Month
 
• National Garden Month
 
• National Grange Month
 
• Grilled Cheese Month
· International Grilled Cheese Recipes
 
• National Pecan Month  · Pecan Trivia
· A Nut from America
 
• National Soft Pretzel Month
· History of the Pretzel

· Soft Pretzel Recipe  · Pretzel Recipe
 
• National Soyfoods Month
· Soybean Facts & Trivia
 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day (April 21, 2018) An international celebration of raw-milk cheese and the individuals who bring it to life from the pasture to the plate.
[Oldways Cheese Coalition]  (Cheese Trivia)

• National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  (Cashew Nut Trivia and Facts)

• St. Bueno's Day, patron against cattle diseases.

• UK: [Coffee Week] (April 16-22, 2018)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1838 John Muir was born. Muir was a naturalist who was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California in 1890.

1910 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Died. American author, pen name Mark Twain, who wrote ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ etc. There are many quotes and descriptions about food and dining in his works (and on FoodReference.com). An example is: "A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die." (From 'A Tramp Abroad').

1930 Donald J. Tyson was born (died Jan 6, 2011).  President and CEO of Tyson Foods, he built his fathers Arkansas chicken feed and hatchery business into one of the largest producers of chicken, beef and pork in the world.

1956 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley was number 1 on the music charts.

1959 Alfred Dean caught a record 2,664 pound great white shark with rod and reel off Ceduna, Australia.

1962 The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opened in Seattle, Washington.

1962 The Top Of The Needle restaurant in the Seattle, Washington Space Needle, was officially opened. It was the second revolving restaurant in the U.S. It seats 260 and rotates completely once every hour. (The world's first revolving restaurant was the La Ronde Restaurant built in 1961 atop the Ala Moana building fronting the Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The restaurant has since closed down.)

1963 The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 14-21, 2018  Annual World Championship Cow Chip Throw - Beaver, Oklahoma

· April 18-22, 2018  48th Annual Grifton Shad Festival
Grifton, North Carolina

· April 20-21  Suncoast BBQ Bluegrass Bash - Venice, Florida

· April 20-22  San Joaquin Asparagus Festival - Stockton, CA

· April 21, 2018  California Nut Festival - Chico, California

· April 21  Hard-Pressed Cider Fest - Hood River, Oregon

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This fruit is a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, and is probably a natural hybrid originating in Jamaica. The fruit has a descriptive name and is about the size of a small grapefruit, but sweeter.
Name this fruit.

2) This food was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s, near Whitman, Massachusetts.  Ruth and her husband owned a small Inn and she came up with the recipe by accident when she had to substitute ingredients in a recipe.
Name this food.

Click here for the answers

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Read an article about Chef James and the FoodReference.com website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article
 

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Dedication
This website is dedicated to:
· Gladys Ehler, my mother, who taught me patience and how to make Sauerbraten (it is still my favorite)
· Edward Ehler, my father, who taught me a love of books and history.
· Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, my nephew.  Died in action on Feb. 7, 2007 in Iraq.  He was 30 yrs. young.

          Chef James
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

One bushel of wheat: Weighs about 60 pounds and contains about 1 million individual wheat kernels.
 

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A FOOD LIFE

"There are those who say that a life devoted to food -- cooking it, eating it, writing about it, even dreaming about it -- is a frivolous life, an indulgent life.  I would disagree.  If we do not care what we eat, we do not care for ourselves, and if we do not care for ourselves, how can we care for others?"
Fictional cookery writer Hilary Small, in episode 6, series 2 of 'Pie In the Sky'
 

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Click Here for
Food Emergency
Websites, Phone #s, E-mails, etc.

 

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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

2,500 gallons of blood must flow through a cow's udder each day to maintain a production of about 6 gallons of milk per day. That's 10 tons of blood to produce 50 pounds of milk.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Asparagus Trivia

Asparagus Recipes

Banana Trivia

Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli Trivia

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Peas, Trivia

Pea Recipes

Radish Trivia

Radish Cooking Tips

Rhubarb Trivia

Rhubarb Cooking Tips

Spinach Trivia

Spinach Recipes

Strawberry Trivia

Swiss Chard Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Curd is the solid part of milk that has curdled (coagulated), whey is the watery part. This separation can take place naturally as milk sours. In cheesemaking, this process is initiated by adding rennet or an acid substance such as lemon juice or vinegar which causes the milk proteins to form solid masses (curds).

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