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Chef James

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

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September Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information:
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SEPTEMBER is:

• Better Breakfast Month / All-American Breakfast Month

• California Wine Month

• Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

• Family Meals Month

• Hunger Action Month

• National Biscuit Month
 
• National Bourbon Heritage Month

• National Chicken Month
 
• National Cholesterol Education Month
 
• National Food Safety Month
 
• National Fruit & Veggies Month

• National Hazelnut Month
 
• National Honey Month
 
• National Mushroom Month
 
• National Papaya Month (also June)

• National Potato Month
 
• National Rice Month
 
• Organic Harvest Month: Organic September (observed in many countries)
 
• Wild Rice Month

• Whole Grains Month
 
• UK National Fishing Month
 
• UK Seed Gathering Season
 
• UK: Sourdough September

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· Senator Mitch Mcconnell's Burgoo

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· Carrot 'N Spice Quick Bread

· Pumpkin Bisque Recipe

· Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto

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· Classic Buffalo Wings Recipe

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· Spicy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Seeds from the Kentucky Coffee Tree, a member of the pea family native to North America, was used during colonial times as a coffee substitute.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Coffee Day (Get Free or discount coffee at many donut and fast food chains)
(Coffee Trivia  -  History of Coffee  -  Coffee Quotes)

• Biscotti Day (Biscotti Recipes)

• St. Michael's Day, patron of grocers and bakers. (Also called Goose Day in some locations - "If you eat goose on Michaelmas Day, you will never want money all the year round.")

• UK: [British Food Fortnight] (Sept 19 - Oct 4, 2020)

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 22-Oct 22, 2020)
[The Tree Council]  Gather seeds, fruits and nuts which can be nurtured to grow the trees of the future.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1819 The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands began when two New England ships, the Equator and the Balena, became the first whaling ships to arrive.

1860 Chapin Aaron Harris died. He was cofounder of the first dental school in the world, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. (Teeth Trivia)

1898 After a close vote on a Canadian national referendum on the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, the government takes no action (278,380 for, 264,693 against).

1916 The New York Times reports that John D. Rockefeller's is the world's first billionaire.

1962 'My Fair Lady' closed on Broadway after 6½ years and 2,717 performances.

1962 'Sherry' by the Four Seasons was number one on the music charts.

1964 St. Paul, Minnesota gets its first McDonald's Restaurant.  Burgers are 15 cents each.
(McDonald’s Trivia & Facts  -  Minnesota Food Trivia

1967 Gladys Knight and the Pips released 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine.'

1976 The TV show 'Alice' debuted. Most of the action took place in Mel’s Diner.

1976 Shooting at a soda bottle at his 41st birthday party, Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shoots his bass player, Norman Owens (he makes a full recovery).

1978 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' by Taste Of Honey is #1 on the charts.

1989 August A. Busch Jr. ('Gussie') died (born March 28, 1899). Grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 'Gussie' was company chairman from 1946-1975, and he built the company into the largest brewery in world.

2002 Cuban officials announced that the country had struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness show.

2020 Coronavirus: Worldwide death toll passes 1 million.  U.S Coronavirus cases more than 7,360,600 with over 209,800 deaths;  Global cases more than 33,546,660 with over 1,006,340 deaths.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of these events took place in the same year - What year is it?
- In January Hershey Chocolate increases the size of the Hershey Bar from 1.05 oz to 1.2 oz, and in December to 1.35 oz.
- Water rationing goes into effect in Marin County north of San Francisco.
- Iceland breaks diplomatic relations with Britain over cod fishing rights.
- Both Washington and Moscow extend their fishing rights to 200 miles offshore.
- The FDA bans Red No. 2 Dye, the most commonly used food coloring.
- Perrier Water is introduced in the U.S.
- New York's "21" Club hires its first waitress to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit.

2) The reddish orange flesh of this tropical plant root has been used in cooking since 600 B.C. It is native to the Orient and now can be found in India and the Caribbean. It was used in biblical times as a perfume but now it is commonly used to flavor and color food. The root is typically boiled or steamed and then dried and ground into a powder.

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?

It has been estimated that about 1/3 of the tap water used for drinking in North America is used to brew coffee.

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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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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

General Ulysses S. Grant was inordinately fond of cucumbers. As General Horace Porter remarked in an article, "Campaigning with Grant", the General "often made his entire meal upon sliced cucumber and a cup of coffee."

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
 Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SWEET POTATOES
and YAMS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

WINTER SQUASH
  Recipes  --  Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

Des Plaines, Illinois is home to Ray Kroc's first McDonald's restuarant (1955).  He signed a franchise agreement with Dick and Mac McDonald, who had opened their restaurant in 1948 in San Bernardino, California.

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