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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

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FEATURED FOR SEPTEMBER

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes
Tailgating & Sports Parties

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· Apple Trivia and Facts
· British Cookery Articles

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SUMMER RECIPES

· Green Bean Saute Recipe
· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla
· Grilled Eggplant with Gruyère
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Mushrooms with Herbs
· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes
· Baked Sweet Peppers
· Zucchini Boats

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SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Bell Pepper Facts & Uses
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Leafy Greens Articles
· Mushroom History & Folklore
· Tomatoes: Heirlooms & Recipes
· Apricot History & Description
· History of Strawberries
More Vegetable Articles
More Fruit Articles

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September Food Months:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations for SEPTEMBER, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information, please Click for
DETAILED SEPTEMBER FOOD CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER is:

• Better Breakfast Month
• California Wine Month
• Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
• Family Meals Month
• Food Allergy Awareness Month
• Fruit & Veggies: More Matters Month
• Hunger Action Month
• National Biscuit Month
• National Bourbon Heritage Month
• National Chicken Month
• National Cholesterol Education Month
• National Food Safety Month
• National Hazelnut Month
• National Honey Month
• National Mushroom Month
• National Papaya Month (also June)
• National Potato Month
• National Rice Month
• Organic Harvest Month
• Wild Rice Month
• Whole Grains Month
• UK: Seed Gathering Season
• UK: Sourdough September

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cider was the most common fruit beverage in the U.S. up to the mid 19th century. Without refrigeration, fresh juice was very perishable, so apple juice was virtually all 'hard cider', being allowed to ferment to a low alcohol content, usually around 5 percent alcohol. Next to water, this cider was the cheapest and most widely available beverage year-round.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“How many apples fell on Newton's head before he took the hint? Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.”  Robert Frost
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

Family Day 2016: Spend time with your kids!
• Johnny  Appleseed Day (see 1774 below)
• St. Cosmas, patron of barbers, hairdressers, midwives and doctors.

• UK: Red Squirrel Week (Sept 24-Oct 2, 2016)
  [The Wildlife Trusts]
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2016)
• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 17 - Oct 2, 2016)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1754 Joseph-Louis Proust born. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey
(Sugar Trivia and Facts)

1774 John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed was born. American pioneer and legend, he planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois). (John Chapman Biography)

1789 Samuel Osgood was appointed as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution.

1820 Daniel Boone died. American pioneer and frontiersman.

1843 Ivan Pavlov was born. He was the first to notice that dogs began to salivate when they could see, smell or taste food.

1902 Levi Strauss died. Inventor and manufacturer of jeans.  He originally planned to make canvas tents for miners in the California gold rush, but soon found that durable pants sold better.

1904 Lafcadio Hearn died. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, her wrote 'La Cuisine Creole,' the first Creole cookbook.

1914 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission was established.

1936 'Horse Eats Hat' opened at Maxine Elliott's Theatre in New York City.

1953 Sugar rationing ended in Great Britain.

1964 The TV show 'Gilligan's Island' premiered. The comic tales of 7 shipwrecked castaways on an island

2008 Paul Newman died (born Jan 26, 1925). Actor, director, race car driver, etc. Newman also co-founded 'Newman's Own' food company, which donates all profits to charity (amounting to more than $380 million as of 2013).

2009 A bottle water ban went into effect today in the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, Australia (the first in Australia).
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· Sept 28-October 1  Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, Texas
· Sept 29-October 9  Tulsa State Fair - Tulsa, Oklahoma
· Sept 30-Oct 2  Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival - Florida
· Sept 30-Oct 9  International Sandsculpting Championship
Virginia Beach, Virginia
· October 2  Long Island Potato Festival - Calverton, New York
· October 1-2  Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival - Elk Grove, Calif
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In 1859 George Gilman and his partner George Huntington Hartford invented a new retailing idea, and opened their first store in New York City. 52 years later (1912) they had 400 stores, when George Hartford's son John had an even more radical idea for their stores. Within 5 years they had over 3,000 stores, and had revolutionized America's food habits.
3 questions: What was the first idea of the 2 Georges in 1859? 
What was the idea of Hartford's son John?
Finally, what is the name of the company?

2) Do you know when electric refrigerators were first sold to American housewives and how much they cost?

3) Gas ranges (stoves) were first introduced in the 1850s.
Why did it take several decades for them to become popular?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions
 

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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?

The Honeycrisp apple was adopted as the official state fruit of Minnesota in 2006. The Honeycrisp was developed in 1960 at the University of Minnesota, as a cross of the Macoun and Honeygold apples.

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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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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

· Bell Pepper Trivia
· Corn Trivia
· Corn Recipes
· Cucumber Trivia
· Eggplant Trivia
· Eggplant Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Green Bean Trivia
· Fresh Bean Recipes
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Peas Trivia
· Pea Recipes
· Tomato Trivia
· Tomato Recipes
· Apricot Trivia
· Blackberry Trivia
· Kiwifruit Trivia
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Granny Smith is an all-purpose apple with green skin, firm, crisp flesh, and a pleasantly tart flavor. Named after its discoverer Maria (or Mary) Ann Smith (died 1870), an Australian gardener. Smith had found the seedling growing where she had thrown out some apples, she began using the fruit for cooking, and was soon marketing the fruit. It is believed to have originally come from the seed of a French Crab apple.
 

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