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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 JULY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Summer Food Ideas & Recipes

Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Potato Salads  ---  Cole Slaw Recipes

Chicken Salads  ---  Fruit Salads

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Guacamole Recipes

· Carrots with Lemon Dill Butter

· Corn with Kick’n Hot Sauce

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Green Beans with Glazed Onions

· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Creole Zucchini Recipe

· Summer Harvest Steak Salad

· Summer Minestrone Soup

· Summer Vegetable Stew Recipe

· Chicken Salad Recipes

· Black Pepper Sirloin w/Horseradish

· Mexican Style Beer Can Chicken

· Pulled Pork, Root Beer BBQ Sauce
 

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July Food Holidays:

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

JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
  (Lasagna Trivia  --  Lasagna Recipes)
 
• National Baked Bean Month
  (Baked Bean Recipes  --  Bean Trivia)
 
• National Bison Month
  (Bison Trivia  --  Bison Recipes)
 
• National Blueberry Month
  (Blueberry Trivia & Facts)
 
• National Culinary Arts Month
 
• National Grilling Month
  (Grilling Articles & Recipes)
 
• National Horseradish Month
  (Horseradish Trivia)
 
• National Hot Dog Month
  (Hot Dog Trivia & Facts)
 
• National Ice Cream Month
  (Ice Cream Trivia  ---  Recipes)
 
• National Picnic Month (Picnic Trivia)
 
• [National Pickle Month
  (Pickle Trivia  --  Pickle Recipes)
 
• National Watermelon Month
  (Watermelon Trivia)
 
• UK National Fishing Month
  (July 27-Sept 2, 2018)
 

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Wednesday, July 18 , 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Caviar Day (Caviar: Types & Facts)

• National Hot Dog Day (July 18, 2018)
  (Hot Dog Trivia  ---   Favorite Regional Toppings)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

64 AD The Great Fire of Rome begins and burns for a week.  Rumors accuse Emperor Nero of ordering the burning of the city while he played his lyre as 70% of the city was destroyed. (Italian Cuisine Articles)

1818 A plague of grasshoppers devastates crops and everything green in Red River, Manitoba.
(Grasshopper Trivia and Facts)

1867 36 inches of rain fell in 36 hours at Sauk Center, Minnesota.
(Minnesota Food Trivia  -  Minnesota Food Festivals)

1892 Thomas Cook died. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is invented. It is a giant hot dog on wheels. Invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, it was built by General Body Company at Chicago, Illinois. There are now a fleet of six. (Hot Dog Trivia and Facts)

1936 Elizabeth Coblentz was born in Berne, Indiana (died Sept 17, 2002). Syndicated Amish cooking columnist and cookbook author (The Amish Cook, The Amish Cook Cookbook, An Amish Christmas, etc.).

1949 Wally Bryson of the music group 'The Raspberries' was born.

1968 'Grazing In The Grass' by Hugh Masekela is #1 on the charts

1994 Crayola introduced scented crayons.

2013 The city of Detroit, Michigan files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. (Michigan Food Trivia  --  Mich Festivals)
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· July 13-29 - California State Fair - Sacramento

· July 18, 2018  32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest
Belmar, New Jersey

· July 18-21, 2018  National Baby Food Festival
Freemont, Michigan

· July 19, 2018  Good Beer: Craft Beer & Food Festival - New York, New York

· July 19-28 - Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Del.

· July 20-22, 2018  Picklesburgh - Pittsburgh, Penn.

· July 21, 2018  Annual Sweet Onion Festival
Walla Walla, Washington

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Irma Von Starkloff Rombauer, who was she and what did she do?

2) This food is pictured on tombs from ancient Egypt, and has been found in ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pliny listed it as a cure for 60 different illnesses. In 1st century India it was used to prevent heart disease. In Shakespearean England, it was prized as an aphrodisiac. The English name for it comes from the Anglo-Saxon for 'spear plant,' and the Latin word comes from the Celtic word meaning 'hot.' What is it?

3) Who was Professor Jerry Thomas, and what is he supposed to have invented?

Click here for the answers

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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?

In his first 'talkie' cartoon in 1929, 'The Karnaval Kid,' Mickey Mouse's first words were "hot dogs.

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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?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt served hot dogs to King George VI of England during his 1939 visit to the United States.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

Apple Tips & Trivia

Banana Trivia

Mango Tips

Melon Tips & Trivia

Peach Tips

Strawberry Trivia

Beet Trivia

Beet Cooking Tips

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Celery Cooking Tips

Collard Green Tips

Corn Trivia & Facts

Corn Recipes

Corn Cooking Tips

Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant Tips

Green Bean Recipes

Green Bean Tips

Okra Recipes

Okra Trivia & Facts

Tomato Recipes

Tomato Tips

Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

George J. French introduced his French's mustard in 1904, the same year that the hot dog was introduced to America at the St. Louis World's Fair.

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