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FEATURED FOR AUGUST

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Summer Food Ideas & Recipes
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

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· Cherry Trivia & Facts
· Gardening 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
· Strawberry Pie Recipe

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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
More Vegetable Articles
· Rhubarb Description & Uses
· Apricot History & Description
· Melon Varieties and Uses
· History of Strawberries
More Fruit Articles

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August Food Months:

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

AUGUST is:

• Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
• Maine Lobster Month
• National Catfish Month
• National Goat Cheese Month
• National Panini Month
• National Peach Month
• National Sandwich Month
• National Water Quality Month
• Canada: National Blueberry Month
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 22-Aug 29, 2016)

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cherries are drupes, or stone fruits, related to plums and more distantly to peaches and nectarines. They have been enjoyed since the Stone Age -- pits were found in several Stone Age caves in Europe. The Romans carried cherries throughout Europe and England along the routes of conquest.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.”
‘The Private Journal of Henri Frederic Amiel’
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Cherry Turnover Day
• World Kitchen Garden Day 2016 (4th Sun in Aug)
• St. Augustine of Hippo's Day, patron of brewers.

World Water Week (Aug 28-Sept 2, 2016) World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1798 The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky. (Grape Trivia & Facts)
[Kentucky Food Trivia  --  Kentucky Food Festivals]

1837 John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcester [Worcestershire] Sauce.
(Worcester and Worcestershire Sauce)

1845 Rufus Porter, published the first issue of Scientific American. Ten months later he sold the magazine for $800.  Porter held over 100 patents, including a fire alarm, signal telegraph, fog whistle, and a washing machine.

1875 Stephen McCormick died.  He was the inventor and manufacturer of a cast iron plow with removable parts.

1898 At his pharmacy in New Bern, North Carolina, Caleb D. Bradham renamed his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola.’  His customers had been calling it ‘Brad's Drink’.  (Pepsi Cola Trivia and Facts)

1943 Honey Lantree of the music group 'Honeycombs' was born.

2000 Foster's Brewing of Australia acquired Beringer Wine Estates of Napa, California for $1.5 billion.

2002 Spaniards threw 120 tons of tomatoes at each other at the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain.  The annual tomato fight is the biggest food fight in the world.  It has been a tradition since 1945 when a group of youngsters engaged in a spontaneous tomato fight in the town square.
(Spanish Gastronomy)
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· August 24-28  Corn Palace Festival - Mitchell, South Dakota
· August 25-28  Los Angeles Food & Wine - California.
· August 25-Sept 5  Maryland State Fair - Timonium, Maryland
· Aug 25-Sept 5, 2016  Minnesota State Fair
· August 28, 2016  Organicfest - Asheville, North Carolina
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) There are 3 varieties of this cheese, a 'white', a 'red' and a 'blue veined'. It is the oldest named cheese made in the British Isles.
[a] Stilton   [b] Caerphilly   [c] Cheshire

2) What are the 3 major fruits native to North America?
  [a] apples, blueberries, Thompson seedless grapes
  [b] cranberries, Concord grapes, apples
  [c] blueberries, Concord grapes, cranberries

3) This large vegetable is best eaten when about 18 inches long, although they can grow to twice that size. They are related to the black eyed pea, and are popular in China. 
Name this vegetable.

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions
 

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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?

Mahlab is a spice made from dried, ground, sour black cherry pits, used in the Middle East (Greece, Turkey, Syria). Mahlab has a highly fragrant nutty, bitter-sweet, sour taste.

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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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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?

There are thousands of Japanese cherry trees that circle the Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. The trees were originally planted as a gift from the people of Tokyo, Japan, in 1912. In 1910, a previous donation of 2,000 cherry trees had to be destroyed after they were infested with insects. Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a two-week-long celebration, attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world to see the magnificent trees in full bloom.
 

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