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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Honey bees have four wings.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“As everybody knows, there is only one infallible recipe for the perfect omelette: your own.”
Elizabeth David (1913-1992)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Mocha Torte Day

• Eat What You Want Day

• American Craft Beer Week (May 10-16, 2021)
  [Brewers Association] (Beer Trivia  --  Beer Articles)
  (Beer Quotes)

• UK: National Vegetarian Week (May 10-16, 2021)
  [The Vegetarian Society] (Vegetarian Trivia & Facts)
  (Vegetarian Recipes  ---  Vegetarian Quotes)

• [Food Allergy Awareness Week] (May 9-15, 2021)

• [National Women’s Health Week] (May 9-15, 2021) begins on Mother’s Day

• Go Public Gardens Days (Public Gardens Week)  (May 7-16, 2021)  [American Public Gardens Assn]

• World Cocktail Week: May 6-13 (See May 13, 1806)
  (Cocktail Recipes  ---  Cocktail Trivia)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1838 Thomas Andrew Knight died.  British horticulturist and botanist who experimented with geotropism, phototropism and heliotropism.

1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state. Land of 10,000 Lakes; The Gopher State.
(Minnesota Food Trivia, Facts & Statistics)

1886 Willis Marshall of Chicago, Illinois received a patent for a 'grain binder' for grain harvesters.

1934 The Dust Bowl.  One of the worst dust storms ever to hit the Great Plains occurred.  It lasted 2 days and the area lost massive amounts of top soil.

1946 The first CARE packages for survivors of WW II in Europe arrive at Le Havre, France.  (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe).

1947 B.F. Goodrich announced the development of the tubeless tire.

1977 The U.S. announced a timetable for the phase out of the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in aerosol products.  By December 15, 1978, companies must stop using chlorofluorocarbons as propellants in aerosol products.

1992 Carlos 'Danny' Herrera died. He was 90 years old. Herrera is the most likely inventor of the Margarita tequila cocktail in 1938.
(see also Margarita Trivia)

2002 Yes, we have no bananas. Joseph Bonanno, a former Mafia boss known as 'Joe Bananas,' died in Tucson, Arizona at age 97.

2009 U.S. first class postage rates were raised to 44 cents and post cards to 28 cents.

2010 A giant herring measuring 11.4 feet long, was discovered in the fishing village of Bovallstrand on Sweden's west coast. The Regalecus glesne, known as the 'King of Herrings' or Giant Oarfish, had last been seen in Sweden in 1879. The rarely seen fish can reach nearly 40 feet long and weigh up to 600 pounds.  (Photo on phys.org)

 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In 1936 Jell-O came out with a new flavor, but it didn't sell and was dropped the following year. What was this unpopular flavor?

2) Who first started flavoring chocolate with vanilla and other spices?

3) What did Native American Chef George Crum of the Moon Lake House in New York invent, and when?

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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?

Fresh corn on the cob will lose up to 40% of its sugar content after 6 hours of room temperature storage. The sugar is converted to starch.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Graham crackers were named for the 19th century champion of wholemeal wheat (graham) flour and vegetarianism in general, Sylvester Graham.  Graham crackers are whole wheat crackers sweetened with honey or molasses and were invented by Graham in 1829.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

APRICOTS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MANGOS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

RHUBARB
  Trivia  --  Tips

STRAWBERRIES
  Trivia  --  Tips

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

LETTUCE
  Trivia  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PEAS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SPINACH
  Recipes  --  Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Half of the world's supply of raisins are grown in California.

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