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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 AUGUST

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Updated: Recipe Contests

Outdoor Grilling Tips

Summer Garden Variety

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn

· Fried Green Tomatoes

· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes

· Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant

· Vidalia Onion Pie

· Green Bean, Apple & Peppers Salad

· Cucumber Salads

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Blueberry Facts & Recipes

· For Whom the Bell (Pepper) Tolls

· Lettuce & Leafy Greens Articles

· Apricots, Facts & Usage

· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up

· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon

· Peas in a Pod

· Avocado Season in California

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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
  · Kiwi Trivia and Facts
 
• Maine Lobster Month
  · Lobster Trivia  --  Lobster Recipes
 
• National Catfish Month
  · Catfish Trivia  --  Catfish Recipes
 
• National Goat Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia & Facts
 
• National Panini Month
 
• National Peach Month
  · Peach Trivia & Facts
 
• National Sandwich Month
  · Sandwich Trivia  --  Sandwich Recipes
 
• National Water Quality Month
  · Water Trivia & Facts
 
• Canada: National Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia
 
• UK: National Fishing Month
  · Fish Trivia & Facts  --  Fish Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

In his 1669 publication, 'Historia Insectorum Generalis' (The Natural History of Insects), Dutch biologist Jan Swammerdam revealed that the 'king bee' had ovaries and was therefore actually the 'queen bee.'   He also confirmed the queen bee as the sole mother of the colony in 'Biblia natura' published posthumously in 1737.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see how they are made.”  Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Bratwurst Day
  (Grilled Bratwurst with Onion Marmalade)

• National Rum Day (Rum, Expressions of Sunshine)

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1824 John Simpson Chisum was born (died Dec 22, 1884).  American frontiersman, cattle rancher. In 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. Between 1870 and 1881 he had the largest cattle herd in the U.S. near Roswell, New Mexico. (Cattle Trivia and Facts)

1888 John Styth Pemberton died.  Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
(Coca-Cola Trivia & Facts)

1889 Hanson Goodrich is granted a patent for the first modern stove top coffee percolator.
(Coffee Trivia & Facts  --  History of Coffee)

1896 Gold was discovered in Rabbit Creek, near Dawson, in the Yukon region of Canada, by George Carmack, his wife Kate, Skookum Jim Mason and Tagish Charlie. It is not clear who actually made the discovery.  (see also Aug 17, 1896).

1906 An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Valparaiso, Chile, destroying much of the city.

1956 Bela Lugosi (Béla Ferenc Dezso Blaskó) died (born Oct 20, 1882).  Best known for his role as the blood drinking vampire in the 1931 film 'Dracula'
(Blood Trivia & Facts)

1966 'Summer In The City' by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts.

1995 Oveta Culp Hobby died (born Jan 19, 1905). First secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1953-1955).

2007 The temperature hit 105.4°F in the city of Tajimi, Japan, the hottest day on record in Japan.

2013 The movie 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' (originally titled 'The Butler') opened in U.S. theatres. The story of Cecil Gaines, White House butler to 8 presidents.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· August 4-20, 2017 - Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, Ind.

· August 15-19  172nd Vermont State Fair - Rutland, VT

· August 16-20  Delcambre Shrimp Festival - Louisiana

· August 16-20  46th Montrose Blueberry Festival - Michigan

· August 17-20  Pittston Tomato Festival - Pennsylvania

· August 18-20  Long Beach BBQ Festival - California

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

If you are familiar with the folktale, first recorded in Grimm's Fairy tales, about Rapunzel ("Rapunzel, let down your golden hair"), you might know that 'Rapunzel' is also another name for this edible plant. The fairy tale revolves around the theft of this root plant from a witch's (or magician's) garden.
It is a hardy biennial plant native to southern Europe, with edible white roots, up to 10 inches long. The roots are eaten raw in salads, frequently with beets and celery, or cooked like turnips. The long, oval leaves which form a rosette at the root crown can also be used in salads or cooked like spinach. Sometimes the young shoots are prepared like asparagus. Once very popular, especially in England during Shakespeare's time, it is not widely cultivated today.
Name this plant.

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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SUMMER RECIPES

Potato Cooking Tips

Pasta Cooking Tips

62 Cole Slaw Recipes

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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

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Beet Cooking Tips
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Bratwurst is a classic German pork and veal sausage, seasoned with herbs and spices such as ginger, marjoram, nutmeg, caraway or coriander. They should be grilled or fried before serving.

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