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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 JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Grilling Tips from Chef Jan Birnbaum
Summer Salads Part III

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn

· Fresh Corn Saute

· 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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June Food Months:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia and Facts

• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts

• Men’s Health Month

• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts

• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles  --  Milk Trivia

• National Dairy Alternative Month

• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  · Fruit Articles

  · Vegetable Articles & Recipes

• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts

• National Mango Month
  · Mango Trivia & Facts

• National Papaya Month ?
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts

• National Soul Food Month

• National Steakhouse Month

• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia and Facts

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cioppino is a fish stew which originated with Portuguese and Italian fishermen in San Francisco, California. It consists of fish and shellfish cooked with garlic, tomato and white wine.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I have gained and lost the same ten pounds so many times over and over again my cellulite must have deja vu.” Jane Wagner
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Tapioca Day (Tapioca Pudding w/Banana)

• Peru: Día Nacional del Cebiche (National Ceviche Day)    Ceviche Recipes

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1491 Henry VIII of England born. He had a reputation for being self indulgent, and was frequently represented eating a large drumstick.

1846 Adolphe Sax obtained a patent for the saxophone which he had invented a few years earlier

1887 Coca-Cola syrup and extract were patented.
(Coca-Cola Trivia and Facts)

1892 Work began on a tunnel under the East River "whereby gas may be supplied from works situated in Long Island City to the City of New York." This was the first tunnel under the East River.
(New York Food Trivia  --  New York Food Festivals)

1894 President Grover Cleveland signed legislation declaring Labor Day a national holiday, to be observed the first Monday in September.

1922 Michael Vale was born (died Dec 24, 2005). Actor who portrayed 'Fred the Baker' in Dunkin' Donuts commercials and 'Sam Breakstone' in Kraft Foods' dairy commercials.

1932 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita was born. A Japanese American actor, one of his roles was Arnold, cook and owner of Arnold's Drive In restaurant on the TV show 'Happy Days' (1974-1984).

1939 Pan American Airways flew the first trans-Atlantic passenger service, from New York to Lisbon, Portugal.

1988 The poisoned olive oil trial. The longest trial in Spanish history ended after 15 months. 1,500 witnesses were questioned to help decide who was responsible for poisoning 25,000 Spaniards in the toxic olive oil case. More than 600 died from the cheap olive oil, and thousands more were left partially paralyzed or suffering from other ailments in one of the worst public health disasters in modern history. (Olive Trivia)
Ear

1997 Boxer Mike Tyson bites a big chunk off Evander Holyfield's ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. He was disqualified. (No snacking in the ring)

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 30-July 2  8th Windy City RibFest in Uptown - Illinois

· July 1, 2017  44th Int’l Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan

· July 1-2  25th Int’l Mango Festival - Coral Gables, Florida

· July 1-4, 2017 - Key Lime Festival - Key West, Florida

· July 1-8  National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan

· July 4, 2017  Nathan's Famous Int’l Hot Dog-Eating Contest
Coney Island, New York

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This fruit ranges from 50 –- 100 mm in diameter with a range of colors from yellow to green, green-red, yellow red to dark red. Although there exist 3000 varieties only approximately 15 – 20 are available commercially in North American grocery stores. This fruit has an average annual world production of 33 million tonnes.  In the U S A approximately 60 percent of the production is consumed fresh.
Name this fruit.

2) This classic French dish actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, under German rule. The French name of the dish derives from the German word for 'cake.' 
Can you name this dish?

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

Salad Dressings

Cobblers, Grunts, Dowdys & Duffs

Crunchy Snack Mixes

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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

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Beet Trivia & Facts
· 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?

Celery stalks, celery seed and celeriac (celery root) are each grown commercially from different varieties of the plant.

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