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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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· Sweet Potato Cooking Tips

· Why Are My Sweet Potatoes Stringy?

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November Food Holidays:

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SEE Detailed NOVEMBER Food Calendar

NOVEMBER is:

• American Diabetes Month
 
• Eat Smart Month

• International Thank a Farmer Month
  · Farms & Farmers Trivia
  · Farmers Quotes

• National Georgia Pecan Month
  · Pecan Trivia

• National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
  · Peanut Butter Trivia
  · Peanut Butter Quotes

• National Pepper Month
  · Peppers Trivia (the vegetable)

• National Pomegranate Month
  · Pomegranate Trivia

• National Roasting Month
  · Roasting Articles

• National Raisin Bread Month
  · Bread Recipes  --  Bread Trivia
  · Bread Quotes

• Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  · Sweet Potato Trivia
  · Sweet Potato Recipes

• World Vegan Month
  · Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has the most bar sales in America, more than New Year's Eve and even St. Patrick's Day.  Thanksgiving can be a very stressful time!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.”
Brendan Behan, Irish author (1923-1964)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Parfait Day

• National Family Week in U.S. (Nov 22-28, 2020 - Thanksgiving Week)  Organizations have promoted National Family Week for more than 40 years.  An annual celebration observed during the week of Thanksgiving, designed to build community connections and honor those who strengthen families
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1715 American Sybilla Masters was the first American to receive an English patent. A method for "Cleansing Curing and Refining of Indian Corn". The patent was issued in her husband's name, Thomas Masters.
(Corn Trivia and Facts  ---  Corn Quotes)

1846 Carrie Amelia Moore Nation was born (died June 9, 1911) Radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons.

1884 John Mayenberg, of St. Louis, Missouri received the first U.S. patent for a process to produce evaporated milk (patent # 308,422).
(Evaporated Milk Trivia)

1884 Nestle registered "Nestle" trademark (condensed milk). (Condensed Milk Trivia & Facts)

1915 Edwin Traisman was born in Chicago, Illinois (died June 5, 2007). Food scientist who developed the process for freezing McDonald's french fries and helped develop Cheez Whiz.

1924 Cellucotton Products Co. registered "Kleenex" trademark.

1940 Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the cartoon 'Knock Knock.'

1950 Rudolph Boysen died (born July 14, 1895). A California horticulturist, he developed the boysenberry, a raspberry-blackberry hybrid in 1923.

1952 'The Mousetrap' opened in London. Agatha Christie's  murder mystery play is the longest running play in history. It hit 25,000 performances on Nov 18, 2012, and is still running today.

1967 'Incense and Peppermint' by Strawberry Alarm Clock hits number one on the charts.

1968 Upton Sinclair died (born Sept 20, 1878). His novel, 'The Jungle,' was a horror story about conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.

1987 Jehane Benoît died (born March 21, 1904).  Canadian food consultant, author, TV and radio commentator. Operated her own cooking school in Montreal, Fumet de la Vieille France.  Opened one of the first vegetarian restaurants in Canada, The Salad Bar, in 1935. Author of 30 books.

1998 The movies 'Home Fries' and 'A Bug's LIfe' opened in the U.S.

2010 Bernard Matthews died (born Jan 24, 1930).  Founder of Bernard Matthews Farms Ltd., Britain's largest turkey processor.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What state has been the top pecan producing state in the nation since the late 1800s?

2) About how many pecan are in a typical pecan pie?

3) What percentage of pecans are sold already shelled?

4) All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
· The Rolling Stones album 'Goat's Head Soup' was number one on the music charts.
· 'Promise' brand margarine was introduced.
· 'Stove Top Dressing' was introduced by General Foods.
· 'Cup o'Noodles' was introduced in the U.S. by Nissin Foods.
· Sales of Vodka beat out whiskey sales in the U.S. for the first time.

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Read an article about Chef James and the FoodReference.com website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article
 

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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?

According to an old English Rhyme, the thickness of an onion skin can help predict the severity of the winter. Thin skins mean a mild winter is coming while thick skins indicate a rough winter ahead.

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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?

Marlborough Pie is a Massachusetts specialty. It is an applesauce custard pie, seasoned with nutmeg and sherry. Marlborough pie is frequently served as a Thanksgiving dessert.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
 Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SWEET POTATOES
and YAMS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

WINTER SQUASH
  Recipes  --  Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

Despite a physical similarity and a frequent confusion with their names, yams and sweet potatoes are not even distantly related.  They are in two different botanical families. Yams are actually related to grasses and lillies.

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