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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

 

FEATURED FOR JANUARY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Football Food Articles, Recipes & Tips

Winter & Spring Holiday Food Articles

Chicken Wing Recipes

Appetizer Meatballs

Guacamole & Avocado Dips

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SOME WINTER RECIPES

· Original Hot Wings Recipe

· Chile Recipes

· Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

· Campbell's Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe

· Milwaukee Pork Stew Recipe

Bloody Mary Soup Recipe

· Butternut Squash w/Pumpkin Seeds

· Maple Cider Punch

· Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

· Mexican Style Beer Can Chicken

· Pulled Pork, Root Beer BBQ Sauce
 

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January Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information:
SEE Detailed JANUARY Food Calendar

JANUARY is:

• Be Kind To Food Servers Month

• Bread Machine Baking Month
  · Bread Recipes

• Family Fit Lifestyle Month

• National Fiber Focus Month
  · Fiber Facts & Trivia

• National Hot Tea Month
  · Tea Trivia & History

• National Meat Month

• National Soup Month
  · Soup Recipes

• Oatmeal Month: More oatmeal is eaten in January than any other month.

• Prune Breakfast Month

• Wheat Bread Month
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 1889, an Italian tavern owner named Don Raffaele Esposito developed a pizza featuring tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil – ingredients bearing the colors of the Italian flag. He named it the Margherita Pizza, after the Queen of Italy, Margherita Teresa Giovanni. Thus, modern-day tomato-and-cheese pizza was born.
 

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Wednesday, JANUARY 16, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“There's a pizza place near where I live that sells only slices. In the back, you can see a guy tossing a triangle in the air.”  Steven Wright
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  (Ice Cream Recipes)

• National Pizza Week (Jan 13-19, 2019 - 2nd week)
  (Pizza Trivia and History  --  Pizza Recipes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1769 A riot occurred at the Haymarket Theatre in London, when a 'magician' did not show up to perform. He had claimed he would get into a quart tavern bottle "and there sing several songs."

1868 William Davis, a Detroit, Michigan fish dealer, received a patent for a refrigerator car ('ice box on wheels'). He also designed the first refrigerated railway car.

1894 Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company registered 'Milk of Magnesia' trademark.

1915 Rosenella Cruciani 'Rose' Totino was born (died June 21, 1994).  The queen of frozen pizza.  Co-founder with her husband Jim Totino, of Totino's Pizzeria and Totino's Finer Foods.
(Pizza History  ---  Quotes about Pizza)

1920 Prohibition began in the U.S., which banned the sale of all alcoholic beverages. Gangsters flourished, importing and producing bootleg alcohol, and American drank more than ever. Prohibition was finally repealed in 1933. The end of the 'noble experiment.'  See also Dec 5, 1933.
(Prohibition Trivia & Facts)

1945 Carl and Margaret Karcher opened Carl’s Drive-In Barbeque restaurant in Anaheim, California. (The first Carl's Jr. restaurant opened in 1956).

1957 Three B-52's made the first nonstop, around the world flight by jet planes, taking off from Castle Air Force Base in California. The trip took 45 hours and 19 minutes.

1967 Alan S. Boyd took office as the first U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

1969 Marmalade's version of the Beatles song 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' was the #1 single in the UK.

1978 Helen Corbitt died (born Jan 25, 1906). American chef and cookbook author. Texas Monthly declared Corbitt to be the 'Tastemaker of the Century.'

2000 A truck carrying evaporated milk is driven into the state capitol building in Sacramento, California, killing the driver.

2004 The first Starbucks coffee shop in France opened today.

2009 The movie 'Hotel for Dogs' opened in U.S. theatres today.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· January 1-31, 2019 - California Restaurant Month
Statewide, California

· January 11-20, 2019 - Restaurant Week South Carolina - Various, South Carolina

· January 12-27, 2019 - National Western Stock Show, Rodeo & Horse Show - Denver, Colorado

· January 17-20, 2019 - 28th Annual Frog Leg Festival
Fellsmere, Florida

· January 18-20, 2019 - Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival - Sarasota, Florida

· January 19-20, 2019  Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival - Key West, Florida

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of the following events took place in the same year. Can you guess what Year?
•·• Ralph's Grocery Store opens in a small California town with a population of 10,000. The name of the town is Los Angeles.
·• Le Grande Dictionnaire de Cuisine is published. Author Alexandre Dumas (père) died 2 years before its publication.
·• George Grant imported 4 Aberdeen Angus bulls from Scotland to his farm in Kansas. They are the first Aberdeen Angus in the U.S.
•· From Beijing, China, James Palmer obtained 9 Pekin ducks, the beginning of duck farms on Long Island, New York.
•· Paris, France rules that margarine may not be sold as butter.
•· Nestle's begins selling 'Infant Milk Food' in the U.S.
•· The Golden Brewery is started by Adolph Herman Joseph Coors and Jacob Schueler in Golden, Colorado.
•· The Grand Pacific Hotel opens in Chicago.
•· Adolphus Busch becomes a partner in his father in law's Bavarian Brewery, which is renamed the E. Anheuser & Co. Brewing Assn.
In what year did all the events take place?

2) What is Manchego and what connection does it have to Don Quixote?

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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DID YOU KNOW?

Fast food is not a new idea. In ancient Rome there were vendors who sold food ready to eat from street stalls.

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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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Food Emergency
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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 1700 approximately 20% of the world's inhabitants lived in Europe (including Russia).  In 1913, 33% of the world's population lived in Europe and North America.  In 2003 the combined populations of Europe, Canada and the U.S. accounted for only 17% of world population.  By the year 2050 this figure is expected to be just 12%.

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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

Mango Tips

Pear Tips  --  Trivia

Pineapple Trivia

BEETS:
  Trivia  --  Tips

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRY:
  Trivia  --  Tips

Celery Cooking Tips

Collard Green Tips

GREEN BEANS:
  Recipes  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

PUMPKINS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

SWEET POTATO:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

TURNIPS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SQUASH:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Fig trees are of the genus Ficus, in the mulberry family.  The rubber plant, a popular house plant, the Bo tree (sacred to Buddhists), and the Banyan tree are also species of Ficus.
 

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