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· Reducing Water Use in the U.S.

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Until the early 1800s in Hawaii, most banana varieties were 'kapu' -  forbidden for women of Hawaii to eat, under penalty of death.

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· Asparagus with Honey Garlic Sauce
· Fresh Corn Saute
· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Peas with Goat Cheese & Horseradish
· Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant
· Skillet Zucchini w/Chopped Tomatoes
· Fried Green Tomatoes
· Tomato Pie
· Dips, Salsas and Spreads
· Lamb Recipes

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· Greek Coney (Hot Dog) Sauce Recipe
· History of Corn
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· A Short History of Strawberries
· Peas in a Pod
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Cucumber History & Recipes
· Macaroni & Cheese   · Comfort Foods

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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


• Family Meals Month
• Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
  (Kiwi Fruit Facts & Trivia)
• Maine Lobster Month: Maine Governor Paul LePage issued a proclamation declaring August 'Maine Lobster Month' in July 2012. (Lobster Recipes)
• National Catfish Month  [Catfish Inst]
  (Catfish Recipes  -  Catfish Trivia)
• National Goat Cheese Month
• National Panini Month
• National Peach Month (Presidential proclamation, 1982) Peach Trivia
• National Sandwich Month
  (Sandwich Recipes)
• National Water Quality Month
• Canada: National Blueberry Month
  [North American Blueberry Council]
  Blueberry Trivia & Facts
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 18-Aug 31, 2015)

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Friday, August 28, 2015

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1831-1891)

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Cherry Turnover Day
• St. Augustine of Hippo's Day, patron of brewers.

World Water Week (Aug 23-28, 2015) World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.


On this day in:

1798 The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky.

1837 John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England started manufacturing Worcester Sauce (Worcestershire).

1845 Rufus Porter, published the first issue of Scientific American. Ten months later he sold the magazine for $800.  Porter held over 100 patents, including a fire alarm, signal telegraph, fog whistle, and a washing machine.

1875 Stephen McCormick died.  He was the inventor and manufacturer of a cast iron plow with removable parts.

1898 At his pharmacy in New Bern, North Carolina, Caleb D. Bradham renamed his new soft drink "Pepsi-Cola."  His customers had been calling it "Brad's Drink”

1943 Honey Lantree of the music group 'Honeycombs' was born.

2000 Foster's Brewing of Australia acquired Beringer Wine Estates of Napa, California for $1.5 billion.

2002 Spaniards threw 120 tons of tomatoes at each other at the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain.  The annual tomato fight is the biggest food fight in the world.  It has been a tradition since 1945 when a group of youngsters engaged in a spontaneous tomato fight in the town square


· August 20-30, 2015  Kentucky State Fair - Louisville, KY
· August 27-30, 2015  Los Angeles Food & Wine - California
· August 27-Sept 7, 2015  Minnesota State Fair - Minnesota
· Aug 27-Sept 7  Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY
· August 28-30  5th Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival - Calif
· August 29-Sept 6, 2015  Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race - Clinton, Arkansas

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This native of Queensland is one of Australia's few contributions to the world's food plants, this tree and its food product were named for an Australian chemist who was born in Scotland. It is said that he never tasted the food named after him.

2) What country produces 2/3 of the world's garlic?
  a) Mexico    b) China    c) United States    D) Italy     e) Brazil

3) This organic acid is the main acid present in apples and other fruits. It is also found in grapes, especially those grown in colder areas. It is used as a food additive and flavoring agent in candies and beverages.

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

Read an article about Chef James and the website published in January 2015 in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers
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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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The pawpaw or papaw is the largest edible fruit native to the United States. They are indigenous from northern Florida to Canada and as far west as Nebraska. Pawpaws has a unique blend of tropical flavors, combining banana, pineapple and mango.
(Pawpaw Photo & Trivia)

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"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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