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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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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The history of every nation is eventually written in the way in which it cares for its soil.”
President Franklin Delano Rossevelt (1936)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

Oatmeal Day (Oat Trivia & Facts)

National Breadstick Day (Oct 29, 2021, last Fri)
  (Breadstick Recipes)

Feast of St. Thomas Bellacci, patron of butchers.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1682 William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, landed at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania.
(Pennsylvania Food Trivia)

1764 The first issue of The Hartford Courant was published. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the U.S.

1872 An all metal windmill was patented by J.S. Risdon of Genoa, Illinois.

1923 The United Farmers of Alberta form the Alberta Wheat Pool agricultural cooperative to stabilize prices. The Wheat Pool has over 25,700 members and over 1 million hectares under contract.
(Wheat Trivia & Facts  ---  Wheat Quotes)

1929 Black Tuesday. Stock markets in New York and other major American cities fell so dramatically, the day became known as Black Tuesday - the beginning of the Great Depression.

1945 The first U.S. commercially made ballpoint pens are sold for $12.50 each at Gimbel's Department store in New York City.

1947 The first successful cloud seeding (with dry ice) took place at Concord, New Hampshire.

1956 Fritz Hofmann died (born Feb 11, 1866). German chemist who first synthesized rubber (German patent No. 250690, Sept 12, 1909).

1991 The Yale Hotel in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada is destroyed by fire.

2012 (Oct 29-30) 900 mile wide Hurricane Superstorm 'Sandy' with 90 mph winds hits the East Coast of the U.S. Sandy drops up to 12 inches of rain; record 32.5 foot wave in NY harbor; 14 foot storm surge floods New York subways; shuts down Wall Street for several days; causes blizzards in West Virginia and Maryland; floods communities in 23 states; cuts power to more than 8 million residents; destroys beaches up and down the Eastern U.S.  The worst storm in U.S. history.

2020 Coronavirus: New cases surge in Europe, France and Germany returning to harsh lockdown measures; U.S. cases and hospitalizations reach new highs, several states and cities closing restaurants and bars again.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
About 93% of U.S. farms have electricity, 49% have telephones and 71% have automobiles.
For the first time there are more tractors on U.S. farms than horses and mules.
C.A. Swanson & Sons introduced the first TV dinners
Carnation introduced instant nonfat dry milk.
The Butterball brand and the self-basting turkey are introduced.
Trix cereal is introduced by General Mills.
Burger King was founded.

2) This legume has been used as a food for thousands of years in the Middle East. They were brought to Europe by the Phoenicians, and were a favorite of Charlemagne. They are popular today in the Middle East, France, India, Italy and in most Spanish speaking countries. They are only a minor crop in the United States. They are used in stews, soups, hummus, and salads, They may also be roasted as a coffee substitute and ground into flour. They are served with couscous in Morocco, minestrone in Italy, and in Spain, they are used in a dessert with quince. The juice from the plant may also be used as a beverage.  They are usually available dried and precooked in cans.
Name this legume.

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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.
Barbara Saba, my sister, who taught me how to dance.
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?

Almost every species of livestock has been milked, including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, camels, buffaloes, reindeer, and yaks. The only exception is the pig, although nutritionally its milk is close to that of human beings

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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?

Apricot trees are hardy, drought resistant and long lived (100 years plus) but the fruit is highly perishable and for full-flavor must be tree ripened. Fresh ripe apricots are very soft and do not ship well. Less than 10% are sold fresh; most of the crop being canned, dried or used in preserves.

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IN SEASON FOR FALL (AUTUMN)

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

RASPBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI
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CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CARROTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKIN
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOES
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWISS CHARD
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

WINTER SQUASH
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DID YOU KNOW?

Apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air.

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