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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Spring Lamb Skillet Recipe

· Guacamole Recipes

· Spring Vegetable Saute Recipe

· Spring Nettle Soup Recipe

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto Recipe

· Springtime Rice Recipe

· Springtime Pasta Primavera Recipe

· Swiss Chard Spinach Watercress Salad

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Cole Slaw Recipes

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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May Food Holidays:

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

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article
 
• Food Allergy Awareness Month
  · Food Allergy Articles
 
• Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month
 
• Int’l Respect for Chickens Month
 
• National Artisan Gelato Month
 
• National Barbecue Month
  · Barbecue and Grilling Articles
 
• National Chocolate Custard Month
 
• National Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts
 
• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts

  · 100 Hamburger Variations
 
• National Salad Month  · Salad Recipes     · Salad Dressing Recipes
 
• National Salsa Month
  · Salsa Trivia   ·  Salsa Recipes
 
• National Strawberry Month
  · Strawberry Trivia
 
• National Vinegar Month
  · Vinegar History & Manufacture

  · Vinegar Kitchen Tips
 
• Tavern Month
 
• World Trade Month
 
• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring

  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia

  · Asparagus Recipes

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The ambition of every good cook must be to make something very good with the fewest possible ingredients.”  Urbain Dubois (1818-1901)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
(48 Cheesecake Recipes  -  Cheesecake Baking Tips)

• National Cherry Dessert Day  (Cherry Trivia Facts)

(Cherry Cake Recipes  --  Cherry Pie Recipes)

• World Trade Week  (May 20-26, 2018) Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week.

• International Pickle Week (May 20-30 [10 days]) Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions
(Pickle Trivia  --  Pickle Recipes)

• UK: English Wine Week (May 26-June 3, 2018)
[English Wine Producers]

• UK: British Sandwich Week (May 20-26, 2018)
[British Sandwich Assoc]  ---  (Sandwich Recipes)

• UK: British Tomato Week (May 21-27, 2018 - 3rd week)    [British Tomato Growers’ Association]

(Tomato Trivia  --  Tomato Recipes  --  Tomato Tips)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1647 Alse Young of Windsor becomes the first person on record to be executed for witchcraft in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.

1818 Urbain Dubois was born (died March 14, 1901).  French chef, author of many cookbooks, but especially 'La cuisine classique' (1856).  Served as chef to Prince Alexey Orlov and Prince William of Prussia.

1864 Montana becomes a U.S. territory.
(Montana Food Trivia  ---  Montana Food Festivals)

1908 Shortly after 4:00 am, Canadian drillers working for the Anglo-Persian Oil Company make the first major oil discovery in the Middle East at Masjid-i-Suleiman (in present day Iran).

1923 James Arness was born.  Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series 'Gunsmoke,' he also played the creature in the 1951 movie 'The Thing from Another World.'  The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”

1927 The last Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line. 15 million Model T's were produced from 1908 to 1927. Known as the ‘Tin Lizzie.’

1950 Fuel rationing ends in the UK.  Petrol rationing was first imposed at the onset of World War II in September 1939.

1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan.  Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s).  He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.

1971 Don Maclean recorded 'American Pie'.

1979 'Reunited' by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts

1993 Parliament approves Canada's participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA will become effective on January 1, 1994.

1998 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island - historic gateway for millions of immigrants - is mainly in New Jersey, not New York.

1999 Waldo Lonsbury Semon died.  Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl.  Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world.  Semon held over 100 patents.

2000 Legislation in San Francisco banning discrimination based on Height or Weight became effective. (see also May 8, 2000).

2010 In Greece, a horde of millions of frogs forced the 2 hour closure of a major highway east of Thessaloniki.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· May 23-27 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience - LA

· May 24-27, 2018  35th Annual Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana

· May 25-28, 2018  60th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove, California

· May 25-28, 2018  Worlds Largest Brat Fest - Madison, Wisc

· May 26-27, 2018  35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia

· May 26-28, 2018  Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

This carnivorous fish ranges in size from 6 inches to 5 feet in length, but one Pacific species can reach almost 12 feet. The family contains about 100 species which are widespread in tropical and subtropical seas. They are found mainly in shallow water, where they live among reefs and rocks.
     Their smooth, muscular bodies may be vividly marked or uniformly colored. One species is bluish and frequently covered with a yellowish algae which gives it a greenish hue. Some are dark brown with yellow and black markings. They have a large head and mouth, and small rounded gill openings on each side. They are typically nocturnal feeders, eating other fish and mollusks.
     The Romans considered them a great delicacy, and wealthy gourmets bred them in expensive seaside fish-ponds. There is a legend concerning the unusual diet they were fed, and true or not, there are many mentions of how delicious these cultivated fish were. They have fatty flesh, but are fairly delicate in flavor and texture.
Name this fish.

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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?

If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.

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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?

Mahlab is a spice made from dried, ground, sour black cherry pits, used in the Middle East (Greece, Turkey, Syria). Mahlab has a highly fragrant nutty, bitter-sweet, sour taste.
 

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Asparagus Trivia

Asparagus Recipes

Banana Trivia

Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli Trivia

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Peas, Trivia

Pea Recipes

Radish Trivia

Radish Cooking Tips

Rhubarb Trivia

Rhubarb Cooking Tips

Spinach Trivia

Spinach Recipes

Strawberry Trivia

Swiss Chard Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Two compounds in artichokes, cynarin and chlorogenic acid, stimulate the sweetness receptors and make everything taste sweeter for a short period of time. Only some people (about 40-60%) experience this and sensitivity to these compounds is most likely genetically determined. The effect usually goes away after drinking some water, milk, wine, etc. (which will taste sweet). 
 

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