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FEATURED FOR MARCH

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Spring Vegetable Salads
Seafood Recipes
Easter Recipes

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· Dining Car Trivia & Facts

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Carrots with Character
· Asparagus Vinaigrette
· Ginger Lime Carrots
· Louisiana Collard Greens
· Swiss Chard with Raisins
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Spiced Spinach
· Minted Carrot Ribbon Salad
· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SPRING FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Fiddleheads, Spring Delicacies
· Lettuce & Leafy Greens Articles
· Apricots, Facts & Usage
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Peas in a Pod
· Avocado Season in California
 

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March Food Months:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations for MARCH, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information, please Click for
DETAILED MARCH FOOD CALENDAR

MARCH is:

• American Red Cross Month
• Caffeine Awareness Month
  · Caffeine Facts & Trivia
• National Flour Month
  · Flour Trivia  · Flour Kitchen Tips
• National Frozen Food Month
  · Frozen Food Trivia  · Frozen Food Tips
  · What Not to Freeze
• National Kidney Month
• National Noodle Month
  · Pasta & Noodle Recipes
  · Pasta Cooking Tips · Pasta Trivia
• National Nutrition Month
   · Nutrition Articles
   · Healthy Food Choice Videos
• National Peanut Month
  · Peanut Facts & Trivia
  · Peanut Taste Tests
• National Sauce Month
  · Sauce Making  · Sauce Recipes
• Canada: Nutrition Month
• UK: National Veggie Month
  · Vegetable Recipes
  · Vegetable Articles

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DID YOU KNOW?

Codfish live to an average of 15 years or so, with a record of 27 years old from the 1960s.  You can tell a cod's age from the two white earstones in the skull (otoliths), which have annual growth rings. You really can not tell the age from their weight, as the rate of growth will vary, depending on the water temperature, population size, food, etc.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Dining is the privilege of civilization...The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress.”  Isabella Beeton (1836-1865)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Dining Car Day (see 1868 below)

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1843 Napoleon E. Guerin of New York received the first U.S. patent for an egg incubator (U.S. patent No. 3,019). He also was the first to patent a life preserver.

1848 An ice jam on the upper Niagara River completely stops the flow of water over Niagara Falls for 30 hours.

1858 Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received U.S. patent No. 19,783 for the first pencil with an eraser attached.

1867 The U.S. agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million (about 2 cents an acre). The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl.  Critics at the time called it "Seward’s Folly.”
(Alaska Food Trivia)

1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduced the first railroad dining car.

1899 The Tropical Trading & Transport Company merged with rival Boston Fruit Company to form the United Fruit Company. The company traded bananas and other tropical fruit grown in Central and South America. The company is now known as Chiquita Brands International.

1911 Ellen Swallow Richards died.  She was one of the founders of the home economics movement in the U.S.

1914 Morton Salt Co. registered ‘When It Rains It Pours’ trademark. (Salt Trivia and Facts)

1945 Eric 'Slowhand' Clapton, singer & songwriter was born.  A member of the rock groups the Yardbirds and Cream.

1972 Royal Canadian Navy sailors are issued their very last daily rum ration. (Sailor Food Trivia)

1987 'Sunflowers' by Vincent Van Gogh is sold to a Japanese buyer for $39.9 million.  There has been some controversy on whether it is possibly a fake.  During the 1990s more than 2 dozen Van Gogh's have been labeled as fakes or copies.  Vincent Van Gogh was also born on this day in 1853.

1997 'Wannabe' by the Spice Girls is #1 on the charts.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· March 20-April 16  Nat’l Cherry Blossom Festival - Wash D.C
· March 27-April 2  Citrus County Fair - Inverness, Florida
· March 27-April 2, 2017  Mule Day - Columbia, Tennessee
. March 31-April 1, 2017  Baconfest Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
· April 1  42nd Annual World Catfish Festival - Belzoni, Miss.
· April 1-23  Knott's Boysenberry Festival - Buena Park, Calif.
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Roux, beurre manie, egg yolks with or without cream, cornstarch and arrowroot are all examples of what?

2) Although the name may sound German, this is an American cheese.  It was created in 1882 (1892?) by Emil Frey,  an apprentice cheesemaker in Monroe, New York. He named the cheese after a singing society, where the owner of the cheese factory had taken the first samples of the new cheese. It is a cow's milk cheese, with an edible pale yellow crust, and a semisoft, pale interior with a mildly pungent flavor and distinct aroma. Name that cheese!

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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?

Cling or clingstone peaches have a pit to which the flesh 'clings'; freestone peaches have a pit from which the flesh is easily pulled away.

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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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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Asparagus Trivia
· Asparagus Recipes
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Collard Greens Recipes
· Collard Greens Trivia

· Garlic Trivia
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Radish Trivia & Tips
· Rhubarb Trivia
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

During 1939-1941 there were a few televised cooking demonstration programs (there were fewer than 8,000 TV sets in the U.S. in 1942) . After World War II, in 1946 James Beard hosted the first regular televised cooking show in the U.S., 'I Love To Eat.'  The show was initially 15 minutes, but later expanded to 30 minutes, and ran on the NBC network in 1946 and 1947. Only some audio recordings remain. Beard invented TV food styling, using ink to emphasize the veins in Roquefort cheese, and using mashed potatoes as a stand in for ice cream.

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