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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 MAY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles with Recipes

Summer Food Ideas with Recipes
 

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Guacamole Recipes

· Mango Pork Fajitas

· Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

· Franks and Beans Recipe

· Ham with Mango Glaze

· Honey Orange Glazed Ham

· Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

· Roasted Sesame Asparagus

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Heartland Fennel Slaw

· Springtime Pasta Primavera

· Authentic Italian Pasta Primavera

· Amish Rhubarb Cake Recipe

· Crustless Spinach Ricotta Quiche
 

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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:
SEE Detailed MAY Food Calendar

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article
 
• Asthma and 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 Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts
 
• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts

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

  · Vinegar Kitchen Tips
 
• National Tavern Month (since 1953)
 
• World Trade Month
 
• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring

  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia

  · Asparagus Recipes

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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Wine makes a symphony of a good meal.”
Fernande Garvin, ‘The Art of French Cooking’
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Wine Day (Wine Trivia  --  Wine Articles)

• National Brown Bag It Day - Pack your own lunch today

• Ireland: National Herb Week (May 19-25, 2019) An annual event in Ireland celebrating herbs and herbal medicine. [Irish Register of Herbalists]

• UK: English Wine Week (May 25-June 2, 2019)
  [Wines of Great Britain]

• UK: British Tomato Fortnight (formerly Tomato Week) May 20-June 2, 2019 [British Tomato Growers]
  (Tomato Trivia  ---  Tomato Recipes)

• UK: British Sandwich Week (May 19-25, 2019)
  [The British Sandwich Association]

  (Sandwich Trivia  ---  Sandwich Recipes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1789 Anders Dahl died.  A renowned Swedish botanist, the Dahlia flower was named for him.

1877 Minnesota's $1.00 per bushel bounty on grasshopper eggs expires.  The state had experienced a 4 year grasshopper (locust) plague.
(Grasshopper Trivia  --  Minnesota Food Trivia)

1882 The first frozen mutton from New Zealand arrived in Britain.
(New Zealand Food Trivia  --  Mutton Trivia)

1918 H. David Dalquist, the creator of the aluminum Bundt Pan in 1950, was born (died Jan 2, 2005).
(Prize Winning Bundt Recipe)

1935 Babe Ruth hit the final home run of his career, number 714, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1973 Wrexham Asda supermarket opened in the U.K.
(Supermarket Trivia & Facts)

1986 Six million Americans participate in ‘Hand Across America’ by holding hands and singing across 4,150 miles of road in support of the hungry and homeless.

1990 Actor Vic Tayback died. He played diner owner Mel Sharples in the TV sitcom 'Alice' from 1976-1985.

2007 Coca Cola created a 3,000 gallon, 15 foot high ice cream float with Vanilla Coke and ice cream, and set a new world record for the largest ice cream float.  The float was certified as drinkable by health inspectors, but it was disposed of by a garbage company.  Coke also held the previous record from 1998 with a 2,085 gallon float.
(Coca Cola Trivia & Facts)

2008 J.R. Simplot died (born Jan 4, 1909).  Founder of J.R. Simplot Company in 1929 in Idaho. specializing in potato products. In 2005 Simplot supplied more than 50% of McDonald's french fries.
(French Fry Trivia)

 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· May 23-27, 2019  Moonshine Festival
New Straitsville, Ohio

· May 24-26, 2019  BottleRock Napa Valley Music & Food Festival - Napa, California

· May 24-26, 2019  St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival - Sarasota, Florida

· May 24-26, 2019  36th Annual Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana

· May 24-26, 2019  Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
Fredericksburg, Texas

· May 24-26, 2019  Worlds Largest Brat Fest
Madison, Wisconsin

· May 25-26, 2019  36th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival - Virginia Beach, Virginia

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) The following events all took place in the same year. Can you guess what year?
· 'Beard on Bread' by James Beard is published.
· 'Promise' brand margarine was introduced.
· 'Stove Top Dressing' was introduced by General Foods.
· 'Cup o'Noodles' was introduced in the U.S. by Nissin Foods.
· Sales of Vodka beat out whiskey sales in the U.S. for the first time.
· Heinz cannot fill its orders of ketchup to McDonald's due to a tomato shortage.
· Coleman's Mustard celebrates its 150th anniversary.
· The Cuisinart food processor was introduced.

2) In lunch counter slang, what would you get if your order was "bark and belly busters and a city juice"?

Click here for the answers

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Read an article about Chef James and the FoodReference.com website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article
 

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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?

Cream of tartar is a white, acid powder that is precipitated onto the walls of casks used to age wine.

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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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Click Here for
Food Emergency
Websites, Phone #s, E-mails, etc.

 

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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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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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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Pineapple Trivia

Banana Trivia

Strawberry Trivia

ASPARAGUS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CELERY:
  Trivia  --  Tips

COLLARD GREENS:
  Trivia  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PEAS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

SPINACH:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

TURNIPS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Malmsey  (also known as Malvasia) is the name of both the white wine grape and the sweet, fortified Madeira wine made from it.  Originating on the Greek island of Malavosia, it is now grown mostly on the island of Madeira.
 

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