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FEATURED FOR JULY

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
Updated: Recipe Contests
Summer Food Ideas & Recipes
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

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· Cheesecake Recipes
· Cheesecake Baking tips
· Cole Slaw Recipes
· Potato Salad Recipes

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SUMMER RECIPES

· Green Bean Saute Recipe
· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla
· Grilled Eggplant with Gruyère
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Mushrooms with Herbs
· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes
· Baked Sweet Peppers
· Zucchini Boats
· Strawberry Pie Recipe

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SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Bell Pepper Facts & Uses
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Leafy Greens Articles
· Mushroom History & Folklore
· Tomatoes: Heirlooms & Recipes
More Vegetable Articles
· Rhubarb Description & Uses
· Apricot History & Description
· Melon Varieties and Uses
· History of Strawberries
More Fruit Articles

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July Food Months:

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

JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
• National Baked Bean Month
• National Bison Month
• National Blueberry Month
• National Culinary Arts Month
• National Grilling Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
• National Picnic Month
• National Pickle Month
• National Watermelon Month
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 22-Aug 29, 2016)

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cheese was popular in ancient Greece and Rome, but fresh milk and butter were not.  This was probably due to the fact that olive oil was available in the Mediterranean area, where the climate would have spoiled milk and butter quickly.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.”  Tom Wilson
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Cheesecake Day
• St. Abdon's Day, patron of barrel makers.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1739 Caspar Wistar founded the first successful large scale glass factory in the U.S. in Allowaystown, New Jersey.

1838 It supposedly rained frogs in London.

1849 Jacob Perkins died. Perkins was issued the first U.S. patent for a refrigerating machine. It used sulfuric ether compression.

1916 Dick Wilson was born (died Nov 19, 2007). Actor who played the role of Mr Whipple in Charmin toilet paper TV commercials - "Please don't squeeze the Charmin."

1946 Jeffrey Hammond of the music group 'Jethro Tull' was born.

1956 Singer Brenda Lee recorded 'Jambalaya' during her first recording session for Decca Records.

1962 Alton Brown was born. American celebrity chef and author. Host of Food Network TV shows ‘Good Eats’, ‘Iron Chef America’ and ‘Next Iron Chef’, ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’, etc. (Website: altonbrown.com/)

1963 Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow was born. American actress, her first major TV role was as the strange waitress on 'Mad About You.'

1968 'Apple,' the Beatles (Apple Corps) clothing store in London closed (opened, Dec 5, 1967).

1975 Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared after visiting the Red Fox Restaurant in suburban Detroit, Michigan. His remains have never been found.

2010 The movie 'Dinner for Schmucks' opened in U.S. theaters.

2013 A New York appeals court upheld a ruling that the New York City Board of Health exceeded its authority when it tried to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· July 21-30  Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Delaware
· July 25-Aug 19  NYC Restaurant Week - New York, NY
· July 27-31  29th Oregon Brewers Festival - Portland, Oregon
· July 29-31  38th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival - California
· July 29-31, 2016  Yale Bologna Festival - Yale, Michigan
· July 30  7th Annual Milwaukee Brewfest - Wisconsin
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This Italian skim milk cheese dates back to at least the 13th century and may date even to the 11th century. It is made only from April 1 through November 11 each year with milk from cows that have been feeding on fresh pasture. Most of the cream is skimmed from the milk which is then cooked in copper containers, pressed in cheesecloth lined molds, salted in brine and then allowed to mature.
Name this cheese.

2) This herb, Salvia sclarea is a relative of sage, but is no longer commonly used as a culinary herb. Previously it's leaves were used in soups and omelets, and the leaves and flowers in salads. The leaves were also used to flavor ale and beer (sometimes as a hops substitute), and to flavor wines and liqueurs. It imparts a muscatel flavor to wine, hence it's German name, Muskateller Salbei which means Muscatel Sage. It is one of the herbs used in Italian Vermouth.
Can you name this herb?

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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?

Emmentaler ('Swiss cheese') is a cow's milk cheese with a sweet, nut like flavor, that has been made in Switzerland's Emmental Valley since the 15th century, and is the country's oldest cheese. It is made in giant wheels that can weigh well over 200 pounds.

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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 SUMMER

· Bell Pepper Trivia
· Corn Trivia
· Corn Recipes
· Cucumber Trivia
· Eggplant Trivia
· Eggplant Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Green Bean Trivia
· Fresh Bean Recipes
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Peas Trivia
· Pea Recipes
· Tomato Trivia
· Tomato Recipes
· Zucchini Trivia
· Zucchini Recipes
· Apricot Trivia
· Blackberry Trivia
· Kiwifruit Trivia
· Raspberry Trivia
· Strawberry Trivia
· Watermelon Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Annatto (Bixa orellana) is a tropical American tree whose seeds are used to produce a food coloring used in cheese, margarine, butter, rice and smoked fish. Annatto is widely used in Latin America and the Caribbean cuisines as both a coloring agent and for flavoring.   Central and South American Indians used the seeds to make a body paint, and as a lipstick. (also called achiote, and lipstick tree)
 

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