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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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FEATURED RECIPES & TIPS

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Glazed Ham w/Caramelized Onions

Grilled Ham w/Lemon Orange Glaze

Honey Orange Glazed Ham

Easter Egg Potatoes

Easter Pork Loin with Vegetables and Orange Sage Sauce

Grilled Minted Lamb Chops

Barbecued Leg of Lamb

Boneless Loin Roast w/Pepper Rub

Butterflied Leg of Lamb w/ Mint Pesto

Honey Glazed Rack of Lamb

Dr Pepper Pork Roast

Roast Pork with Raspberry Sauce

Ginger Lime Carrots

Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese

Mushrooms Glazed with Onions

Creamy Onion Dip

Fresh Salsa Recipe

Meatball Appeatizer Recipes

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Grilled Garlic Corn On The Cob

Pumpkin Bisque Recipe

Baked Winter Squash Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Broccoli with Cranberries

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March Food Holidays:

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SEE Detailed MARCH Food Calendar

MARCH is:

[American Red Cross Month]

Caffeine Awareness Month
  Caffeine Facts

[Grain of the Month]: Quinoa
  Quinoa Trivia & Facts

[National Flour Month]
  Flour Trivia   Flour Kitchen Tips

[National Frozen Food Month]
  Frozen Food Facts  Frozen Food Tips
  What Not to Freeze

[National Kidney Month]

National Noodle Month  Noodle Trivia
  Pasta & Noodle Recipes

[National Nutrition Month]
  Nutrition Articles

[National Peanut Month]
  Peanut Facts    Peanut Taste Tests

National Sauce Month  Sauce Recipes
  Sauce Articles    Sauce Quotes

[Canada: Nutrition Month]

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DID YOU KNOW?

'Light' olive oil refers to the light color and milder flavor - it is not lower in fat.  'Light' olive oils also have a higher 'smoke point,' so they may be used for high heat sauteing or frying.

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Make [food] simple and let things taste of what they are.”
Curnonsky (1872-1956)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

[International Whisk(e)y day] (World Whisky Day is 3rd Sat in May)

National Spanish Paella Day (Paella Recipes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1860 M.L. Byrn of New York City received patent No. 27,615 for a new and improved corkscrew with a 'T' handle.

1900 Joseph A. Campbell died (born May 15, 1817).  A fruit merchant, in 1869 he partnered with icebox maker Abraham Anderson to form a canning company that would become Campbell Soup Company.
(Campbell’s Soup Trivia & Facts)

1901 Carl Barks was born.  He worked for Disney Studios and illustrated Donald Duck comics.

1912 First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two Cherry Trees from Japan at the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C.  The trees were part of a gift of 3,000 Cherry Trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC.  Each year the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. commemorates the 1912 gift.

1915 Mary Mallon (Typhoid Mary) was arrested and quarantined at Riverside Hospital on North Border Island in New York City, until her death in 1938.  She had previously been arrested and quarantined several times.  Immune to the disease herself, she was a carrier of the bacillus and spread it wherever she worked as a cook. She kept returning to her occupation as a cook even though repeatedly promising not to do so, and was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in New York in 1904, 1907 and 1914. (See also Sept 23, 1869).

1923 Sir James Dewar died (born Sept 20, 1842). A Scottish chemist and physicist.  In 1892 he invented the 'Dewar Flask', the original 'thermos bottle'.

1933 Michel Guerard was born. French master chef, inventor of cuisine minceur (slimming cuisine) and one of the founders of nouvelle cuisine.

1958 Sheb Wooley recorded ‘The Purple People Eater’ on this day.

1993 Hot Chocolate's Greatest Hits album is number 1 on the U.K. charts.

2001 Coca Cola signs a sponsorship deal with Christina Aguilera.

2001 China reported that its population is now 1.26 Billion.

2020 Coronavirus: Cheesecake Factory furloughs 41,000 workers;  Yum Brands (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, etc) closes 7,000 restaurants around the world;  At least 10 cruise ships with 10,000 passengers at sea as destinations refuse to let them dock.
 

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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?
Farmer's account for about 90% of the U.S. labor force.
Jacob Schweppe demonstrated his process for making artificial mineral water.
Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible.
Pineapples are introduced to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
Marie Harel is said to have developed Camembert cheese in Normandy.

2) What vegetable is the unopened flower bud of a plant belonging to the thistle family?

3) Where did the thousands of cherry trees in Washington D.C. come from?

4) What modern day crop do scientists believe is descended from the wild grass commonly known as 'teosinte?'

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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.
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?

Lettuce is a vegetable that is pretty much immune to any form of preservation. You can't freeze it, can it, dry it, or pickle it.

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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?

Avocados are members of the Laurel family which also includes the bay laurel and cinnamon tree. 

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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MANGOS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Quotes

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

COLLARD GREENS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

CRANBERRIES - Tips
  Trivia  ---  Recipe

MUSHROOMS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

ONIONS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PARSNIPS - Tips
  Article  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

RUTABAGAS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

TURNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

There are about 24 million ducks raised each year in the U.S., and Maple Leaf Farms in California, Wisconsin and Indiana produce almost 2/3rds of them.

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