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Miracle fruit is a tropical African plant whose small red fruit has a very unusual property. When the fruit is eaten, anything bitter or sour tastes sweet. (more, with photos)

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• American Cheese Month
• Cool Food for Kids Month
• Cranberry Month (Cranberry Trivia)
• Fair Trade Month
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• National Apple Month
• National Applejack Month
• National Caramel Month
• National Chili Month
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• National Roller Skating Month
• National Seafood Month
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month
• National Tomato Month
• Non-GMO Month
• Squirrel Awareness Month
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
• {Celiac Disease Awareness Month is now celebrated by all major organizations in MAY}

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“For ....we can make liquor to sweeten our lips
Of pumpkins and parsnips and walnut-tree chips.”

Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden' (1854)

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
• World Apple Day (A Common Ground Project)
• St. Ursula, patron of teachers, students.

• UK: Bramley Apple Pie Week  (Oct 20-26, 2014)
National Chestnut Week (Oct 12-25, 2014)
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2014)


On this day in:

1422 Charles VI of France died. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King's kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.

1449 George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence was born. Brother of Edward IV whom he was accused of plotting against. He was thrown into prison and secretly executed in the Tower of London. The rumor is that he was drowned in a butt (large cask) of malmsey wine.

1805 The Battle of Trafalgar.  Admiral Horatio Nelson's defeat of the combined French and Spanish Navies established Britain as the dominant world naval power for a century. Nelson was killed in the battle and his body was preserved in a cask of rum (or brandy) for shipment back to England.

1852 John Fowler of Temple Gate, Bristol, UK, received Royal Letters Patent for "Improvements in Machinery for Draining Land" - believed to be the first patent for steam cultivation of the land.

1879 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first commercially practical light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

1892 Dedication cermonies were held for the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair), celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus arrival in the New World.  The Fair would not open to the public until May 1, 1893.

1911 William A. Mitchell was born (died July 26, 2004). American food chemist. While working for General Foods Corp. he invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered egg whites, etc.

1933 The play 'Let 'Em Eat Cake' opened on Broadway.

1977 Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) 2nd album 'Bat Out of Hell' was released.

1990 Tom Carvel died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of the Carvel ice cream chain.

2010 Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisconsin 1,810.5 pound pumpkin was confirmed by the Guinness World Records as the new world’s heaviest pumpkin.
(Pumpkin Trivia and Facts)


October 21-25  NC Yam Festival - Tabor City, North Carolina
October 22-26, 2014  Yambilee Festival - Opelousas, Louisiana
October 25  9th Annual Central Florida Veg Fest - Orlando, Fla
October 25  Food & Wine Fest - Fredericksburg, Texas
October 25-26  19th Vegetarian Food Festival - Boston, Mass.
October 26  Tailgate & BBQ Festival - Spring Valley, California
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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What chicken dish was created by a New York chef to honor a great Italian operatic soprano (1871-1940)?

2) What do the following plants have in common?
Kidney beans, lima beans, haricot verte, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, tapioca, peanuts, vanilla, green peppers, avocados, scarlet runner beans, butter beans, and pineapples.

3) What do these plants have in common?
Bananas, rice, yams, citrus fruits, cow peas, wheat, chick-peas, coffee, breadfruit and coconuts.

4) I was one of America's earliest health foods. Named after 19th century vegetarian Sylvester, I am still popular today. 
What Am I?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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



Mock Turtle Soup is an English soup whose gelatinous quality makes it very much like a turtle soup.  Mock Turtle soup was created in the mid 18th century as a cheaper version of the more expensive Green Turtle soup.  It is made with a calf's head, seasonings and wine (usually Sherry or Madeira).  After cooking, the head is taken from the broth, cooled and the meat cut into pieces.  The broth is strained and clarified and reheated with the cut pieces of meat and sometimes diced vegetables.

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Most foods take 3-4 hours to digest, white rice has such a low fiber content it only takes 1 hour to digest.

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Most fish species grow their eggs in a sac in the abdomen, and the roe of some species is considered a delicacy in various countries. Sturgeon roe, or caviar, is the best-known and most expensive in the U.S., but cod, herring, mullet, pollock, salmon and shad all produce roe prized by various regional and ethnic groups.

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