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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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AUGUST is:

• Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
  · (July 3 to Aug 15)

• Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
  · Kiwi Trivia

• Maine Lobster Month
  · Lobster Recipes  ---  Lobster Trivia
  · Lobster Quotes

• National Catfish Month
  · Catfish Trivia  ---  Catfish Recipes

• National Goat Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia  ---  Cheese Quotes

• National Panini Month

• National Peach Month
  · Peach Trivia  ---  Peach Quotes

• National Sandwich Month
  · Sandwich Recipes
  · Sandwich Trivia  ---  Sandwich Quotes

• National Water Quality Month
  · Water Trivia  ---  Water Quotes

• Canada: National Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia

• UK: National Fishing Month
  · Fish Trivia  --  Fish Recipes
  · Fish Quotes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Herring is a common name for members of the family Clupeidae, consisting of numerous species of marine and fresh-water food fishes, including the sardine, the menhaden, and the shad.
 

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Chardonnay is a red wine masquerading as a white, and Pinot Noir is a white wine masquerading as a red.”
André Tchelistcheff, winemaker (1901-1994)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Ice Cream Pie Day (Ice Cream Recipes)

• National Pinot Noir Day (Wine)

• National Fajita Day

• Sweden: Surströmingspremiären, Sour Herring Premiere (Aug 18, 2022 - 3rd Thursday) By ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold
  (Herring Trivia & Facts)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1587 Virginia Dare was born on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, the first English child born in the New World.  However, when a ship with relief supplies returned 3 years later, the colony was abandoned and no trace of the colonists was ever found.

1850 Honore de Balzac died.  French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs.  When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food.  One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he consumed at one sitting 'a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,' not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he finished up with.

1872 Montgomery Ward published the first mail order catalog. It consisted of one page and listed more than 150 items for sale.

1891 The first rainmaking experiments in the U.S. were conducted near Midland, Texas.  Robert Dyrenforth set off explosive balloons and artillery to try to make rainclouds. It was thought that the smoke, dust and air disturbances might produce rain. It didn’t. (Rain Trivia)

1929 Attracted by the smell of food in the coffee shop, a 350 pound bear breaks into the lounge of the Hotel Duluth in Minnesota.  Police are forced to shoot it when efforts to capture or drive off the bear fail.

1953 Four cows in Stearns county Minnesota were picked up by a tornado and set down unharmed.

2004 It was reported that it rained fish at about 2:30 p.m. in Shropshire, western England.

2010 The USDA expanded a recall of eggs from two Iowa producers to 380 million eggs nationwide after they were linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. (A much smaller initial recall was issued on August 13). The massive recall was expanded to more than half-billion eggs by August 20.  More than 1,000 people had been sickened.
 

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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?
· Cracker Jack began to put prizes in each box.
· The National Biscuit Co. introduced 'Mallomars', chocolate covered marshmallow cookies.
· Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals are introduced by Quaker Oats Co.
· Peppermint Life Savors are introduced.
· The first drive-up automobile service station opened, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2) Any of several plants of the genus Panax of eastern Asia. There are also several similar species found in North America. The aromatic root has been used for medicinal purposes in Asia  for thousands of years. It has been reputed to cure cancer, diabetes, aging, sexual dysfunctions, high blood pressure, and many other disorders. It is also used in tea, tonics, spirits, and in cookery. Its curative powers have never been scientifically documented. It is acknowledged as a stimulant, like coffee or tea.
Name these plants.

3) The blossom of this plant is the official state flower of Arizona. The white, funnel shaped, night blooming flowers grow on the trunk and branches of the plant during May and June, and produce edible red fruits.  Name this plant.

Click Here for Quiz 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.
· 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?

If white wine goes with fish, do white grapes go with sushi?
 

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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?

Wine can only be labeled “champagne” if is made in the Champagne region in France. Traditionally, only Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes are used to make Champagne.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

APPLES
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BANANAS
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PINEAPPLE
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RHUBARB
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STRAWBERRIES
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ASPARAGUS -   Trivia
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BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CARROTS
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COLLARD GREENS
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KALE
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LETTUCE
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MUSHROOMS
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ONIONS - Recipes
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PEAS - Recipes
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SPINACH - Recipes
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SWISS CHARD
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TURNIPS
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DID YOU KNOW?

It takes about 12 pounds of whole milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

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