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“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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Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

• Updated: Recipe Contests

BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

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It’s the Great Pumpkin

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Halloween, Devilishly Good Food

Halloween Food for the Immortals

Sweet Potato or Yam?

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

· Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

· Ginger Lime Carrots Recipe

· Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese

· Louisiana Collard Greens

· Classic Green Bean Casserole

· Amish Onion Pie Recipe

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Winter Squash Gratin

· Sweet Potatoes and Apples

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers
 

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September Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information: Detailed SEPTEMBER Food Calendar
 

SEPTEMBER is:

• All-American/Better Breakfast Month
  · Breakfast Recipes
 
• California Wine Month
  · North American Wine Articles
 
• Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
 
• Family Meals Month
 
• Fruit & Veggies: More Matters Month
  · Vegetable Recipes
 
• Hunger Action Month
  · Global Food Scarcity
 
• National Biscuit Month
  · Short History of Biscuits
 
• National Bourbon Heritage Month
  · Bourbon Trivia & Facts
 
• National Chicken Month
  · Chicken Trivia  --  Chicken Recipes
 
• National Cholesterol Education Month
 
• National Food Safety Month
  · Food Safety Articles
 
• National Hazelnut Month
  · Hazelnut Trivia & Facts
 
• National Honey Month
  · Honey Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mushroom Month
  · Mushroom Trivia  --  Recipes
 
• National Papaya Month (also June)
  · Papaya Trivia & Facts
 
• National Potato Month
  · Potato Trivia  --  Potato Recipes
 
• National Rice Month
  · Rice Trivia  --  Rice Recipes
 
• Organic Harvest Month
  · Organic Food Articles

• Wild Rice Month

• Whole Grains Month

• UK: National Fishing Month

• UK: Seed Gathering Season

• UK: Sourdough September
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Honeycrisp apple was adopted as the official state fruit of Minnesota in 2006. The Honeycrisp was developed in 1960 at the University of Minnesota, as a cross of the Macoun and Honeygold apples. (Honeycrisp.org)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“To me apples are fruit. To Cezanne they were mountains.”
David Smith, artist, sculptor.(1906-1965)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• Johnny  Appleseed Day (see 1774 below)
  (John Chapman Biography)

• St. Cosmas, patron of barbers, hairdressers, midwives and doctors.

• UK: Red Squirrel Week (Sept 23-Oct 1, 2017) Once common, Red Squirrels are now only found in certain areas of the UK, which is why The Wildlife Trusts are working to protect them.

• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 23 - Oct 8, 2017)

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2017)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1754 Joseph-Louis Proust born. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey.

1774 John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed was born. American pioneer and legend, he planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois).

1789 Samuel Osgood was appointed as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution.

1820 Daniel Boone died. American pioneer and frontiersman.

1843 Ivan Pavlov was born. He was the first to notice that dogs began to salivate when they could see, smell or taste food.

1902 Levi Strauss died. Inventor and manufacturer of jeans.  He originally planned to make canvas tents for miners in the California gold rush, but soon found that durable pants sold better.

1904 Lafcadio Hearn died. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, he wrote 'La Cuisine Creole,' the first Creole cookbook.
(Creole and Cajun)

1914 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission was established.

1936 'Horse Eats Hat' opened at Maxine Elliott's Theatre in New York City.

1953 Sugar rationing ended in Great Britain.

1964 The TV show 'Gilligan's Island' premiered. The comic tales of 7 shipwrecked castaways on an island

2008 Paul Newman died (born Jan 26, 1925). Actor, director, race car driver, etc. Newman also co-founded 'Newman's Own' food company, which donates all profits to charity (amounting to more than $490 million as of May 2017).

2009 A bottle water ban went into effect today in the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, Australia (the first in Australia).

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· Sept 27-Oct 1 -  69th Annual Grundy County Corn Festival
Morris, Illinois

· Sept 28-Oct 8, 2017  Tulsa State Fair - Tulsa, Oklahoma

· September 29-30, 2017  WV RoadKill Cook-off & Autumn Harvest Festival - Marlinton, West Virginia

· Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival
Pensacola, Florida

· Sept 29-Oct 7, 2017  Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, Texas

· September 30, 2017  Kelseyville Pear Festival - California

· September 30-October 1, 2017  Chowderfest
Long Beach Island, New Jersey

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Kiwi fruit are originally from what country, and how many varieties are grown there?

2) The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, how many words are in government regulations on the sale of cabbage?

3) What do the following have in common? Shakespeare, Louis XV, the ancient Roman poet Horace, King Alfonso XI of Castile, Thomas Nash, ancient Greek Priestesses, Egyptian priests?

Click here for the answers

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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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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 AUTUMN

Broccoli Trivia
Broccoli Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Trivia

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tips

Carrot Trivia
Carrot Recipes
Cauliflower Trivia
Cauliflower Recipes
Collard Greens Trivia

Collard Greens Cooking Tips

Cranberry Trivia
Cranberry Tips
Green Bean Recipes
Kale Trivia
Kale Cooking Tips
Onion Trivia
Onion Recipes
Parsnip Trivia
Parsnip Cooking Tips
Pumpkin Trivia
Pumpkin Recipes
Rutabaga Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
Swiss Chard Recipes
Turnip Trivia
Winter Squash Trivia
Squash Recipes

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