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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

 

FEATURED FOR JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Summer Grilling Tips

Summer Food Ideas & Recipes

79 Potato Salads    • 62 Cole Slaws

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Guacamole Recipes

· Carrots with Lemon Dill Butter

· Corn with Kick’n Hot Sauce

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Green Beans with Glazed Onions

· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Creole Zucchini Recipe

· Summer Harvest Steak Salad

· Summer Minestrone Soup

· Summer Vegetable Stew Recipe

· Chicken Salad Recipes

· Black Pepper Sirloin w/Horseradish

· Mexican Style Beer Can Chicken

· Pulled Pork, Root Beer BBQ Sauce
 

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June Food Holidays:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia  -  Guacamole Recipes
 
• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
 
• Men’s Health Month
 
• National Beef Steak Month
  · Beef Steak Recipes
 
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts
 
• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles  ---  Milk Trivia
 
• National Dairy Alternative Month
 
• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  · Fruit Articles

  · Vegetable Articles & Recipes
 
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mango Month
  · Mango Trivia & Facts
 
• National Papaya Month ? (also Sept.)
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts
 
• National Soul Food Month
 
• National Steakhouse Month
 
• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia  ---  Turkey Recipes
 

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.”
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Pecan Sandy Day (Pecan Trivia & Facts)

• UK: [National Picnic Week] (June 15-24, 2018)

  (Picnic Trivia & Facts)

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1626 A large Codfish, split open at a Cambridge market, is found to contain a copy of a book of religious treatises by John Frith.
(Codfish Trivia and Facts)

1810 The Pacific Fur Company was founded by John Jacob Astor. (See also John Jacob Astor IV)

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes of Wisconsin patented a mechanical writing machine, called a type-writer. It was as large as a desk, made of black walnut and had black and white keys. He signed a deal with the Remington Arms company for its manufacture in 1873. It was Remington who turned it into a more practical machine.

1894 Alfred Charles Kinsey born. Alfred Charles Kinsey is famous for the two books his Institute for Sex Research published, ‘Sexual Behavior in the Human Male’ (1948) and ‘Sexual Behavior of the Human Female’ (1953). However, he was also a world authority on the taxonomy of gall wasps, and author of 'Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America' (1943).

1933 'The Breakfast Club' radio show, hosted by Don McNeill, debuted on the NBC Blue network and aired until December 27, 1968. One of the longest running radio shows in history.

1935 Marineland (originally named 'Marine Studios') opened near St. Augustine, Florida. Sometimes called 'The World's First Oceanarium,' more than 20,000 people showed up for its grand opening.

1964 Arthur Melin of the Wham-O company (of Frisbee fame) patented the hula-hoop. Great exercise.

1969 Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1982 A record low temperature of -117 F was recorded at the South Pole

1993 John Wayne Bobbitt does not appreciate his wife Lorena's expertise with a kitchen knife.

2005 The Lucky Pierrot restaurant chain in northern Japan began serving deep fried Whale Burgers, made with minke whale meat.  The meat is from whales that Japan kills for "research purposes" and then sells the meat. The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1986. Japan has said it will double its annual "research cull" of minke whales to 935 for 2005.

2016 The United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. The "Leave" side received 51.9% of the vote, while the "Remain" side received 48.1%
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 15-July 8, 2018  Alameda County Fair - California

· June 16-24, 2018  LA Beer Week - Los Angeles, California

· June 21-24, 2018  Luling Watermelon Thump - Luling, TX

· June 22-23, 2018  6th Annual Boston Jerk Fest - Mass.

· June 22-23  Annual Cheese Curd Festival - Ellsworth, Wisc.

· June 22-26, 2018 - Taste of the Caribbean - Miami, Florida

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) How fast can pigs run?

2) How fast can swordfish swim?

3) About what percentage of grapefruit are used to make juice?

4) How many kernels are on the average ear of corn?

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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DID YOU KNOW?

It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.

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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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Food Emergency
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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Peppercorns grow on a vine supported by a stake or host tree. A pepper vine can grow to lengths of 100 feet. The plant requires three years to mature and produce peppercorns, but the vines will continue to be fruitful for years.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

Apple Tips & Trivia

Banana Trivia

Mango Tips

Melon Tips & Trivia

Peach Tips

Strawberry Trivia

Beet Trivia

Beet Cooking Tips

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Celery Cooking Tips

Collard Green Tips

Corn Trivia & Facts

Corn Recipes

Corn Cooking Tips

Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant Tips

Green Bean Recipes

Green Bean Tips

Okra Recipes

Okra Trivia & Facts

Tomato Recipes

Tomato Tips

Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

It would take a line of over 10 billion pecans to reach the moon!
 

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