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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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FEATURED FOR APRIL

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
Spring Vegetable Salads
Cinco de Mayo Menu & Recipe Ideas
Cinco de Mayo and Avocados

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· Beef Roast Recipes
· Beef Trivia and Facts

 


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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Carrots with Character
· Asparagus Vinaigrette
· Ginger Lime Carrots
· Louisiana Collard Greens
· Swiss Chard with Raisins
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Spiced Spinach
· Minted Carrot Ribbon Salad
· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SPRING FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Fiddleheads, Spring Delicacies
· Lettuce & Leafy Greens Articles
· Apricots, Facts & Usage
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Peas in a Pod
· Avocado Season in California
 

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April Food Months:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations for APRIL, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information, please Click for
DETAILED APRIL FOOD CALENDAR

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Defeat Diabetes Month
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  · Florida Food Facts  · Tomato Trivia
  · Tomato Tips  · Tomato Recipes
  · Tomatoes and Taxes
• Global Child Nutrition Month
  · Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
• National B.L.T. Month
• National Garden Month
• National Grange Month
• Grilled Cheese Month
  · International Grilled Cheese
• National Pecan Month
  · Pecan Facts & Trivia
  · A Nut from America
• National Soft Pretzel Month
  · History of the Pretzel
  · Soft Pretzel Recipe
  · Another Pretzel Recipe
• National Soyfoods Month
  · Soybean Facts & Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

More steaks are consumed in restaurants in the South Atlantic states than in any other region of the U.S.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

    “Beef is the soul of cooking.”
    Marie-Antoine Careme (1784-1833)
     

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Prime Rib Day
• St. Zita feast day, patron of servants.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1773 The British Parliament passed the 'Tea Act,' one of the events that led to the American Revolution.
(Tea Trivia & Facts  --  A Short History of Tea)

1865 Cornell University was chartered. Cornell is an agricultural land grant university endowed by Ezra Cornell, one of the founders of Western Union Telegraph Co. Today, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, offers many programs, including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Hotel Administration, and Nutritional Sciences.

1871 The American Museum of Natural History in New York City was opened to the public.

1902 Julius Sterling Morton died. He was the founder of Arbor Day, first observed in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. Over one million trees were planted.

1965 R. C. Duncan was granted a patent for 'Pampers' disposable diapers.

1968 Australia's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened in Sydney's western suburbs. (Australia Food Trivia)
(Australia: Eucalyptus and Vegemite)

1995 On the TV sitcom 'Seinfeld,' Kramer began sculpting with pasta.  (Pasta Trivia and Facts)

2002 Ruth Handler died (born Nov 4, 1916). Creator of the Barbie Doll (1959) and co-founder of the Mattel company in 1942.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 27-30  40th Vidalia Onion Festival - Vidalia, Georgia
· April 27-30  Vegas Uncork’d - Las Vegas, Nevada
· April 28-30  33rd Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Fla.
· April 28-30  Chicken Fried Steak Festival & Balloon Rally
  Lamesa, Texas
· April 29, 2017  36th Petaluma Butter & Egg Day - California
· April 29-30  Annual National Cornbread Festival
  South Pittsburg, Tennessee
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What is the largest aquaculture ('fish farming') 'crop' in the United States?
  a) Catfish   b) Crawfish   c) Salmon
  d) Rainbow trout   e) Shrimp

2) One of the reasons the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, rather than sail further south to warmer climate was because their supplies were getting low. They specifically mention one item, can you guess what it was?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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.
· 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?

More beef is consumed on Memorial Day than any other day, with the 4th of July and Labor Day usually tieing for 2nd place.

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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 SPRING

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Asparagus Trivia
· Asparagus Recipes
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Collard Greens Recipes
· Collard Greens Trivia

· Garlic Trivia
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Radish Trivia & Tips
· Rhubarb Trivia
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

It takes about 2 pounds of grain to produce one pound of chicken meat, about 4 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of pork, and about 8 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of beef

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