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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 JULY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Updated: Recipe Contests

Outdoor Grilling Tips

Summer Food Articles & Recipes

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn

· Fried Green Tomatoes

· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes

· Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant

· Vidalia Onion Pie

· Green Bean, Apple & Peppers Salad

· Cucumber Salads

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Blueberry Facts & Recipes

· For Whom the Bell (Pepper) Tolls

· 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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July Food Months:

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

JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
  · Lasagna Trivia  --  Lasagna Recipes
 
• National Baked Bean Month
  · Baked Bean Recipes  --  Bean Trivia
 
• National Bison Month
  · Bison Trivia  --  Bison Recipes
 
• National Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
 
• National Culinary Arts Month
 
• National Grilling Month
  · Grilling Articles & Recipes
 
• National Horseradish Month
  · Horseradish Trivia
 
• National Hot Dog Month
  · Hot Dog Trivia & Facts

• National Ice Cream Month
  · Ice Cream Trivia  --  Recipes
 
• National Picnic Month
  · Picnic Trivia
 
• National Pickle Month
  · Pickle Trivia  --  Pickle Recipes
 
• National Watermelon Month
  · Watermelon Trivia
 
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 21-Sept 3, 2017)

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DID YOU KNOW?

Supposedly it is impossible to give yourself an ice cream headache in cold weather.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.”  Robert Redford
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Junk Food Day

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1694 Georg Brandt was born. A Swedish chemist, he discovered the element cobalt in 1730. Cobalt is used in steel making, and is an essential part of vitamin B12.  (Vitamin Trivia & Facts)

1796 Robert Burns died (born Jan 25, 1759). Scottish poet, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland.  His poem 'Auld Lang Syne,' set to the tune of a traditional folk song, is traditionally sung at midnight to celebrate the start of the New Year.

1873 It rained ants in Nancy, France. (Ant Trivia)

1904 The Trans Siberian Railway was completed, linking European Russia with the Russian Pacific Coast.

1954 Garnet Carter died (born Feb 9, 1883).  He opened the first miniature golf course on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee in 1926. He patented it under the name 'Tom Thumb Golf. Within 5 years there were more than 25,000 miniature golf courses in the U.S.

1983 A new low record temperature was recorded at Vostok Station, Antartica, -128.6 F

1988 An Indian Airlines Boeing 737 was charged by a bull while landing at Baroda Airport in western India. The bull lost.

1994 A smoking ban in restaurants and bars in Maryland began today.

2008 Sidney Craig died (born March 22, 1932).  Co-founder with his wife Jenny Craig, of the Jenny Craig chain of diet centers.

2016 A record temperature of 54°C (129.3° F) was recorded in Kuwait.  It is the highest temperature ever recorded in the eastern hemisphere. (see also Sept 13, 1922 and July 10, 1913).

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· July 14-30, 2017  California State Fair - Sacramento, Calif.

· July 17-23, 2017  Georgia Restaurant Week - Georgia

· July 19-22  National Baby Food Festival - Freemont, Mich.

· July 21-22  Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown - Morton, Ill.

· July 23, 2017  Jamaican Jerk Festival - New York, New York

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Irma Von Starkloff Rombauer, who was she and what did she do?

2) This food is pictured on tombs from ancient Egypt, and has been found in ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pliny listed it as a cure for 60 different illnesses. In 1st century India it was used to prevent heart disease. In Shakespearean England, it was prized as an aphrodisiac. The English name for it comes from the Anglo-Saxon for 'spear plant,' and the Latin word comes from the Celtic word meaning 'hot.' What is it?

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
 

TOP

SUMMER RECIPES

Hot Dog Relishes

Chicken Cooking Tips

79 Potato Salads

62 Cole Slaw Recipes

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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 SUMMER

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Beet Trivia & Facts
· Beet Cooking Tips
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.

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