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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

FEATURED FOR NOVEMBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Tailgating and Game Day Articles with Recipes
 

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Roast Turkey Recipe from the Titanic

· Turkey Cooking Tips

· Sweet Potato Cooking Tips

· Cranberry Cooking Tips

· Classic Green Bean Casserole

· Best Roast Goose Recipe

· Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

· Brined Roasted Turkey Recipe

· White Castle Turkey Stuffing

· Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe

· Egg Nog Rum French Toast

· English Mince Meat for Pies (1896)

· Pumpkin Recipes

· Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

· Honey Orange Glazed Ham Recipe

· Pumpkin Potato Hash

· Sweet Potatoes & Carrot A L’orange

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Cornwallis Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

· Maria's Pumpkin Pie Recipe

· Turducken Recipe

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November Food Holidays:

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

NOVEMBER is:

• American Diabetes Month
 
• Eat Smart Month
 
• International Thank a Farmer Month
 
• National Georgia Pecan Month
  · Pecan Trivia & Facts
 
• National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
  · Peanut Butter Trivia
 
• National Pepper Month
  · Peppers Trivia (the vegetable)
 
• National Pomegranate Month
  · Pomegranate Trivia
 
• National Roasting Month
  · Roasting Articles

• National Raisin Bread Month
  · Bread Recipes
  · Bread Trivia & Facts

• Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  · Sweet Potato Trivia
  · Sweet Potato Recipes

• World Vegan Month
  · Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Monkey bread is also a sweet yeast bread made by taking small balls of dough, usually dipped in melted butter, and overlapping several of them in a pan (usually a tube or round pan). After the dough is allowed to rise, the balls of dough cling together to form a solid loaf, which after baking, are easily pulled apart. Frequently, raisins, nuts, sugar and cinnamon are added.
 

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”
Robert Browning (1812-1889) English poet
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

•  Homemade Bread Day (Bread Recipes)

•  National Baklava Day (Quick Baklava Recipe)

•  Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, patron of bakers.

• National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week  (Nov 16- 24, 2019 - week before Thanksgiving) [National Coalition for the Homeless] A time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

• Australia: [Recycling Week] (Nov 11-17, 2019)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1749 Nicolas Appert was born.  Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.  (History of Canned Foods)

1772 Marc Antoine Desaugiers was born (died Aug 9, 1827).  French composer, song writer.  Wrote many songs about the joys of the table.

1857 H.N. Wadsworth of Washington D.C. received the first American toothbrush patent (U.S. patent No. 18,653).  "...separating the bunches of bristles more than the common brush, so as to give more elasticity and enable them to enter between the interstices of the teeth-having the brush wide that it may be imperative on the part of the patient to brush the gums thoroughly..."

1869 The Suez Canal opened to shipping, linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.

1936 Fredy Girardet was born.  Swiss chef, he is considered one of the greatest chefs in the world, and his restaurant in Crissier, Switzerland one of the best in the world.

1966 'Don't Drink The Water,' Woody Allen's first play opened on Broadway.

1967 'Incense And Peppermints' by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the charts.

1968 NBC outraged football fans when it broke away from the final minutes of an Oakland Raiders-New York Jets game to air the TV film "Heidi," on schedule

1973 President Richard M. Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting, "I'm not a crook."

1988 Wal-Mart opened its first Super Center at Wheeler, Oklahoma. It carried fresh meat, produce, dairy products, and baked goods, in addition to other standard supermarket products and discount store merchandise.

1996 The World Food Summit concluded. Delegates promised full efforts to ease world hunger.

2003 Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California.

2006 The movie 'Fast Food Nation' opened in U.S. theatres.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· November 10-17, 2019 - Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival - San Diego, California

· November 14-24, 2019  Southern Christmas Show
Charlotte, North Carolina

· November 15-24, 2019  Cider Week Virginia
Various locations, Virginia

· November 16-17, 2019 - The Nourished Festival
San Mateo, California

· November 16-17, 2019  11th Annual Riverfest Seafood Festival - Ormond Beach, Florida

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving from the LAST Thursday in November. Three years later, in December 1941, a joint session of Congress changed it again (in part because not all states complied with Roosevelt's choice).
  a) To what day did Roosevelt change Thanksgiving?
  b) Why did he change it?
  c) To what day did Congress change Thanksgiving?

2) Who wrote the following?:
"I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the Representation of our Country; he is a Bird of bad moral Character, like those among men who live by sharpening and robbing, he is generally poor and often very lousy.....The turkey is...a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original Native of America."

Click here for the 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.
· 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?

In 1890 women baking at home produced more than 80% of the bread eaten in the United States.  By the late 1920s, 94% of the bread eaten was baked by men in commercial bakeries.

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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?

Around 10,000 B.C. man first started eating a crude form of flat bread—a baked combination of flour and water. Ancient Egyptians are usually credited with inventing the oven and discovering yeast leavening. About 3,000 B.C. they started fermenting flour and water mixtures by using wild, air-borne yeast. Eventually they added sugar, salt and flavorings such as poppy and sesame seeds.
 

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

Pineapple Trivia

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GARLIC
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GINGER
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOES
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

One bushel of wheat yields 42 loaves of commercial white bread (1 1/2 pound loaves) or 90 one pound whole wheat loaves.

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