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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 JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Grilling Tips from Chef Jan Birnbaum
Summer Salads Part III

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn

· Fresh Corn Saute

· 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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June Food Months:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia and Facts

• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts

• Men’s Health Month

• 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 ?
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts

• National Soul Food Month

• National Steakhouse Month

• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia and Facts

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DID YOU KNOW?

Nitrogen fixation is one of the unusual features of legumes. Nearly all other green plants obtain nitrogen compounds, essential for plant growth, from the soil.  Legumes have a symbiotic relationship with a soil bacteria (Rhizobium) which convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form that can be utilized by the plant. Legumes actually enrich the soil, and are frequently planted to renew nitrogen supplies in the soil that other crops deplete.
 

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Chocolate Pudding Day
  (Chocolate Pudding Recipes)

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1284 The earliest date in legend for when the Pied Piper led all the children of Hamelin away.
See July 22, 1376 for additional information.

1797 Charles Newbold patented the first cast-iron plow. Farmers had doubts about the effect of the iron on the soil.

1816 Louis Bignon was born (died May 18, 1906). French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. His Cafe Riche became the most famous in Paris and was known worldwide. He invested in farms and vineyards and was awarded the Legion of Honor for his agricultural work.

1834 Sir Gilbert Blane died (born August 29, 1749).  A Scottish physician, he served as Physician to the Fleet and head of the Navy Medical Board. He was largely responsible for requiring citrus juice (lemons, later limes) on all naval vessel to prevent scurvy, and improving the general health and sanitary conditions of sailors.   (Citrus Fruit Trivia & Facts)

1848 The first pure food laws were enacted in the U.S.

1870 The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City was built. It was taken up during the winter months, and was replaced with a larger boardwalk in 1880, which was destroyed in a hurricane in 1889. It was rebuilt again, and in 1898 rebuilt with steel.

1870 Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States.

1910 Roy J. Plunkett was born. He was the inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene) in 1938. The first nonstick cookware using Teflon was sold in 1960.

1919 The 'New York Daily News' was first published.

1933 A 2 hour musical variety program, 'The Kraft Music Hall' debuted on NBC radio, sponsored by Kraft Foods company. (Kraft Trivia and Facts)

1949 Larry Taylor of the rock group 'Canned Heat' was born.

1959 In Montreal, Queen Elizabeth and President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially open the St. Lawrence Seaway which connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. (see also April 25, 1959).

1963 President John F. Kennedy said 'I am a jelly donut' (Ich bin ein Berliner) in a speech to the citizens of Berlin. He meant to say 'I am a Berliner' (Ich bin Berliner). 'Ein Berliner' means jelly donut.

1974 At 8:01 am in the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, cashier Sharon Buchanan scanned a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum with a bar code printed on it. This was the 1st product ever logged under the new Universal Product Code (UPC) computerized product recognition system.

1981 In Mountain Home, Idaho, Virginia Campbell took her coupons and rebates and bought $26,460 worth of groceries. She only paid 67 cents after all the discounts.

1985 During a minor league baseball game in Clearwater, Florida, organ player Wilbur Snapp was ejected from the game for playing 'Three Blind Mice' in response to a bad call by the umpire.

1990 A new record high temperature was recorded in Phoenix, Arizona: 122°F.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 30-July 2  8th Windy City RibFest in Uptown - Illinois

· July 1, 2017  44th Int’l Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan

· July 1-2  25th Int’l Mango Festival - Coral Gables, Florida

· July 1-4, 2017 - Key Lime Festival - Key West, Florida

· July 1-8  National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan

· July 4, 2017  Nathan's Famous Int’l Hot Dog-Eating Contest
Coney Island, New York

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In Latin, the name of this fruit means 'precious,' so named because it ripens earlier than most other summer fruits. They originated in China, and have been around for more than 4,000 years. The first recorded major production in America was in 1792 south of San Francisco.  In the U.S. today, 95% of this fruit are grown in northern California.
Name this fruit.
  a) grapes     b) kiwifruit     c) apricots
  d) apples     e) pears

2) What percentage of bread was baked in the home in 1910 in the U.S.?
  a) 100%    b) 85%    c) 70%    d) 55%    e) 40%

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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SUMMER RECIPES

Salad Dressings

Cobblers, Grunts, Dowdys & Duffs

Crunchy Snack Mixes

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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?

All citrus fruits originated in the Old World, except grapefruit.  Grapefruit originated sometime in the late 18th-century in the Caribbean. No one knows for sure, but it is probably a natural mutation of the pommelo and another citrus fruit.
 

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