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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 OCTOBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Tailgating & Sports Parties

Halloween Trivia & Facts

Halloween Recipes

Pumpkin Trivia  --  Pumpkin Recipes

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Halloween, Devilishly Good Food

Halloween Food for the Immortals

Sweet Potato or Yam?

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

· Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

· Ginger Lime Carrots Recipe

· Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese

· Louisiana Collard Greens

· Classic Green Bean Casserole

· Amish Onion Pie Recipe

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Winter Squash Gratin

· Sweet Potatoes and Apples

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers
 

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October Food Holidays:

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

OCTOBER is:

• American Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia & Facts
• New Zealand Cheese Month
  · New Zealand Food Trivia
• Cool Food for Kids Month
• Fair Trade Month
• National Cranberry Month
  · Cranberry Trivia
• National Apple Month
  · Apple Trivia & Facts
• National Applejack Month
• National Caramel Month
• National Chili Month
  · Chili Recipes
• National Cookbook Month
• National Cookie Month
  · Cookie Recipes
• National Country Ham Month
  · Ham Trivia  --  Ham Recipes
• National Dessert Month
  · Dessert Recipes
• Eat Better; Eat Together Month
• National Farm to School Month
• National Kitchen and Bath Month
• National Pasta Month
  · Pasta Trivia  --  Pasta Recipes
• National Pickled Peppers Month
• National Pizza Month
  · Pizza Trivia  --  Pizza Recipes
• National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  · Popcorn Trivia & Facts
• National Pork Month
  · Pork Recipes
• National Pretzel Month
  · Pretzel History & Development
• National Restaurant Hospitality Month
• National Roller Skating Month
• National Seafood Month
  · Seafood Recipes
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
  · Spinach Trivia  --  Spinach Recipes
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month
• National Tomato Month
  · Tomato Trivia  --  Tomato Recipes
• Non-GMO Month
• Squirrel Awareness Month
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
  · Vegetarian Recipes
• UK: Seed Gathering Season

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DID YOU KNOW?

One gallon of milk weighs 8.6 lbs.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“When you become a good cook, you become a good craftsman, first. You repeat and repeat and repeat until your hands know how to move without thinking about it.” Jacques Pepin
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Pasta Day
  (Pasta Trivia  --  Pasta Recipes  --  Cooking Tips)

• St. Richard Gwyn, patron of large families.

• UK: Pyrex National Baking Week (Oct 16-22, 2017)

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2017)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1671 The first auction of furs from Hudson Bay took place at Garroway's Coffee House in London, England.

1814 At the Horseshoe Brewery in London the metal bands on a huge beer brewing vat snapped and a tidal wave of 3,555 barrels of Porter beer crashed through the brewery walls, destroying several tenements, and killing 8 people.
(See also The Molasses Flood, Jan 15, 1919)

1937 Donald Duck's three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, first appeared in the newspaper comic strip.

1946 Jim Tucker of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.

1963 'Sugar Shack' by Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs is #1 on the charts.

1977 The Guinness Book of World Records notes that Peter Dowdeswell managed to eat 40 sandwiches in 17 minutes, 53.9 seconds at a California donut shop on October 17, 1977. Each sandwich was 6 X 3 inches, spread with jam and butter.

2000 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water' Limp Bizkit's 3rd studio album was released. and debuted at number 1 on the charts.

2006 The U.S. population reached 300 million.

2008 'The Secret Life of Bees' opened in U.S. theatres.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· October 6-29, 2017  Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, Arizona

· October 11-22, 2017 - 148th South Carolina State Fair

· October 12-22 - Arkansas State Fair - Little Rock, Arkansas

· October 18-21 - Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, Ohio

· October 19-22 - NYC Food Film Festival - New York, NY

· October 21, 2017 - San Francisco’s Wharf Fest - California

· October 21-22 - Cocount Grove Seafood Festival - Florida

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What flavorless, colorless oil has more polyunsaturates than any other oil, a very high smoke point (which makes it good for deep frying), and doesn't solidify when refrigerated?

2) What popular snack food was invented by George Crumb, chef at Moon's Lake House in New York in the late 19th century?

3) These dried flower buds are picked and dried before they open. The tree is a member of the myrtle family and is native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia (Moluccas).

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?

One bushel of wheat makes about 42 pounds of pasta.

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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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Click Here for
Food Emergency
Websites, Phone #s,
E-mails, etc.

 

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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

Broccoli Trivia
Broccoli Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Trivia

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tips

Cauliflower Trivia
Cauliflower Recipes
Cranberry Trivia
Cranberry Tips
Green Bean Recipes
Kale Trivia
Kale Cooking Tips
Onion Trivia
Onion Recipes
Parsnip Trivia
Parsnip Cooking Tips
Rutabaga Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
Swiss Chard Recipes
Turnip Trivia
Winter Squash Trivia
Squash Recipes

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