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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 AUGUST

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ and Grilling Articles & Recipes

100 Hamburger Variations

79 potato Salad Recipes

62 coles Slaw & Slaw Salad Recipes

40 pizza Recipes

33 chicken Wing Recipes

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August Food Holidays:

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

AUGUST is:

Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
  (July 3 to Aug 15)

Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
  Kiwi Trivia

Maine Lobster Month
  Lobster Recipes  ---  Lobster Trivia
  Lobster Quotes

National Catfish Month
  Catfish Trivia  ---  Catfish Recipes

National Goat Cheese Month
  Cheese Trivia  ---  Cheese Quotes

National Panini Month

National Peach Month
  Peach Trivia  ---  Peach Quotes

National Sandwich Month
  Sandwich Recipes
  Sandwich Trivia  ---  Sandwich Quotes

National Water Quality Month
  Water Trivia  ---  Water Quotes

Canada: National Blueberry Month
  Blueberry Trivia

UK: National Fishing Month
  Fish Trivia  --  Fish Recipes
  Fish Quotes

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DID YOU KNOW?

In the early 19th century a 'porter house' was a coach stop where travelers could dine on steak and ale. In the U.S. around 1814, a porter house keeper in New York City began to serve this steak, and it gained widespread popularity.
 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The only time to eat diet food is while you are waiting for the steak to cook.”
Julia Child (1912-2004)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Filet Mignon Day - O. Henry (pen name of William Sydney Porter) was the first to use the term "filet mignon" in his book 'The Four Million' in 1906.  A French derivative, it means small or dainty fillet.
Filet =  boneless meat - mignon = small (dainty).
(Beef Steak Recipes)

National Prosecco Day (An Italian sparkling wine from Veneto)

[International Lefthanders Day]

[National Farmers Market Week] (Aug 7-13, 2022 1st full week in August)

UK: [Afternoon Tea Week] (Aug 8-14, 2022)  A celebration of the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1884 Rufus Porter died (born 1 May 1792).  American editor and inventor. On August 28, 1845 he put out the first issue of Scientific American, but sold the magazine after 10 months. He held over 100 patents, including a fire alarm, signal telegraph, fog whistle, and a washing machine.

1899 The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was born. He was the son of a Leytonstone  green grocer.
(Alfred Hitchcock Food Trivia)

1910 Florence Nightingale died (born 12 May 1820).  English nurse who established modern nursing practice.

1913 True Stainless steel was cast for the first time in Sheffield, England. Harry Brearly of Thomas Firth & Sons discovered how to make 'the steel that doesn't rust.'  It revolutionized the cutlery industry.

1917 Eduard Buchner died (born 20 May 1860).  A German biochemist, awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1907 for demonstrating the fermentation of carbohydrates results from the action of different enzymes contained in yeast and not the yeast cell itself. He showed that the enzyme zymase causes sugar to break up, and it can be extracted from yeast cells.  (Yeast Trivia)

1952 The original version of the song 'Hound Dog' was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton. (Elvis Presley recorded it in 1956).

1957 Noda Shoyu Co., Ltd. registered the 'Kikkoman' trademark (for soy sauce), first used in 1885.

1970 'Make It With You' by Bread is #1 on the charts.

1991 Jack Ryan died.  Before helping to develop the Barbie Doll for Mattell, Ryan worked for the Pentagon designing missiles!

2004 Julia Child died 2 days before her 92 birthday (born Aug 15, 1912).  American cooking authority, cookbook author, TV Cooking show host, etc.  During World War II, she also worked for the OSS from 1941-1945 (The OSS is the forerunner of the CIA).
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
Federal taxes on oleomargarine (margarine) ended.
James Dean appears in a Pepsi Cola commercial, his first paid acting job.
Of gainfully employed persons, 11 percent were engaged in agriculture.
The first credit card, the Diners Club was created.
Minute Rice is introduced.
The first commercially packaged sliced process cheese is introduced by Kraft - Deluxe Process Cheese.
There were 407 breweries in operation in the U.S.

2) In Italian cuisine what are 'priest stranglers'?

3) Was there really a 'Hidden Valley Ranch' where Ranch dressing was invented?

4) In 1636 Roger Williams, founder of Providence said this fruit "is the wonder of all the Fruits growing naturally in those parts...In some parts where the Natives have planted, I have many times seen as many as would fill a good ship, within a few miles compasse."   What fruit was he referring to?

Click Here for Quiz 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.
Barbara Saba, my sister, who taught me how to dance.
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: Weighs about 60 pounds and contains about 1 million individual wheat kernels.
 

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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?

Angostura Bitters (frequently called just 'bitters') is used to flavor ice cream, fruit compotes, etc., but is most commonly known as the essential ingredient in the 'Manhattan' cocktail and Pink Gin.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

APRICOTS
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BANANAS
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PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

RHUBARB
  Trivia  ---  Tips

STRAWBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

ASPARAGUS -   Trivia
  Recipes  ---  Tips

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CARROTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

COLLARD GREENS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

KALE
  Trivia  ---  Tips

LETTUCE
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

ONIONS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEAS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

SPINACH - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

SWISS CHARD
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

TURNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

Wheat is grown in 42 states in the U.S.
 

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