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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 FEBRUARY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Winter & Spring Holiday Food Articles

Soups for Cold Winter Days

Chicken Wing Recipes
 

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SOME WINTER RECIPES

· Original Hot Wings Recipe

· Chile Recipes

· Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

· Campbell's Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Bloody Mary Soup Recipe

· Maple Cider Punch

· Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

· Mexican Style Beer Can Chicken

· Pulled Pork, Root Beer BBQ Sauce
 

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February Food Holidays:

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

FEBRUARY is:

• African American History Month

• American Heart Month
• National Heart Health Month

• Bake for Family Fun Month
 · Baking Articles and Tips

• Canned Food Month
 · Can Trivia  -  Canned Food History

• Chocolate Lovers Month
 · Chocolate Trivia

• Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
 · Strawberry Trivia & Facts

• Great American Pies Month
 · Pie Recipes

• National Bird Feeding Month - February is one of the most difficult months in much of the U.S. for birds to survive in the wild.

• National Cherry Month
 · Cherry Facts & Trivia

• Children's Dental Health Month

• National Grapefruit Month
 · Grapefruit Trivia

• National Hot Breakfast Month
 · Breakfast Recipes

• National Potato Lover's Month
 · Potato Recipes  ---  Potato Trivia
 · Potato History

• National Snack Food Month
 · Recipes for Crunchy Snack Mixes

• Sweet Potato Month
 · Sweet Potato Trivia  --  Recipes

• Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
 · Shopping Cart Inventor Sylvan Goldman

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cherries are drupes, or stone fruits, related to plums and more distantly to peaches and nectarines. They have been enjoyed since the Stone Age -- pits were found in several Stone Age caves in Europe. The Romans carried cherries throughout Europe and England along the routes of conquest.
 

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o'clock in the morning.”  John Barrymore
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Cherry Pie Day (Cherry Pie Recipes)

• National FFA Week: Feb 16-23, 2019 [Future Farmers of America] Week of Washington's Birthday, from Saturday to Saturday encompassing February 22
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1703 Mount Gay Estate, Barbados, began distilling rum. Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. (Rum Trivia)

1792 President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act, establishing the U.S. Post Office as a cabinet department.

1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
(Beer and Brewing Articles)

1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin of Boston, Massachusetts received U.S. patent No. 123,761 for a hydraulic electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.

1872 Silas Noble and James Cooley of Granville, Massachusetts were issued a patent (No. 123,790) for a toothpick manufacturing machine.

1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent (# 123,811) for a machine to manufacture square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.  Crowell is the 3rd most prolific American inventor of 19th century, with more than 280 patents.
(Massachusetts Food Trivia)

1890 Michael Romanoff was born in Lithuania (died Sept 1, 1971). Born Hershel Geguzin, he was an actor, conman, professional imposter and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff from about 1919. He opened Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the late 1930s, which became popular with Hollywood movie stars. The restaurant closed in 1962

1933 The U.S. Congress proposed the Twenty-first Amendment to repeal Prohibition. The amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933 and became effective on December 15, 1933.  (Prohibition Trivia)

1969 'Candy', Ringo Starr's X-rated film premiers.

1971 'One Bad Apple' by the Osmonds was number one on the music charts.

1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.

2009 Hershey's, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania today. The factory produced among other, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· February 18-24, 2019  72nd Annual Pasco County Fair - Dade City, Florida

· February 20-24, 2019  South Beach Wine & Food Festival - South Beach, Florida

· February 21-23, 2019 - New York Farm Show
Syracuse, New York

· February 21-24, 2019  International Eelpout Festival
Leech Lake, Walker, Minnesota

· February 23-24, 2019 - 38th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival - Santa Cruz, California

· February 23-24, 2019  Denver Travel & Adventure Show - Denver, Colorado

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This cheese is named after a village that was once outside of Milan, but is now really a suburb of the city. The cheese dates back to the 9th century, with the blue/green mold (more green than blue) developing accidentally sometime around the 11th century. Before then it was similar to a cheese called Panerone made in Lombardy. It is considered one of the best in the world of its kind. The London Stock Exchange is nicknamed after this cheese due to the greenish marble used in its interior.

2)  This moist, cake-like fragrant Swedish rye bread is made with molasses (or brown sugar), and flavored with orange zest and fennel, caraway or anise.  Frequently it is made with a combination of several types of rye flour from dark to light. Its sweet flavor and moist texture is sometimes enhanced with the addition of golden raisins.

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?

There are about 7,000 cherries on an average tart cherry tree (the number varies depending on the age of the tree, weather and growing conditions), and it takes about 250 cherries to make a cherry pie, so each tree potentially could produce enough cherries for 28 pies.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Mint was used by the ancient Assyrians in rituals to their fire god. The ancient Hebrews scattered mint leaves on the synagogue floor so that each footstep would produce a fragrant whiff. Spearmint was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a flavoring herb, culinary condiment, and in perfumes and bath scents. Mint was named by the Greeks after the mythical character, Menthe. During the Middle Ages, besides culinary use, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten the teeth.
 

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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

Mango Tips

Pear Tips  --  Trivia

Pineapple Trivia

BEETS:
  Trivia  --  Tips

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRY:
  Trivia  --  Tips

Celery Cooking Tips

Collard Green Tips

GREEN BEANS:
  Recipes  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

PUMPKINS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

SWEET POTATO:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

TURNIPS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SQUASH:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Eau Claire, Michigan, is known as the Cherry Pit Spitting Capital of the World.

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