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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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Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

• Updated: Recipe Contests

BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

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It’s the Great Pumpkin

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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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September Food Holidays:

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

SEPTEMBER is:

• All-American/Better Breakfast Month
  · Breakfast Recipes
 
• California Wine Month
  · North American Wine Articles
 
• Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
 
• Family Meals Month
 
• Fruit & Veggies: More Matters Month
  · Vegetable Recipes
 
• Hunger Action Month
  · Global Food Scarcity
 
• National Biscuit Month
  · Short History of Biscuits
 
• National Bourbon Heritage Month
  · Bourbon Trivia & Facts
 
• National Chicken Month
  · Chicken Trivia  --  Chicken Recipes
 
• National Cholesterol Education Month
 
• National Food Safety Month
  · Food Safety Articles
 
• National Hazelnut Month
  · Hazelnut Trivia & Facts
 
• National Honey Month
  · Honey Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mushroom Month
  · Mushroom Trivia  --  Recipes
 
• National Papaya Month (also June)
  · Papaya Trivia & Facts
 
• National Potato Month
  · Potato Trivia  --  Potato Recipes
 
• National Rice Month
  · Rice Trivia  --  Rice Recipes
 
• Organic Harvest Month
  · Organic Food Articles

• Wild Rice Month

• Whole Grains Month

• UK: National Fishing Month

• UK: Seed Gathering Season

• UK: Sourdough September
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cherries Jubilee is a dessert created by August Escoffier in honor of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It consists of cherries flamed tableside with sugar and Kirsch (cherry brandy) spooned over vanilla ice cream.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“It seems odd, don't you think, that the quality of the food should vary inversely with the brightness of the lighting.”  Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Cherries Jubilee Day
  (Cherries Jubilee Recipe)

• Brooklyn Dodgers Memorial Day (see 1957 below)

• National Alpaca Farm Days (Sept 23-24, 2017)
  [Alpaca Owners Association]

• Canada: National Organic Week (Sept 16-24, 2017) The largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across Canada.

• UK: National Cupcake Week (Sept 18-24, 2017)
  (Cupcake Trivia  --  Cupcake Recipes)

• UK: Red Squirrel Week (Sept 23-Oct 1, 2017) Once common, Red Squirrels are now only found in certain areas of the UK, which is why The Wildlife Trusts are working to protect them.

• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 23 - Oct 8, 2017)

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

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1870 Georges Claude was born (died May 23, 1960). A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs. (Advertising Food Trivia)

1889 Alexander Dey, of Glasgow, Scotland, patented a dial time recorder ('Workman's Time-Recorder').

1930 U.S. astronaut John Young was born. He smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard the first Gemini spacecraft flight in 1965.
(‘Corned’ Trivia  --  Astronaut Food Trivia)

1936 Jim Henson, puppeteer was born. Creator of the 'Muppets' - including Miss Piggy & the Cookie Monster.

1944 Rosa Lee Hawkins of the vocal group 'The Dixie Cups' was born.

1957 Last game of the greatest baseball team in history. On September 24, the last game is played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn as the Dodgers prepare to move to LA. The Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0. On February 23 of 1960, the stadium was torn down. Days that will live in infamy!  I guess you can tell I was born in Brooklyn.

1964 'The Munsters' premiered on CBS television.

1967 'Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie' by Jay & The Techniques was number 8 on the Top 40 music charts.

1991 Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) died. Writer and cartoonist. A few of his childrens books were 'Green Eggs and Ham,' 'One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,' 'Scrambled Eggs Super!' and 'The Butter Battle Book'

2013 Burger King introduced 'Satisfries' a new crinkle-cut french fry with about 20% fewer calories then its regular fries. (Burger King Trivia & Facts)

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· September 14-24  Oklahoma State Fair - Oklahoma City, OK

· Sept 20-24 - 76th Sugar Cane Festival - New Iberia, LA

· September 21-24, 2017  Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair - Grass Valley, California

· September 21-24  98th Annual Durham Fair - Connecticut

· September 21-24, 2017  28th Annual World Chicken Festival - London, Kentucky

· Sept 23-24  Texas Hot Sauce Festival - Houston, Texas

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

This bushy, aromatic plant is native to southern Europe and Asia, and has a pungent, spicy-minty taste. Both the leaves and flowers can be used in salads, soups, fruit salads and teas. It is also used in the production of cordials and liqueurs such as Chartreuse. It is widely grown as an ornamental garden plant, and attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The name is mentioned in the Bible, (1 Kings 4:33, Psalms 51:7 and John 19:29) but it is most likely a different plant then the one we now know by this name.
Name this plant.

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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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 AUTUMN

Broccoli Trivia
Broccoli Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Trivia

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tips

Carrot Trivia
Carrot Recipes
Cauliflower Trivia
Cauliflower Recipes
Collard Greens Trivia

Collard Greens Cooking Tips

Cranberry Trivia
Cranberry Tips
Green Bean Recipes
Kale Trivia
Kale Cooking Tips
Onion Trivia
Onion Recipes
Parsnip Trivia
Parsnip Cooking Tips
Pumpkin Trivia
Pumpkin Recipes
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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