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FEATURED FOR APRIL

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
Spring Vegetable Salads
Cinco de Mayo Menu & Recipe Ideas
Cinco de Mayo and Avocados

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· Zucchini Bread Recipes
· Zucchini Trivia and Facts

 


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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Carrots with Character
· Asparagus Vinaigrette
· Ginger Lime Carrots
· Louisiana Collard Greens
· Swiss Chard with Raisins
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Spiced Spinach
· Minted Carrot Ribbon Salad
· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SPRING FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Fiddleheads, Spring Delicacies
· 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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April Food Months:

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

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Defeat Diabetes Month
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  · Florida Food Facts  · Tomato Trivia
  · Tomato Tips  · Tomato Recipes
  · Tomatoes and Taxes
• Global Child Nutrition Month
  · Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
• National B.L.T. Month
• National Garden Month
• National Grange Month
• Grilled Cheese Month
  · International Grilled Cheese
• National Pecan Month
  · Pecan Facts & Trivia
  · A Nut from America
• National Soft Pretzel Month
  · History of the Pretzel
  · Soft Pretzel Recipe
  · Another Pretzel Recipe
• National Soyfoods Month
  · Soybean Facts & Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Our modern domesticated chickens are all descendants of the red jungle fowl of India and Southeast Asia.  They have been domesticated for at least 4,000 years.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I'm frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me.”
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Zucchini Bread Day
• St. Mark's Day, patron of cattle breeders.
• This is the latest date that Easter Sunday can occur

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1744 Anders Celsius died (born Nov 27, 1701). Swedish astronomer, he developed the temperature scale which bears his name (Celsius).

1836 Laroy S. Starrett was born (died April 23, 1922). American inventor, he received more than 100 patents. His first patent was for a meat chopping machine named the 'Hasher'

1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.  (Otherwise known as Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland)

1859 Work began on the 100 mile long Suez Canal in Egypt, to link the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea. The canal was officially opened on November 17, 1869.

1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.

1945 Stu Cook of the music group 'Creedence Clearwater Revival' was born.

1956 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley is number 1 on the music charts.

1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

1965 Swedish engineer Sten Gustav Thulin was issued U.S. patent No. 3,180,557 (assigned to Celloplast company) for the modern disposable plastic grocery bag.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 27-30  40th Vidalia Onion Festival - Vidalia, Georgia
· April 27-30  Vegas Uncork’d - Las Vegas, Nevada
· April 28-30  33rd Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Fla.
· April 28-30  Chicken Fried Steak Festival & Balloon Rally
  Lamesa, Texas
· April 29, 2017  36th Petaluma Butter & Egg Day - California
· April 29-30  Annual National Cornbread Festival
  South Pittsburg, Tennessee
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) A classic British food has one of its earliest mentions in Charles Dickens' 'Tale of Two Cities (1859),' Can you name this food?
  (a) Christmas pudding   (b) 'chips'   (c) trifle
  (d) Yorkshire pudding   (e) Worcestershire sauce

2) What plant root contains a compound that is 50 times sweeter than sugar?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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?

Brazil is home to 18% of the world's available freshwater resources in its rivers, lakes and aquifers.

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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 SPRING

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Asparagus Trivia
· Asparagus Recipes
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Collard Greens Recipes
· Collard Greens Trivia

· Garlic Trivia
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Radish Trivia & Tips
· Rhubarb Trivia
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Zucchini (courgette in French) are a variety of vegetable marrow, a summer squash. They are tender and tasty when young, but most varieties are tasteless when large and overgrown.  When buying zucchini, look for ones that are firm and heavy for their size. Do not wash until ready to use.

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