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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 MARCH

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Spring Vegetable Salads
Seafood Recipes

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· Black Forest Cake Trivia & 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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March Food Months:

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

MARCH is:

• American Red Cross Month
• Caffeine Awareness Month
  · Caffeine Facts & Trivia
• National Flour Month
  · Flour Trivia  · Flour Kitchen Tips
• National Frozen Food Month
  · Frozen Food Trivia  · Frozen Food Tips
  · What Not to Freeze
• National Kidney Month
• National Noodle Month
  · Pasta & Noodle Recipes
  · Pasta Cooking Tips · Pasta Trivia
• National Nutrition Month
   · Nutrition Articles
   · Healthy Food Choice Videos
• National Peanut Month
  · Peanut Facts & Trivia
  · Peanut Taste Tests
• National Sauce Month
  · Sauce Making  · Sauce Recipes
• Canada: Nutrition Month
• UK: National Veggie Month
  · Vegetable Recipes
  · Vegetable Articles

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DID YOU KNOW?

Kumiss (Koumiss):
Originating with nomadic tribes of centril Asia, kumiss is a fermented beverage made with mare's milk. The beverage has a low alcohol content of about 2%, but a stronger drink, of the same name, can be distilled from it. Today it is frequently made from cow's milk.
 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”  P. J. O'Rourke
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day (4th Tues - March 28, 2017)
• National Black Forest Cake Day
• Something on a Stick Day

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1797 The first U.S. patent for a 'washing machine' was issued to Nathaniel Briggs. It was called a scrub board or wash board.

1819 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was born (died March 15, 1891). A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London.

1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.

1899 August A. Busch Jr. ('Gussie') was born (died Sept 29, 1989). Grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 'Gussie' was company chairman from 1946-1975, and he built the company into the largest brewery in world.
(Anheuser-Busch Facts & Trivia)

1939 'Three Little Fishies' was recorded by Hal Kemp and his Orchestra.

1948 The American Theatre Wing's 2nd annual Tony Awards were presented at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel's Grand Ballroom.

1948 John Evans of the music group 'Jethro Tull' was born.

1954 'Teahouse of the August Moon' won the Tony Award for Best Play.

1963 Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds' premiered in New York City. (Alfred Hitchcock Food Trivia)

1968 'Whiskey On A Sunday' was recorded by the Irish Rovers.

1971 Maureen Stapleton won the Tony Award for Best Actress in 'The Gingerbread Lady'

1996 John Leonard submitted an order form along with 'Pepsi Points' and a check to Pepsi for a Harrier Jump Jet.  The Harrier had been featured in a Pepsi commercial as one of the items that could be redeemed for 'points,' or a combination of cash and points.  (the Harrier was listed for 7 million points).  Pepsi subsequently refused to send Leonard the Harrier Jump Jet (actual cost: $23 million).  Leonard then sued, and finally a judge ruled that the Harrier Jump Jet had obviously been mentioned in the promotion as a joke. (Pepsi Cola Facts & Trivia)

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· March 20-April 16  Nat’l Cherry Blossom Festival - Wash D.C
· March 27-April 2  Citrus County Fair - Inverness, Florida
· March 27-April 2, 2017  Mule Day - Columbia, Tennessee
. March 31-April 1, 2017  Baconfest Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
· April 1  42nd Annual World Catfish Festival - Belzoni, Miss.
· April 1-23  Knott's Boysenberry Festival - Buena Park, Calif.
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

Aloysia triphylla, or Lippia citriodora is an herb that originated in South America. It has long, narrow pointed leaves with a pleasant, sharp lemon scent and flavor, quite different than other lemon-scented herbs, it has been described as 'lemon perfume.'  This herb was brought to Europe in the 17th or 18th century, and has been popular in France for many years. It is used to make tea, as a seasoning herb, and as a perfume and soap fragrance. It has recently become popular in the U.S.
Name that herb!

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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?

The Statler Hotel in Buffalo, New York, built in 1904, was the first hotel in the United States to have running water and a private bath in each room.

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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?

The term 'venison' originally referred to the edible flesh of any wild animal.  During the Middle Ages in England, it referred to the flesh of any animal killed in the hunt.  Wild boars, rabbits, hares, bears, etc were all refered to as venison. As recently as the 19th century, even kangaroo was included.  Today the term is used to refer to deer meat (wild or farm raised), especially fallow deer, red deer, roebuck, elk, antelope and reindeer.
 

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