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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 OCTOBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles with Recipes

Tailgating and Game Day Articles with Recipes

Halloween Articles & Recipes
 

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Honey Roasted Beets Recipe

· Orange Scented Broccoli

· Autumn Harvest Pork Loin

· Autumn Vegetable Succotash

· Slow Cooker Pot Roast

· Autumn Blend Soup Recipe

· Butternut Squash Soup

· Pork & Apple Stew Recipe

· Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

· Carrots with Character

· Cornish Pasties Recipe

· Cauliflower with Paprika Garlic Sauce

· Grilled Marinated Mushrooms

· Chicken Cranberry Bake

· Ricotta Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

· Orange Glazed Parsnips

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Pumpkin Potato Hash

· Sweet Potatoes & Carrot A L’orange

· Cornwallis Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

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October Food Holidays:

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

OCTOBER is:

• American Cheese Month
• New Zealand Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia
 
• Cool Food for Kids Month
 
• Fair Trade Month
 
• National Cranberry Month
  · Cranberry Trivia

• National Apple Month
  · Apple Trivia & Facts
 
• National Applejack Month
 
• National Caramel Month
 
• National Chili Month
  · Chili Recipes
 
• National Cookbook Month

• National Cookie Month
  · Cookie Recipes
 
• National Country Ham Month
  · Ham Recipes  ---  Ham Trivia
 
• National Dessert Month
  · Dessert Recipes
 
• National Eat Better; Eat Together Month

• National Farm to School Month
 
• National Kitchen and Bath Month
 
• National Pasta Month
  · Pasta Trivia  ---  Pasta Recipes
 
• National Pickled Peppers Month
  · Pickle Trivia  ---  Pickle Recipes

• National Pizza Month (Pizza Recipes)
  · Pizza Trivia & History
 
• National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  · Popcorn Trivia
 
• National Pork Month
  · Pork Trivia  ---  Pork Recipes

• National Pretzel Month
  · Pretzel History
 
• National Seafood Month
  · Seafood Recipes
 
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
  · Spinach Trivia  ---  Spinach Recipes
 
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month

• Non-GMO Month
 
• Squirrel Awareness Month
 
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
  · Vegetarian Recipes
 
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2019

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The only way to learn to flip things is just to flip them.”
Julia Child, 'French Chef Cookbook'
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  (Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe)

• World Apple Day [A Common Ground Project] Apple Day is intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture too. (Apple Trivia)

• St. Ursula, patron of teachers, students.

• UK [Seed Gathering Season] (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2019)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1422 Charles VI of France died. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King's kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today. (Roquefort Cheese Trivia)

1449 George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence was born. Brother of Edward IV whom he was accused of plotting against. He was thrown into prison and secretly executed in the Tower of London. The rumor is that he was drowned in a butt (large cask) of malmsey wine.

1805 The Battle of Trafalgar.  Admiral Horatio Nelson's defeat of the combined French and Spanish Navies established Britain as the dominant world naval power for a century. Nelson was killed in the battle and his body was preserved in a cask of rum (or brandy) for shipment back to England.

1852 John Fowler of Temple Gate, Bristol, UK, received Royal Letters Patent for "Improvements in Machinery for Draining Land" - believed to be the first patent for steam cultivation of the land.

1879 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first commercially practical light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

1892 Dedication ceremonies were held for the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair), celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus arrival in the New World.  The Fair would not open to the public until May 1, 1893.

1911 William A. Mitchell was born (died July 26, 2004). American food chemist. While working for General Foods Corp. he invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered egg whites, etc.

1933 The play 'Let 'Em Eat Cake' opened on Broadway

1977 Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) 2nd album 'Bat Out of Hell' was released.

1990 Tom Carvel died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of the Carvel ice cream chain.

2010 Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisconsin 1,810.5 pound pumpkin was confirmed by the Guinness World Records as a new world’s heaviest pumpkin.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· October 17-27, 2019  North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, North Carolina

· October 24-27, 2019 - NYC Food Film Festival
New York, New York

· October 24-27, 2019 - 50th Annual Groves Pecan Festival - Groves, Texas

· October 25-27, 2019  Naples Stone Crab Festival
Naples, Florida

· October 26, 2019  17th Annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival & Turnip Contest - Wardsboro, Vermont

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) You are walking through a field, and you find something to eat. It doesn't have bones, and it doesn't have meat. You pick it up and put it into your pocket. You take it home and put it on the shelf, but three days later it walks away.
What is it?

2) All of the following events took place in the same year, what year was it?
· In January Hershey Chocolate increases the size of the Hershey Bar from 1.05 oz to 1.2 oz, and in December to 1.35 oz.
· Water rationing goes into effect in Marin County north of San Francisco.
· Iceland breaks diplomatic relations with Britain over cod fishing rights.
· Both Washington and Moscow extend their fishing rights to 200 miles offshore.
· The FDA bans Red No. 2 Dye, the most commonly used food coloring.
· Perrier Water is introduced in the U.S.
· New York's "21" Club hires its first waitress to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit.

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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DID YOU KNOW?

Pumpkin takes its name from the medieval French word 'pompom', meaning 'cooked by the sun.'  (Ultimately, probably from the Greek 'pepon.')

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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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Food Emergency
Websites, Phone #s, E-mails, etc.

 

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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Until fairly recently ox and bull blood was used as a fining agent to clarify wines. Dried bull blood was banned as a fining agent due to the Mad Cow Disease crises in Europe, and is now very rarely used elsewhere.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

Pineapple Trivia

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GARLIC
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GINGER
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOES
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 2009 Ohio designated the Tomato as the Official State Fruit.

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