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FEATURED FOR MAY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
Updated: Recipe Contests
Grilling & BBQ Tips, Recipes & Articles
Warm Weather Food, Tips & Recipes

· Tomato Trivia - Tomato Recipes

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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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May Food Months:

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

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article
• Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month
• Respect for Chickens Month
• National Artisan Gelato Month
• National Barbecue Month
• National Chocolate Custard Month
• National Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts
• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts
  · 100 Hamburger Variations
• National Salad Month
  · Salad Recipes
  · Salad Dressing Recipes
• National Salsa Month
  · Salsa Trivia   · Salsa Recipes
• National Strawberry Month
  · Strawberry Trivia
• National Vinegar Month
  · Vinegar History & Manufacture
  · Vinegar Kitchen Tips
• Tavern Month
• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring
  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia
  · Asparagus Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Heliculture is the science of growing snails for food.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.”
Robert Farrar Capon
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Escargot Day (Escargot Trivia & Facts)

• UK: British Tomato Week May 22-28, 2017
  [British Tomato Growers’ Assn]

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1686 Gabriel Fahrenheit was born (died Sept 16, 1736).  Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of  thermometers.

1830 The nursery rhyme 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' by Sarah Josepha Hale was first published.
(see also April 30, 1879)

1883 Gabriel Gustav Valentin died.  This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice.

1883 The Brooklyn Bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan was opened. It took 14 years to build at a cost of $18 million, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.

1893 The Anti-Saloon League was founded by Howard H. Russell at Oberlin, Ohio.
(Prohibition Trivia)

1893 Newfoundland, Canada bans fishermen from killing seals on Sundays.

1929 The first Marx Brothers film, 'Cocoanuts' premiered

1931 The B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) Railroad passenger train the 'Columbian' between Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington D.C. began service as the first fully air conditioned passenger train.

1941 Robert Allen Zimmerman was born. (He legally changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962).

1945 The first Food-O-Mat was installed in a Grand Union Company store in New Jersey.

1976 In Paris, two California wines won top honors at a blind wine tasting by the best of France's wine experts.  The French were shocked, and the wine world was changed forever.
(North American Wine Articles)

2007 Kelly Jo Dowd died.  She was one of the original 'Hooters' Girls' at the first Hooters' restaurant which opened in 1983 in Clearwater Florida.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· May 25-28  34th Mudbug Madness - Shreveport, Louisiana
· May 26-28  Arcadia Broiler Dairy Days - Arcadia , Wisconsin
· May 26-29  Worlds Largest Brat Fest - Madison, Wisconsin
· May 27-28  34th  Pungo Strawberry Festival - Virginia Beach
· May 27-29  39th Annual Taste of Cincinnati USA -  Ohio
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Who discovered the Sandwich Islands, when were they discovered, why were they called that, and what do we call them now?

2) In 1988, the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge, serving pre-flight food and drink. Who or what was the lounge created for?

3) What happened in Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933 that had an extreme effect on the sales of popcorn?

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?

The first restaurant chain in the U.S. was the Harvey Houses, that started in 1876 to serve railroad travelers.

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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
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Snails have been eaten as food since at least ancient Roman times. Apicius, the author of the oldest surviving cookbook (1st century B.C - 2 century A.D.) has a recipe for snails in his cookbook.

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