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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Spring Lamb Skillet Recipe

· Guacamole Recipes

· Spring Vegetable Saute Recipe

· Spring Nettle Soup Recipe

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto Recipe

· Springtime Rice Recipe

· Springtime Pasta Primavera Recipe

· Swiss Chard Spinach Watercress Salad

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Cole Slaw Recipes

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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May Food Holidays:

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

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article
 
• Food Allergy Awareness Month
  · Food Allergy Articles
 
• Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month
 
• Int’l Respect for Chickens Month
 
• National Artisan Gelato Month
 
• National Barbecue Month
  · Barbecue and Grilling Articles
 
• 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
 
• World Trade Month
 
• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring

  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia

  · Asparagus Recipes

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
Julia Child (1912-2004)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Waitstaff Day
(Articles about Restaurants and Service Staff)

• National Strawberries & Cream Day
(Strawberry Trivia & Facts)

• World Trade Week  (May 20-26, 2018) Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week.

• International Pickle Week (May 20-30 [10 days]) Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions
(Pickle Trivia  --  Pickle Recipes)

• UK: British Sandwich Week (May 20-26, 2018)
[British Sandwich Assoc]  ---  (Sandwich Recipes)

• UK: British Tomato Week (May 21-27, 2018 - 3rd week)    [British Tomato Growers’ Association]

(Tomato Trivia  --  Tomato Recipes  --  Tomato Tips)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1765 The first Agricultural Fair in North America was held at the British garrison, Fort Edwards, Nova Scotia.  (Agriculture & Farming Articles)

1853 The world's first public aquarium, The Aquatic Vivarium, opened in Regent's Park, London, England.

1870 William C. Coleman was born (died Nov 2, 1957).  Inventor and founder of the Coleman Company, manufacturer of camping equipment.

1881 Clara Barton founded The American Red Cross in Washington D.C.

1881 The United States National Lawn Tennis Association was founded in New York City.

1916 To much confusion, Daylight Saving Time was introduced in Britain as a war-time measure to save fuel. (Time Trivia)

1921 Taggart Baking Company of Indianapolis, Indiana introduced Wonder bread. The red, yellow and blue logo created by Taggart Vice President Elmer Cline was inspired by International Balloon Race at Indianapolis Speedway.
(Bread Trivia  ---  Bread Recipes)

1923 Delmonico's Restaurant closed its doors, a victim of Prohibition. (Some sources list October 4, 1918).  (Delmonico’s Trivia & Facts)

1927 After a 33½ hour flight from Roosevelt Field in New York, Charles A. Lindbergh landed in Paris at 10:24 pm in his single engine airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. The first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1957 George B. Hansburg of Walker Valley, N.Y. received U.S. patent # 2,793,036 for his invention of an improved pogo stick (a vertical pole with foot-rests and a spring-loaded assist to enable hopping). Great excercise!

1987 Archie Fairley Carr died.  An American biologist and authority on turtles.  His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.

2009 After months of numerous mechanical failures, a new recycling system was activated on the international space station.  The new system recycles astronauts urine and sweat into drinking water.  (Urine Trivia and Facts)
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· May 23-27 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience - LA

· May 24-27, 2018  35th Annual Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana

· May 25-28, 2018  60th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove, California

· May 25-28, 2018  Worlds Largest Brat Fest - Madison, Wisc

· May 26-27, 2018  35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia

· May 26-28, 2018  Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey
 

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

   This herb is a perennial shrub about 2 feet high, it is a member of the mint family and has over 500 varieties. Its flowers are fragrant, usually purple or blue, sometimes white, red or pink. They are rich in nectar, and it's honey is in great demand in Europe because of its spicy flavor. Some varieties, have broad leaves; others have foliage variegated with red, yellow, or white.
   For most of its long history it has been a healing herb (supposedly curing everything from snake bites, eye problems, infection, epilepsy, intoxication, memory loss, worms and intestinal problems) or prescribed as an aphrodisiac.
   The dried leaves are employed by food manufacturers in seasoning meats, baked goods, and beverages. They are also used to flavor vermouth and various bitters. For years it has been used in the preserving of foods. Now it is known that it contains powerful anti-oxidants which slow spoilage. It is also antibacterial in nature, it is effective in treating sore throats and is even effective as an antiperspirant.
Name this herb.

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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?

Strawberries are eaten in more than 90% of all U.S. households each year.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Harissa is a fiery hot condiment and seasoning from North Africa and the Middle East. It is a paste of dried red chilis, garlic, and olive oil, with  other spices such as ground red pepper, caraway, cumin, coriander, mint and verbena.
 

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Asparagus Trivia

Asparagus Recipes

Banana Trivia

Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli Trivia

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Peas, Trivia

Pea Recipes

Radish Trivia

Radish Cooking Tips

Rhubarb Trivia

Rhubarb Cooking Tips

Spinach Trivia

Spinach Recipes

Strawberry Trivia

Swiss Chard Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 1893, the United States Supreme Court ruled, for the purpose of levying a tariff, that the tomato was a vegetable. The Tariff Act of 1883 levied a tax on imported vegetables, but not on fruits. The Court ruled that even though the tomato was botanically a fruit, it was a vegetable in function and common usage. A previous case (1889) had ruled that even though beans are botanically seeds, in common use they are vegetables.
 

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