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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

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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
 
• Cool Food for Kids Month
 
• Fair Trade Month
 
• National Cranberry Month

• National Apple Month
 
• National Applejack Month
 
• National Caramel Month
 
• National Chili Month
 
• National Cookbook Month

• National Cookie Month
 
• National Country Ham Month
 
• National Dessert Month
 
• National Eat Better; Eat Together Month

• National Farm to School Month
 
• National Kitchen and Bath Month
 
• National Pasta Month
 
• National Pickled Peppers Month

• National Pizza Month
 
• National Popcorn Poppin' Month
 
• National Pork Month
 
• National Pretzel Month

• National Seafood Month
 
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
 
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month
 
• Non-GMO Month

• Squirrel Awareness Month
 
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
 
• UK: Seed Gathering Season

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
Federico Fellini, Italian film director
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• World Pasta Day [World Pasta Congress]
  (Pasta Trivia & Facts  --  Pasta Recipes)

• National Greasy Foods Day

• Sourest Day - celebrating all things sour!

• EU Daylight Saving Time ends (Oct 25, 2020 - begins  last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in Oct)

• St. Crispian, patron of shoemakers, glove makers and lace makers.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1811 Dr. John M. Riggs was born (died Nov 11, 1885). First surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) on Dec 11, 1844 in Hartford, Connecticut.

1905 J.J. McLaughlin Limited is incorporated in Toronto, Canada to produce a new beverage, 'Canada Dry Ginger Ale'. (Ginger Ale Trivia)

1923 Frederick Banting & John Macleod of the University of Toronto win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discovery of the hormone insulin.

1927 Crosby Field of Brooklyn, N.Y. received patents for a 'Cleaning Pad' and a Scrubbing Device' (Brillo Pads). Patent assigned to Brillo Manufacturing Company.

1952 'Jambalaya (On The Bayou)' by Hank Williams was number one on the country music charts.

1955 The first microwave oven (the RL-1) for home use was introduced by the Tappan Stove Company. It cost about $1,200.  (Microwave Oven Trivia)

1961 Chad Smith of the music group 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' was born.

1975 On the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Chuckles the Clown is killed by an Elephant while he is dressed in a peanut suit.

1979 The 12th and final episode of the BBC TV sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' was broadcast. The series takes place in the fictional hotel Fawlty Towers, in the fictional town of Torquay on the 'English Riviera.'

2001 It was reported that the remains of a crocodile that lived 110 million years ago was found in Niger. It could grow up to 40 feet long and weigh more than 8 tons!

2005 The European Court of Justice ruled that feta cheese is a traditional Greek product that deserves protection throughout the European Union's 25-nation block. Non-Greek European feta producers will not be allowed to call their product "feta."
(Feta Cheese Trivia  •   Article & Comments)

2013 The award winning documentary 'Spinning Plates' opened in U.S. theatres. It is about three very unique restaurants and their owners.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What is the most eaten fresh fruit in the world?

2) What was the first ready mix food sold commercially and when was it introduced?

3) All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
· There are about 15,000 'delis' in New York City.
· There are 32,000 supermarkets in the U.S.
· The Chocolate Velvet Cake was created by pastry chef Albert Kumin of the Four Seasons restaurant.
· The one billionth can of Spam was sold.
· McDonald's opens its 100th restaurant.
· Mike Ilitch opened the first 'Little Caesars Pizza'.

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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?

Philadelphia brand cream cheese is one of the oldest American packaged foods; it went on sale in its protective wrapper in 1885.

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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?

One of the most prolific breeds of pig in the world is the Meishan breed from China. They reach puberty at less than 3 months of age, and generally have litters of 15-17 pigs. Many have 2 litters per year.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
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PINEAPPLE
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BEETS
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BROCCOLI:
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BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS
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CAULIFLOWER
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CRANBERRIES
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MUSHROOMS:
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ONIONS
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PARSNIPS
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PUMPKINS
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SWEET POTATOES
and YAMS
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WINTER SQUASH
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DID YOU KNOW?

Pickling has been used to preserve food for almost 5,000 years.

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