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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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March Food Holidays:

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

MARCH is:

• American Red Cross Month (Annual Presidential Proclamation since 1943)

• Caffeine Awareness Month
  · Caffeine Facts

• National Flour Month
  · Flour Facts and Trivia
  · Flour Kitchen Tips

• National Frozen Food Month
  · Frozen Food Facts & Trivia
  · Frozen Food Tips
  · What Not to Freeze

• National Kidney Month

• National Noodle Month
  · Pasta & Noodle Recipes
  · Noodle Trivia

• U.S. National Nutrition Month
• Canada: Nutrition Month
  · Nutrition Articles

• National Peanut Month
  · Peanut Facts & Trivia
  · Peanut Taste Tests

• National Sauce Month
  · Sauce Recipes
  · Sauce Making Articles
  · Sauce Quotes

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DID YOU KNOW?

The flesh of the camel is dry and hard, but not unpalatable.  Heliogabalus (3rd c Roman Emperor) had camels' flesh and camels' feet served up at his banquets.
     In Barbary, the tongues are salted and smoked for exportation to Italy and other countries, and they form a very good dish. The flesh is little exteemed by the Tartars, but they use the hump cut into slices, which, dissolved in tea, serves the purpose of butter.
 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Some circumstantial evidence is very strong as when you find a trout in the milk.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Mulled Wine Day
  (Mulled Wine with Citrus Recipe)

• Irish Whiskey Day (3/3 each year - Irish whiskey is triple distilled and aged at least 3 years).
  (Irish Whiskey Article)

• Canadian Bacon Day (Canadian Bacon Facts)

• National Cold Cuts Day

• UK: [British Pie Week] (March 1-7, 2021)
  (Pie Recipes  ---  Pie Trivia  ---  Pie Quotes)

• UK: [Fairtrade Fortnight] (Feb 22-March 7, 2021) Celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1634 March 3 or 4: Samuel Cole supposedly opened the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.

1709 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf was born. A German chemist, in 1747 he extracted sugar from the sugar beet and determined it was identical to cane sugar. It wasn't until 1802 that the first beet sugar refinery would be built.
(Beet Trivia  --  Beet Recipes  --  Beet Quotes)

1831 George M. Pullman was born (died Oct 19, 1897).  American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car for railroads.

1845 Florida becomes the 27th state.
(Florida Food Trivia & Facts)

1847 Alexander Graham Bell was born (died Aug 2, 1922). Scottish-American inventor of the telephone.

1849 Congress creates the Minnesota Territory.
(Minnesota Food Trivia and Facts)

1855 Congress authorized $30,000 to purchase dromedaries (camels) for the military to use in the Southwest. (Camel Trivia & Facts)

1879 Elmer McCollum was born. He was a chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.

1879 Congress establishes United States Geological Survey for the "classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and products of the national domain".

1881 Congress passes a new Trademark Act, targeting trademarks used in interstate commerce.

1887 The U.S. Congress passes the Fisheries Retaliation Act, banning Canadian vessels from US waters; stopped imports of Canadian fish.

1901 The National Bureau of Standards (NBS) was chartered by the U.S. Congress (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST).

1903 The Manitoba Grain Growers' Association is founded.

1923 The first issue of ‘Time’ the weekly newsmagazine was published.

1931 Cab Calloway recorded 'Minnie the Moocher' which became the bandleader's theme song.

1937 The first annual meeting of the General Wildlife Foundation, becoming the National Wildlife Federation in 1938.

1939 The college fad of swallowing Live Goldfish supposedly began on the campus of Harvard University today.

1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of 'Rum and Coca Cola' hit #1 on the popular music charts.

1971 Tyler Florence (Kevin Tyler Florence) was born. American celebrity chef, cookbook author and cooking show host. (Food 911; Tyler's Ultimate; The Great Food Truck Race; etc)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In the 1930s, Admiral Byrd took 2 1/2 tons of this candy to the South Pole - almost a pound a week for each of his men during their two year stay in the Antarctic.  What was this candy?

2) Have you ever noticed some food labels with a circle with the letter 'U' inside? It means the food is Kosher, and the 'U' stands for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, and it is their seal of approval, meaning that the manufacturing procedures have been inspected and approved by rabbis.
The question: What was the first national brand name food to carry this seal of approval?

Click Here for Quiz Answers
 

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Read an article about Chef James and the FoodReference.com website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article
 

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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?

During the 1930s, almost 1/3 of the recipes for salads in the average cookbook were for gelatin or Jell-O salads!

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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?

Early Spanish explorers found Red Pepper pods in the Caribbean while looking for true pepper berries. In innocent confusion or perhaps to save face, the Spaniards named their discovery 'pepper.' There is no relationship between the capsicum pods and the true pepper berries, but the misnomer 'pepper' has stuck.
 

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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
 Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SWEET POTATOES
and YAMS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

WINTER SQUASH
  Recipes  --  Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fats, one of three basic types of fat that the body derives from food. (Saturated fat and monounsaturated fat are the others.) All polyunsaturated fats, including the omega-3s, are increasingly recognized as important to human health. However, the body cannot produce them on its own. For this reason, omega-3s must be obtained from food sources like fish, thus making these fats 'essential.'

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