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Fernand Point, 1941

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• Updated: Recipe Contests

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn

· Fried Green Tomatoes

· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes

· Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant

· Vidalia Onion Pie

· Green Bean, Apple & Peppers Salad

· Cucumber Salads

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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September Food Holidays:

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

SEPTEMBER is:

• All-American/Better Breakfast Month
  · Breakfast Recipes
 
• California Wine Month
  · North American Wine Articles
 
• Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
 
• Family Meals Month
 
• Fruit & Veggies: More Matters Month
  · Vegetable Recipes
 
• Hunger Action Month
  · Global Food Scarcity
 
• National Biscuit Month
  · Short History of Biscuits
 
• National Bourbon Heritage Month
  · Bourbon Trivia & Facts
 
• National Chicken Month
  · Chicken Trivia  --  Chicken Recipes
 
• National Cholesterol Education Month
 
• National Food Safety Month
  · Food Safety Articles
 
• National Hazelnut Month
  · Hazelnut Trivia & Facts
 
• National Honey Month
  · Honey Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mushroom Month
  · Mushroom Trivia  --  Recipes
 
• National Papaya Month (also June)
  · Papaya Trivia & Facts
 
• National Potato Month
  · Potato Trivia  --  Potato Recipes
 
• National Rice Month
  · Rice Trivia  --  Rice Recipes
 
• Organic Harvest Month
  · Organic Food Articles

• Wild Rice Month

• Whole Grains Month

• UK: National Fishing Month

• UK: Seed Gathering Season

• UK: Sourdough September

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DID YOU KNOW?

Kool-Aid was developed by Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska from a concentrated liquid drink mix he had been producing. Problems with breakage and expensive shipping led him to develop the powdered mix in 1927. He sold the packages of 'Kool Ade' for 10 cents. The name was later changed to 'Kool-Aid.'

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The British Empire was created as a by-product of generations of desperate Englishmen roaming the world in search of a decent meal.”  Bill Marsano
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  (Butterscotch Pudding Recipe)

• National Farm Safety & Health Week (Sept 17-23, 2017) [Nat'l Education Ctr for Agricultural Safety]

• Canada: National Organic Week (Sept 16-24, 2017) The largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across Canada.

• UK: National Cupcake Week (Sept 18-24, 2017)
  (Cupcake Trivia  --  Cupcake Recipes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1783 The Montgolfier brothers successfully sent up some live animals in a hot air balloon, including a sheep and a rooster.

1839 George Cadbury was born. He took over his father's chocolate business and built it into a major chocolate manufacturer. (Chocolate Trivia & Facts)

1851 William Lever was born (died May 7, 1925). British manufacturer who founded Lever Brothers soap company with his brother James. Lever was one of the first to produce soap from vegetable oils rather than tallow.

1876 Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.

1911 English author William Golding was born. His first novel was 'Lord of the Flies' (1954).

1941 Mama Cass Elliot, singer (The Mamas and the Papas) was born. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich in 1974 is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1949 Lesley Hornsby, aka 'Twiggy' was born. Not exactly a poster girl for French Haute Cuisine!

1959 Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev is told he cannot visit Disneyland. Krushchev was indignant. The reason given was security concerns. Can you picture Krushchev cavorting with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse?

1960 Mario Batali was born. American chef, author, restaurateur. (Website: mariobatali.com/)

1960 'The Twist' by Chubby Checker reached Number 1 on the charts. Great music to exercise to.

1975 The first episode of 'Fawlty Towers' premiered. A BBC TV comedy series set in a fictional hotel.

1995 Orville Redenbacher died. Founder of gourmet popcorn company. (Popcorn Trivia & Facts)

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· September 14-24  Oklahoma State Fair - Oklahoma City, OK

· Sept 18-23 - 61st Polish Festival - Wilmington, Delaware

· Sept 20-24 - 76th Sugar Cane Festival - New Iberia, LA

· September 21-24, 2017  Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair - Grass Valley, California

· September 21-24  98th Annual Durham Fair - Connecticut

· September 21-24, 2017  28th Annual World Chicken Festival - London, Kentucky

· Sept 23-24  Texas Hot Sauce Festival - Houston, Texas

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) How many pounds did the first gasoline powered tractor weigh?

2) Each saffron crocus flower has 3 stigmas. How many flowers does it take to make a pound of saffron?

3) How many dill seeds does it take to make one ounce?

4) How much does a whole Brazil nut shell weigh as it comes off the tree?

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
 

TOP

SUMMER RECIPES

Brisket & Flank Steak

Potato Cooking Tips

62 Cole Slaw Recipes

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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 SUMMER

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Beet Cooking Tips
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

A Betty is a baked dessert dating to Colonial America.  It is a baked pudding made with layers of spiced sweetened fruit (usually apples) and buttered bread crumbs. Apple Brown Betty is made with brown sugar and sliced apples.

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