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FEATURED FOR SEPTEMBER

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes
Tailgating & Sports Parties

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· Coffee Trivia  --  Coffee Brewing Tips
· Chewing Gum Trivia & Facts
· Bison (American Buffalo) Trivia & Facts
· British Cookery Articles

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SUMMER RECIPES

· Green Bean Saute Recipe
· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla
· Grilled Eggplant with Gruyère
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Mushrooms with Herbs
· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes
· Baked Sweet Peppers
· Zucchini Boats

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SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Bell Pepper Facts & Uses
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Leafy Greens Articles
· Mushroom History & Folklore
· Tomatoes: Heirlooms & Recipes
· Apricot History & Description
· History of Strawberries
More Vegetable Articles
More Fruit Articles

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September Food Months:

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

SEPTEMBER is:

• Better Breakfast Month
• California Wine Month
• Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
• Family Meals Month
• Food Allergy Awareness Month
• Fruit & Veggies: More Matters Month
• Hunger Action Month
• National Biscuit Month
• National Bourbon Heritage Month
• National Chicken Month
• National Cholesterol Education Month
• National Food Safety Month
• National Hazelnut Month
• National Honey Month
• National Mushroom Month
• National Papaya Month (also June)
• National Potato Month
• National Rice Month
• Organic Harvest Month
• Wild Rice Month
• Whole Grains Month
• UK: Seed Gathering Season
• UK: Sourdough September

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DID YOU KNOW?

Mother of Vinegar is the stringy, slimy substance composed of yeast cells and various bacteria that forms on the surface of fermenting liquids, turning it into vinegar. It is removed once the process is completed. After opening a bottle of vinegar, you may notice mother beginning to form. It is not harmful or spoiled. Filter it out and use it to make your own vinegar from wine or cider.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Never rub another man's rhubarb.”
Jack Nicholson as The Joker (‘Batman’ 1989)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• Buffalo Round-Up (Sept 30, 2016)
  [Custer State Park, South Dakota]
• UK: World's Biggest Coffee Morning (Sept 30, 2016)
  [Macmillan Cancer Support]
• National Mulled Cider Day
• Chewing Gum Day (See 1861 below)
• St. Jerome, patron of librarians and students.

• UK: Red Squirrel Week (Sept 24-Oct 2, 2016)
  [The Wildlife Trusts]
• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 17 - Oct 2, 2016)
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2016)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1861 William Wrigley, Jr. was born. William Wrigley Jr. started out as a traveling salesman at the age of 13, selling soap for his father's company. He had a series of sales jobs, one which gave chewing gum as a premium. Customers liked the gum better than the product, so he was soon marketing his own gum, Juicy Fruit in 1893, and later that year Wrigley's Spearmint. He was an advertising genius, and his company became one of the largest advertisers in the U.S., and the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.

1887 Livestock market opens in South St. Paul and sells 363 cattle on its first day.

1958 Walter Frederick Morrison of La Puente, California was granted U.S. Design Patent No. 183,626 for a plastic 'Flying Toy' which he sold under the name 'Pluto Platter' - this was the basic design for the 'Frisbee.' The pie tins of the Frisbie Pie Company in Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee.

1960 The last episode of 'The Howdy Doody Show' airs on NBC.

1962 The United Farm Workers union is founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.

1982 The TV sitcom 'Cheers' debuted. The long running series (1982-1993) was set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts.

1997 Hooters Restaurants agreed to pay $3.8 million in damages to settle a class action lawsuit alleging discriminatory hiring practices because they would not hire males to wait tables.

2004 California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that bans the production and sale of foie gras beginning in 2012.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· Sept 28-October 1  Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, Texas
· Sept 29-October 9  Tulsa State Fair - Tulsa, Oklahoma
· Sept 30-Oct 2  Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival - Florida
· Sept 30-Oct 9  International Sandsculpting Championship
Virginia Beach, Virginia
· October 2  Long Island Potato Festival - Calverton, New York
· October 1-2  Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival - Elk Grove, Calif
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What was the first movie to show a toilet flushing?
Hint: The character who flushed it was Marion Crane.

2) Shark attacks kill fewer then 20 people each year. 
How many sharks are killed by humans each year?

3) The reddish orange flesh of this tropical plant root has been used in cooking since 600 B.C. It is native to the Orient and now can be found in India and the Caribbean. It was used in biblical times as a perfume but now it is commonly used to flavor and color food. The root is typically boiled or steamed and then dried and ground into a powder. 
Name this plant.

4) The Mango is the most popular fruit world wide, but do you know what fruit is grown on more acreage than any other?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions
 

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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?

The National Bison Association encourages the name ’Bison’ to differentiate the American buffalo from the Asian Water buffalo and African Cape buffalo. The American buffalo is not a true buffalo. Its scientific name is bison and it belongs to the bovine family along with domestic cattle.

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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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Click Here for
Food Emergency
Websites, Phone #s,
E-mails, etc.

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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

· Bell Pepper Trivia
· Corn Trivia
· Corn Recipes
· Cucumber Trivia
· Eggplant Trivia
· Eggplant Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Green Bean Trivia
· Fresh Bean Recipes
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Peas Trivia
· Pea Recipes
· Tomato Trivia
· Tomato Recipes
· Apricot Trivia
· Blackberry Trivia
· Kiwifruit Trivia
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Mustard greens are the most pungent of the cooking greens and lend a peppery flavor to food. They originated in the Himalayan region of India more than 5,000 years ago. Like many other cooking greens, mustard can be found in many Chinese, African-American, and southern dishes. Brassica juncea, the mustard plant, is characterized by it’s crumpled or flat leaves that may have scalloped, frilled or lacey edges. In addition, this plant produces the brown seeds that are used to make Dijon mustard.
     Mustard greens are an excellent source of both vitamins A and C and contain several other vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and protein.
 

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