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Souchong is a high quality grade of black China tea, and Lapsang Souchong is a distinctively smoky flavored version of Souchong.

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• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Bacon Month
  · Bacon Facts & Trivia
  · Bacon Cooking Tips
  · Bacon: the Next Health Craze?
• Defeat Diabetes Month
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  · Florida Facts & Trivia
  · Tomato Facts & Trivia
  · Tomato Kitchen Tips
  · Tomato Recipes
  · Tomatoes and Taxes
• Global Child Nutrition Month
  · Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
• National B.L.T. Month
• National Garden Month
• National Grange Month
• Grilled Cheese Month
  · International Grilled Cheese Recipes
• National Pecan Month
  · Pecan Facts & Trivia
  · A Nut from America
• National Soft Pretzel Month
  · History of the Pretzel
  · Soft Pretzel Recipe
  · Another Pretzel Recipe
• National Soyfoods Month
  · Soybean Facts & Trivia

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?”
Billy Connolly, comedian.

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
• St. Bueno's Day, patron against cattle diseases


On this day in:

1838 John Muir was born. Muir was a naturalist who was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California in 1890.

1910 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Died. American author, pen name Mark Twain, who wrote ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ etc. There are many quotes and descriptions about food and dining in his works (and on An example is:  "A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die." (From 'A Tramp Abroad').

1930 Donald J. Tyson was born (died Jan 6, 2011).  President and CEO of Tyson Foods, he built his fathers Arkansas chicken feed and hatchery business into one of the largest producers of chicken, beef and pork in the world.

1962 The Top Of The Needle restaurant in the Seattle, Washington Space Needle, was officially opened. It was the second revolving restaurant in the U.S. It seats 260 and rotates completely once every hour. (The world's first revolving restaurant was the La Ronde Restaurant built in 1961 atop the Ala Moana building fronting the Ala Moana shopping center. The restaurant has since closed down.)

1963 The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club.


· April 22, 2015  Earth Day - Worldwide
· April 22-24  16th Annual Worlds of Flavor - Napa Valley, CA
· April 24  11th Annual Bay View Winefest - Milwaukee, Wisc.
· April 24-26 Chicken Fried Steak Festival - Lamesa, Texas
· April 25-26  3rd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo - NY, NY


Apricot Tips     • Mango Tips     • Berry Tips
Broccoli Recipes   • Broccoli Cooking Tips
Cabbage Recipes     • Cabbage Cooking Tips
Green Bean Recipes     • Green Bean Tips
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Rhubarb Cooking Tips
Spinach Recipes     • Spinach Cooking Tips

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In 1947 Jeno Paulucci rented a quonset hut in Grand Rapids Minnesota that had been used as a rutabaga cannery. He set up a hydroponic garden, and started packing a product in cans. Within weeks he was selling 300 cases a day of this ethnic food product.
What is the name of his company, what did he grow in the hydroponic garden, and what was the ethnic food he canned?

2) All of the following events took place during the same year, what year was it?
* French prime minister Pierre Mendes-France urges his countrymen to drink more milk and less wine.
* Duncan Hines makes his first trip to Europe. On his return he states that American food is better than European food.
* Trix breakfast cereal is introduced - it is (46.6% sugar).
* Butterball turkey are introduced.
* M&M Chocolate Covered Peanuts are introduced.
* Carnation introduces instant nonfat dry milk.
* The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida
* The first Wimpy's hamburger bar opens in London.

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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Sorghum is a member of the grass family has been grown in India for about 4,000 years, and has been a major crop in Africa for even longer.  It was also used as a staple food in China thousands of years before rice.  Today the largest sorghum producers are the U.S., China and India.  Sorghum is used as a feed grain, in porridges, unleavened bread and beverages.

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"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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Smelt are any of about a dozen species of small (under 15 inches) silvery, oily fish in the Osmeridae family related to trout and salmon.  They are found in cold northern waters, in the Atlantic, Pacific and most of the world's seas.  Smelt are characterized by a slender body and a small adipose (fleshy) fin on the dorsal surface of the body.  Smelt are mostly anadromous (migrating from saltwater to fresh water to spawn) but there are also marine and freshwater members.

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