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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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September Food Holidays:

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

SEPTEMBER is:

Better Breakfast Month
All-American Breakfast Month

California Wine Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Family Meals Month

Hunger Action Month: A nationwide campaign to raise awareness about hunger in America and inspire action.

National Biscuit Month

National Bourbon Heritage Month
  'America’s Native Spirit'

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National Food Safety Month

National Fruit & Veggies Month

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National Honey Month

National Mushroom Month

National Papaya Month (also June)

National Potato Month

National Rice Month

Organic Harvest Month: Organic September (observed in many countries)

Whole Grains Month

Grains of the Month: Rice & Wild Rice

UK: Seed Gathering Season
  (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2023)

UK: Sourdough September
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

It has been estimated that about 1/3 of the tap water used for drinking in North America is used to brew coffee.
 

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

On the perfect cup of coffee: "Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love."
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Coffee Day - Get Free or discount coffee at many donut and fast food chains.  (Coffee Trivia)
  (History of Coffee  --  Coffee Quotes)

Biscotti Day (Biscotti Recipes)

St. Michael's Day, patron of grocers and bakers. (Also called Goose Day in some locations - "If you eat goose on Michaelmas Day, you will never want money all the year round.")

UK: World's Biggest Coffee Morning (Sept 29, 2023)
  [Macmillan Cancer Support]

Buffalo Round-Up (Sept 28-30, 2023)
  [Custer State Park, South Dakota]
  (American Buffalo Facts & Trivia)

Maine Lobster Week (Sept 24-30, 2023)
  [Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative]
  (Lobster Trivia  ---  Lobster Recipes)

UK: [British Food Fortnight] (Sept 16-Oct 1, 2023)

UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2023)
[The Tree Council]  Gather seeds, fruits and nuts which can be nurtured to grow the trees of the future.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1819 The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands began when two New England ships, the Equator and the Balena, became the first whaling ships to arrive.

1860 Chapin Aaron Harris died. He was cofounder of the first dental school in the world, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. (Teeth Trivia)

1898 After a close vote on a Canadian national referendum on the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, the government takes no action (278,380 for, 264,693 against).

1916 The New York Times reports that John D. Rockefeller's is the world's first billionaire.

1962 'My Fair Lady' closed on Broadway after 6 years and 2,717 performances.

1962 'Sherry' by the Four Seasons was number one on the music charts.

1964 St. Paul, Minnesota gets its first McDonald's Restaurant.  Burgers are 15 cents each.
(McDonald’s Trivia & Facts  --  Minnesota Food Trivia)

1967 Gladys Knight and the Pips released 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine.'

1976 The TV show 'Alice' debuted. Most of the action took place in Mel’s Diner.

1976 Shooting at a soda bottle at his 41st birthday party, Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shoots his bass player, Norman Owens (he makes a full recovery).

1978 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' by Taste Of Honey is #1 on the charts.

1989 August A. Busch Jr. ('Gussie') died (born March 28, 1899). Grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 'Gussie' was company chairman from 1946-1975, and he built the company into the largest brewery in world.

2002 Cuban officials announced that the country had struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness show.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of the following events took place in the same year.  What year is it?
In West Virginia drivers may now keep their roadkill and cook it for dinner, as long as you report it.
Smoking is banned in California restaurants and bars.
Bill Gates was hit with a cream pie in Brussels.
The 3,000 room Bellagio Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2) These plants are tropical vines of the Lily family, native to the Americas. An extract from the roots was once used as a treatment for rheumatism, boils and mercury poisoning. It is now used to flavor and mask the taste of medicines. It was and still is used to flavor certain carbonated beverages.
Name this plant and extract.

3) What Portuguese wine is made from the grape varieties of Malmsey, Bual, Verdelho and Sercial, and has a longer shelf life than any other wine?

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.
Barbara Saba, my sister, who taught me how to dance.
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?

In medieval England blackberries were considered unfit to eat after Michaelmas (September 29) as it was believed the Devil spat or urinated on them after that.

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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?

Des Plaines, Illinois is home to Ray Kroc's first McDonald's restuarant (1955).  He signed a franchise agreement with Dick and Mac McDonald, who had opened their restaurant in 1948 in San Bernardino, California.
 

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  Tips  ---  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
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CAULIFLOWER - Tips
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

COLLARD GREENS
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CRANBERRIES
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KALE - Trivia
  Tips  ---  Recipes

PARSNIPS - Trivia
  Tips  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS - Trivia
  Recipes

RUTABAGAS - Trivia
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SWEET POTATOES and YAMS - Trivia
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SWISS CHARD
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TURNIPS - Trivia
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WINTER SQUASH
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DID YOU KNOW?

Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee.
 

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