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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

FEATURED FOR MAY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

100 Hamburger Variations

•  Meatloaf Recipes

50 Ground Beef Recipes

Hot Dogs: Favorite Regional Toppings

Bread Recipes

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Coronavirus: Some Questions

• What does the future hold for food fairs, county and state fairs?
• How many movie theaters will survive and will drive-in theaters see a comeback?  What about live theater?
• How many restaurants and bars will we lose? (14% of Minnesota's food service businesses have already closed permanently).
• What will dining spaces look like?
• How will restaurants deal with cleaning of seats, tables, condiment bottles etc. between seatings?
• How will the farmers, food suppliers and others who specialize in servicing the hospitality industry be effected?
• How many cruise lines will survive?
• What changes will we see in schools and colleges?
 

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· White Chili Recipe

· Original Frank's Redhot Wings

· Classic Buffalo Wings Recipe

· Sweet Potato Cooking Tips

· Spicy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

· Sweet Potato Pear Soup Recipe
 

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May Food Holidays:

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

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article

• Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
 
• Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month
 
• Int’l Respect for Chickens Month
 
• National Artisan Gelato Month

• National Barbecue Month
  · Barbecue and Grilling Articles
 
• National Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts

• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts
  · 100 Hamburger Variations

• National Salad Month
  · Salad Recipes
  · Salad Dressing Recipes

• National Salsa Month
  · Salsa Trivia   · Salsa Recipes
 
• National Strawberry Month  
  · Strawberry Trivia

• National Vinegar Month
  · Vinegar History & Manufacture
  · Vinegar Kitchen Tips

• National Tavern Month
 
• World Trade Month

• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring
  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia
  · Asparagus Recipes
 

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.”
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Macaroon Day (Small cookies made from ground almonds, sugar and egg whites, probably originated in Venice in the 14th or 15th century).

• UK: British Tomato Fortnight: May 25-June 7, 2020
  [British Tomato Growers’ Association]
  (Tomato Trivia  ---  Tomato Recipes)

• UK: National BBQ Week (May 25-31, 2020)
  [www.nationalbbqweek.info]
  (BBQ Articles & Recipes -- Barbecue Trivia & Facts)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1744 Richard Lovell Edgeworth died.  An Anglo-Irish inventor, among his many inventions and innovations were a turnip cutter, various improvements in agricultural machines, and a velocipede.

1790 The first U.S. copyright law was signed by George Washington.

1836 The Astor House luxury hotel opened in New York City. Built by John Jacob Astor, it was located on Broadway between Vesey and Barclay Streets.

1864 Frederick Walton of London, England was granted patent 3,210 for Linoleum. (U.S. patent 87,227 granted Feb 23, 1869).

1880 Hippolyte Mege Mouries died (born Oct 24, 1817).  A French scientist, he invented margarine (French patent No. 86489) and also received patents for canned meat, sugar extraction and others.
(Margarine Trivia & Facts)

1884 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for 'flaked cereal' (corn flakes).  It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially.

1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
(Worcestershire Sauce Trivia)

1910 Elizabeth Blackwell died (born Feb 3, 1821). First woman to receive an M.D. degree from a U.S. medical school (1849).

1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of 'Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit.'  She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.

1980 Cook's magazine begins publication.  Christopher Kimball is the publisher.

1983 Jack Dempsey died.  Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926.  He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

2003 The Concorde supersonic airliner made its final scheduled return trip from New York to Paris as Air France took the Concorde out of service.

2020 Coronavirus:  Some states see a rise in new cases after reopening;  U.S. Coronavirus cases more than 1,816,820 with over 105,555 deaths;  Global cases more than 6,160,295 with over 371,005 deaths.
• List of coronavirus cases by U.S. State:
  www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
• List of Coronavirus cases by Country:
  www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many Festivals, Fairs and Conferences have been Postponed or Canceled.  Please check the events website for the latest updates.
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This is one of the oldest cultivated flowering plants. The flowers are edible, with a taste reminiscent of grapes and mint. It has been cultivated for so long that its origin is unknown. Some of the other names for the cultivated flower are ladies-delight, stepmother's flower. The wild forms are also known as johnny-jump-up and love-in-idleness. Name this flower.

2) A spice made from dried, ground, sour black cherry pits, used in the Middle East (Greece, Turkey, Syria). It has a highly fragrant nutty, bittersweet, sour taste.
What is this seasoning called?

Click here for the 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?

Cheese was popular in ancient Greece and Rome, but fresh milk and butter were not.  This was probably due to the fact that olive oil was available in the Mediterranean area, where the climate would have spoiled milk and butter quickly.

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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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Food Emergency
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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Celeriac is a variety of celery cultivated for it's knoby, globular root which has a celery-like flavor. It is also known as Celery Knob, Turnip Rooted Celery, and Celery Root. It can be eaten raw in salads, and anything you can do with a turnip, you can do with celeriac.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

APRICOTS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MANGO
  Trivia  ---  Tips

STRAWBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

RHUBARB  -  Trivia

SPINACH
  Recipes  --  Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cilantro is believed to have been one of the earliest plantings in North America, where the cilantro leaves, rather than the seed, became more popular. Today, it is cultivated in the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe, Mexico and the U.S.

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