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“The duty of a good Cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced.”    Fernand Point, 1941

 

FEATURED FOR APRIL

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Spring Holiday Parties

Stay Warm with Soup Recipes
 

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Spring Lamb Skillet Recipe

· Guacamole Recipes

· Spring Vegetable Saute Recipe

· Spring Nettle Soup Recipe

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto Recipe

· Springtime Rice Recipe

· Springtime Pasta Primavera Recipe

· Swiss Chard Spinach Watercress Salad

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Cole Slaw Recipes

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

· Asparagus Tossed Salad Recipe
 

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April Food Holidays:

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

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
 
• Defeat Diabetes Month
 
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
· Florida Trivia  ·  Tomato 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 Trivia
· A Nut from America
 
• National Soft Pretzel Month
· History of the Pretzel

· Soft Pretzel Recipe  · Pretzel Recipe
 
• National Soyfoods Month
· Soybean Facts & Trivia
 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic.”  Louis Diat (1885-1958)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Amaretto Day (Amaretto Cheesecake)

• Garlic Day (Garlic Trivia  -  Buying & Using Garlic)

  (What Would We Do Without Garlic?)

• National Rice Ball Day (Rice Ball Recipes)

• UK: [Coffee Week] (April 16-22, 2018)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1877 Ole Evinrude was born. He invented the first practical outboard motor in 1909. The idea came to him while rowing a boat to a picnic one day. He decided there must be an easier way to move a small boat on the water.

1882 Charles Darwin Died. Pioneering English naturalist who developed the theory of evolution. His works include 'Origin of Species' and 'The Descent of Man.'

1904 Richard Pough was born. An American ecologist he was the founding president of the Nature Conservancy and helped found the World Wildlife Fund. In 1945, he was one of the first to warn about the dangers of the pesticide DDT to fish and birds.

1933 Jayne Mansfield was born. American beauty contest winner, stage and screen actress. Supposedly the only title she ever turned down was 'Miss Roquefort Cheese,' because she believed it "just didn't sound right."
(Roquefort Cheese Trivia & Facts)

1937 Antonio Carluccio was born. Italian chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. TV show 'Antonio Carluccio's Italian Feasts'
[Website: www.antonio-carluccio.com]

1937 William Morton Wheeler died (born March 19, 1865). American entomologist, a world authority on ants. His books include 'Ants: Their Structure, Development and Behavior' (1910) and 'Social LIfe Among the Insects' (1923).
(See also: Why Not Eat Insects?)

1938 RCA-NBC began broadcasting the first regular TV programs from the Empire State Building for five hours per week.  Very few TV sets existed to receive the programs.

1947 Mark Volman of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.

1968 'Honey' by Bobby Goldsboro is #1 on the charts

1975 Percy L. Julian died. An African American chemist, he worked on synthesizing various compounds from soy beans. One of his creations was a foam fire extinguisher refined from soya protein. (Soybean Trivia)

1995 The Supreme Court ruled that alcohol content could be listed on beer labels, overturning a 1935 law which had prohibited it. (Beer Trivia and Facts)
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 14-21, 2018  Annual World Championship Cow Chip Throw - Beaver, Oklahoma

· April 18-22, 2018  48th Annual Grifton Shad Festival
Grifton, North Carolina

· April 20-21  Suncoast BBQ Bluegrass Bash - Venice, Florida

· April 20-22  San Joaquin Asparagus Festival - Stockton, CA

· April 21, 2018  California Nut Festival - Chico, California

· April 21  Hard-Pressed Cider Fest - Hood River, Oregon

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This black bean sauce enriched with minced pork and beaten eggs was created to be served with lobster.
Name that sauce!

2) This cookie was introduced in 1912. R.D. Blackmore, a British novelist, was the author of a popular book, and the cookie was named for the lead character. Name that cookie!

3) What was Liberty Cabbage?

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
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Garlic is used in cooking in almost every culture and country in the world.
 

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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?

Garlic Mustard (Sisymbrium alliaria) also known as Jack-by-the-Hedge, and 'sauce alone' is a Eurasian weed which combines the taste of garlic and mustard. The young leaves are good in salads and have an strong garlic flavor and odor.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Asparagus Trivia

Asparagus Recipes

Banana Trivia

Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli Trivia

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Peas, Trivia

Pea Recipes

Radish Trivia

Radish Cooking Tips

Rhubarb Trivia

Rhubarb Cooking Tips

Spinach Trivia

Spinach Recipes

Strawberry Trivia

Swiss Chard Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Elephant garlic is actually closely related to the leek, and thought by some to be the wild ancestor of the leek. The bulbs are very large, and can weigh more than 1 pound. They are also much milder than regular garlic, and can be slice raw in salads. Whole cloves can be sauteed in butter and served as an appetizer.

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