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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

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FEATURED FOR JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
BBQ Season Etiquette
Summer Salads Part III

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn
· Fresh Corn Saute
· Fried Green Tomatoes
· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes
· Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant
· Vidalia Onion Pie
·  Green Bean, Apple & Peppers Salad
· Cucumber Salads
· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Blueberry Facts & Recipes
· For Whom the Bell (Pepper) Tolls
· Lettuce & Leafy Greens Articles
· Apricots, Facts & Usage
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Peas in a Pod
· Avocado Season in California

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June Food Months:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia and Facts

• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts

• Men’s Health Month

• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts

• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles  --  Milk Trivia

• National Dairy Alternative Month

• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  · Fruit Articles

  · Vegetable Articles & Recipes

• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts

• National Mango Month
  · Mango Trivia & Facts

• National Papaya Month ?
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts

• National Soul Food Month

• National Steakhouse Month

• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia and Facts

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DID YOU KNOW?

• It takes about 78 pecans for one pecan pie.
• It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.
• It would take a line of over 10 billion pecans to reach the moon!
• It would take about 144 million pecans to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Sometimes I pray to Cod for the veal-power to stop playing with my food words, but I fear it's too bread into me. For all I know, the wurst may be yet to come.”  Mark Morton (Gastronomica, Fall 2006)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Pecan Sandy Day (Pecan Trivia & Facts)

• UK: National Picnic Week (June 16-25, 2017)

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1626 A large Codfish, split open at a Cambridge market, is found to contain a copy of a book of religious treatises by John Frith.
(Codfish Trivia and Facts)

1810 The Pacific Fur Company was founded by John Jacob Astor. (See also John Jacob Astor IV)

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes of Wisconsin patented a mechanical writing machine, called a type-writer. It was as large as a desk, made of black walnut and had black and white keys. He signed a deal with the Remington Arms company for its manufacture in 1873. It was Remington who turned it into a more practical machine.

1894 Alfred Charles Kinsey born. Alfred Charles Kinsey is famous for the two books his Institute for Sex Research published, ‘Sexual Behavior in the Human Male’ (1948) and ‘Sexual Behavior of the Human Female’ (1953). However, he was also a world authority on the taxonomy of gall wasps, and author of 'Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America' (1943).

1933 'The Breakfast Club' radio show, hosted by Don McNeill, debuted on the NBC Blue network and aired until December 27, 1968. One of the longest running radio shows in history.

1935 Marineland (originally named 'Marine Studios') opened near St. Augustine, Florida. Sometimes called 'The World's First Oceanarium,' more than 20,000 people showed up for its grand opening.

1964 Arthur Melin of the Wham-O company (of Frisbee fame) patented the hula-hoop. Great exercise.

1969 Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1982 A record low temperature of -117 F was recorded at the South Pole

1993 John Wayne Bobbitt does not appreciate his wife Lorena's expertise with a kitchen knife.

2005 The Lucky Pierrot restaurant chain in northern Japan began serving deep fried Whale Burgers, made with minke whale meat.  The meat is from whales that Japan kills for "research purposes" and then sells the meat. The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1986. Japan has said it will double its annual "research cull" of minke whales to 935 for 2005.

2016 The United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. The "Leave" side received 51.9% of the vote, while the "Remain" side received 48.1%

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 22-24, 2017  London Strawberry Festival - Ohio

· June 22-25, 2017  Luling Watermelon Thump - Texas

· June 23-24, 2017  Annual PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race - Emerson, Arkansas

· June 23-25, 2017  Henderson Sauerkraut Days - Minnesota

· June 24  Maine Whoopie Pie Festival - Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

· June 24-25, 2017  25th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington D.C.

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) How many days does it take for a turkey egg to hatch?

2) How many pounds of celery are grown in the U.S. each year?

3) What percentage of Americans say they eat ice cream in the bathtub?

4) What percentage of the Florida orange crop is used to make orange juice?

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
 

TOP

SUMMER RECIPES

Salad Dressings

Cobblers, Grunts, Dowdys & Duffs

Crunchy Snack Mixes

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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

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Beet Trivia & Facts
· Beet Cooking Tips
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Peppercorns grow on a vine supported by a stake or host tree. A pepper vine can grow to lengths of 100 feet. The plant requires three years to mature and produce peppercorns, but the vines will continue to be fruitful for years.

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