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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

EATURED FOR APRIL

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Grilled Ham w/Lemon Orange Glaze

Celebrate Easter with Roasted Lamb

Easter Articles  ---  Easter Recipes

Passover Food and Recipes
 

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Roman Spring Lamb Recipe

· Greek Roast Leg of Lamb

· Roast Leg of Lamb w/Rhubarb Chutney

· Spiral Cut Ham with Asparagus

· Ham with Mango Glaze

· Honey Orange Glazed Ham

· Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

· Roasted Sesame Asparagus

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Heartland Fennel Slaw

· Springtime Pasta Primavera

· Authentic Italian Pasta Primavera

· Amish Rhubarb Cake Recipe

· Crustless Spinach Ricotta Quiche
 

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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:
SEE Detailed APRIL Food Calendar

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
 
• Defeat Diabetes Month
 · Eating Healthy with Diabetes

• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
Fresh tomatoes are harvested from every growing district in Florida in April.
 · Florida Trivia  ·  Tomato Trivia

 · Tomato Tips  ·  Tomato Recipes
 · Tomatoes: Taxes & Taxonomy

• Global Child Nutrition Month
 · Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
 
• National B.L.T. Month
 · Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Trivia
 
• National Garden Month
 
• National Grange Month

• Grilled Cheese Month
 · International Grilled Cheese
 
• 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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DID YOU KNOW?

Pineapples take about 18 months to grow.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“A flute with no holes is not a flute, and a doughnut with no hole is a Danish.”
Cornelius Crane 'Chevy' Chase, comedian, actor.
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• Easter Sunday 2019 (Easter Recipes)

• National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  (Cashew Nut Trivia and Facts)

• St. Bueno's Day, patron against cattle diseases.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

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 FoodReference.com). 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.

1956 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley was number 1 on the music charts.

1959 Alfred Dean caught a record 2,664 pound great white shark with rod and reel off Ceduna, Australia.

1962 The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opened in Seattle, Washington.

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 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The restaurant has since closed down.)

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

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 13-21, 2019  52nd Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival - San Francisco, California

· April 19-21, 2019  9th Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival - Kemah, Texas

· April 20-28, 2019  World's Biggest Fish Fry
Paris, Tennessee

· April 25-28, 2019  42nd Annual Vidalia Onion Festival - Vidalia, Georgia

· April 25-May 5, 2019  100th Apple Blossom Festival
Wenatchee, Washington

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This fruit is a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, and is probably a natural hybrid originating in Jamaica. The fruit has a descriptive name and is about the size of a small grapefruit, but sweeter.
Name this fruit.

2) This food was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s, near Whitman, Massachusetts.  Ruth and her husband owned a small Inn and she came up with the recipe by accident when she had to substitute ingredients in a recipe.
Name this food.

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?

Cashews are native to the Amazon region, and were introduced to India by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Today, India and East Africa are the world's largest producers.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Cashews are native to the Americas, but widely cultivated in  India and Africa since the 16th century. You never see cashews for sale in the shell because between the outer and inner shells covering the nut is an extremely caustic oil. The outer shell must be roasted or burned off with the oil (the smoke is also an irritant). The kernels are then boiled or roasted again, and a second shell is removed.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Pineapple Trivia

Banana Trivia

Strawberry Trivia

ASPARAGUS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CELERY:
  Trivia  --  Tips

COLLARD GREENS:
  Trivia  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PEAS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

SPINACH:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

TURNIPS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

The mango (Mangifera indica) is a tropical Asian tree of the cashew family.  They are now grown extensively throughout the tropics, and are sometimes known as 'the peach of the tropics.'  The spice amchoor is made from dried, ground unripe mangoes.

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