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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 AUGUST

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Summer, License to Chill

Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Favorite Summer Salad Recipes

On The Road Picnic Tips & Recipes

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Guacamole Recipes

· Carrots with Lemon Dill Butter

· Corn with Kick’n Hot Sauce

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Green Beans with Glazed Onions

· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Creole Zucchini Recipe

· Summer Harvest Steak Salad

· Summer Minestrone Soup

· Summer Vegetable Stew Recipe

· Chicken Salad Recipes

· Black Pepper Sirloin w/Horseradish

· Mexican Style Beer Can Chicken

· Pulled Pork, Root Beer BBQ Sauce
 

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August Food Holidays:

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

AUGUST is:

• Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
  (Kiwi Trivia)
 
• Maine Lobster Month
  (Lobster Trivia   --   Lobster Recipes)
 
• National Catfish Month
  (Catfish Trivia  --  Catfish Recipes)
 
• National Goat Cheese Month
  (Cheese Trivia & Facts)
 
• National Panini Month
 
• National Peach Month
  (Peach Trivia & Facts)
 
• National Sandwich Month
  (Sandwich Trivia  --  Sandwich Recipes)
 
• National Water Quality Month
  (Water Trivia & Facts)
 
• Canada: National Blueberry Month
  (July in the U.S.)    (Blueberry Trivia)
 
• UK National Fishing Month
  (Fish Trivia & Facts  --  Fish Recipes)
 

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they spend on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.”
Will Rogers (1879-1935)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Vanilla Custard Day
  (Vanilla Custard Recipe)

• St. Mammas Day, patron of shepherds.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1786 Davy Crockett was born (killed at the Alamo, March 6, 1836). Legendary American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician - 'King of the Wild Frontier'

1807 Robert Fulton's first steamboat left on its inaugural voyage, from New York City to Albany (150 miles in 32 hours).  It was the first commercially successful steamboat. Its name was 'North River Steamboat' - frequently (but incorrectly) referred to as the 'Clermont.'  (corrected from Aug 7).

1835 Solymon Merrick, of Springfield, Massachusetts, received a patent for a 'Wrench'.

1896 Yukon Gold like Cheese Sandwiches:  George Washington Carmack registered gold claims for Rabbit Creek (Bonanza Creek), where he and three others had discovered gold the day before (Aug 16).  According to Carmack, the gold veins were "thick between the flaky slabs, like cheese sandwiches."

1925 John Hawkes was born.  American avant-garde novelist, author of ‘Blood Oranges’, ‘The Lime Twig’, ‘The Goose on the Grave’, etc.

1947 Gary Talley of the music group 'The Box Tops' was born.

1986 A bronze statue of a pig was dedicated at Seattle's Pike Place Market. (Pig Trivia & Facts)

2003 After a 14 year moratorium, Iceland resumed whale hunting for Minke whales, in the name of scientific research.'
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· July 23-August 17  NYC Restaurant Week - NY, NY

· August 3-19  Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, Ind.

· August 9-19  Illinois State Fair - Springfield, Illinois

· August 9-19  Iowa State Fair - Des Moines, Iowa

· August 14-18, 2018 - 173rd Vermont State Fair
Rutland, Vermont

· August 16-19 - 108th Annual Fisherman’s Feast
Boston, Massachusetts

· August 16-19, 2018  Annual Pittston Tomato Festival - Pittston, Pennsylvania

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What is the difference between 'Cajun' and 'Creole'?

2) This Italian skim milk cheese dates back to at least the 13th century and may date even to the 11th century. It is made only from April 1 through November 11 each year with milk from cows that have been feeding on fresh pasture. Most of the cream is skimmed from the milk which is then cooked in copper containers, pressed in cheesecloth lined molds, salted in brine and then allowed to mature.
Name this cheese.

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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?

Vanilla was used by the Aztecs to flavor chocolate, and they introduced the Spanish explorers to both.

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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?

Bread, Marmalade, Vanilla Fudge, Vanilla Ice, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tuna and Humble Pie are all names of both foods and music groups.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

Apple Tips & Trivia

Banana Trivia

Mango Tips

Melon Tips & Trivia

Peach Tips

Strawberry Trivia

Beet Trivia

Beet Cooking Tips

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Celery Cooking Tips

Collard Green Tips

Corn Trivia & Facts

Corn Recipes

Corn Cooking Tips

Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant Tips

Green Bean Recipes

Green Bean Tips

Okra Recipes

Okra Trivia & Facts

Tomato Recipes

Tomato Tips

Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

Only tom turkeys gobble. Hen turkeys make a clicking noise.

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