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Fernand Point, 1941

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FEATURED FOR AUGUST

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Updated: Recipe Contests

Outdoor Grilling Tips

Summer Garden Variety

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn

· 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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August Food Months:

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

AUGUST is:

• Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
  · Kiwi Trivia and Facts
 
• 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
  · Blueberry Trivia
 
• UK: National Fishing Month
  · Fish Trivia & Facts  --  Fish Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Chess pie was popular in colonial America, and is still popular in the southern U.S.  It is a pie with a simple filling of eggs, butter, sugar and lemon juice (and sometimes a small amount of flour). The name could be a corruption of 'cheese pie' (the custard could seem to be cheese). There are similar cheese-less cheese cake recipes.
 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Marry, sir, 'tis an ill cook that cannt lick his own fingers. Therefore he that cannot lick his fingers goes not with me.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) ’Romeo and Juliet’
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Vanilla Custard Day
  (Vanilla Custard Recipe)

• Sweden: Surströmingspremiären, Sour Herring Premiere (Aug 17, 2017 - 3rd Thursday) By ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold.  (Herring Trivia & Facts)

• St. Mammas Day, patron of shepherds.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

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 to Albany. It was the first commercially successful steamboat. Its name was 'North River Steamboat' - frequently (but incorrectly) referred to as the 'Clermont.'

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.

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

· August 4-20, 2017 - Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, Ind.

· August 15-19  172nd Vermont State Fair - Rutland, VT

· August 16-20  Delcambre Shrimp Festival - Louisiana

· August 16-20  46th Montrose Blueberry Festival - Michigan

· August 17-20  Pittston Tomato Festival - Pennsylvania

· August 18-20  Long Beach BBQ Festival - California

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

The world's largest producers of this food product are Turkey, the U.S., Greece, Australia and Iran. It takes over 4 tons of plant substance to produce 1 ton of this food.
Sometimes the plant substance is treated with a lye solution, sometimes with lye and then burning sulfur, and sometimes with sulfur dioxide. Usually there is no chemical treatment at all.  Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians discovered this product by simply observing what happened naturally. Californians observed this same thing in 1873, and started the modern production of this product. Today about half of the world's production comes from California, but the finest comes from Malaga in Spain.
What is this food product?

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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SUMMER RECIPES

Potato Cooking Tips

Pasta Cooking Tips

62 Cole Slaw Recipes

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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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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· 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?

Smelt have fine, delicate flesh and a mild, rich distinctive flavor, with a smell akin to cucumbers. Fresh smelt are generally eaten bones and all -- just breaded (or floured) and fried crisp.

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