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• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Spring Vegetable Salads
Seafood Recipes

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· Recipes for Dips
· Salt Facts & Trivia · Salt Kitchen Tips
· Salt of the Earth

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Carrots with Character
· Asparagus Vinaigrette
· Ginger Lime Carrots
· Louisiana Collard Greens
· Swiss Chard with Raisins
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Spiced Spinach
· Minted Carrot Ribbon Salad
· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SPRING FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Fiddleheads, Spring Delicacies
· 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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March Food Months:

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

MARCH is:

• American Red Cross Month
• Caffeine Awareness Month
  · Caffeine Facts & Trivia
• National Flour Month
  · Flour Trivia  · Flour Kitchen Tips
• National Frozen Food Month
  · Frozen Food Trivia  · Frozen Food Tips
  · What Not to Freeze
• National Kidney Month
• National Noodle Month
  · Pasta & Noodle Recipes
  · Pasta Cooking Tips · Pasta Trivia
• National Nutrition Month
   · Nutrition Articles
   · Healthy Food Choice Videos
• National Peanut Month
  · Peanut Facts & Trivia
  · Peanut Taste Tests
• National Sauce Month
  · Sauce Making  · Sauce Recipes
• Canada: Nutrition Month
• UK: National Veggie Month
  · Vegetable Recipes
  · Vegetable Articles

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DID YOU KNOW?

Mayonnaise is a cold emulsified sauce made with raw egg yolk, oil, lemon juice or vinegar and seasonings. It originated in the mid 18th century in Spain or France (although similar sauces had been made for centuries) and there are several stories of its origin. Mayonnaise in the U.S. must contain at least 65% oil by weight, vinegar and egg or egg yolk. It may contain seasonings but NOT turmeric or saffron because their yellow color might give the impression of added egg yolk.
 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“....the noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.”
E.V. Lucas, 'When Toasters Disagree' (1906)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Chip and Dip Day
• National Melba Toast Day

• World Salt Awareness Week (March 20-26, 2017)
  [World Action on Salt & Health]
• American Chocolate Week (March 19-25, 2017)
  [American Confectioners Association]
• Ag Appreciation Week: March 19-25, 2017
  [Community Agriculture Alliance]
• National Ag Week: March 19-25, 2017
  [Agriculture Council of America] A time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture.
National Poison Prevention Week  (March 19-25, 2017 - 3rd wk March) Established by Congress on September 16, 1961 [PL 87-319]

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1699 John Bartram was born.  American naturalist and explorer, considered 'father of American botany'; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1806 The Lewis and Clark expedition began the journey back to St. Louis from their winter encampment near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.

1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born (died Jan 15, 1915).  American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of 'The Boston Cooking School Cook Book' which became known in future editions as the 'Fannie Farmer Cook Book.'  Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery.  She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.

1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.

1880 John Stevens of Neenah, Wisconsin was issued U.S. patent No. 225,770 for a grain-crushing mill (flour-rolling mill) which could increase flour production by up to 70 percent. (Flour Trivia & Facts)

1896 The New York State Legislature passed Raines Law, which restricted the sale of alcohol on Sundays. However, Manhattan hotels with at least 10 rooms were allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday accompanied by a meal or in hotel bedrooms.  Numerous saloons proceeded to add small furnished rooms and applied for hotel licenses.

1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.  Its original name was the 'Health Kup,' changed to 'Dixie Cup' in 1919.  The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.

1923 Scotland: Cutty Sark Scots Whisky was created by Berry Brothers & Rudd wine and spirit merchants.

1923 'Yes, We Have No Bananas' was written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn.  It was one of the most popular songs of the 1920s.

1965 Astronaut John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard the first Gemini spacecraft flight.

1965 'International House of Pancakes' trademark was registered.

1981 The U.K. bans all animal transport on the Isle of Wight and in southern Hampshire in an attempt to contain a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

2008 Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye's restaurant chain, died.

2012 The movie 'The Hunger Games' premiered today in the U.S.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· March 7-26  Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Texas
· March 16-26, 2017  Collier County Fair - Naples, Florida
· March 18-25, 2017  Colorado Craft Beer Week - Colorado
· March 20-April 16  Nat’l Cherry Blossom Festival - Wash D.C. March 22-26, 2017  Flavor! Napa Valley - Napa, California
· March 23-26  Taste Washington - Seattle, Washington
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This vegetable oil comes from the seeds of a thistle-like plant. Since it does not yellow with age it is useful in making paints, cosmetics and soaps, but it is mainly used in food products. Its flowers are also used to produce a red dye.
Can you name this plant?

2) Part 1. In the late 17th century, what item was the leading cargo (most tonnage) carried to North America from the Caribbean?
  a) sugar  b) salt  c) rum  d) molasses  e) fish

2) Part 2. What was the leading return cargo from North America to the Caribbean?
  a) sugar  b) salt  c) rum  d) molasses  e) fish

3) In the U.S. in 1801 what essential food was four times as expensive as beef on the frontier?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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?

A story is told that the cook to Wilhelm the King of Prussia served donkey's brains à la diplomate to Napoleon III after his defeat and capture at Sedan.

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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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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Asparagus Trivia
· Asparagus Recipes
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Collard Greens Recipes
· Collard Greens Trivia

· Garlic Trivia
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Radish Trivia & Tips
· Rhubarb Trivia
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Melba toast was created by Auguste Escoffier in 1897, and supposedly named by Cesar Ritz of the Savoy (or his wife Marie) in honor of Nellie Melba (stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell), an Australian born opera singer.  Melba toast is very thin, dry, crisp toast.

Zwieback is German for 'twice baked', and refers to a sweetened bread (or rusk) that is sliced and then rebaked or toasted until dry and dry and crisp. The term dates back to the 1890s.
 

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