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FEATURED FOR MAY

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes
Summer Food Ideas & Recipes

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· Escargot Trivia & Facts
· Pickle Trivia and Facts
· Pickle & Pickling Recipes

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SPRING RECIPES

· Red Cabbage with Green Apples
· Amish Onion Pie Recipe
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Rich Spinach Gratin Recipe
· Spinach Pies
· Broccoli & Green Beans with Ginger
· Orange Scented Broccoli Recipe
· Rhubarb Meringue Pie Recipe
· Pineapple & Mango Pie Recipe
· Strawberry Pie Recipe

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SPRING FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Broccoli History& Uses
· Leafy Greens Articles
· Mushroom History & Folklore
· Rhubarb Description & Uses
· Apricot History & Description
· Melon Varieties and Uses
· History of Strawberries

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May Food Months:

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

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article
• Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month
• Int’l Respect for Chickens Month
• National Artisan Gelato Month
• National Barbecue Month
  · Barbecue & Grilling Articles
• National Chocolate Custard Month
• National Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts
• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts
  · 100 Hamburger Variations
• National Salad Month
  · Salad Recipes   · Dressing Recipes
• National Salsa Month
  · Salsa Trivia   · Salsa Recipes
• National Strawberry Month
  · Strawberry Trivia
• National Vinegar Month
  · Vinegar History & Manufacture
  · Vinegar Kitchen Tips
• Tavern Month
• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring
  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia
  · Asparagus Recipes
• UK: National Restaurant Month ?

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DID YOU KNOW?

First restaurant chain in the U.S. was the Harvey Houses, that started in 1876 to serve railroad travelers.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I don't like to eat snails. I prefer fast food.”
Roger von Oech (1996)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Escargot Day

International Pickle Week (May 20-30, 2016) Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1686 Gabriel Fahrenheit was born (died Sept 16, 1736).  Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of  thermometers.

1830 The nursery rhyme 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' by Sarah Josepha Hale was first published.
(see also April 30, 1879)

1883 Gabriel Gustav Valentin died.  This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice.

1883 The Brooklyn Bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan was opened. It took 14 years to build at a cost of $18 million, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.

1893 The Anti-Saloon League was founded by Howard H. Russell at Oberlin, Ohio.
 (Prohibition Trivia)

1893 Newfoundland, Canada bans fishermen from killing seals on Sundays.

1929 The first Marx Brothers film, 'Cocoanuts' premiered

1931 The B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) Railroad passenger train the 'Columbian' between Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington D.C. began service as the first fully air conditioned passenger train.

1941 Robert Allen Zimmerman was born. (He legally changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962).

1945 The first Food-O-Mat was installed in a Grand Union Company store in New Jersey

1976 In Paris, two California wines won top honors at a blind wine tasting by the best of France's wine experts.  The French were shocked, and the wine world was changed forever.
 (North American Wine Articles)

2007 Kelly Jo Dowd died.  She was one of the original 'Hooters' Girls' at the first Hooters' restaurant which opened in 1983 in Clearwater Florida.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· May 19-29  7th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week - Illinois
· May 26-29  New Orleans Wine & Food Experience - LA
· May 27-29  California Crawfish Festival - Oakland, California
· May 27-30  Worlds Largest Brat Fest - Madison, Wisconsin
· May 28-29  33rd Pungo Strawberry Festival - Virginia
· May 28-30 38th Taste of Cincinnati USA - Cincinnati, Ohio
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) One acre of grapes can produce about of how many glasses of wine?

2) One bushel of wheat can produce about how many pounds of pasta?

3) How much does one gallon of milk weigh?

4) How many pounds of mustard are consumed worldwide each year?

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?

Fig trees are of the genus Ficus, in the mulberry family.  The rubber plant, a popular house plant, the Bo tree (sacred to Buddhists), and the Banyan tree are also species of Ficus.

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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

· Cabbage Trivia
· Cabbage Recipes
· Green Bean Trivia
· Fresh Bean Recipes
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Onion Trivia
· Onion Recipes
· Peas Trivia
· Pea Recipes
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Pineapple Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Early Spanish explorers found Red Pepper pods in the Caribbean while looking for true pepper berries. In innocent confusion or perhaps to save face, the Spaniards named their discovery 'pepper.' There is no relationship between the capsicum pods and the true pepper berries, but the misnomer 'pepper' has stuck.

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