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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

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One bushel of wheat: Weighs about 60 pounds and contains about 1 million individual wheat kernels.

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· Asparagus with Honey Garlic Sauce
· Maple Mustard Green Beans
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Peas with Goat Cheese & Horseradish
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· Greek Coney (Hot Dog) Sauce Recipe
· July is National Hot Dog Month
· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· A Short History of Strawberries
· Peas in a Pod
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Maple Syrup History & Making
· Macaroni & Cheese   · Comfort Foods

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July Food Months:

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

JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
  (Lasagna Recipes)
• National Baked Bean Month
  (Baked Bean Recipes)
• National Bison Month
  (Bison Facts and Trivia)
• National Blueberry Month
  (Blueberry Trivia & Facts)
• National Culinary Arts Month
• National Grilling Month
• National Horseradish Month
  (Horseradish Facts & Trivia)
• National Hot Dog Month
  (Hot Dog Facts & Trivia)
• National Ice Cream Month
  (Ice Cream Recipes)
• National Picnic Month
• National Pickle Month
  (Pickle Facts and Trivia)
• National Watermelon Month
  (Watermelon Trivia and Facts)
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 18-Aug 31, 2015)

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“Several years ago 'Life' [magazine] had a picture story on how to skin an eel. I trust everyone cut it out and put it in his files.”  James Beard

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Scotch Day
• National Crème Brûlée Day (also July 21)
• National Salad Week (July 25-31)


On this day in:

1880 A.P. Abourne patented a method for refining coconut oil.

1910 Large hailstones fall in Todd and Wadena counties in Minnesota, some weighing as much as 5 pounds.

1931 A swarm of grasshoppers destroyed thousands of acres of crops in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. The corn fields were totally destroyed, without a stalk left standing.

1931 Auguste-Henri Forel was born. The next time you are on a picnic and become overtaken by ants, think of Forel. If you would like to know about ants, find a copy of his 5 volume 'The Social World of the Ants.'

1940 Bugs Bunny makes his screen debut in 'A Wild Hare.'

1962 Conrad Arnold Elvehjem died. An American biochemist, he identified nicotinic acid as one of the B vitamins, and that a deficiency caused the disease pellagra.

2009 The European Council of Ministers bans imports of seal products in in an effort to force Canada to end its annual seal hunts.


· July 10-26  California State Fair - Sacramento, California
· July 23-Aug 1  Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Delaware
· July 24-26  37th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival - Gilroy, Calif
· July 24-26, 2015  Yale Bologna Festival - Yale, Michigan
· July 25-26, 2015  Chicago Hot Sauce Fest - Chicago, Illinois

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Touted as a new 'super-grain' it really is a very old crop, being native to the Andes and used by the Incas (who called it the 'mother grain'). It really is a super-grain, containing all essential amino acids (other grains lack at least one amino acid), as much protein as meat, and many other essential nutrients. It is prepared like rice.
What is the name of this grain?

2) An aromatic herb, a member of the parsley or carrot family, and indigenous to the regions around the Black and Caspian Seas. It is an essential ingredient of fines herbes, widely used in French cuisine.   Some varieties also have edible roots which are like small turnips, and were enjoyed by the early Greeks and Romans, and in England during the 14th to 17th centuries.
Name this herb.

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Read an article about Chef James and the website published in January 2015 in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers
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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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No citrus fruits are reproduced commercially from seed; all are grown by grafting selected "slips" onto young rootstocks of compatible citrus varieties, chosen for disease resistance, cold toleration and yield characteristics.

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"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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