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Chef James

“The duty of a good Cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced.”
 
Fernand Point, 1941

FEATURED FOR JULY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

100 Hamburger Variations

Cole Slaw Recipes

Potato Salad Recipes

Hot Dogs: Favorite Regional Toppings

Bread Recipes

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Coronavirus: Some Questions

• What does the future hold for food fairs, county and state fairs?
• How many movie theaters will survive and will drive-in theaters see a comeback?  What about live theater?
• How many restaurants and bars will we lose? (14% of Minnesota's food service businesses have already closed permanently).
• What will dining spaces look like?
• How will the farmers, food suppliers and others who specialize in servicing the hospitality industry be effected?
• How many cruise lines will survive?
• What changes will we see in schools and colleges?
 

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FEATURED RECIPES & TIPS

· Chili Recipes

· Chicken Soup Recipes

· Hearty Beef Stew

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· Skillet Pork Stew

· Senator Mitch Mcconnell's Burgoo

· White Chili Recipe

· Original Frank's Redhot Wings

· Classic Buffalo Wings Recipe

· Sweet Potato Cooking Tips

· Spicy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
 

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July Food Holidays:

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

JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
  · Lasagna Trivia  --  Lasagna Recipes

• National Baked Bean Month
  · Baked Bean Recipes
  · Bean Trivia & Facts

• National Bison Month
  · Bison Trivia  --  Bison Recipes

• National Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
 
• National Culinary Arts Month

• National Grilling Month
  · Grilling Articles & Recipes
 
• National Horseradish Month
  · Horseradish Trivia
 
• National Hot Dog Month
  · Hot Dog Trivia & Facts

• National Ice Cream Month
  · Ice Cream Trivia & Facts
  · Ice Cream Recipes

• National Picnic Month
  · Picnic Trivia
 
• National Pickle Month
  · Pickle Trivia  --  Pickle Recipes

• National Watermelon Month
  · Watermelon Trivia
 
• UK: National Fishing Month
 

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FREE Magazines and
other Publications

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

Hospitality consists in a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet, essayist. (1803-1882)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Apple Turnover Day (Apple Turnover Recipe)

• National Graham Cracker Day (see 1794 below)
  (Recipe for Homemade Graham Crackers)

• Canada’s National Fishing Week (July 4-12, 2020)
  [Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation]
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1794 Sylvester Graham was born in West Suffield, Connecticut. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour. He also invented the Graham cracker in 1829.  (Sylvester Graham Biography)

1826 Joseph-Louis Proust Died. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he was the first to extract sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. (Sugar Trivia and facts)

1841 Thomas Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1865 William Booth and his wife Catherine founded the Salvation Army.

1935 President Franklin d. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 into law. It guaranteed the right of employees to organize and form unions and to engage in collective bargaining.

1937 Chester Greenwood died (born Dec 4, 1858 in Farmington, Maine).  He invented and patented the earmuff while still a teenager (U.S. patent No. 188,292 - March 13, 1877). He also patented many other inventions including a tea kettle and a steel tined rack. In 1977 Maine designated December 21 as Chester Greenwood Day.

1942 Oskar Bolza died. German mathematician noted for his work on the reduction of hyperelliptic to elliptic integrals.

1946 The modern bikini swimsuit designed by Louis Reard first appeared at a poolside fashion show in Paris, modelled by Micheline Bernardini.

1958 'The Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley is #1 on the charts.

1966 Large hailstones fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One hailstone measured 1 foot in diameter.

1996 In Tennessee, a record catfish weighing 111 pounds was caught with rod and reel. (Catfish Trivia)

1996 Dolly, a sheep, was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal.

2006 Three people were arrested by the FBI for attempting to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets and recipes to Pepsi-Cola.
(Coca Cola Trivia  --  Pepsi Cola Trivia)

2020 Coronavirus: Texas, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and Alabama continue to report record number of new cases;  Numerous cities and counties throughout the U.S. also report record number of cases;  U.S. Coronavirus cases more than 2,935,770 with over 132,315  deaths;  Global cases more than 11,382,950 with over 533,475 deaths.
• List of coronavirus cases by U.S. State:
  www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
• List of Coronavirus cases by Country:
  www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many Festivals, Fairs and Conferences have been Postponed or Canceled.  Please check the events website for the latest updates.
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

Native to the Mediterranean areas and the Middle East, this vegetable was used as a flavoring by the ancient Greeks and Romans and as a medicine by the ancient Chinese. It was first cultivated in Europe for medicinal purposes. Cultivation of the plant for food was first recorded in France in 1623, and was probably developed there or in Italy.  By the early part of the 18th century, there had been improvement of the wild type previously transported to Italy, France, and England, and as early as 1726, the plant was being used in England to flavor soup and stews. The modern variety we all now know, was first cultivated in Kalamazoo Michigan, in 1874.  
Name this common vegetable.

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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?

Apples are 'self-incompatible' - you need two trees growing near each other to have successful pollination.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

MoonPies (marshmallow between 2 chocolate covered Graham crackers) were introduced in 1917 by the Chattanooga Bakery in Tennessee.  They supposedly developed the MoonPie to sell to Appalachian coal miners as a snack.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

APRICOTS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MANGO
  Trivia  ---  Tips

STRAWBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

RHUBARB  -  Trivia

SPINACH
  Recipes  --  Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Those holes in crackers are not just there for appearance. If they are too close together, the crackers will turn out flat and tough, and if they are too far apart, the upper layer of the cracker will separate and form a large blister which is easily broken.
 

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