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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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FEATURED FOR NOVEMBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Tailgating & Sports Parties

Thanksgiving Trivia and Facts

Thanksgiving Articles with Recipes

Thanksgiving & Holiday Recipes

Turkey Prep and Cooking Tips

Original Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

· Cajun Deep Fried Turkey

· White Castle Stuffing

· Cider Basted Turkey

· Best Roast Goose Recipe

· Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

· Classic Green Bean Casserole

· Fresh Cranberry Relish

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Winter Squash Gratin

· Sweet Potatoes and Apples

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers
 

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November Food Holidays:

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

NOVEMBER is:

• American Diabetes Month
 
• Eat Smart Month
 
• National Georgia Pecan Month
  · Pecan Trivia & Facts
 
• National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
  · Peanut Butter Trivia
 
• National Pepper Month
  · Pepper Trivia & Facts
 
• National Pomegranate Month
  · Pomegranate Trivia & Facts
 
• National Roasting Month
  · Roast Beef Recipes

  · Roast Turkey & Goose Recipes

  · Roast Pork Recipes
 
• National Raisin Bread Month
  · Bread Recipes
 
• Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  · Sweet Potato Trivia & Facts

  · Sweet Potato Recipes

  · Sweet Potato Nutrition
 
• World Vegan Month
  · Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Antoine-Auguste Parmentier was a 18th century agronomist who convinced the common French people to accept the potato as a safe food. He used reverse psychology by posting guards around potato fields during the day to prevent people from stealing them. He left them unguarded at night. So, every night, the thieves would sneak into the fields and leave with sacks of these precious potatoes!
 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander, but it is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the Guinea hen.”
Alice B. Toklas, American writer (1877-1967)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Vichyssoise Day (Vichyssoise Recipe)

• St. Odo of Cluny, patron for rain.
• St. Peter the Apostle, patron of bakers, butchers, fishermen, harvesters and foot problems.

• National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week  (Nov 11-19, 2017 - week before Thanksgiving) [National Coalition for the Homeless] A time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

• National Split Pea Soup Week (Nov 12-18, 2017)
  (Pea Soup Recipes)

• Australia: Recycling Week (Nov 13-19, 2017)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1307 The legendary William Tell supposedly shot an apple from his son's head.

1810 Asa Gray was born. A leading American botanist of his time a a strong supporter of Darwin, he co-authored 'Flora of North America' with John Torrey.

1821 Jacob Schweppe died (born March 16, 1740). A German watchmaker and amateur scientist. Developed the first practical and commercially successful process for producing carbonated mineral water.

1857 Rose Markwood Knox was born. Rose and her husband Charles Knox developed the world's first pre-granulated gelatin, eliminating the long difficult process of making gelatin at home. When her husband died in 1908, Rose took over and ran the company for more than 40 years. Mrs. Knox died in 1950 at age 93, still serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the company.

1874 Women's Christian Temperance Union was formed in Cleveland, Ohio.

1883 North American railroads switched to a new Standard Railway Time (SRT), resulting in the creation of four standard time zones adopted were Eastern Standard Time, Central Daylight Time, Mountain Standard Time, and Pacific Daylight Time. (see also Time Trivia)

1922 Marcel Proust died. Marcel Proust was a French writer. On January 1, 1909, he ate a piece of tea-soaked toast whose taste caused a series of childhood memories. In his 7 volume allegorical novel 'Remembrance of Things Past,' the character Swann has a similar experience when he bites into a lemon cookie (a madelaine) which evokes a similar torrent of memories.

1926 Carl Akeley died (born May 19, 1864). A biologist, taxidermist, nature photographer and conservationist.

1928 Walt Disney's 'Steamboat Willie' animated cartoon (in black-and-white) premiered at the Colony Theatre in New York City. The first cartoon with synchronized sound and the debut of Mickey Mouse (originally named Mortimer).

1932 The movie 'Grand Hotel' won the Academy Award for Outstanding Production (Best Picture).

1952 Borden Company registered "Elmer's" (glue) trademark. Elmer the Bull is spouse of Elsie the Cow, the corporate symbol of Borden's. (Borden’s Trivia)

1956 Fats Domino performed 'Blueberry Hill’ on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1963 The 1st telephone in the U.S. with push buttons ('Touch-Tone') instead of a rotary dial, was placed into commercial service in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

1966 American Roman Catholics are no longer required to abstain from eating meat on Fridays.

1967 A ban on the movement of farm animals was put in place at midnight in England and Wales to curb the spread of a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic.

1970 Linus Pauling declares that large doses of Vitamin C will keep the common cold at bay.

2004 Parliament voted to ban Fox hunting with dogs in the U.K. effective February 18, 2005.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· November 12-19  San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival
San Diego, California

· November 16-18, 2017 - 10th Annual International Wine, Beer & Food Festival - Grand Rapids, Michigan

· November 17-19, 2017  America's Hometown Thanksgiving
Plymouth, Massachusetts

· November 18-19, 2017  Stuart Seafood Festival - Florida

· November 19, 2017  20th Annual International Pickle Festival - Rosendale, New York

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Turkey eggs are:
  a) White.
  b) Brown.
  c) Creamy white with red/brown speckles.
  d) Light brown with bluish speckles.

2) About how many feathers does the average mature turkey have?

3) How many days does it take a turkey egg to hatch?

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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Turkey Trivia

Cranberry Trivia

Sweet Potato Facts

Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potato Cooking Tips
 

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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 AUTUMN

Broccoli Trivia

Broccoli Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Trivia

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tips

Cauliflower Trivia

Cauliflower Recipes

Cranberry Trivia

Cranberry Tips

Green Bean Recipes

Rutabaga Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Recipes

Winter Squash Trivia

Squash Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Turducken, the Cajun specialty from the south central part of Louisiana, contains three boned birds and three stuffings: a 20-25 pound turkey stuffed with a 4-5 pound duckling, stuffed with a 3-4 pound chicken with three cups oyster dressing inside the chicken, 7 cups andouille dressing between the chicken and the duck and 4 cups cornbread dressing between the duck and the turkey. Other typical dressings include shrimp or sausage.

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