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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 MAY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
Updated: Recipe Contests
Grilling & BBQ Tips, Recipes & Articles
Warm Weather Food, Tips & Recipes

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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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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
• Respect for Chickens Month
• National Artisan Gelato Month
• National Barbecue Month
• National Chocolate Custard Month
• National Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts
• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts
  · 100 Hamburger Variations
• National Salad Month
  · Salad Recipes
  · Salad 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

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution.”
Irwin Van Grove
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• World Hunger Day (The Hunger Project)
• National Hamburger Day
  (Hamburger Trivia  --  100 Hamburger Variations)
• National Brisket Day
  (Brisket Recipes)

• UK: English Wine Week (May 27-June 4, 2017)
  [English Wine Producers]
• UK: British Tomato Week May 22-28, 2017
  [British Tomato Growers’ Assn]

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1779 Thomas Chippendale, famous furniture designer and maker died.

1892 The Sierra Club is formed in San Francisco for nature conservation.

1897 Jell-O was introduced.  (Jell-O Trivia & Facts)

1910 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist, was born in Linden, Texas.

1934 The Dionne Quintuplets were born to Elizire and Oliva Dionne in Ontario, Canada. They were the first quintuplets known to survive their infancy.

1937 The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco officially opened to vehicle traffic on the 2nd day of a week-long opening celebration.

1944 Gladys Knight was born.  (Gladys Knight & the Pips).  A 'Pip' is the small seed of a fruit, like those in an apple.

1999 After 22 years of controversial restoration, Leonardo de Vinci's masterpiece 'The Last Supper' is returned to public display.

2003 The first cloned horse was born in a natural delivery.  Cloned horses are currently banned from racing. (Horse Trivia & Facts)

2010 Hawaii became the first state to ban the sale, possession, trade or distribution of shark fins.  The law is designed to prevent the over fishing and extinction of sharks harvested for their fins.
(Shark Trivia & Facts)

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· May 25-28  34th Mudbug Madness - Shreveport, Louisiana
· May 26-29  Worlds Largest Brat Fest - Madison, Wisconsin
· May 27-28  34th  Pungo Strawberry Festival - Virginia Beach
· May 27-29  39th Annual Taste of Cincinnati USA -  Ohio
· May 27-29  Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival - New Jersey
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) How many poppy seeds are in a pound?

2) What country has more varieties of crabs than anywhere else in the world?
   a) China
   b) Japan
   c) United States
   d) Mexico
   e) Norway

3) What herb is used in the production of imitation maple syrup, rum and butterscotch flavors?

Click here for the answers

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Read an article about Chef James and the FoodReference.com website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article
 

 

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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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MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES

STEAK RECIPES
PORK RIB RECIPES
CHICKEN RECIPES
79 POTATO SALADS
62 COLE SLAWS

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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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Click Here for
Food Emergency
Websites, Phone #s,
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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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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
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Three members of the U.S. Supreme Court have had 'food names.' Warren Burger, Felix Frankfurter and Salmon P. Chase.

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