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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 OCTOBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Tailgating & Sports Parties

Halloween Trivia & Facts

Halloween Recipes

Pumpkin Trivia  --  Pumpkin Recipes

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Halloween, Devilishly Good Food

Halloween Food for the Immortals

Sweet Potato or Yam?

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

· Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

· Ginger Lime Carrots Recipe

· Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese

· Louisiana Collard Greens

· Classic Green Bean Casserole

· Amish Onion Pie Recipe

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Winter Squash Gratin

· Sweet Potatoes and Apples

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers
 

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October Food Holidays:

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

OCTOBER is:

• American Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia & Facts
• New Zealand Cheese Month
  · New Zealand Food Trivia
• Cool Food for Kids Month
• Fair Trade Month
• National Cranberry Month
  · Cranberry Trivia
• National Apple Month
  · Apple Trivia & Facts
• National Applejack Month
• National Caramel Month
• National Chili Month
  · Chili Recipes
• National Cookbook Month
• National Cookie Month
  · Cookie Recipes
• National Country Ham Month
  · Ham Trivia  --  Ham Recipes
• National Dessert Month
  · Dessert Recipes
• Eat Better; Eat Together Month
• National Farm to School Month
• National Kitchen and Bath Month
• National Pasta Month
  · Pasta Trivia  --  Pasta Recipes
• National Pickled Peppers Month
• National Pizza Month
  · Pizza Trivia  --  Pizza Recipes
• National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  · Popcorn Trivia & Facts
• National Pork Month
  · Pork Recipes
• National Pretzel Month
  · Pretzel History & Development
• National Restaurant Hospitality Month
• National Roller Skating Month
• National Seafood Month
  · Seafood Recipes
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
  · Spinach Trivia  --  Spinach Recipes
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month
• National Tomato Month
  · Tomato Trivia  --  Tomato Recipes
• Non-GMO Month
• Squirrel Awareness Month
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
  · Vegetarian Recipes
• UK: Seed Gathering Season

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DID YOU KNOW?

America's favorite fruits in order are: Strawberries, bananas, grapes, apples and oranges.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable.”
Ina Garten, ‘The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook’
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• Global Champagne Day (Oct 20, 2017)
  [www.champagneday.fr/ ]

• National Brandied Fruit Day
  (Brandied Bananas Recipe)

• UK: Pyrex National Baking Week (Oct 16-22, 2017)

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2017)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1880 Lydia Maria Francis Child died. An American abolitionist and author of novels and children’s books. She also wrote books of advice for women including 'The Frugal Housewife' (1829).

1882 Bela Lugosi (Béla Ferenc Dezso Blaskó) was born (died Aug 16, 1956).  Best known for his role as the blood drinking vampire in the 1931 film 'Dracula'.  (Blood Trivia and Facts)

1927 The first Model A Ford was produced.  First sale was on December 2, 1927.

1955 'The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)' by Harry Belafonte was recorded.

1962 'The Monster Mash' by Bobby “Boris” Picket and the Crypt Kickers was number one on the music charts.

1970 Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the 'Green Revolution.' He had developed new varieties of wheat and rice to help increase food production in the Third World.

1984 The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened. Built on Cannery Row in Monterey, California on the site of an old sardine cannery, it is the world's largest.

2007 The South is in the grip of an exceptional drought and Lake Lanier, a 38,000-acre north Georgia reservoir that supplies more than 3 million residents with water, has less than a 90 day supply of water.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· October 6-29, 2017  Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, Arizona

· October 11-22, 2017 - 148th South Carolina State Fair

· October 12-22 - Arkansas State Fair - Little Rock, Arkansas

· October 18-21 - Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, Ohio

· October 19-22 - NYC Food Film Festival - New York, NY

· October 21, 2017 - San Francisco’s Wharf Fest - California

· October 21-22 - Cocount Grove Seafood Festival - Florida

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) A biennial Eurasian plant of the goosefoot family, usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop. An old Harper's Bazaar article says they are good for removing wrinkles and bags under the eyes.
  a) potatoes  b) rutabagas  c) beets
  d) kohlrabi  e) carrots

2) This Chinese fruit of the soapberry family, has a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed, often dried. The most desirable varieties have atrophied seeds which are called "chicken tongue." They are sweet, with a slightly acid flavor.
Name this fruit.

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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DID YOU KNOW?

Cucumbers were believed to have originated in India and spread through Greece and Italy. They made their way into North America agriculture by the mid-16 century. Cool and moist due to their high water content. 'Cukes' belong to the same family as pumpkins, zucchini, watermelon and other squashes.

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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,
E-mails, etc.

 

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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
Kale Trivia
Kale Cooking Tips
Onion Trivia
Onion Recipes
Parsnip Trivia
Parsnip Cooking Tips
Rutabaga Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
Swiss Chard Recipes
Turnip Trivia
Winter Squash Trivia
Squash Recipes

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