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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

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JANUARY is:

• Be Kind To Food Servers Month

• Bread Machine Baking Month
  · Bread Recipes  · Bread Trivia
  · Bread Quotes

• Family Fit Lifestyle Month

• National Fiber Focus Month
  · Fiber Facts & Trivia

• National Hot Tea Month
  · Tea Trivia & History  · Tea Quotes

• National Meat Month
  · Meat Trivia  · Meat Quotes

• National Soup Month
  · Soup Recipes  · Soup Trivia
  · Soup Quotes

• Oatmeal Month
• Oats: Grain of the Month
More oatmeal is eaten in January than any other month.
  · Oat Trivia

• Prune Breakfast Month

• Wheat Bread Month
  · Wheat Trivia  · Wheat Quotes

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DID YOU KNOW?

The French marigold (Tagetes patula) with a yellow to red flower is used in Africa and India to color foods (butter, cheese, etc) and as a fabric dye. The leaves are used as a seasoning in central Africa. The dried flowers are sometimes used to adulterate saffron.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.”  Craig Claiborne
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Cheese Lovers Day (see 1964 below)
  (Articles about Cheese  ---  Cheese Quotes)

• National Coffee Break Day (always January 20) Celebrates the founding of the [National Coffee Assoc] in 1911, one of the oldest trade associations in the U.S.  (Coffee Trivia  ---  Coffee Quotes)

• National Buttercrunch Candy Day

• St. Sebastian, patron of gardeners.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1906 Aristotle Onassis was born (Jan 7 old style). He died March 15, 1975.  Greek shipping magnate.

1910 Joy Adamson was born. Naturalist and author of 'Born Free' about Elsa, a lion cub. She had also researched culinary and medicinal uses of various plants in Kenya.

1920 The 50-50 Club opened, supposedly the first 'speakeasy.'

1920 Aluminum pot salesman Irwin W. Cox, inventor of pre-soaped steel-wool pad to clean pots, registered "SOS" trademark. It stands for 'Save Our Saucepans'.  (Aluminum Trivia & Facts)

1964 The world's largest cheese was made, a 34,000 pound cheddar. It was created by the Wisconsin Cheese Foundation for the 1964/65 New York World's Fair. It took 170,000 quarts of milk from 16,000 cows. It was eaten at the 1965 annual meeting of the Wisconsin Dairymen & Cheesemakers Association.
(Cheese Trivia, Facts & Statistics)

1988 Baron Philippe de Rothschild died (born April 13, 1902).  Innovative member of legendary Bordeaux wine growing family. (Bordeaux Wines)

1988 Russian goldminers found the remains of a prehistoric mammoth with flesh so well preserved that it looked edible. ("Where's Mikey, he'll eat anything").  (Mammoth Trivia)

1993 Audrey Hepburn died (born May 4, 1929). Actress and humanitarian. One of her many films was 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961). In her latter years she served as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

1998 American researchers announced they had cloned calves that could be used in the production of medicinal milk.

2004 The Salvation Army announced it will be receiving a $1.5 billion donation from the estate of Joan B. Kroc, widow of Ray Kroc the founder of McDonald's restaurants.  (McDonald’s Trivia)

2018 Paul Bocuse died in his sleep in the same room in which he was born at Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or in France (born on Feb 11, 1926).  Legendary French Chef, known as one of the founders of  'nouvelle cuisine'.   Named Chef of the Century by the Culinary Institute of America. His restaurant has maintained 3 Michelin stars for more than 50 years.
(Website: www.bocuse.fr )
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Name this vegetable/herb/spice.
This plant originated in Asia and gradually migrated to the west, first to the Mediterranean basin, and then eventually to Europe and to the Americas at the beginning of the 16th century. From the very beginning, it was recognized for its fragrance, flavour and medicinal properties. It is a vegetable, but some people regard it as an herb, others treat it as a spice and yet others purchase it in the form of capsules as medicine. Scientists recognize it as a powerful food promoting good heath mainly for its sulphur compounds, but sophisticated individuals shun it. Chinese chefs make extensive use of it, and much of it is imported from China, although substantial quantities grow in the Americas.

2) What are 'pluots' and 'apriums'?

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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?

The terms "Big Wheel" and "Big Cheese"  originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Whey is the watery part of milk which is left after milk is curdled during the cheesemaking process. Basically whey is water containing about 5% lactose, water soluble vitamins, minerals and lactalbumin.  Whey is dried (or concentrated) and used in processed cheese, baking, candy making, and in animal feeds.

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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

APPLES
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BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
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PINEAPPLE
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BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
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PARSNIPS
 Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SWEET POTATOES
and YAMS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

WINTER SQUASH
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DID YOU KNOW?

To protect the state's dairy industry, from 1935 to 1937 Wisconsin restaurants were required to serve 2/3 ounce of Wisconsin butter and cheese with every meal.

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