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Noodles are a type of pasta which have ribbon-like shapes and are generally made with eggs. In the U.S., pasta labeled “egg noodle” must contain 5.5 percent egg solids by weight.

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· Asparagus with Honey Garlic Sauce
· Fresh Corn Saute
· Pan Roasted Spiced Corn
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Peas with Goat Cheese & Horseradish
· Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant
· Skillet Zucchini w/Chopped Tomatoes
· Fried Green Tomatoes
· Tomato Pie
· Dips, Salsas and Spreads
· Lamb Recipes

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(Most with recipes)

· Greek Coney (Hot Dog) Sauce Recipe
· History of Corn
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· A Short History of Strawberries
· Peas in a Pod
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Cucumber History & Recipes
· Macaroni & Cheese   · Comfort Foods

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October Food Months:

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

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.”
Laurie Colwin

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Noodle Day

Health Care Food Service Workers Week (Oct 5-11)
UK: British Egg Week (Oct 5-11, 2015)
UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2015)


On this day in:

1790 Jacob Schweppe demonstrated his process for making artificial mineral water.

1863 The first Turkish Bath in the U.S. was opened in Brooklyn Heights, New York by Dr. Charles H. Shepard.

1889 The famous cabaret, Moulin Rouge, opened in Paris, France. ( )

1893 Cream of Wheat was developed by wheat millers in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

1951 Will Keith Kellogg died. He founded Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg.

2013 The musical 'Big Fish' opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.


· Oct 5-10  94th West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Indiana
· October 6-10  71st Floresville Peanut Festival - Texas
· Oct 9-11  South Jersey Pumpkin Show - Woodstown, NJ
· October 10  33rd Sweet Potato Festival - Darlington, SC
· October 10-11  46th Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville
· October 10-11  Garlic & Harvest Festival - Bethlehem, Conn

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What do the following plants have in common?
Kidney beans, lima beans, haricot verte, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, tapioca, peanuts, vanilla, green peppers, avocados, scarlet runner beans, butter beans, and pineapples.

2) What do these plants have in common?
Bananas, rice, yams, citrus fruits, cow peas, wheat, chick-peas, coffee, breadfruit and coconuts?

3) What Am I?
This is a European cousin of the American cranberry, especially popular in Scandinavia, where they are used as a topping for omelets and pancakes. There is a smaller North American variety native from Massachusetts to Alaska. They are commonly available as preserves in most specialty food stores.

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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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The word 'noodle' is from the German, nudel.  It is a generic name for all types of flat pasta, made with flour, eggs and water. The best noodles are made using just the egg yolks, as whole eggs produce a somewhat tougher dough.

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"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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· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pies, etc.
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Pumpkin Trivia
· Pumpkin Recipes
· Beet Facts & Trivia
· Cauliflower Trivia
· Cauliflower Recipes
· Sweet Potato Facts
· Swt Potato Recipes
· Cranberry Trivia
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Pineapple Trivia

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The mung bean is native to India, and is cultivated in China and much of Asia in general.  This Asian vegetable plant was first grown in the U.S. in the late 19th century as a livestock feed. It is known by many names, including green gram, lutou, look dou, moyashimame, and oorud. The small pods contain about a dozen small BB sized seeds. One pound of seeds produces about 6 pounds of mung bean sprouts, the most popular form of this bean. Dried mung beans are also ground into flour, used to make 'cellophane noodles' in China.

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