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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

FEATURED FOR AUGUST

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles with Recipes

Summer Food Ideas with Recipes
 

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Mango Pork Fajitas

· Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

· Franks and Beans Recipe

· Ham with Mango Glaze

· Honey Orange Glazed Ham

· Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

· Roasted Sesame Asparagus

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Heartland Fennel Slaw

· Springtime Pasta Primavera

· Authentic Italian Pasta Primavera

· Amish Rhubarb Cake Recipe

· Crustless Spinach Ricotta Quiche
 

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August Food Holidays:

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

AUGUST is:

• Get Acquainted with Kiwifruit Month
  · Kiwi Trivia & Facts
 
• Maine Lobster Month
  · Lobster Trivia  ---  Lobster Recipes
 
• National Catfish Month
  · Catfish Trivia  ---  Catfish Recipes
 
• National Goat Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia & Facts
 
• National Panini Month
 
• National Peach Month
  · Peach Trivia & Facts
 
• National Sandwich Month
  · Sandwich Trivia  --  Sandwich Recipes
 
• National Water Quality Month
  · Water Trivia & Facts
 
• Canada: National Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia

• UK: National Fishing Month
  (July 26-September 1, 2019)
  · Fish Trivia & Facts  --  Fish Recipes

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”
Helen Keller
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Banana Split Day (The banana split was supposedly invented in 1904 at Strickler's Drug Store in Pennsylvania).

• National Whiskey Sour Day

• World Kitchen Garden Day (Aug 25, 2019 - 4th Sun in Aug) An opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.   (Gardening Articles)

• Feast of St. Louis IX, patron of distillers.

• [World Water Week] (Aug 25-30, 2019) World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
(Water Trivia & Facts)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1718 New Orleans was founded by French colonists. The city was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time.
(Louisiana Food Trivia & Facts)

1810 Peter Durand was granted the first patent for preserving food in tin cans, English patent No. 3372. (A similar method developed earlier by Nicolas Appert in France used only glass containers). Durand worked only with tin cans, although his patent mentions glass, pottery, tin or other metals.
(History of Canned Foods)

1840 Joseph Gibbons of Adrian, Michigan received a patent for a 'Grain Drill,' the first practical seeding machine.

1906 Max Eyth died (born May 6, 1836).  German engineer and inventor working with agricultural machinery in England and Germany. He founded the German Agricultural Society (1884).

1910 Arnold Neustadter was born (died April 17, 1996).  Inventor of the Rolodex rotating card file.

1916 The U.S. National Park Service was created as an agency of the Department of the Interior.

1935 Curtis Fletcher Marbut died.  American geologist and one of the founders of modern soil science.  He was with the U.S. Bureau of Soils for 25 years.

1936 Ralph W. Kerr receives U.S. patent No. 2,052,308 for Odorless Cornstarch. It will not turn rancid, and will remain odorless for a long period of time.
(Cornstarch Cooking Tips)

1949 'Father Knows Best' debuted on NBC radio, sponsored by General Foods. The show moved to television in 1954.

1958 Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin Foods, markets the first precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen).

1959 Golden Grain Macaroni Corp. registered ‘Rice-A-Roni’ trademark (first used 1957).

1968 Rachael Ray was born. American celebrity chef, cookbook author and cooking show host (Rachael Ray; 30 Minute Meals; etc.).
[Website: www.rachaelray.com/]

2001 In Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway married  former waitress Mette-Marit.

2006 The movies 'Beerfest' and 'How to Eat Fried Worms' opened in U.S. theatres.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· August 21-September 2, 2019  The Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, New York

· August 22-25, 2019  Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival - Los Angeles, California

· August 22-25, 2019  Annual Gueydan Duck Festival
Gueydan, Louisiana

· August 22-Sept 2, 2019  Maryland State Fair
Timonium, Maryland

· August 22-Sept 2, 2019 - Minnesota State Fair
Falcon Heights, Minnesota

· August 23-25, 2019  Great American Banana Split Celebration - Latrobe, Pennsylvania

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

This hardy Eurasian plant has been cultivated for about 4,000 years and is believed to have originated somewhere in central Asia. They are widely cultivated both for food and livestock feed, and have frequently been seen as only fit for the poor and starving.
     The ancient Greeks preferred those from Thebes, and Roman connoisseurs preferred those from Amitermes. Supposedly Henry VIII liked his roasted and the tender young leaves served in a salad. Goethe stated that "they are best mixed with chestnuts." Charles Townsend introduced many unknown Dutch varieties to England in the early 18th century, and they were cultivated in Virginia as early as 1609. They are popular in Italy, where they are known as 'broccoletti di rape.' This old fashioned vegetable has recently been 'rediscovered' by many chefs.
     They grow best in cool climates. Spring varieties must be used in a short time, but winter varieties will keep for up to 2 months in a cool place. Their excellent keeping properties made them a wintertime staple.  They are low in calories and a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and calcium.
Name this plant.

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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 rind of the mangosteen has a hight tannin content and is used to cure leather in Asia. It is also used to fix the color black in textile dyeing.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

The Pansy is one of the oldest cultivated flowering plants; they have been cultivated for so long that their origin is unknown. Pansies are edible, and have a taste reminiscent of grapes and mint.  Some other names for the cultivated flowers are ladies-delight and stepmother's flower. Wild pansies are also known as johnny-jump-up and love-in-idleness.
 

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

Pineapple Trivia

Banana Trivia

Strawberry Trivia

ASPARAGUS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CELERY:
  Trivia  --  Tips

COLLARD GREENS:
  Trivia  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PEAS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

SPINACH:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

TURNIPS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

The smallest crabs are the pea crab, which live inside oyster shells, and can be less than 1.5 mm. The largest crab is the Japanese spider crab, which reach 12 feet from leg tip to leg tip, and a body 18 inches by 12 inches.
 

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