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Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Cinco de May Articles & Recipes

Potato Salad Recipes  --  Cole Slaws

Chicken Salads  --  Bean Salads
 

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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Spring Lamb Skillet Recipe

· Guacamole Recipes

· Spring Vegetable Saute Recipe

· Spring Nettle Soup Recipe

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto Recipe

· Springtime Rice Recipe

· Springtime Pasta Primavera Recipe

· Swiss Chard Spinach Watercress Salad

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers

· All American Baby Back Ribs Recipe

· Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

· Cole Slaw Recipes

· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

· Asparagus Tossed Salad Recipe
 

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April Food Holidays:

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

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
 
• Defeat Diabetes Month
 
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
· Florida Trivia  ·  Tomato Trivia

· Tomato Kitchen Tips  · Tomato Recipes

· Tomatoes and Taxes
 
• Global Child Nutrition Month
· Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
 
• National B.L.T. Month
 
• National Garden Month
 
• National Grange Month
 
• Grilled Cheese Month
· International Grilled Cheese Recipes
 
• National Pecan Month  · Pecan Trivia
· A Nut from America
 
• National Soft Pretzel Month
· History of the Pretzel

· Soft Pretzel Recipe  · Pretzel Recipe
 
• National Soyfoods Month
· Soybean Facts & Trivia
 

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.”
Bryan Miller (NY Times Restaurant Critic)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Picnic Day

• National English Muffin Day (April 23, 2017)
  [Thomas’ English Muffins]

• National Cherry Cheesecake Day
(Cheesecake Recipes  --  Cheesecake Tips)

• [Bermuda Peppercorn Ceremony]  (April 23, 2018 - St. George’s Day).  A major annual ceremonial event in St. George, when the Governor officially receives one Peppercorn from a Freemason official. In 1816 Bermuda's capital moved from St. George to Hamilton City. The old stone State House, built in 1619, was given to the Freemasons for an annual rent of One Peppercorn.

• St. George's Day, patron of farmers.
(Farms & Farmers Trivia & Facts)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1564 and 1616 William Shakespeare was born. He died on the same date 52 years later. There are many references to food in Shakespeare's works. "Let the sky rain potatoes."  (‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’). "Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers." (‘Romeo and Juliet’).

1856 Granville T. Woods was born (died Jan 30, 1910).  Prolific African American inventor. Among his inventions were an electric incubator for hatching chickens and an automatic air brake for railroads.

1895 Purdy and Peters were issued a patent for a "design for spoons."

1922 Laroy S. Starrett died (born April 25, 1836). American inventor, he received more than 100 patents. His first patent was for a meat chopping machine named the 'Hasher'

1974 Cordelia (Hornaday) Knott died (born Jan 23, 1890). Co-founder, with her husband Walter, of Knott's Berry Farm in California.

1982 The Conch Republic (Key West & the Florida Keys) seceded from the United States to protest an INS (Immigration & Naturalization Service) roadblock on the only road into the Keys.

1985 Coca-Cola announced it was changing its 99 year old secret formula. New Coke was a big flop.
(Coca-Cola Trivia and facts)

1991 The first McDonald's in Beijing, China opened. It is the world's largest McDonald's, with 28,000 square feet, seating for 700 and 1,000 employees.
(McDonald’s Trivia and Facts)

1993 Cesar Chavez died (born March 31, 1927).  American farm worker and labor leader, co-founder with Dolores Huerta of the National Farm Workers Association (now the United Farm Workers union).
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 25-29, 2018  82nd Annual National Trout Festival
Kalkaska, Michigan

· April 26-29, 2018  41st Annual Vidalia Onion Festival
Vidalia, Georgia

· April 27-29, 2018  Chicken Fried Steak Festival & Balloon Rally - Lamesa, Texas

· April 28-29, 2018  Annual National Cornbread Festival
South Pittsburg, Tennessee

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) A classic British food has one of its earliest mentions in Charles Dickens' 'Tale of Two Cities (1859),' Can you name this food?
   a) Christmas pudding
   b) 'chips'
   c) trifle
   d) Yorkshire pudding
   c) Worcestershire sauce

2) What plant root contains a compound that is 50 times sweeter than sugar?

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?

PICNIC INSPIRATIONS: Milton Levine had the idea for the Ant Farm while on a picnic.
Ole Evinrude had the idea for the outboard motor while rowing a boat to a picnic.

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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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Classic Fish and Seafood Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Sneezing is called sternutation, and when you sternutate air rushes out your nose at a rate of 100 miles per hour!
 

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Asparagus Trivia

Asparagus Recipes

Banana Trivia

Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli Trivia

Carrot Trivia & Facts

Carrot Recipes

Peas, Trivia

Pea Recipes

Radish Trivia

Radish Cooking Tips

Rhubarb Trivia

Rhubarb Cooking Tips

Spinach Trivia

Spinach Recipes

Strawberry Trivia

Swiss Chard Recipes

Swiss Chard Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Picnic Ham is a cut of pork from the upper part of the foreleg and includes a portion of the shoulder. By definition, it is not a true ham (Ham is cut from the hind leg). However, the Picnic Ham is cured in the same manner as ham, giving it a ham-like flavor.

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