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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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100 Hamburger Variations

79 potato Salad Recipes

62 coles Slaw & Slaw Salad Recipes

40 pizza Recipes

33 chicken Wing Recipes

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Carrot Croquettes

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July Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information:
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Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Grain of the Month: Wheat
  Wheat Trivia and Facts

Lasagna Awareness Month
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  Lasagna Quotes

National Baked Bean Month
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  Bean Quotes

National Blueberry Month
  Blueberry Trivia & Facts

National Culinary Arts Month

National Grilling Month
  Grilling Articles & Recipes
  Grilling Quotes

National Horseradish Month
  Horseradish Trivia

National Hot Dog Month
  Hot Dog Regional Toppings
  Hot Dog Trivia    Hot Dog Quotes

National Ice Cream Month
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  Ice Cream Quotes

National Picnic Month  Picnic Trivia

National Pickle Month  Pickle Trivia
  Pickle Recipes    Pickle Quotes

National Watermelon Month
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  Watermelon Quotes

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The Adzuki bean is a small Asian red bean with a slightly sweet flavor. They can be cooked whole with rice, used in soups, and made into a paste or flour for use in cakes, ice cream, beverages, etc. They can also be used for bean sprouts. Adzuki beans are especially popular in Japan and Korea.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below


“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.”  Garrison Keillor


[International Plastic Bag Free Day] Dedicated to spreading the word that a plastic bag free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available.

National Fried Clam Day (see 1916 below)
 (Fried Clams Recipe  |   Clam Trivia  |  Clam Quotes)

National Chocolate Wafer Day

National Eat Beans Day (Bean Recipes)
  (Bean Trivia  ---  Bean Quotes)

Canada’s National Fishing Week (July 2-10, 2022) [Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation]


1608 In Canada, the city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

1806 Michael Keens presented the first cultivated strawberry combining flavor and appearance, at the Royal Horticultural Society. ".... I have for a considerable time employed myself in raising new varieties from seed, which has been not only a source of great amusement to me, but also very profitable in my profession."  (Strawberry Trivia)

1844 The last pair of Great Auks was killed near Iceland. They had been hunted to extinction for food and bait. Great Auks (Garefowl) were almost 3 feet tall, with short wings, similar to penguins. They were flightless, which made them vulnerable to hunters.

1857 Anna Maria Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford died (born Sept. 3, 1783). Originator of British Afternoon Tea during the late 1830s. []

1890 Idaho became the 43rd state, the Potato State.
(Idaho Trivia & Facts)

1908 M.F.K. Fisher (Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher) was born (died June 22, 1992).  Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was an American food critic and writer and the author of various articles, essays and books about food. She also translated Brillat-Savarin's 'The Physiology of Taste' in 1949.

1916 Lawrence ‘Chubby’ Woodman is said to have invented the fried clam at his concession stand in Essex, Massachusetts.  A local fisherman who liked Woodman's homedmade potato chips, suggested he fry up some of his clams.
(see [New England Historical Society] website for details).

1922 ‘Fruit Garden & Home Magazine' was founded. Two years later it was renamed ‘Better Homes & Gardens’.

1924 Clarence Birdseye, with the financial backing of W. Hodges, W. Gamage, B. Jones, I.L. Rice and J.J. Barry, founded the General Seafood Corporation. The birth of the frozen food industry. See also March 6, 1930.  (Clarence Birdseye Bio)

1929 Unusual uses for kitchen appliances: Foam rubber was developed at Dunlop Laboratories. British scientist E.A. Murphy used a kitchen mixer to whip natural latex rubber.

1985 The honey bee was designated the official state insect of Missouri on July 3, 1985. (Honeybee Trivia)
(Missouri Trivia & Facts)

2004 An Estonian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championships in the remote village of Sonkajarvi in Finland. The prize includes the wife's weight in beer and a portable sauna.  [Sonkajarvi website]

2005 Gaylord Nelson died (born June 4, 1916)  Former senator and governor of Wisconsin. He was the founder of Earth Day in 1970, and helped spawn modern environmental activism.
(see Earth Day: April 22).

2009 The movie 'I Hate Valentine’s Day' opened in U.S. theaters.

2019 Frankfort, Kentucky:  A Jim Beam warehouse with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon was destroyed by a massive fire. Firefighters from four counties responded.. No injuries were reported.  The whiskey destroyed represented only about 1% of Jim Beam's bourbon inventory.  (Bourbon Trivia & Facts)

2020 Coronavirus: Walmart converting 160 of its parking lots into Drive-In Movie Theaters.

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
Home brewing is legalized in the U.S.
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Crepes opened in a former gas station in Vermont.
Reese's Pieces peanut butter candy are introduced.
Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was created by cartoonist Jim Davis.
'Cheeseburger In Paradise' by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32 on the charts.

2) In the early 20th century this was considered a disgusting food by the British. Escoffier, while chef at the Carlton Hotel in London, had them accepted by no other than the Price of Wales by listing them on the menu as 'cuisses de nymphes aurore', or legs of the dawn nymphs.
What is the common name of this food?

3) How much feed does it take to produce a dozen eggs?

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Read an article about Chef James and the website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article

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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.
Barbara Saba, my sister, who taught me how to dance.
Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, my nephew.  Died in action on Feb. 7, 2007 in Iraq.  He was 30 yrs. young.

          Chef James



North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state.

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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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The American Quahog is an edible hard-shell clam of the Atlantic coast of North America. Also known as cherrystone, littleneck  and hard-shell clam.  The Ocean Quahog is a large deep water clam with a mahogany brown shell, also known as mahogany clam and black quahog.

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Black-eyed Beans have a scented aroma, creamy texture and distinctive flavor. These beans are characterized by their kidney shaped, white skin with a small black eye and very fine wrinkles. Originally from Africa, it is one of the most widely dispersed beans in the world. Black-eyed peas are really a type of pea, which gives it its distinctive flavor and rapid cooking potential, with no pre-soaking needed.

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