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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

Chef James

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The Art & Science of Grilling

Master Chef Grilling Tips & Recipes

• More Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Chicken Wing Appetizer Recipes

Cold Weather Soup Recipes
 

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SOME WINTER RECIPES

· Baked & Stuffed Potatoes

· Chile Recipes

· Guacamole Recipes

· Meatball Recipes

· Mashed Potato Recipes

· Pecan Pie Recipes

· Sweet Potato Pie Recipes

· Classic Green Bean Casserole

· Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Winter Squash Gratin

· Sweet Potatoes and Apples

· Swiss Chard with Raisins & Capers
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 1987 Rhode Island adopted the Quahog Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) as the Official State Shell.

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February Food Holidays:

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

FEBRUARY is:

• African American History Month

• American Heart Month

• Bake for Family Fun Month
  · Baking Articles and Tips

• Canned Food Month
  · Can Trivia  -  Canned Food History

• Chocolate Lovers Month
  · Chocolate Trivia

• Florida Strawberry Month
 · Strawberry Trivia & Facts

• Great American Pies Month
 · Pie Recipes

• National Bird Feeding Month

• National Cherry Month
 · Cherry Facts & Trivia

• Children's Dental Health Month

• National Grapefruit Month
 · Grapefruit Trivia

• National Hot Breakfast Month
 · Breakfast Recipes

• National Potato Lover's Month
 · Potato Recipes  -  Potato Trivia

 · Potato History

• National Snack Food Month

• Sweet Potato Month
 · Sweet Potato Trivia  --  Recipes

• Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
 · Shopping Cart Inventor S. Goldman
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Early French immigrants to Canada made a hearty soup called  chaudree from salt pork and fish. (Chaudree derives from the Latin calderia 'caldron'.) When Breton inspired chaudree crossed the Canadian border and moved down the eastern seaboard of the United States "chowder" American style came into being. Maine, ever practical and plain, fostered a simple chowder using pure water, clams, salt pork, and of course, potatoes. The dairy-rich state of Massachusetts chose to make its brand of chowder with milk, while Manhattan and Connecticut versions added tomatoes.Thus started the famous food controversy, still-if ever-to be settled, as to whether chowder should be made with tomatoes. Perhaps one of the most famous gastronomic controversies in American history arose when state Rep. Cleveland Sleeper Jr introduced into the Maine Legislature in February 1939, a bill to make the entrance of a tomato into clam chowder illegal!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Alas, what crimes have been committed in the name of chowder!”
Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

• National Clam Chowder Day (see also Feb 1, 1939)
(Clam Chowder Recipes  -  Chowder History)

• St. Walburga's Day, patron of crops.

• National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend:
  [Girl Scouts of America] (Feb 23-25, 2018)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1901 United States Steel was incorporated by J.P. Morgan. The first billion dollar corporation.

1904 Adelle Davis was born.  Nutritionist, and author of 'Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit.' She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.

1908 At midnight (Feb 25/26), service through the Hudson & Manhattan railway tunnels opened to the public, carrying passengers between Manhattan and Hoboken New Jersey. It was the first railroad tunnel under a major river in the U.S.

1913 The 16th Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially declared ratified. It gave Congress the power to levy an income tax.

1918 Wartime food rationing began in parts of England

1919 Oregon became the first state to impose a tax on gasoline (1%) the funds to be used for road construction, maintenance. (Oregon Food Trivia)

1922 Donald McLean was born. McLean was a Scottish potato expert who supposedly had the world's largest private collection of potatoes, with 367 varieties.  (Potato Trivia & Facts)

1934 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton died. An American botanist, she helped establish the New York Botanical Gardens.

1938 Miami, Florida gets its first drive-in movie theater (see also June 6, 1933)

1950 George Richard Minot died. An American physician, Minot was one of the developers of a raw-liver diet used to treat pernicious anemia.
(Liver Trivia)

1958 Procter & Gamble Company registered 'Mr. Clean' trademark (cleanser, detergent).

1983 Tennessee Williams died (born March 26, 1911). American playwright. ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (1947); ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (1955); ‘The Night of the Iguana’ (1961); ‘The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore’ (1963) etc.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· February 16-25, 2018  72nd Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival - Indio, California

· February 16-25, 2018 - Omaha Beer Week - Nebraska

· February 21-25, 2018  South Beach Wine & Food Festival
South Beach, Florida

· February 22-25, 2018  Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Newport, Oregon

· February 24-25, 2018  37th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival - Santa Cruz, California

· February 27-March 18  Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Houston, Texas

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This spiny Eurasian shrub has greenish-purple tinged flowers and oval yellow-green or red-purple fruit. The plum-sized, nut-like fruit of this plant has been used in Chinese cookery for over 2,000 years. They can be eaten like nuts or candy, or used as a complement to meat and seafood dishes. They are available fresh, dried, and canned. Name this plant.

2) This spiny shrub is common throughout Europe and is closely related to the plum. It has white flowers and a plum sized fruit with purple skin and tart yellow flesh. It is too sour to eat fresh, but is used in jellies and jams and to flavor liqueurs. The fruit extract is also used in soft drinks, ice cream, candy and baked goods.
Name this plant.

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

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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?

During the filming of the movie 'Cleopatra' in Rome, Italy during the 1960s, Elizabeth Taylor had chili from Chasen's Restaurant in Los Angeles flown in daily.

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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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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

Broccoli Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Trivia

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tips

Cranberry Trivia

Cranberry Tips

Green Bean Recipes

Sweet Potato & Yam Trivia

Sweet Potato & Yam Recipes

Winter Squash Trivia

Squash Recipes
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 1969 some Dutch fishermen caught a very large halibut off the coast of Norway. The liver of the fish was large enough to feed 11 of them, one even ate about 2/3 of a pound. All of them became nauseous, their skin turned red and swollen, and the next morning their skin was peeling off in sheets. They were all suffering from an overdose of Vitamin A (hypervitamintosis A). The one who ate 2/3 pound of the halibut liver ingested the equivalent of 2,000 multivitamin tablets (about 30 million units of vitamin A)!
 

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