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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 JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles with Recipes

Summer Food Ideas with Recipes
 

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SOME SPRING 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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June Food Holidays:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month: Peak California Avocado Season
  · Avocado Trivia  -  Guacamole Recipes
 
• Georgia Blueberry Month: Peak season for Georgia Blueberries
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
 
• Men’s Health Month
 
• National Beef Steak Month
  · Beef Steak Recipes
 
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts
 
• National Dairy Month: Began in 1937 as National Milk Month to promote drinking milk.
  · Dairy Articles  ---  Milk Trivia
 
• National Dairy Alternative Month
 
• Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  · Fruit Articles
  · Vegetable Articles & Recipes
 
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mango Month: peak month for fresh mangos
  · Mango Trivia & Facts
 
• National Papaya Month (also Sept)
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts
 
• National Soul Food Month
 
• National Steakhouse Month
 
• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia  ---  Turkey Recipes

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The onion and its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables and is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can be said to have a soul.”
Charles Dudley Warner, American author (1829-1900)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Vanilla Milkshake Day (Shake Recipes)

• Ice Cream Soda Day

• World Tapas Day (June 20, 2019, 3rd Thurs) (Designated by Spain's Tourism Institute in 2016)
(Tapas: Magic Mouthfulls)

• National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2019) Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food.
[www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week]
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1484 The date given by Robert Burton in his 'Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621) for when the Pied Piper led all the children of Hamelin, Germany away.
See July 22, 1376 for more info.

1819 At 6 p.m. the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, the American steamship SS Savannah, arrived at Liverpool, England. It had sailed from Savannah, Georgia on May 22, 1819.

1837 The beginning of the Victorian Era. King William IV died and his 18 year old niece Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Her reign lasted for 63 years.

1861 Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins was born. He discovered what we now call 'vitamins,' essential nutrients needed to maintain health.
(Vitamin Facts & Trivia)

1948 The TV show 'Toast of the Town' premiers on CBS with Ed Sullivan as the host.

1964 'Chapel of Love' by Dixie Cups is #1 on the charts

1972 Howard Deering Johnson died (born Feb 2, 1897).  Founder of Howard Johnson's chain of restaurants and motels.
(Howard Johnson Bio  -  Howard Johnson’s Trivia)

1977 The trans-Alaska oil pipeline opened. It takes oil 38 days to travel 800 miles from the fields in Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez.
(Alaska Food Trivia)

2004 Bacardi agrees to acquire Grey Goose Vodka.
(The Bacardi ‘Bat’  --  Vodka: Spirit of Water)

2008 Wilbur Hardee died (born Aug 15, 1918). Founder of fast food chain Hardee's in 1960.
(see also Sept 3, 1960 and May 5, 1961)

2008 Water on Mars! NASA announced that its Phoenix Mars Lander had uncovered about eight small pieces of water ice.  (Water Trivia & Facts)

 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 3-23, 2019  12th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week - Coral Gables, Florida

· June 15-23, 2019  LA Beer Week
Los Angeles, California

· June 19, 2019  Maine Whoopie Pie Festival
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

· June 21-22, 2019  Annual Cheese Curd Festival
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

· June 22-23, 2019  27th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington D.C.

· June 23, 2019  Uptown Food Truck Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In the first half of the 19th century, wearing a coffee sack for a shirt, this wilderness loving, eccentric, bearded man walked hundreds of miles each year in the Midwestern wilderness. In exchange for meals and a place to sleep he would give his hosts some seeds, and read from his Bible and from a book by Kierkegaard (a Danish philosopher).
What was the nickname and real name of this legendary, odd gentleman?

2) On January 6, 1940 Britain's Ministry of Food began rationing control over certain foods.
What 3 foods were the first to be controlled?
  milk   butter   sugar   bread   cheese   potatoes
  eggs   bacon   flour   tea   coffee   meat

Click here for the answers

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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?

Life Savers were created by Clarance Crane in 1912 as a candy that would not melt in the summertime. Crane was a candy maker from Cleveland, Ohio.

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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?

Buckwheat is a hardy quick growing plant and can tolerate poor soil and cold climates where true cereal grains cannot grow well. Maturing in a little more than 60 days, it can produce two and sometimes even three crops a year.  About 2/3 of total production is used as animal feed or plowed under to enrich the soil.
 

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

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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Otto Frederick Rohwedder has been called the father of sliced bread. He worked for many years on developing a bread slicer, starting in 1912. His first efforts met with resistance from bakers, who informed him that the sliced bread would quickly go stale. By 1928, Rohwedder had finally designed a slicer that would also wrap the bread.
 

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