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FEATURED FOR JUNE

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes
Summer Food Ideas & Recipes

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· Catfish Trivia and Facts
· Catfish Recipes
· Strawberry Trivia and Facts

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SUMMER RECIPES

· Green Bean Saute Recipe
· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla
· Grilled Eggplant with Gruyère
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Mushrooms with Herbs
· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes
· Baked Sweet Peppers
· Zucchini Boats
· Strawberry Pie Recipe

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SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Bell Pepper Facts & Uses
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Leafy Greens Articles
· Mushroom History & Folklore
· Tomatoes: Heirlooms & Recipes
More Vegetable Articles
· Rhubarb Description & Uses
· Apricot History & Description
· Melon Varieties and Uses
· History of Strawberries
More Fruit Articles

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June Food Months:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations for JUNE, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information, please Click for
DETAILED JUNE FOOD CALENDAR

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia and Facts
• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
• Hunger Awareness Month
• Men’s Health Month
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts
• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles  --  Milk Trivia
• National Dairy Alternative Month
• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts
• National Mango Month
  · Mango Trivia & Facts
• National Papaya Month
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts
• National Soul Food Month
• National Steakhouse Month
• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia and Facts

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DID YOU KNOW?

Belzoni, Mississippi is the Catfish Capital of the World.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The catfish is a plenty good enough fish for anyone.”  Mark Twain (1835-1910)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Catfish Day (see 1987 below)
• National Strawberry Parfait Day

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1630 Massachusetts Bay colony governor John Winthrop supposedly introduced the fork to American dining.    (Fork Trivia and Facts)

1799 David Douglas was born (died July 12, 1834). A Scottish botanist, he collected plants in Scotland, North America and Hawaii. The Douglas Fir is named for him.

1867 Barbed wire was patented by Lucien B Smith of Kent, Ohio. (Barbed Wire Trivia)

1938 The new Federal minimum wage law guaranteed workers 40¢ per hour.

1951 Pabst aired the 1st color beer commercial on TV.

1956 Anthony Bourdain was born.  American celebrity chef, author and culinary traveler.  Host of 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' on the Travel Channel.

1971 Sir John Boyd Orr died. A Scottish scientist and nutrition expert, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to eliminate world hunger.

1974 The first checkout scanner was installed in a supermarket.

1987 President Ronald Reagan officially proclaimed June 25 as National Catfish Day. (Proclamation)

1994 The London Times reported a previously unknown species of mammal was discovered in Vietnam, the Vu Quang Ox. It was the first discovery of a new large mammal since the Okapi in 1910. The ox is thought to inhabit an area along the Vietnam-Laos border.

1997 Jacques-Yves Cousteau died. Ocean explorer, marine biologist. Co-inventor of the aqualung.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 23-26  Luling Watermelon Thump - Luling, Texas
· June 24-25  4th Annual Boston Jerk Fest - Massachusetts
· June 24-26  Henderson Sauerkraut Days - Minnesota
· June 24-26  PIB: Portland International Beerfest - Oregon
· June 25-26, 2016  The LA WineFest - California
· June 25-26  24th Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington D.C.
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This food is pictured on tombs from ancient Egypt, and has been found in ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pliny listed it as a cure for 60 different illnesses. In 1st century India it was used to prevent heart disease. In Shakespearean England, it was prized as an aphrodisiac. The English name for it comes from the Anglo-Saxon for 'spear plant,' and the Latin word comes from the Celtic word meaning 'hot.' What is it?

2) This tree and its fruit are native to the Peruvian Andes, but are widely cultivated as a commercial crop in New Zealand, where most of the U.S. supply originates. When it did not sell well under its original name, New Zealanders invented its current name in 1966.
   a) kiwi   b) tamarillo   c) uglifruit
   d) gooseberry   e) pumello

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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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?

Catfish have many external taste buds and some are located on their barbels - which means they can taste something by simply touching it with their barbels.

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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 SUMMER

· Bell Pepper Trivia
· Corn Trivia
· Corn Recipes
· Cucumber Trivia
· Eggplant Trivia
· Eggplant Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Green Bean Trivia
· Fresh Bean Recipes
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Peas Trivia
· Pea Recipes
· Tomato Trivia
· Tomato Recipes
· Zucchini Trivia
· Zucchini Recipes
· Apricot Trivia
· Blackberry Trivia
· Blueberry Trivia
· Kiwifruit Trivia
· Peach Trivia
· Raspberry Trivia
· Strawberry Trivia
· Watermelon Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

There are almost 2,900 species of catfish. The smallest are about 1 inch long and the largest, the European Wels (Silurus glanis), can exceed 15 feet in length and weigh over 650 pounds. There are electric catfish, air breathing catfish, walking catfish, catfish that swim upside down, grunting (talking) catfish, transparent catfish and catfish that look like banjos.

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