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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

 

FEATURED FOR JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Barbecue and Grilling Articles

Summer Grilling Tips

Maximizing Flavor I  ---  Max Flavor II

50 Barbecue Sauce Recipes

79 Potato Salads    • 62 Cole Slaws

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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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June Food Holidays:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia  -  Guacamole Recipes
 
• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
 
• Men’s Health Month
 
• National Beef Steak Month
  · Beef Steak Recipes
 
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts
 
• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles  ---  Milk Trivia
 
• National Dairy Alternative Month
 
• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  · Fruit Articles

  · Vegetable Articles & Recipes
 
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mango Month
  · 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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Monday, June 18, 2018

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.”  P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Cherry Tart Day
(Tart Recipes  -  Cherry Trivia)

• International Picnic Day (Picnic Trivia)

• National Go Fishing Day (Fishing Trivia)

• International Sushi Day (Ordering Sushi)

• UK: [National Picnic Week] (June 15-24, 2018)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1816 Thomas Henry died (born Oct 26, 1734). An apothecary in Manchester, England, he was the first to produce artifically carbonated water for sale.
(Seltzer Trivia & Facts)

1865 Edmund Ruffin died. He was a pioneer in the study of soil chemistry in the U.S.

1892 Macadamia nuts were first planted in Hawaii.
(Macadamia Nut Trivia  ---  Hawaii Food Trivia)

1897 Juliet Corson died. Librarian, cookery teacher and writer, founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876. Her books include 'Cooking Manual' (1877), 'Twenty-five Cent Dinners for Families of Six' (1878), and 'Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery' (1886).

1898 Atlantic City, NJ opened its Steel Pier (boardwalk). The world-famous Steel Pier had 9 miles of food, beverages, concessions, amusements, concerts, etc. Ed McMahon, of the Johnny Carson Show and Publisher's Clearing House fame, was a barker on the pier in his youth.
(New Jersey Food Trivia --   NJ Food Festivals)

1913 Robert Mondavi was born. A leading Napa Valley vintner. (North American Wines Articles)

1964 The African Groundnut Council was founded in Dakar.

1993 So-called 'killer bees,' Africanized honey bees, have reached Tucson, Arizona; a small dog was killed from a bee attack. Their original source was Brazil, where African bees were imported for experimental cross breeding.
(Bee Trivia and Facts)
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 15-July 8, 2018  Alameda County Fair - California

· June 16-24, 2018  LA Beer Week - Los Angeles, California

· June 21-24, 2018  Luling Watermelon Thump - Luling, TX

· June 22-23, 2018  6th Annual Boston Jerk Fest - Mass.

· June 22-23  Annual Cheese Curd Festival - Ellsworth, Wisc.

· June 22-26, 2018 - Taste of the Caribbean - Miami, Florida

· June 23  Whoopie Pie Festival - Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

(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    breadcheese    potatoes
  eggs    bacon    flour    tea    coffee    meat

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?

Sushi actually means vinegared rice and does not need to contain raw fish at all. It is a rice dish which may include vegetables, cooked fish, raw fish, poultry, or other proteins.

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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?

Michigan has almost 4 million cherry trees, producing about 150-200 pounds of tart cherries on each tree.
 

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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?

The earliest known mention of cherries is in Theophrastus (372-272 B.C.) 'History of Plants', in which he indicated that cherries had been cultivated for hundreds of years in Greece.

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