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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 OCTOBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles with Recipes

Tailgating and Game Day Articles with Recipes

Halloween Articles & Recipes
 

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Honey Roasted Beets Recipe

· Orange Scented Broccoli

· Autumn Harvest Pork Loin

· Autumn Vegetable Succotash

· Slow Cooker Pot Roast

· Autumn Blend Soup Recipe

· Butternut Squash Soup

· Pork & Apple Stew Recipe

· Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

· Carrots with Character

· Cornish Pasties Recipe

· Cauliflower with Paprika Garlic Sauce

· Grilled Marinated Mushrooms

· Chicken Cranberry Bake

· Ricotta Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

· Orange Glazed Parsnips

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Pumpkin Potato Hash

· Sweet Potatoes & Carrot A L’orange

· Cornwallis Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

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October Food Holidays:

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

OCTOBER is:

• American Cheese Month
• New Zealand Cheese Month
  · Cheese Trivia
 
• Cool Food for Kids Month
 
• Fair Trade Month
 
• National Cranberry Month
  · Cranberry Trivia

• National Apple Month
  · Apple Trivia & Facts
 
• National Applejack Month
 
• National Caramel Month
 
• National Chili Month
  · Chili Recipes
 
• National Cookbook Month

• National Cookie Month
  · Cookie Recipes
 
• National Country Ham Month
  · Ham Recipes  ---  Ham Trivia
 
• National Dessert Month
  · Dessert Recipes
 
• National Eat Better; Eat Together Month

• National Farm to School Month
 
• National Kitchen and Bath Month
 
• National Pasta Month
  · Pasta Trivia  ---  Pasta Recipes
 
• National Pickled Peppers Month
  · Pickle Trivia  ---  Pickle Recipes

• National Pizza Month (Pizza Recipes)
  · Pizza Trivia & History
 
• National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  · Popcorn Trivia
 
• National Pork Month
  · Pork Trivia  ---  Pork Recipes

• National Pretzel Month
  · Pretzel History
 
• National Seafood Month
  · Seafood Recipes
 
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
  · Spinach Trivia  ---  Spinach Recipes
 
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month

• Non-GMO Month
 
• Squirrel Awareness Month
 
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
  · Vegetarian Recipes
 
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2019

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DID YOU KNOW?

So important was cod fish for Massachusetts that on March 17, 1784, according to the Journal of the Massachusetts House of Representatives: "Mr. John Rowe moved the House that leave might be given to hang up the representation of a Cod Fish in the room where the House sit, as a memorial of the importance of the Cod Fishery to the welfare of this Commonwealth."  In 1798, the four-foot-eleven-inch codfish, called the Sacred Cod, was moved to the new State House and, in 1895, to its present location in the House chamber, opposite the speaker's desk.
 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread -- there may be...”
David Grayson ‘Adventures in Contentment’ (1907)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• Global Champagne Day (Oct 18, 2019)
  [www.champagneday.fr/]   (Champagne Trivia)

• National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  (Cupcake Recipes  ---  Cupcake Trivia)

• St. Luke's Day, patron of butchers.

• National School Lunch Week (Oct 14-18, 2019)
  [School Nutrition Association]

• UK: [Pyrex National Baking Week] (Oct 14-20, 2019)    (Baking Articles & Recipes)

• UK [Seed Gathering Season] (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2019)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1616 Nicholas Culpeper was born (died Jan 10, 1654). English botanist and herbalist.  He published the 'Complete Herbal' (1653) containing a comprehensive list of English medicinal herbs and their uses.

1753 Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres was born. A French politician and gourmet. A gastronomic contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême. The dinners he gave were famous, and Cambaceres closely supervised the food preparation. He refused to admit late-comers, and was also said to have demanded complete silence while dining.

1871 Charles Babbage died. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1878 Thomas Edison made electricity available for household usage.

1892 The first long distance telephone line between Chicago and New York City was put in service.

1915 Victor Sen Yung was born (died Nov 1, 1980). American character actor, he played the cook Hop Sing on the TV show 'Bonanza'.  He also played Charlie Chan's son, Jimmy Chan in numerous Charlie Chan movies.

1919 William Waldorf Astor Born. William Waldorf Astor was a cousin of John Jacob Astor IV, the great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built the Waldorf section (1893) of what would become the Waldorf Astoria (1897). The Empire State Building (1929) now stands on the site.

1931 Thomas Alva Edison, "the wizard of Menlo Park" died.

Chef James Ehler

1945 James T. Ehler, Chef and food writer, was born. That's me - the writer and publisher of this Food Reference Website. (Biography  ---  Winona Daily News Article)

1966 S.S. Kresge died (born July 31, 1867).  An American merchant who started a chain of variety stores.  Renamed Kmart Corp. in 1977, which evolved into Sears Holdings Corp, parent of Sears and Kmart stores.

1969 Cyclamate, a non-caloric sweetener, was banned. Discovered in 1937, and widely used in the food industry, cyclamate was found to cause cancer in laboratory rats. Cyclamate is still used in many countries around the world.

1998 The 3,000 room Bellagio Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· October 9-20, 2019  150th South Carolina State Fair
Columbia, South Carolina

· October 11-20, 2019 - Arkansas State Fair
Little Rock, Arkansas

· October 15-17, 2019  Sunbelt Ag Expo
Moultrie, Georgia

· October 17-19, 2019 - Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival - Greenville, Mississippi

· October 17-19, 2019  74th Annual Peanut Festival
Grapeland, Texas

· October 17-27, 2019  North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, North Carolina

· October 19, 2019  14th Annual Taste of Soul
Los Angeles, California

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) What are small grains of semolina cooked by steaming or boiling and served like rice?

2) Any of various herbs in the parsley family, having small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels, whose roots and fruits are used in flavoring liqueurs and whose stems are candied and eaten.

3) A city of northwest Italy southeast of Turin noted for its sparkling wines.

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?

Drambuie is a liqueur made from Scotch Whisky and heather honey. The secret formula has been in the Mackinnon family since 1745, when it was given to a Mackinnon by Prince Charles Edward (or his French attendant) as a reward for services rendered.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Felix Frederickson founded the first American blue cheese plant in Faribault, Minnesota in 1936. The cheese is aged in caves in the bluffs on the Straight River. The Faribault Dairy still produces blue cheese from Frederickson's original recipe.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

Pineapple Trivia

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GARLIC
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GINGER
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOES
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Excavators in China discovered the world's oldest soup near the famed terracotta army of Xian. Now cloudy and green from the bronze cooking vessel in which it was sealed, the bone soup, surprisingly still in liquid form, was found in a tomb dating to the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.), alongside a vessel that may have held wine.

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