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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

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FEATURED FOR APRIL

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
Spring Vegetable Salads
Cinco de Mayo Menu & Recipe Ideas
Cinco de Mayo and Avocados

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· Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
· History of the Oatmeal Cookie
· Raisin Trivia and Facts

 


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SOME SPRING RECIPES

· Carrots with Character
· Asparagus Vinaigrette
· Ginger Lime Carrots
· Louisiana Collard Greens
· Swiss Chard with Raisins
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Spiced Spinach
· Minted Carrot Ribbon Salad
· Citrus Strawberry Spinach Salad

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SOME SPRING FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Fiddleheads, Spring Delicacies
· Lettuce & Leafy Greens Articles
· Apricots, Facts & Usage
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Peas in a Pod
· Avocado Season in California
 

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April Food Months:

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

APRIL is:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Defeat Diabetes Month
• Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  · Florida Food Facts  · Tomato Trivia
  · Tomato Tips  · Tomato Recipes
  · Tomatoes and Taxes
• Global Child Nutrition Month
  · Food Scarcity & Hunger Articles
• National B.L.T. Month
• National Garden Month
• National Grange Month
• Grilled Cheese Month
  · International Grilled Cheese
• National Pecan Month
  · Pecan Facts & Trivia
  · A Nut from America
• National Soft Pretzel Month
  · History of the Pretzel
  · Soft Pretzel Recipe
  · Another Pretzel Recipe
• National Soyfoods Month
  · Soybean Facts & Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

The grape is one of the oldest fruits to be cultivated going back as far as biblical times. Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America approximately 300 years ago. Some of the most popular ways in which the fruit is used, is eaten fresh, in preserves or canned in jellies, dried into raisins, and crushed for juice or wine. Although, machines have taken the place of much handwork, table grapes are still harvested by hand in many places.
 

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I think breakfast so pleasant because no-one is conceited before one o'clock.”
Sydney Smith, English writer (1771-1845)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• Oatmeal Cookie Day
• National Raisin Day

• Stewardship & Education Week - April 30-May 7, 2017 [National Assoc. of Conservation Districts] To encourage conserving natural resources for our future.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1792 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich died. Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). He is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.
(Sandwich Trivia & Facts  --  Sandwich Recipes)

1803 The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed in Paris. The formal transfer of ownership from France to the U.S. took place on March 10, 1804.

1812 Louisiana was admitted as the 18th state in the U.S. (Louisiana Food Trivia and Facts)

1879 Sarah Josepha Hale died (born Oct 24, 1788). Author, editor (Ladies' Magazine, Godey's Lady's Book). She was influential in having Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. Author of the poem 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'; Hale also founded the Seaman's Aid Society in 1833.

1891 Abram Lyle died (born Dec 14, 1820). Scottish shipbuilder and sugar refiner. Noted for the pale treacle, 'Lyle's Golded Syrup' (treacle is made from the syrup that remains after sugar is refined).

1900 Casey Jones (John Luther Jones) died (born March 14, 1864). Famed railroad engineer of the passenger train, the Cannonball Express, which crashed into a freight train near Vaughn, Mississippi. He died trying to stop his train and was immortalized as a hero in Wallace Saunders, 'The Ballad of Casey Jones'.

1904 The Louisiana Purchase Exposition opened in St. Louis (St. Louis World's Fair). It was at the Fair that the ice cream cone was supposed to have been invented. The hot dog and iced tea were also popularized at the Fair.

1939 The 1939 New York World's Fair opened. 'Dawn of a New Day' and 'the World of Tomorrow.'

1952 Mr. Potato Head is introduced to the world. Mr. Potato Head is the also the first toy to be advertised on network television.

1955 'Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White' by Perez Prado hits number one on the charts.

1981 Dunkin Donuts opened its first store in the Philippines. (Donut Trivia)

1988 Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania created a new record setting 4.55 mile long Banana Split: 33,000 Bananas, 2,500 gallons of Ice Cream, 600 pounds of chopped Nuts and 450 gallons of Topping.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· April 27-30  40th Vidalia Onion Festival - Vidalia, Georgia
· April 27-30  Vegas Uncork’d - Las Vegas, Nevada
· April 28-30  33rd Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Fla.
· April 28-30  Chicken Fried Steak Festival & Balloon Rally
  Lamesa, Texas
· April 29-30  Annual National Cornbread Festival
  South Pittsburg, Tennessee
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Sole and flounder are two types of 'flatfish.'  Flatfish are born with eyes located as in other fish, but one eye migrates to the other side, so they end up with both eyes on the same side of their head. They swim with their body flat with the ocean floor, with both eyes 'on top.'  What is the largest flatfish and how big can they get?

2) Why does skim milk have more calcium than regular milk?

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?

It takes more than 4 tons of grapes to produce 1 ton of raisins.
 

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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 SPRING

· Apple Trivia
· Apple Pie Recipes
· Asparagus Trivia
· Asparagus Recipes
· Avocado Trivia
· Avocado Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Collard Greens Recipes
· Collard Greens Trivia

· Garlic Trivia
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Pea Trivia & Facts
· Pea Recipes
· Radish Trivia & Tips
· Rhubarb Trivia
· Spinach Trivia
· Spinach Recipes
· Strawberry Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Nesselrode pudding is a delicious dessert made by adding chestnut puree to a custard cream, frequently with candied fruit, raisins, and/or sultanas added. Usually topped with whipped cream. M. Mouy, the chef to Count Karl Robert von Nesselrode, a 19th century Russian statesman, is usually credited with its creation.
     There are several other dishes named for Count Nesselrode, all containing chestnuts or chestnut puree. Nesselrode Pie, Nesselrode Torte, Bombe Nesselrode.
 

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