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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

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FEATURED RECIPES & TIPS

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Glazed Ham w/Caramelized Onions

Grilled Ham w/Lemon Orange Glaze

Honey Orange Glazed Ham

Easter Egg Potatoes

Easter Pork Loin with Vegetables and Orange Sage Sauce

Grilled Minted Lamb Chops

Barbecued Leg of Lamb

Boneless Loin Roast w/Pepper Rub

Butterflied Leg of Lamb w/ Mint Pesto

Honey Glazed Rack of Lamb

Dr Pepper Pork Roast

Roast Pork with Raspberry Sauce

Ginger Lime Carrots

Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese

Mushrooms Glazed with Onions

Creamy Onion Dip

Fresh Salsa Recipe

Meatball Appeatizer Recipes

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Grilled Garlic Corn On The Cob

Pumpkin Bisque Recipe

Baked Winter Squash Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Broccoli with Cranberries

Cauliflower Croquettes Recipe

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Recipes

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March Food Holidays:

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SEE Detailed MARCH Food Calendar

MARCH is:

[American Red Cross Month]

Caffeine Awareness Month
  Caffeine Facts

[Grain of the Month]: Quinoa
  Quinoa Trivia & Facts

[National Flour Month]
  Flour Trivia   Flour Kitchen Tips

[National Frozen Food Month]
  Frozen Food Facts  Frozen Food Tips
  What Not to Freeze

[National Kidney Month]

National Noodle Month  Noodle Trivia
  Pasta & Noodle Recipes

[National Nutrition Month]
  Nutrition Articles

[National Peanut Month]
  Peanut Facts    Peanut Taste Tests

National Sauce Month  Sauce Recipes
  Sauce Articles    Sauce Quotes

[Canada: Nutrition Month]

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to United Nations estimates, it takes a minimum of 528 gallons of water to produce a day's worth of food for one person.
One pound of rice takes about 240 gallons of water and one pound of grain fed beef takes 1,680 gallons of water.
 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest.”  William Blake (1757-1827)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

[United Nations World Water Day]   (Water Trivia)
  (Water Quotes)

National Bavarian Crepes Day (Crepe Recipes)

The earliest day on which Easter Sunday may occur.

Ag Appreciation Week: March 18-25, 2023 [Community Agriculture Alliance]  A time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture.
  (Farms & Farmers Trivia)

[National Agriculture Week] (March 19-25, 2023) A time to celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

American Chocolate Week (March 19-25, 2023)
  (Chocolate Trivia & Facts  ---  Chocolate Quotes)

[National Poison Prevention Week]  (March 19-25, 2023 - 3rd wk March) Established by Congress on September 16, 1961 [PL 87-319]
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1630 Boston, Massachusetts enacts the first colonial gambling legislation, banning all cards, dice and gaming tables "under pain of punishment."
(Massachusetts Food Trivia)

1765 Britain enacted the Stamp Act, which imposed a tax on every piece of printed paper used in the American colonies (see also Aug 14, 1765)

1841 Cornstarch method patented. Englishman Orlando Jones patented a method for making cornstarch in 1841. (Cornstarch Tips)

1932 Sidney Craig was born (died July 21, 2008). Co-founder with his wife, Jenny Craig, of the Jenny Craig chain of diet centers. (Articles on Diets & Dieting)
(Diets and Dieting Quotes)

1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Cullen-Harrison Act, allowing the manufacture and sale of 3.2% beer (3.2 % alcohol by weight). It becomes effective on April 7, 1933, in advance of Prohibition's repeal on Dec 5, 1933.

1947 Musician Patrick Olive of 'Hot Chocolate' was born today.

1960 Agnes Arber died.  Arber was a British botanist, who wrote 'Herbals: Their Origin and Evolution' (1912) and 'The Gramineae: A Study of Cereal, Bamboo and Grass' (1934).

1962 The play 'I Can Get It for You Wholesale’ opened on Broadway in New York City.

1975 'Lady Marmalade' by LaBelle is #1 on the charts

1981 U.S. first class postage rates are raised to 18 cents and post cards to 12 cents.

1985 Clara Peller, the "Where's the Beef" lady in Wendy's burger commercials (Jan 10, 1984), was fired for making a spaghetti sauce commercial for Campbell Soup Co.  Wendy's said this caused her to lose credibility.

2021 Coronavirus: A new surge of infections has begun in Europe, linked to new variants; Italy and France enter new lockdowns.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) All of the following events took place in the same year.  What year is it?
The United Nations declared this year as the ‘International Year of Family Farming’.
The first McDonald's restaurant in Vietnam opened in Ho Chi Minh City.
Food Arts magazine suspends publication.
Joey Chestnut won his 8th straight Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog-Eating Contest, consuming 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
A record 4.16 pound (1.89 kg) White Alba Truffle from the Umbrian region of Italy sold at auction for $61,250.

2) They were first developed in Sicily and were known to both the Greeks and the Romans. In 77 AD the Roman naturalist Pliny called them one of earth's monstrosities, but many continued to eat them. Historical accounts show that wealthy Romans enjoyed them prepared in honey and vinegar, seasoned with cumin, so that this treat would be available year round.  It was not until the early twentieth century that they were grown in the United States. All that are commercially grown in the United States are grown in California.  They are actually a flower bud, and if allowed to flower, the blossoms measure up to seven inches in diameter and are a violet-blue color.
Name this plant.

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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.
Barbara Saba, my sister, who taught me how to dance.
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?

A loaf of bread and a bottle of wine each require more than 200 gallons of water to produce.

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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?

Kool-Aid was developed by Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska from a concentrated liquid drink mix he had been producing. Problems with breakage and expensive shipping led him to develop the powdered mix in 1927. He sold the packages of 'Kool Ade' for 10 cents. The name was later changed to 'Kool-Aid.'

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IN SEASON FOR WINTER

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
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MANGOS
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PEARS
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PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

COLLARD GREENS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

CRANBERRIES - Tips
  Trivia  ---  Recipe

MUSHROOMS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

ONIONS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PARSNIPS - Tips
  Article  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

RUTABAGAS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

TURNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Jarlsberg cheese is a Norwegian Emmentaler type cows milk cheese with large holes, a rich buttery texture and mild, sweet nutty flavor. It has a slightly lower fat content than Swiss cheese, and melts easily.

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