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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Turkey's scientific name is Meleagris gallopava from Latin gallus, meaning cock, and pavo, meaning chickenlike. Meleagris is the Roman name for guineafowl, suggestive of the early confusion of the turkey with guineafowl.
 

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“She was so wild that when she made French toast she got her tongue caught in the toaster.”
Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National French Toast Day
  (French Toast Origin  --  French Toast Recipes)

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree Day (see 1965 below)

Switzerland: [Zibelemarit - Bern Onion Market]
(Nov  28, 2022).  A traditional folk festival held every November. Farmers from the surrounding area bring over 50 tons of onions – artistically woven into braids – to the federal capital.  Old Town is filled with thousands of visitors as they enjoy this farmers’ market and folk festival in one.

UK: [National Tree Week]  (Nov 26-Dec 4, 2022)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1520 Three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan sailed from the Atlantic Ocean through the passage now known as the Straits of Magellan, and entered the "Sea of the South" on November 28, 1520. This sailing was the first westward crossing of the Pacific Ocean.  Magellan was killed in fighting with the natives in the Philippines on April 27, 1521. The following September, one of the fleet's ships returned to Spain laden with spices, thereby completing the first circumnavigation of the globe and vindicating Magellan's vision of an alternate route to the Spice Islands.

1837 John Wesley Hyatt was born. He developed the process for making celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. He also invented a water purifying system and a sugar cane mill.

1863 Thanksgiving was first celebrated as a regular American Holiday.

1869 W.F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was issued the first chewing gum patent in 1869.
(Chewing Gum Trivia & Facts)

1930 After a sandstorm in Morocco, there was a rain of mud in Paris and yellow sand fell in Spain.

1942 Fire destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts killing nearly 500 people.

1948 The first Polaroid Land Camera went on sale in Boston. This was the first successful self-developing camera; it took a photo about 1 minute to develop.

1965 Folk singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody Guthrie) was convicted of littering in the Berkshire County town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" was born  (YouTube).  (see also Nov 22, 1967)

1967 All horse racing in Britain has been cancelled indefinitely to help prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.

2006 Texas Republican state Rep. Betty Brown filed a bill (HCR 15) in the Texas legislature which would declare Athens, Texas as the "original home of the hamburger.”  Residents of New Haven, Connecticut strongly objected.
(See also Louis Lunch  --  Hamburger Trivia & Facts)

 

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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 U.S. minimum wage is raised by 90 cents to $5.15 an hour.
Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. removed their voluntary ban of hard liquor ads on television and radio.
Miss Universe was told to lose 27 pounds or lose her crown.
Dolly the sheep was born inScotland, the first animal cloned from an adult animal.
The Smashing Pumpkins won seven MTV Video Music Awards.

2) There are more than 20,000 varieties of orchid. What is the only major edible product obtained from a species of orchid?

3) They are picked by hand and immediately dipped in boiling water. They are then left heating in the sun during the day, and wrapped to sweat at night for up to 20 days. They are then air dried for up to 6 months, while also allowing them to ferment. They are then crushed and treated with water and alcohol.
What the heck are they?

4) How many varieties of tomato are there?
  a) 100.  b) 500.  c) 1,000.  d) 5,000.  e) 10,000.

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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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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Only tom turkeys gobble. Hen turkeys make a clicking noise.
 

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
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BANANAS
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PINEAPPLE
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BEETS - Recipes
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CAULIFLOWER
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COLLARD GREENS
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CRANBERRIES - Tips
  Trivia  ---  Recipe

MUSHROOMS
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ONIONS - Recipes
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PARSNIPS - Tips
  Article  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
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RUTABAGAS
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TURNIPS
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DID YOU KNOW?

When Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin sat down to eat their first meal on the moon, their foil food packets contained roasted turkey and all of the trimmings.
 

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