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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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100 Hamburger Variations

79 potato Salad Recipes

62 coles Slaw & Slaw Salad Recipes

40 pizza Recipes

33 chicken Wing Recipes

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Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Grain of the Month: Wheat
  Wheat Trivia and Facts

Lasagna Awareness Month
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  Lasagna Quotes

National Baked Bean Month
  Baked Bean Recipes    Bean Trivia
  Bean Quotes

National Blueberry Month
  Blueberry Trivia & Facts

National Culinary Arts Month

National Grilling Month
  Grilling Articles & Recipes
  Grilling Quotes

National Horseradish Month
  Horseradish Trivia

National Hot Dog Month
  Hot Dog Regional Toppings
  Hot Dog Trivia    Hot Dog Quotes

National Ice Cream Month
  Ice Cream Trivia  Ice Cream Recipes
  Ice Cream Quotes

National Picnic Month  Picnic Trivia

National Pickle Month  Pickle Trivia
  Pickle Recipes    Pickle Quotes

National Watermelon Month
  Watermelon Trivia
  Watermelon Quotes

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Rhizomes are knobby underground stems that are known for their pungent and flavorful flesh. The rhizome family includes ginger, turmeric and galangal among a few other, lesser known rhizomes. Rhizomes are not a significant source of any nutrients – most especially because they are rarely eaten in great enough quantities to constitute a serving. Ginger is a tropical Asian herb that is known for its spicy aromatic roots. In ancient India, ginger was believed to spiritually cleanse the body.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below


“The quality of food is in inverse proportion to a dining room's altitude, especially atop bank and hotel buildings (airplanes are an extreme example).”
Bryan Miller (NY Times Restaurant Critic)


Early Bird Day.

National Gingersnap Day (Gingersnap Recipe)

Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day [?]
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1860 Charles Goodyear died.  He invented the process named 'vulcanization' which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn't become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.

1874 The Philadelphia Zoo opened, the first zoological gardens in the U.S.

1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe died (born 6/14/1811).  Sister of Catherine Beecher.  Harriet was an American abolitionist and author of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852).  She was also co-author with her sister Catherine of 'The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles Of Domestic Science; Being A Guide To The Formation And Maintenance Of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, And Christian Homes' (1869).

1910 Ward Baking Company of Chicago, Illinois opened the first completely automated bread plant in the U.S. (Bread Trivia  ---  Bread Quotes)

1916 Coca-Cola started using their new contoured bottle to stay ahead of the competition.
(Some sources list November 16, 1915).
(Coca-Cola Trivia & Facts  ---  Coca-Cola Quotes)

1929 Elzie Segar created Popeye, the spinach eating cartoon character. (Also listed as January 17, and April 11 in some sources)  (Spinach Trivia  ---  Spinach Quotes)

1936 Wally Amos, Jr. born. Creator of ‘Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies’. He sold the name, and now makes ‘Uncle Noname’ chocolate chip cookies.
(Chocolate Chip Cookie Trivia)

1942 Leon Daudet died. French journalist and novelist, well known gastronome of his time.

1953 Cheez Whiz was introduced nationwide by Kraft.
(Cheese Whiz Trivia)

1963 Five digit Zip Codes are introduced for U.S. mail

1999 Forrest Edward Mars died. Son of Frank C. Mars, he helped him develop the Milky Way candy bar. He founded his own company in Europe and developed the Mars Bar, and also created M&Ms. He merged his company with his father's in 1964, creating the world's largest candy manufacturer.

2007 NY City restaurants have until July 1, 2007 to eliminate oils, margarines and shortening from recipes that contain more than a half-gram of trans fat per serving.  By July 1, 2008, they will have to remove all menu items that exceed the new limit, including bread, cakes, chips and salad dressings.
(Trans Fat Trivia/Facts)

2008 MillerCoors, the joint venture between brewers SABMiller and Molson Coors began operation as a combined entity. (see also Oct 9, 2007)

2009 Utah bars are now open to the public, ending the states private club system, which required patrons fill out a separate application and pay a membership fee for each bar. (Utah Food Trivia)

2019 As 5 Japanese whaling ships set sail today, Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time in almost 30 years.  Last year Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which banned whale hunting in 1986. Since then Japan conducted "scientific whaling" in its own waters.

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) The following events took place in the same year.  What year is it?
Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
The Tremont Hotel opened in Boston.  It was the first hotel with indoor plumbing.
Sylvester Graham invented the Graham cracker.

2) This fruit is a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, and is probably a natural hybrid originating in Jamaica. The fruit has a descriptive name and is about the size of a small grapefruit, but sweeter.
Name this fruit.

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Read an article about Chef James and the website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article

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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



Research has shown that ginger is more effective than Dramamine in combating motion sickness.

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"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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During the 15th century, gingerbread became a gift of love and respect. In the 1800's, Ginger was commonly sprinkled on top of beer or ale, then stirred into the drink with a hot poker - thus the invention of gingerale.

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Rome had a bakers' guild in about 150 B.C. and the 12th century bakers guilds in London and Paris were two of the first modern craft brotherhoods.

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