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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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Friday, May 7, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“If you throw a lamb chop in the oven, what's to keep it from getting done?”
Joan Crawford in 'The Women' (1939)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  (Lamb Recipes  ---  Lamb Trivia & Facts)

• School Lunch Hero Day (May 7, 2021)
  [School Nutrition Association] The day aims to showcase the ways in which school nutrition professionals make a difference for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

• National Homebrew Day: Congressional designation 1988.  See also Big Brew (Homebrew Day) on first Saturday in May.

• Go Public Gardens Days (Public Gardens Week)  (May 7-16, 2021)  [American Public Gardens Assn]

• World Cocktail Week: May 6-13 (See May 13, 1806)
  (Cocktail Recipes  ---  Cocktail Trivia)

• [National Herb Week] (May 2-8, 2021)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1657 King Louis XIV of France prohibits the sale of liquor to Indians in New France (Canada).

1660 Isaack B. Fubine of The Hague received a patent for macaroni.
(This fact is reported on many sites on the internet. No one has any further information listed, and I am in doubt as to its accuracy).

1718 Traditional date celebrating the founding of the city of New Orleans by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company.

1847 The American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1873 Salmon Portland Chase died.  He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.

1922 John Henry Patterson died (born Dec 13, 1844). Founder of National Cash Register Company.

1925 William Lever died (born Sept 19, 1851). British manufacturer who founded Lever Brothers soap company with his brother James. Lever was one of the first to produce soap from vegetable oils rather than tallow.

1925 The play 'Lima Beans' opened at Wallack's Theatre in New York.

1947 The 'Kraft Television Theater' premiers on NBC TV, sponsored by Kraft Foods. (Kraft Trivia & Facts)

1953 A world record 1,182 pound Swordfish was caught off Chile by Louis Marron.
(Swordfish Trivia  ---  Swordfish Recipes)

1962 'Mashed Potato Time' by Dee Dee Sharp was number one on the music charts.

1987 Shelly Long, who played cocktail waitress Diane Chambers, makes her final appearance as a regular on the TV show 'Cheers.'
 

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2) Where would you go to fish for English sole?

3) When 2 loaves of bread are too close together while baking, there is a soft underdone patch where the two loaves touch. What is this called?

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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?

Lamb's Wool was a drink popular from the 16th to the 19th century in England. It was made with hot beer, sweetened and spiced with soft, baked apple pulp added.

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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?

There are more than 900 different breeds of sheep, 47 breeds and types of sheep in the U.S.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

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GREEN BEANS
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LETTUCE
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ONIONS
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PEAS
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SPINACH
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DID YOU KNOW?

In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.

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