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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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MAY is:

American Cheese Month
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[Celiac Disease Awareness Month]
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[Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month]

Grain of the Month: Amaranth

[Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month]

National Artisan Gelato Month

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National Salad Month
  (Salad Recipes  |  Dressing Recipes)
  (Salad Quotes)

National Salsa Month
  (Salsa Trivia  |  Salsa Recipes)

National Strawberry Month
  (Strawberry Trivia)

[National Tavern Month] (since 1953)

National Vinegar Month
  (Vinegar History & Manufacture)
  (Vinegar Kitchen Tips)

[World Trade Month] (since 1935)

UK: National Asparagus Month
  (Asparagus, The Herald of Spring)
  (Asparagus FactsAsparagus Quotes)
  (Asparagus Recipes)

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DID YOU KNOW?

Fatback is the layer of fat running along the hog’s back. It is available unsmoked and unsalted, and used for making lard and cracklings.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.”
Barbara Costikyan (10/22/84 New York Magazine)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Macaroon Day (Small cookies made from coconut, egg whites, sugar and other flavorings.)

UK: British Tomato Fortnight: May 29-June 11, 2023
  [British Tomato Growers’ Association]
(Tomato Trivia  |  Tomato Recipes  |  Tomato Quotes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1744 Richard Lovell Edgeworth died.  An Anglo-Irish inventor, among his many inventions and innovations were a turnip cutter, various improvements in agricultural machines, and a velocipede.

1790 The first U.S. copyright law was signed by George Washington.

1836 The Astor House luxury hotel opened in New York City. Built by John Jacob Astor, it was located on Broadway between Vesey and Barclay Streets.

1864 Frederick Walton of London, England was granted patent 3,210 for Linoleum. (U.S. patent 87,227 granted Feb 23, 1869).

1880 Hippolyte Mege Mouries died (born Oct 24, 1817).  A French scientist, he invented margarine (French patent No. 86489) and also received patents for canned meat, sugar extraction and others.
(Margarine Trivia & Facts)

1884 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for 'flaked cereal' (corn flakes).  It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially.

1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
(Worcestershire Sauce Trivia)

1910 Elizabeth Blackwell died (born Feb 3, 1821). First woman to receive an M.D. degree from a U.S. medical school (1849).

1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of 'Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit.'  She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.

1980 Cook's magazine begins publication.  Christopher Kimball is the publisher.

1983 Jack Dempsey died.  Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926.  He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

2003 The French Concorde supersonic airliner made its final scheduled return trip from New York to Paris as Air France took the Concords out of service.
(see also Oct 24, 2003)
 

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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 Virginia House-wife' cookbook by Mary Randolph was published.
The Rhode Island Red hen is developed. They will become famous for their brown eggs.
Italy's first commercial pasta factory by Paolo B. Agnese in Imperia, Italy.
The British Royal Navy reduces its daily rum ration from1/2 pint to 1/4 pint, and tea becomes part of the daily ration.
The Glenlivet becomes the first licensed Scotch Whisky distillery.

2) What is the largest aquaculture ('fish farming') 'crop' in the United States?
  a) Catfish.   b) Crawfish.   c) Salmon.
  d) Rainbow trout.   e) Shrimp.

3) One of the reasons the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, rather than sail further south to warmer climate was because their supplies were getting low. They specifically mention one item, can you guess what it was?

4) The name of this specialty of Naples, Italy, actually means 'trousers' in Italian. What is the name of this dish?

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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?

Cinnamon is one of the flavor components used in 'cola' soft drinks.
 

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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?

An estimated 24 million pounds of horseradish roots are processed annually in the U.S. to produce 6 million gallons of prepared horseradish.
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Clearwater, Florida has more lightning strikes than any other U.S. city.
 

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