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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

FEATURED FOR NOVEMBER

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

Thanksgiving Articles with Recipes)

Thanksgiving Recipes

Tailgating and Game Day Articles with Recipes
 

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SOME AUTUMN RECIPES

· Roast Turkey Recipe from the Titanic

· Turkey Cooking Tips

· Orange Scented Broccoli

· Autumn Harvest Pork Loin

· Autumn Vegetable Succotash

· Slow Cooker Pot Roast

· Autumn Blend Soup Recipe

· Butternut Squash Soup

· Pork & Apple Stew Recipe

· Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

· Carrots with Character

· Cornish Pasties Recipe

· Cauliflower with Paprika Garlic Sauce

· Grilled Marinated Mushrooms

· Chicken Cranberry Bake

· Ricotta Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

· Orange Glazed Parsnips

· Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

· Pumpkin Potato Hash

· Sweet Potatoes & Carrot A L’orange

· Cornwallis Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

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November Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information:
SEE Detailed NOVEMBER Food Calendar

NOVEMBER is:

• American Diabetes Month
 
• Eat Smart Month
 
• International Thank a Farmer Month
 
• National Georgia Pecan Month
  · Pecan Trivia & Facts
 
• National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
  · Peanut Butter Trivia
 
• National Pepper Month
  · Peppers Trivia (the vegetable)
 
• National Pomegranate Month
  · Pomegranate Trivia
 
• National Roasting Month
  · Roasting Articles

• National Raisin Bread Month
  · Bread Recipes
  · Bread Trivia & Facts

• Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  · Sweet Potato Trivia
  · Sweet Potato Recipes

• World Vegan Month
  · Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) has presented the President of the United States with a live turkey and two dressed turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. The annual presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey to the President has become a traditional holiday ritual in the nation's capital, signaling the unofficial beginning of the holiday season and providing the President an opportunity to reflect publicly on the meaning of the Thanksgiving season. After the ceremony, the live bird retires to a historical farm to live out the rest of its years.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.”
Robert Byrne
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Indian Pudding Day (Pudding Recipes)

• St. Diego Alacala's Day, patron of cooks.

• UK: [National School Meals Week] Nov 11-15, 2019

• Australia: [Recycling Week] (Nov 11-17, 2019)

• National Split Pea Soup Week: Celebrated in the U.S. since 1969  (Nov 10-16, 2019 - 2nd week in Nov)
  (Pea Soup Recipes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1710 Charles-Simon Favart was born in Paris, France. A French playwright and pastry cook.

1805 Supposedly, Johann George Lehner, a German butcher from Frankfurt living in Vienna, Austria, created a beef and pork sausage. Called 'Frankfurter' in Austria and elsewhere 'Wiener' (also known as 'Wiener-Frankfurter' and Wienerwurst).  In America it's usually called a 'Hot Dog.'

1893 Edward Adelbert Doisy was born (died Oct 23, 1986).  American biochemist who shared (with Henrik Dam) the 1943 Nobel Prize for Medicine for the isolation and synthesis of vitamin K.

1895 The first shipment of canned pineapple left Hawaii. (Hawaii Food Trivia)

1927 The Holland Tunnel opened - the first Hudson River automobile tunnel from New York City to New Jersey.

1930 The Rotolactor was developed by the Walker-Gordon Dairy. It was a 50 stall revolving milking platform that could mechanically milk over 1,500 cows in seven hours. (Dairy Cattle Trivia & Facts)

1930 The play 'Grand Hotel' opened in New York City.  In 1932 the film version won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

1933 One of the first sit-down strikes began. It took place at the Hormel packing plant in Austin, Minnesota.  (Hormel Trivia & Facts)

1946 Vincent Joseph Schaefer produced the first artificial snow from a natural cloud today over Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts. At 14,000 feet an airplane seeded the clouds with small particles of dry ice. Snow fell through 3,000 feet but evaporated in the dry air before it reached the ground. (In the same year, for his movie 'It's A Wonderful Life,' Frank Capra developed a new method for making fake snow using 'foamite' (used in fire extinguishers) mixed with sugar and water (some say soap flakes).

1967 Clementine Paddleford died (born Sept 27, 1898).  American cookbook author and food columnist for numerous publications including NY Herald Tribune, NY Sun, NY Telegram; Gourmet and This Week magazines.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· November 10-17, 2019 - Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival - San Diego, California

· November 14-24, 2019  Southern Christmas Show
Charlotte, North Carolina

· November 15-16, 2019 - Taste Lancaster
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

· November 15-24, 2019  Cider Week Virginia
Various locations, Virginia

· November 16-17, 2019 - The Nourished Festival
San Mateo, California

· November 16-17, 2019  11th Annual Riverfest Seafood Festival - Ormond Beach, Florida

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) This Italian skim milk cheese dates back to at least the 13th century and may date even to the 11th century. It is made only from April 1 through November 11 each year with milk from cows that have been feeding on fresh pasture. Most of the cream is skimmed from the milk which is then cooked in copper containers, pressed in cheesecloth lined molds, salted in brine and then allowed to mature.

2) Cheese has been colored with various plant substances for hundreds of years. Yellow/orange coloring may have originally been added to cheese made with winter milk from cows eating hay to match the orange hue (from vitamin A) of cheeses made with milk from cows fed on green plants. Can you name 3 plant substances which have been used to color cheese yellow/orange?

Click here for the answers

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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?

One of the first references to cranberries was made in a letter written by Mahon Stacy to his brother in England dated April 26, 1680.

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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?

Boniato or Cuban sweet potato is a variety of sweet potato with white flesh rather than the yellow or orange flesh of other varieties.  They tend to be irregular in shape, and skin color can vary from reddish to cream colored. They are drier and not as sweet as other varieties of sweet potato.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

Pineapple Trivia

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GARLIC
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GINGER
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOES
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Dairy cattle remains have been found in various sites in the Near East (Turkey) that date to about 6,500 B.C., although they may have been domesticated as early as 9,000 B.C. The ancester of all modern domestic cattle is the aurochs, the last of which was killed by a poacher in 1627 on a reserve near Warsaw, Poland.

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