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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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September Food Holidays:

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

SEPTEMBER is:

Better Breakfast Month
All-American Breakfast Month

California Wine Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Family Meals Month

Hunger Action Month

National Biscuit Month

National Bourbon Heritage Month

National Chicken Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

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National Mushroom Month

National Papaya Month (also June)

National Potato Month

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Organic Harvest Month
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Wild Rice Month

Whole Grains Monthl]

UK: National Fishing Month

UK: Seed Gathering Season

UK: Sourdough September

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DID YOU KNOW?

Shelled walnuts contain about 4% water content by weight.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life.”
Sydney Smith, English writer (1771-1845)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

First Day of Autumn (Autumnal Equinox 2021)

National White Chocolate Day
  (White Chocolate Trivia & Facts)

National Ice Cream Cone Day (see 1903 below)
  (Ice Cream Trivia & Facts)

Hobbit Day, celebrate with 7 meals today
  (Today is Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ birthday)

St. Maurice's Day, patron of knife grinders.
St. Phocas' Day, patron of gardeners.

National Farm Safety & Health Week (Sept 19-25, 2021) [Nat'l Education Ctr for Agricultural Safety]

UK: [British Food Fortnight] (Sept 18-Oct 3, 2021)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1777 John Bartram died. An American botanist, and considered the 'father of American botany,' he established a botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1877 Victor Shelford was born. An American zoologist and ecologist, he was one of the first to treat ecology as a separate science. He was active and influential in several ecological organizations, including the Nature Conservancy formed in 1951.

1903 Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time. (U.S. patent No. 746,971 was granted on Dec 15, 1903).
(Ice Cream Trivia)

1904 Ellen Church was born (died Aug 22, 1965). The first airline stewardess. (See May 15, 1930)

1907 Wilbur Olin Atwater died (born May 3, 1844). American agricultural chemist who layed the groundwork for the science of nutrition. In 1875 he established the first agricultural experimental station in the U.S. at Wesleyan College in Connecticut.

1909 Allan 'Rocky' Lane was born (died Oct 27-1973). Actor in numerous films and TV shows, he was also the voice of the talking horse in the TV show 'Mister Ed' (1961-1966).

1955 The first British commercial TV station began broadcasting. The first advertisement was for Gibbs SR toothpaste.

1967 The Queen Mary began her last Atlantic crossing

1985 The first ‘Farm Aid’ Concert was held at Champaign, Illinois.

2002 William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin' Donuts died (born June 10, 1916).  (The Dunkin' Donuts website lists his date of death as Sept 22, but numerous newspapers and others list Sept 20).

2003 Actor Gordon Jump died. The 'Maytag Repairman' in commercials, also Arthur Carlson on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’.

2020 Coronavirus: U.S. death toll reaches over 200,000 from coronavirus in less than 8 months.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) In 1859 George Gilman and his partner George Huntington Hartford invented a new retailing idea, and opened their first store in New York City. 52 years later (1912) they had 400 stores, when George Hartford's son John had an even more radical idea for their stores. Within 5 years they had over 3,000 stores, and had revolutionized America's food habits.
3 questions: What was the first idea of the 2 Georges in 1859? 
What was the idea of Hartford's son John?
Finally, what is the name of the company?

2) Do you know when electric refrigerators were first sold to American housewives and how much they cost?

Click Here for Quiz Answers
 

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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?

Some mature grapefruit trees can yield up to 1500 pounds of fruit in a season.  The average yield is 350 pounds.
 

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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?

Scuppernong is the official fruit of North Carolina. Scuppernongs are also known as Muscadine grapes, and they are native to North America.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

APRICOTS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
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MANGOS
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PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

RHUBARB
  Trivia  --  Tips

STRAWBERRIES
  Trivia  --  Tips

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

LETTUCE
  Trivia  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PEAS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SPINACH
  Recipes  --  Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Some varieties of chervil also have edible roots which are like small turnips. Turnip-rooted chervil was enjoyed by the early Greeks and Romans, and in England during the 14th to 17th centuries.

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