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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, October 15, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.”
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scots writer
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• [Global Handwashing Day] (annually, Oct 15)

• National Roast Pheasant Day (Pheasant Trivia)
  (Roast Pheasant Recipe  ---  Pheasant Quotes)

• National Mushroom Day [Mushroom Council] (April 16 is Day of the Mushroom)  (Mushroom Trivia)
  (Mushroom Recipes  ---  Mushroom Quotes)

• National Chicken Cacciatore Day (Recipe)

• National Cheese Curd Day [Culver's Restaurants]

• National School Lunch Week (Oct 11-15, 2021)
  [School Nutrition Association]

• UK: [National Seafood Week] (Oct 9-16, 2021)
  (Seafood Recipes)

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2021)
[The Tree Council]  Gather seeds, fruits and nuts which can be nurtured to grow the trees of the future.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1582 Yesterday was October 4 in most Catholic countries due to the Gregorian Calendar Adjustment. (see Oct 4 for details)

1794 The first U.S. silver dollar coins were struck and released into circulation.

1869 The Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital opened in New York.

1895 Henry D. Perky received U.S. patent No. 548,086 for Shredded Wheat. Whole wheat is boiled, dried, pressed into thin shreds and finally baked.  Perky presented his machine for producing 'shredded wheat' at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893.

1944 Don Stevenson of the music group 'Moby Grape' was born.

1953 'The Teahouse of the August Moon' opened on Broadway (it ran for 1,027 performances).

1959 Emeril Lagasse was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. American celebrity chef, restaurateur (13 restaurants), cookbook author and cooking show host ('Emeril Live', 'Essence of Emeril', etc).
[Official website: www.emerils.com]

1988 'Red Red Wine' by UB40 hits number 1 on the charts.

1990 Killer bees reach the U.S. in the city of Hidalgo in southern Texas.  Due to their intense swarming behavior, these non-native bees earned the name “killer bee”.  Beginning in the 1950s, they extended their range north through Central America. Their original source was from cross-breeding with tropical African bees imported into Brazil for experimental work.

1996 Pierre Franey died. A French chef who became famous as the chef of 'Le Pavillon' restaurant in New York City from 1945 to 1960. He published several cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne on the New York Times food column, 'The 60 Minute Gourmet'

2000 Konrad (Emil) Bloch died. Nobel prize winner for his work on cholesterol and fatty acids. He discovered that high levels of cholesterol may lead ultimately to increased risk of heart attacks.

2009 New York State banned open-burning of waste and debris throughout the state.

2018 Dorcas Bates Reilly died (born July 22, 1926).  As Campbell's test kitchen supervisor she created the classic Green Bean Casserole.  She also created hundreds of recipes throughout her career.
(Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe)

 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) When you see the words 'Saint Germain' in the name of a dish, what will it most likely contain?
  a) Carrots.  b) Peas.  c) Sauerkraut.
  d) Beans.  e) Cabbage.

2) An English dish originally from India, it will contain rice, lentil, and hard cooked eggs, with a rich cream sauce (bιchamel), sometimes with curry. The English version usually contains smoked fish, or cooked fish. Name this dish.

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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
 

TOP

DID YOU KNOW?

Saute mushrooms on low to medium heat for the best flavor; saute on high heat for the best texture. Short cooking time yields a more delicate texture.

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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?

Mushrooms are a fungus found all over the world and have been a very honored food in many cultures. Ancient Egyptians considered mushrooms to be food for the royals. The French adored the fungus and began harvesting them in caves during the seventeenth century. These famous fungi didn't reach popularity in the United States until the late 1800s.

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IN SEASON FOR FALL (AUTUMN)

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

RASPBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CARROTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKIN
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOES
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWISS CHARD
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Alla cacciatora is Italian for 'hunter's style', the French counterpart is a la chasseur. It refers to game (or chicken) sauteed, then slowly cooked with mushrooms and wine, and usually onions (shallots), tomatoes and garlic.

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