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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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JUNE is:

California Avocado Month - Peak California Avocado Season

Georgia Blueberry Month - Peak season for Georgia blueberries

Grain of the Month: Sorghum

Men’s Health Month

National Beef Steak Month

National Candy Month

National Dairy Month - Began in 1937 as National Milk Month to promote drinking milk.

National Dairy Alternative Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Mango Month - peak month for fresh mangos

National Papaya Month (also Sept)

National Soul Food Month - The yearly recognition grew out of the 'Grits and Green Conferences' developed and produced by the [Culinary Historians of Chicago] in 2000 and 2001.

National Steakhouse Month

Turkey Lovers' Month

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Madeira is a Portuguese, brandy fortified, amber colored wine named for the Madeira islands, where it originated.  Wines were originally fortified with additional alcohol to protect them on long sea voyages.  It has a longer shelf life than any other wine.  Grape varieties used to make Madeira include Malmsey, Bual, Verdelho and Sercial grapes.

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Daily Trivia Questions are below


“Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.”   Erma Bombeck


National Chocolate Eclair Day
  (Eclair Recipe  --  Eclair Origin & History)

National Onion Rings Day (Onion Ring Recipes)

[National Pollinator Week] (June 17-23, 2024) Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food.

UK: [National Picnic Week] (June 17-25, 2024)

UK: English Wine Week (June 15-23, 2024)
  [Wines of Great Britain]


1633 Galileo was forced by the Inquisition in Rome to renounce his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

1706 Canada: The Sovereign Council of New France passes an ordinance forbidding citizens from keeping pigs in their houses. (Pig Trivia & Facts)

1832 John Ireland Howe received U.S. Patent No. 2013 for a pin-making machine.

1847 Supposedly, Hanson Crockett Gregory, of Rockport, Maine, created the doughnut. His mother's fry-cakes were not cooked in the center, so he cut the centers out so they would no longer have undercooked centers. (I have doubts about this story!

1923 Manitoba repeals the Prohibition Act of 1916 and adopts government control of the sale of alcohol instead.

1928 General Mills Inc. came into existence with the merger of 5 milling companies, creating one of the largest milling companies in the world. (Flour Trivia)

1947 During the early evening Holt, Missouri received a world record 12 inches (300 mm) of rainfall in 42 minutes. (Missouri Food Trivia)

1947 Howard Kaylan of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.

1954 The American Chicle Company, registered 'Rolaids' trademark for antacid mints.

1965 The Kellogg Company registered the trademark 'Pop-Tarts' (Kellogg’s Trivia & Facts)

1992 M.F.K. Fisher (Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher) died (born July 3, 1908).  Fisher was an American food critic and writer, author of various articles, essays and books about food, and translated Brillat-Savarin's 'The Physiology of Taste' in 1949.

2002 Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer died. She wrote the 'Ann Landers' advice column. Her twin sister Pauline Esther, under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, wrote the 'Dear Abby' advice column.

2010 The movie 'Thirst' opened in U.S. theatres.

2015 Donald Featherstone died (born Jan 25, 1936). An American artist, at age 21 he designed the original plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament.

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June 12-July 7, 2024  San Diego County Fair
Del Mar, California

June 22-23, 2024  32nd Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington D.C.

June 28-30, 2024  Henderson Sauerkraut Days
Henderson, Minnesota

June 28-30, 2024  Halal Ribfest - Flushing, New York

June 29-30, 2024  Adirondack Wine and Food Festival
Lake George, New York

June 29-July 6, 2024  National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, Michigan


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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 Palace Hotel opens in San Francisco.
The first Chinese general store in New York opens at 8 Mott Street.
The first milk chocolate for eating is invented in Switzerland.
The first British trademark is registered - for Bass Pale Ale.

2) This vegetable is believed to be a cross between the turnip and cabbage, and to have originated in Europe during the Middle Ages.

3) What chicken dish was created by a New York chef to honor a great Italian operatic soprano (1871-1940)?

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Read an article about Chef James and the website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article

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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



M&Ms were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982. M&Ms are also part of the permanent space food exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute's National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.

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"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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Mace is the lacy outer covering (aril) of the nutmeg seeds. When fresh, it has bright red color, which changes to a golden brown when it is dried. Its flavor has been described as a combination of: cinnamon and pepper or nutmeg and cinnamon. (photo)

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Cling or clingstone peaches have a pit to which the flesh 'clings'; freestone peaches have a pit from which the flesh is easily pulled away.

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