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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 JUNE

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles with Recipes

Summer Food Ideas with Recipes
 

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SOME SUMMER RECIPES

· Mango Pork Fajitas

· Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

· Franks and Beans Recipe

· Ham with Mango Glaze

· Honey Orange Glazed Ham

· Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

· Roasted Sesame Asparagus

· Spring Onion & Herb Risotto

· Spring Crab Salad Recipe

· Heartland Fennel Slaw

· Springtime Pasta Primavera

· Authentic Italian Pasta Primavera

· Amish Rhubarb Cake Recipe

· Crustless Spinach Ricotta Quiche
 

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June Food Holidays:

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

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month: Peak California Avocado Season
  · Avocado Trivia  -  Guacamole Recipes
 
• Georgia Blueberry Month: Peak season for Georgia Blueberries
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
 
• Men’s Health Month
 
• National Beef Steak Month
  · Beef Steak Recipes
 
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts
 
• National Dairy Month: Began in 1937 as National Milk Month to promote drinking milk.
  · Dairy Articles  ---  Milk Trivia
 
• National Dairy Alternative Month
 
• Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  · Fruit Articles
  · Vegetable Articles & Recipes
 
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts
 
• National Mango Month: peak month for fresh mangos
  · Mango Trivia & Facts
 
• National Papaya Month (also Sept)
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts
 
• National Soul Food Month
 
• National Steakhouse Month
 
• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia  ---  Turkey Recipes

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
Cervantes (1547-1616) ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha’
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Chocolate Pudding Day
  (Chocolate Pudding Recipes)

• National Coconut Day (Designated by Coconut Coalition of the Americas in 2019)
  (Coconut Trivia & Facts)

• UK: [National Picnic Week] (June 21-30, 2019)
  (Picnic Trivia & Facts)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1284 The earliest date in legend for when the Pied Piper led all the children of Hamelin away. See July 22, 1376 for additional information.

1797 Charles Newbold patented the first cast-iron plow. Farmers had doubts about the effect of the iron on the soil.

1816 Louis Bignon was born (died May 18, 1906). French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. His Cafe Riche became the most famous in Paris and was known worldwide. He invested in farms and vineyards and was awarded the Legion of Honor for his agricultural work.

1834 Sir Gilbert Blane died (born August 29, 1749).  A Scottish physician, he served as Physician to the Fleet and head of the Navy Medical Board. He was largely responsible for requiring citrus juice (lemons, later limes) on all naval vessel to prevent scurvy, and improving the general health and sanitary conditions of sailors.  (Citrus Fruit Trivia and Facts)

1848 The first pure food laws were enacted in the U.S

1870 The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City was built. It was taken up during the winter months, and was replaced with a larger boardwalk in 1880, which was destroyed in a hurricane in 1889. It was rebuilt again, and in 1898 rebuilt with steel.

1870 Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States.

1910 Roy J. Plunkett was born. He was the inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene) in 1938. The first nonstick cookware using Teflon was sold in 1960.

1919 The 'New York Daily News' was first published.

1933 A 2 hour musical variety program, 'The Kraft Music Hall' debuted on NBC radio, sponsored by Kraft Foods company. (Kraft Trivia and Facts)

1949 Larry Taylor of the rock group 'Canned Heat' was born.

1959 In Montreal, Queen Elizabeth and President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially open the St. Lawrence Seaway which connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. (see also April 25, 1959).

1963 President John F. Kennedy said 'I am a jelly donut' (Ich bin ein Berliner) in a speech to the citizens of Berlin. He meant to say 'I am a Berliner' (Ich bin Berliner). 'Ein Berliner' means jelly donut.

1974 At 8:01 am in the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, cashier Sharon Buchanan scanned a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum with a bar code printed on it. This was the 1st product ever logged under the new Universal Product Code (UPC) computerized product recognition system.

1981 In Mountain Home, Idaho, Virginia Campbell took her coupons and rebates and bought $26,460 worth of groceries. She only paid 67 cents after all the discounts.

1985 During a minor league baseball game in Clearwater, Florida, organ player Wilbur Snapp was ejected from the game for playing 'Three Blind Mice' in response to a bad call by the umpire.

1990 A new record high temperature was recorded in Phoenix, Arizona: 122°F.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· June 27-30, 2019  38th Annual Telluride Wine Festival - Telluride, Colorado

· June 28-29, 2019  PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race - Emerson, Arkansas

· June 28-30, 2019  Henderson Sauerkraut Days
Henderson, Minnesota

· June 29, 2019 - Winona Craft Beer Tour
Winona, Minnesota

· June 29, 2019  LA Food Fest - Los Angeles, Calif.

· June 29-July 6, 2019  National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, Michigan

(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) How many olive trees are there in Europe? How many in California?

2) How many bubbles are in a bottle of Champagne?

3) How many poppy seeds are there in 1 pound?

4) How many days does it take for a turkey egg to hatch?

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?

All citrus fruits originated in the Old World, except grapefruit.  Grapefruit originated sometime in the late 18th-century in the Caribbean. No one knows for sure, but it is probably a natural mutation of the pommelo and another citrus fruit.

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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?

There are almost 2,900 species of catfish. The smallest are about 1 inch long and the largest, the European Wels (Silurus glanis), can exceed 15 feet in length and weigh over 650 pounds. There are electric catfish, air breathing catfish, walking catfish, catfish that swim upside down, grunting (talking) catfish, transparent catfish and catfish that look like banjos.
 

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

Pineapple Trivia

Banana Trivia

Strawberry Trivia

ASPARAGUS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

CARROTS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CELERY:
  Trivia  --  Tips

COLLARD GREENS:
  Trivia  --  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PEAS:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

SPINACH:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

TURNIPS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

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Spain and Italy were the first countries to adopt the fork as a utensil to be used at the table to eat with rather than just a serving utensil. This was in the 16th century. It would be a hundred years before the French decided to use the fork at table.
 

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