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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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October Food Holidays:

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SEE Detailed OCTOBER Food Calendar

OCTOBER is:

Cool Food for Kids Month
Fair Trade Month
Grain of the Month: Corn
National Cranberry Month
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Bison Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Country Ham Month
National Dessert Month
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National Farm to School Month
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Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
Popcorn Poppin' Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month
Spinach-Lovers' Month
Toilet Tank Repair Month
Non-GMO Month
Squirrel Awareness Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
New Zealand Cheese Month
UK: Seed Gathering Season

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DID YOU KNOW?

Liederkranz Cheese:
Although the name may sound German, but this is an American cheese.  It was created in 1882 (1892?) by Emil Frey,  an apprentice cheesemaker in Monroe, New York. He named the cheese after the Liederkranz Club, a singing society, where the owner of the cheese factory had taken the first samples of the new cheese. Liederkranz is a cow's milk cheese, with an edible pale yellow crust, and a semisoft, pale interior with a mildly pungent flavor and distinct aroma.
 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.”
Bennett Cerf, humorist, publisher (1898-1971)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Taco Day

Vodka Day (Vodka Facts, Origins and Recipes)

[World Animal Day] (Annually, Oct 4)

St. Francis of Assisi Day, patron of animals.

Sweden: [Cinnamon Bun Day] (Kanelbullens dag)

Health Care Food Service Workers Week (October 2-8, 2022) [Assoc. for Healthcare Foodservice]

National 4-H Week (Oct 2-8, 2022) [4-h.org]

Canada: [National Family Week] (week before Thanksgiving Day - Oct 3-9, 2022)

UK: [National Curry Week] (Oct 3-9, 2022) Celebrate over 200 years of Indian restaurants in the UK.

UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2022)
[The Tree Council]  Gather seeds, fruits and nuts which can be nurtured to grow the trees of the future.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1582 Gregorian Calendar Adjustment (it corrected an accumulated 11 day discrepancy). The day following Thursday, October 4, 1582 was Friday, October 15, 1582. It was effective in most Catholic countries. The old Julian calendar continued in use in Britain and its colonies until 1752, in Japan until 1873, in China until 1912, in Russia until 1918, in Greece until 1923, & in Turkey until 1925.

1851 A freak storm sinks 100 American fishing vessels off the coast of Prince Edward Island, Canada, killing more than 130 fishermen.

1879 Edward Murray East was born (died Nov 9, 1938). An American botanist and chemist he helped with the development of hybrid corn. Specifically, he concentrated on controlling the protein and fat content of possible hybrids.
(Corn Trivia, Facts & Statistics)

1932 Mead Johnson & Co. registered "Pablum" trademark a vitamin and mineral fortified instant cereal for babies.

1946 Gifford Pinchot died (Born Aug 11, 1865).  He became the first chief of the new Forest Service when management of forest reserves was transferred to the Dept. of Agriculture from the Dept. of the Interior in 1905.  Regarded as a father of American conservation due to his concern for the protection of the American forests.

1957 'Leave It To Beaver' premiers on the CBS TV network.

1957 The Space Age begins. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit - the first artificial satellite, it orbited the Earth about every 96 minutes. It burned up as it fell from orbit on January 4, 1958.

1960 'A Taste of Honey' opened at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City.

1979 American actress Rachael Leigh Cook was born. She began working as a model at age 10, and her picture is still used on boxes of Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits.

1995 Edward H. Lowe died (born July 10, 1920). He invented Kitty Litter (made from an absorbent clay called Fuller's Earth).

2002 The animated 'Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie' opened in U.S. theatres.

2004 American scientists Richard Axel and Linda Buck were awarded this year's Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. They received the award for their work on our sense of smell. Axel and Buck discovered genes that are responsible for our ability to recognize thousands of complex odors, and remember them throughout life.  (Odors & Smells Trivia)

2006 New York Times journalist and food writer R.W. Apple died at the age of 71.

2020 The California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection reports that wildfires have burned almost 4 million acres so far this year and killed 31 people.
 

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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 first automatic soda fountain dispenser is introduced by Coca-Cola.
The first drive-in theater was opened in Camden County, New Jersey.
Kit Kat candy bar invented.
Kraft Miracle Whip Salad Dressing is introduced by National Dairy Products.

2) How many pounds of rose petals does it take to distill 1 ounce of attar of rose (essential oil of rose)?

3) How many peanuts does it take to make a 12 ounce jar of creamy peanut butter?

4) How many gallons of sap does it take to make 1 gallon of maple syrup?

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?

It takes a modern combine about 9 seconds to harvest enough wheat to make 70 loaves of bread.
 

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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?

Yams can grow to huge sizes, and on the Pacific Island of Ponape, yams are referred to as 2 man, 4 man, or 6 man yams, depending on how many men it takes to lift the tuber. Some have been accurately recorded up to 600 pounds and 6 feet in length.
 

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
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BANANAS
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MANGOS
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PEARS
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PINEAPPLE
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BEETS - Recipes
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BROCCOLI
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BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CAULIFLOWER
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

COLLARD GREENS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

CRANBERRIES - Tips
  Trivia  ---  Recipe

MUSHROOMS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

ONIONS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PARSNIPS - Tips
  Article  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

RUTABAGAS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

SWEET POTATOS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

TURNIPS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

WINTER SQUASH
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

Smelt have fine, delicate flesh and a mild, rich distinctive flavor, with a smell akin to cucumbers. Fresh smelt are generally eaten bones and all -- just breaded (or floured) and fried crisp.
 

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