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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 MAY

Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals

BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes

100 Hamburger Variations

•  Meatloaf Recipes

50 Ground Beef Recipes

Hot Dogs: Favorite Regional Toppings

Bread Recipes

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Coronavirus: Some Questions

• What does the future hold for food fairs, county and state fairs?
• How many movie theaters will survive and will drive-in theaters see a comeback?  What about live theater?
• How many restaurants and bars will we lose? (14% of Minnesota's food service businesses have already closed permanently).
• What will dining spaces look like?
• How will restaurants deal with cleaning of seats, tables, condiment bottles etc. between seatings?
• How will the farmers, food suppliers and others who specialize in servicing the hospitality industry be effected?
• How many cruise lines will survive?
• What changes will we see in schools and colleges?
 

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FEATURED RECIPES & TIPS

· Chili Recipes

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· Hearty Beef Stew

· Pizza Recipes

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· White Chili Recipe

· Original Frank's Redhot Wings

· Classic Buffalo Wings Recipe

· Sweet Potato Cooking Tips

· Spicy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

· Sweet Potato Pear Soup Recipe
 

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May Food Holidays:

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

MAY is:

• Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  · Gluten Intolerance Article

• Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
 
• Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month
 
• Int’l Respect for Chickens Month
 
• National Artisan Gelato Month

• National Barbecue Month
  · Barbecue and Grilling Articles
 
• National Egg Month
  · Egg Trivia & Facts

• National Hamburger Month
  · Hamburger Trivia & Facts
  · 100 Hamburger Variations

• National Salad Month
  · Salad Recipes
  · Salad Dressing Recipes

• National Salsa Month
  · Salsa Trivia   · Salsa Recipes
 
• National Strawberry Month  
  · Strawberry Trivia

• National Vinegar Month
  · Vinegar History & Manufacture
  · Vinegar Kitchen Tips

• National Tavern Month
 
• World Trade Month

• UK: National Asparagus Month
  · Asparagus, The Herald of Spring
  · Asparagus Facts & Trivia
  · Asparagus Recipes
 

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing - whatever you want to call it - is an art, not just a matter of building a pyre and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.”  James Beard (1903-1985)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Coq Au Vin Day (Coq Au Vin Recipe)

• National (World) Biscuit Day (Biscuit Recipes)

• UK: British Tomato Fortnight: May 25-June 7, 2020
  [British Tomato Growers’ Association]
  (Tomato Trivia  ---  Tomato Recipes)

• UK: National BBQ Week (May 25-31, 2020)
  [www.nationalbbqweek.info]
  (BBQ Articles & Recipes -- Barbecue Trivia & Facts)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1630 Charles II, king of England was born; known as the 'Merry Monarch.'  Tea was introduced to England during his reign.  On December 23, 1675, he issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses (text of proclamation).  The public response was so negative that he revoked it on January 8, 1676.

1716 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton was born.  A French naturalist and pioneer in several fields including plant physiology.  He also conducted agricultural experiments and introduced Merino sheep to France.  First director of the Museum of Natural History in Paris.

1781 John Walker was born (died May 1, 1859).  English chemist who invented the friction match (strike anywhere) in 1826.

1790 Rhode Island became the 13th state.
(Rhode Island Food Trivia)

1848 Wisconsin became the 30th state.
(Wisconsin Food Trivia)

1886 Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Styth Pemberton in 1885, was advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Daily on this day. (Coca Cola Trivia)

1919 Charles Strite of Stillwater, Minnesota applied for a pop-up toaster patent.

1942 Bing Crosby recorded Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' for Decca Records.

1953 At 11:30 am, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1961 Mr. and Mrs. Alderson Muncy of Paynesville, West Virginia, were the first food stamp recipients on May 29, 1961. They purchased $95 in food stamps for their 15-person household.

1971 'Brown Sugar' by the Rolling Stones hits number 1 on the charts.

1978 U.S. first class postage rates were raised to 15 cents and post cards to 10 cents.

2004 Tens of millions of pounds of almonds were recalled by one of the world's largest almond producers, located in California due to a salmonella outbreak.  At least 25 people were sickened in states from Alaska to Michigan. (Almond Trivia and Facts)

2020 Coronavirus: Wisconsin State Fair canceled;  New York governor Cuomo signs order that NY businesses can deny service to anyone refusing to wear a face mask;  NY City Council backed by restaurant industry, pushes plan to open some streets, sidewalks and public plazas to outdoor dining;  Cheyenne Frontier Days (World's Largest Outdoor Rodeo) in Wyoming canceled for first time in 124 years;  California health official warns state may be reopening too soon;  U.S. Coronavirus cases more than 1,768,460 with over 103,330 deaths;  Global cases more than 5,909,000 with over 362,080 deaths.
• List of coronavirus cases by U.S. State:
  www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
• List of Coronavirus cases by Country:
  www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many Festivals, Fairs and Conferences have been Postponed or Canceled.  Please check the events website for the latest updates.
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

Native to central Asia, this plant has been used since ancient times by the Chinese and the Egyptians. It is pictured on ancient Egyptian tomb walls from 3,000 B.C., and there is evidence of its use in ancient Sumaria, Crete, and in the ruins of Pompeii.
It has a long history in medicinal folklore, is mentioned by Pliny, Hippocrates, and Mohammed, and in modern times was used in both World Wars to treat disease and infection. 
Its use in the culinary arts is equally as old, being mentioned in the Old Testament, and by Herodotus, Aristophanes,  Virgil, and Dioscorides. It is used for its culinary value in almost every culture and country in the world.
'Chicago' is derived from the Native American name for the wild plant. It is said that it sprang up in the left footprints of Satan when he left the Garden of Eden.
Name this plant.

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?

Our modern domesticated chickens are all descendants of the red jungle fowl of India and Southeast Asia.  They have been domesticated for at least 4,000 years.

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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?

Roquefort is considered as the "King of cheeses". It has a tingly pungent taste and ranks first among the blue cheeses. Only the milk of specially bred sheep is used and is ripened in limestone caverns. It has the cylinder-shape with sticky, pale ivory, natural rind. Ripe Roquefort is creamy, thick and white on the inside and have a thin, burnt-orange skin. The ripening of the cheeses is in the natural, damp aired caves found under the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon.

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IN SEASON FOR SPRING

APRICOTS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MANGO
  Trivia  ---  Tips

STRAWBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

GREEN BEANS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CABBAGE
  Recipes  --  Trivia

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

RHUBARB  -  Trivia

SPINACH
  Recipes  --  Trivia
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Rutabagas are known as 'Hanovers' in some parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and possibly Pennsylvania.  Some sources mention 'Hanover Salad' as a subspecies of rutabagas.  In 'The American Language' (1919), H.L. Mencken mentions Hanover county, Pennsylvania as a possible source for the name.

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