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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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Turkey Recipes  ---  Turkey Trivia

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FEATURED RECIPES & TIPS

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

How to Avoid Stringy Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Cornwallis Yams Recipe

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Cranberry Apple Cheddar Dumplings

Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seeds

Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Soup Recipe

Granny Smith Apple Pumpkin Soup

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Fresh Sweet Potato Chowder

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Best Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

Maple Cider Punch

Pecan and Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

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Creamy Onion Dip
 

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November Food Holidays:

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

NOVEMBER is:

American Diabetes Month

Eat Smart Month

International Thank a Farmer Month
  Farms & Farmers Trivia
  Farmers Quotes

National Bison Month  Bison Trivia

National Georgia Pecan Month
  Pecan Trivia

National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
  Peanut Butter Trivia
  Peanut Butter Quotes

National Pepper Month
  Peppers Trivia (the vegetable)

National Pomegranate Month
  Pomegranate Trivia

National Roasting Month
  Roasting Articles

National Raisin Bread Month
  Bread Recipes  --  Bread Trivia
  Bread Quotes

Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  Sweet Potato Trivia
  Sweet Potato Recipes
  Sweet Potato Nutrition
  Sweet Potato Articles

World Vegan Month
  Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

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DID YOU KNOW?

The top five most popular ways to serve leftover Thanksgiving turkey are: Sandwich, Soup or Stew, Casserole, Stir-fry, and Salad.
 

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

    “You are what you think you eat.”
    Tom Robbins
     

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  (Bavarian Cream Origins  --  Bavarian Cream Recipe)

National Craft Jerky Day (honoring small batch craft jerky makers). (Jerky Trivia)

National Family Week in U.S. (Nov 21-27, 2021 - Thanksgiving Week)  Many Organizations have promoted National Family Week for more than 40 years.  An annual celebration observed during the week of Thanksgiving, designed to build community connections and honor those who strengthen families

UK: National Tree Week (Nov 27-Dec 5, 2021)
  [Tree Council]
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1701 Anders Celsius was born (died April 25, 1744). Swedish astronomer, he developed the temperature scale which bears his name (Celsius).

1811 Andrew Meikle died (born May 5, 1719).  A Scottish millwright, he invented the first successful drum threshing machine which separated the grain from the cobs, stalks or husks. He patented the machine April 9, 1789.

1826 John Walker invented the friction match (strike anywhere).

1889 The historic 90 room Hotel Jerome opened in Aspen, Colorado.  Built by Jerome B. Wheeler, half owner of NYC's Macy's Department store. The first Colorado hotel with electricity and indoor plumbing, and the first west of the Mississippi with an elevator. [Hotel Jerome website]

1894 Mildred M. Lord of Milwaukee, Wisconsin received U.S. patent No. 529,869 for a "Washing Machine in which a suds box is used with a swinging agitator."

1901 Clement Studebaker was born (died Nov 27, 1901). Founder of a family firm that became the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles, including ‘Conestoga Wagons’. After his death the Studebaker company became the only horse drawn vehicle manufacturer to successfully switch to producing automobiles.

1910 Pennsylvania Station, the largest railway station in the world, opened to traffic. The building was demolished in 1963.

1923 Velveeta Cheese Co. registered 'Velveeta' trademark. (Velveeta Trivia)

1924 The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  It was originally called a Christmas Parade.

1944 Musician Eddie Rabbitt was born.

1945 C.A.R.E. (Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere) was founded to send relief packages to survivors of WWII in Europe.

1950 R. P. Robbins of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, won 'Wheat King' title, with a sample of Durham wheat at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

1984 Sylvan N. Goldman died.  Goldman ran a successful chain of grocery stores, and while a major owner of the Piggly-Wiggly supermarket chain he invented the shopping cart.  He hired fake shoppers to wheel them around the store to encourage his customers to see how useful they could be.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
Henry Jones, a baker in Bristol, England received a patent for 'self-raising flour' - flour pre-mixed with baking powder and salt.
John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, died.
Eliza Acton's 'Modern Cookery for Private Families' is published in London.
Poland Spring Water is bottled for the first time by Hiram Ricker at Poland Spring, Maine.
Henry David Thoreau begins his 2 year experiment with simple living at Waldon Pond.

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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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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?

Turkey's scientific name is Meleagris gallopava from Latin gallus, meaning cock, and pavo, meaning chickenlike. Meleagris is the Roman name for guineafowl, suggestive of the early confusion of the turkey with guineafowl.

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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?

Only tom turkeys gobble. Hen turkeys make a clicking noise.

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