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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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MAY is:

American Cheese Month

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Grain of the Month: Amaranth

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DID YOU KNOW?

Malt is produced by steeping barley (or other grain) in water until it germinates and then roasting and crushing it in a mill. It is used in brewing and distilling, and in malted milk drinks. Malt has a high protein and carbohydrate content. Any cereal grain (rye, wheat, rice, corn, etc)  may be used to produce malt, but barley is by far the most frequently used. Malt for malted milk powder uses both barley and wheat.
 

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The ambition of every good cook must be to make something very good with the fewest possible ingredients.”  Urbain Dubois (1818-1901)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  (48 Cheesecake Recipes  |  Cheesecake Baking Tips)

National Cherry Dessert Day  (Cherry Trivia & Facts)
  (Cherry Cake Recipes  --  Cherry Pie Recipes)

Ireland: National Herb Week (May 22-28, 2022) An annual event in Ireland celebrating herbs and herbal medicine. [Irish Register of Herbalists]

UK: British Tomato Fortnight: May 23-June 5, 2022
  [British Tomato Growers’ Assoc]   (Tomato Trivai)
  (Tomato Recipes  --  Tomato Quotes)

UK: British Sandwich Week (May 22-28, 2022)
  [The British Sandwich Assoc]  (Sandwich Trivia)
  (Sandwich Recipes  ---  Sandwich Quotes)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1647 Alse Young of Windsor becomes the first person on record to be executed for witchcraft in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.

1818 Urbain Dubois was born (died March 14, 1901).  French chef, author of many cookbooks, but especially 'La cuisine classique' (1856).  Served as chef to Prince Alexey Orlov and Prince William of Prussia.

1864 Montana becomes a U.S. territory.
(Montana Food Trivia)

1885 Dorothea Lange was born (died Oct 11, 1965).  Documentary photographer, Lange is best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA).

1908 Shortly after 4:00 am, Canadian drillers working for the Anglo-Persian Oil Company make the first major oil discovery in the Middle East at Masjid-i-Suleiman (in present day Iran).

1923 James Arness was born.  Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series 'Gunsmoke,' he also played the creature in the 1951 movie 'The Thing from Another World.'  The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”

1927 The last Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line. 15 million Model T's were produced from 1908 to 1927. Known as the ‘Tin Lizzie.’

1950 Fuel rationing ends in the UK.  Petrol rationing was first imposed at the onset of World War II in September 1939.

1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan.  Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s).  He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.

1971 Don Maclean recorded 'American Pie'.

1979 'Reunited' by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts.

1993 Parliament approves Canada's participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA will become effective on January 1, 1994.

1995 Isadore 'Friz' Freleng died (born Aug 21, 1906).  Cartoon animator, he created or developed cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and Tweety Bird.

1998 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island - historic gateway for millions of immigrants - is mainly in New Jersey, not New York.

1999 Waldo Lonsbury Semon died.  Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl.  Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world.  Semon held over 100 patents.

2000 Legislation in San Francisco banning discrimination based on Height or Weight became effective. (see also May 8, 2000).

2010 In Greece, a horde of millions of frogs forced the 2 hour closure of a major highway east of Thessaloniki.

2020 Coronavirus:  Despite increased precautions meat industry workers still getting sick.
 

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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?
This was declared 'The Year of the Restaurant' by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
Restaurant Nora in Washington DC became America's first certified organic restaurant.
Nicholas Vitalich is arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with a large tuna, outside a San Diego supermarket.
The Russian Duma passed an animal rights bill that prohibits people from eating their pets.
The films 'American Pie' and 'Breakfast of Champions' opened in U.S. theatres.

2) Aloysia triphylla, or Lippia citriodora is an herb that originated in South America. It has long, narrow pointed leaves with a pleasant, sharp lemon scent and flavor, quite different than other lemon-scented herbs, it has been described as 'lemon perfume.'  This herb was brought to Europe in the 17th or 18th century, and has been popular in France for many years. It is used to make tea, as a seasoning herb, and as a perfume and soap fragrance. 
Name that herb!

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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?

There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States, but fewer than 10 are produced commercially.
 

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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?

Blueberries and huckleberries although related, are not the same. One obvious difference is that the blueberry has many soft, tiny almost unnoticeable seeds, while the huckleberry has ten larger, hard seeds. Blueberries are also more blue, while huckleberries are blackish blue or redish black. This red/black variety is also called southern cranberry.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The beetroot comes in 3 colors: Red beets are grown for eating, White beets are mostly grown for producing beet sugar and Yellow beets (manglewurzel) are grown for livestock feed.

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