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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:

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

OCTOBER is:

• American Cheese Month
 
• New Zealand Cheese Month
 
• Cool Food for Kids Month
 
• Fair Trade Month
 
• National Cranberry Month

• National Apple Month
 
• National Applejack Month
 
• National Caramel Month
 
• National Chili Month
 
• National Cookbook Month

• National Cookie Month
 
• National Country Ham Month
 
• National Dessert Month
 
• National Eat Better; Eat Together Month

• National Farm to School Month
 
• National Kitchen and Bath Month
 
• National Pasta Month
 
• National Pickled Peppers Month

• National Pizza Month
 
• National Popcorn Poppin' Month
 
• National Pork Month
 
• National Pretzel Month

• National Seafood Month
 
• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
 
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month
 
• Non-GMO Month

• Squirrel Awareness Month
 
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
 
• UK: Seed Gathering Season

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· Senator Mitch Mcconnell's Burgoo

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· Carrot 'N Spice Quick Bread

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· Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto

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· Sweet Potato Cooking Tips

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.”
Lewis Mumford, urban planner (1895-1990)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Nut Day (Nut Trivia  ---  Nut Quotes)

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 22-Oct 22, 2020)
[The Tree Council]  Gather seeds, fruits and nuts which can be nurtured to grow the trees of the future.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock was born. He developed a test to measure the fat content of milk, which helped improve the quality of commercial dairy production.
(Milk Trivia and Facts  ---  Milk Quotes)

1896 Charles Glen King was born. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.
(Vitamin C Facts)

1897 Ettore "Hector" Boiardi was born (died June 21, 1985).  Better known as Chef Boyardee.

1904 The Russian Baltic Fleet mistook some British fishing trawlers in the North Sea for Japanese Navy forces and fired on them.  Three British fishermen were killed, and the incident almost led to war between Britain and Russia.

1907 Ringling Brothers circus bought Barnum & Bailey Circus.

1943 Henry Parsons Crowell died (born 1855).  A founder of Quaker Oats Company in 1901.
(Quaker Oats Trivia  ---  Oat Quotes)

1981 The FDA approved the artificial sweetener Aspartame (NutraSweet) for tabletop use.
(Aspartame Trivia & Facts)

1990 Scientists report that the Aral Sea in Central Asia has shrunk by 2/3rds, falling more then 45 feet in depth in the past 30 years. Soviet irrigation policies had destroyed what was once the world's 4th largest fresh water sea.  In June 2004, scientists predicted the sea would vanish within 15 years.  By 2014 the Aral Sea had shrunk to 1/10 its 1960 size.

2009 Comedian 'Soupy Sales' (Milton Supman) died today (born Jan 8, 1926).  Best known for his children's TV show 'Lunch with Soupy Sales.'  Most of his routines ended with Soupy receiving a pie in the face.
 

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Where were true yams first cultivated, and how long ago?

2) What do the following have in common: carrots, celery, dill, parsnips, fennel, caraway, anise, coriander, cumin, poison hemlock and water hemlock?

3) All of the following events took place in the same year. What year is it?
· Proctor & Gamble is founded by William Procter and James Gamble, making, soap and candles.
· Chicago was incorporated as a city.
· John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England started manufacturing Worcester Sauce (Worcestershire).
· Riots in New York over high price of flour.
· Tetley Tea is introduced in England when Joseph and Edward Tetley open 'Tetley Brothers - Dealers in Tea.

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?

The first cattle ranch in the US was started in 1747 at Montauk on Long Island, New York.

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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?

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. The Cumin plant grows to about 1 to 2 feet tall and is harvested by hand. Cumin is a key component in both Chili Powder and Curry Powder.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

GRAPES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

BROCCOLI:
  Trivia  --  Recipes

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

CARROTS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CAULIFLOWER
  Recipes  --  Trivia

CRANBERRIES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MUSHROOMS:
  Recipes  --  Trivia

ONIONS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

PARSNIPS
 Trivia  ---  Recipes

PUMPKINS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

SWEET POTATOES
and YAMS
  Recipes  --  Trivia

WINTER SQUASH
  Recipes  --  Tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

It would take about 1,051,818,000 walnuts laid end to end to circle the equator.

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