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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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JANUARY is:

• Be Kind To Food Servers Month

• Bread Machine Baking Month
 · Bread Recipes  ---  Bread Trivia
 · Bread Quotes

• Family Fit Lifestyle Month

• National Fiber Focus Month
 · Fiber Facts & Trivia

• National Hot Tea Month
 · Tea Trivia & History  ---   Tea Quotes

• National Meat Month
 · Meat Trivia  -  Meat Quotes

• National Soup Month · Soup Recipes
 · Soup Trivia  ---  Soup Quotes

• Oatmeal Month
• Oats: Grain of the Month
 · Oat Trivia

• Prune Breakfast Month

• Wheat Bread Month

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DID YOU KNOW?

Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) were called Yangtao in China, their country of origin, renamed Chinese gooseberry when they were introduced to New Zealand in 1906, and finally named kiwi fruit when imported into the U.S. market in the early 1960s. The French call it souris vιgιtales, 'vegetable mice'.
 

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in the world.”
Robert Orben
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

• National Peanut Brittle Day

• International Sous Vide Day. The birthday of Dr. Bruno Goussault, the father of modern sous vide (the process of vacuum-sealing food and cooking it in a temperature controlled water).
[www.internationalsousvideday.com]

• National Green Juice Day (?)

• Australia: [National Australia Day]

• St. Timothy's Day, patron against stomachaches.
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1788 Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and became its first Governor. (Australia Food Trivia)

1838 The first state temperance law was passed in Tennessee. (Tennessee Food Trivia)

1861 Samuel Slocum died. He invented a machine to make pins with solid heads and a machine for sticking the pins in a paper holder for sale.

1871 Samuel Hopkins Adams was born (died Nov 16, 1958).  American author and journalist. His series of articles in 1905 about patent medicines ('The Great American Fraud') for Collier's Weekly, led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.

1875 The first battery-powered dentist’s drill was patented by George F Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1904 Ancel Keys was born (died Nov 20, 2004).  An American nutritionist, he developed the lightweight, nutritious K ration used during WW II.  He also identified saturated fats role in causing heart disease.  (Military Food Trivia)

1909 Alexander King was born (died Feb 28, 2007). Scottish scientist. A pioneer in warning about the dangers to the environment from extensive industrial development.

1915 Corn Products Refining Co. registered 'ARGO' trademark for corn starch. (Corn Starch Tips & Facts)

1925 Paul Newman was born (died Sept 26, 2008). Actor, director, race car driver, etc. Newman also co-founded 'Newman's Own' food company, which donates all profits to charity (amounting to more than $500 million as of 2017).

1932 William Wrigley, Jr. died. He started out as a traveling salesman at the age of 13, selling soap for his father's company. He had a series of sales jobs, one of which gave chewing gum as a premium. Customers liked the gum better than the product, so he was soon marketing his own gum, Juicy Fruit in 1893, and later that year Wrigley's Spearmint. An advertising genius, his company became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.
(Chewing Gum Trivia & Facts)

1962 Michael Chiarello was born. American celebrity chef, author, winery owner and cooking show host.
[Website: michaelchiarello.com/]

1965 Noah W. and Joseph S. McVicker received U.S. patent #3,167,440 for a "Plastic Modeling Composition of a Soft, Pliable Working Consistency", today better known as Play-Doh.  Play-Doh was originally designed as a wallpaper cleaner.

2001 The movies 'Sugar and Spice' and 'The Wedding Planner' debuted in U.S. theaters.

2007 Food writer Sharon Tyler Herbst died. Author of ' The Food Lover's Companion,' 'The Joy of Cookies,' and more than a dozen other books.

2007 'Blood and Chocolate' opened in U.S. theaters.
 

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

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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 Iodized table salt in the U.S. went on sale in at grocers in Michigan.
· Clarence Birdseye organized the General Seafood Corporation. The birth of the frozen food industry.
· The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was originally called a Christmas Parade.
· The Caesar Salad was created in Tijuana, Mexico.
· Wheaties Breakfast Cereal ('Breakfast of Champions') was introduced by Washburn, Crosby Co.

2) Can you match the varieties with the correct fruit or vegetable?
     FIG - APPLE - EGGPLANT - GRAPE - BANANA
· Northern Fox.
· Northern Spy.
· Norwegian Red.
· Gros Michel.
· Pink Bride.
· Brown Turkey.

3) This biennial herb of the Lily family is native to southwestern Asia but is cultivated worldwide as a vegetable.  It is one of the oldest vegetables known to man and one of the most versatile.  Its relatives include the tulip, lily-of-the-valley and the hyacinth.
Can you name this vegetable?

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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?

The Macadamia Nut is one of Australia's few contributions to the world's food plants, and this rich, buttery nut is considered by many to be the most delicious of all nuts.

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Food energy is reported as calories. A calorie is the unit of measure for the amount of energy that protein, fat, and carbohydrate furnish the body. Alcohol also contributes to the calorie content of alcoholic beverages. The official unit of measurement for food energy is actually kilocalories (kcal), but the term “calories” is commonly used in its place. In fact, “calories” is used on the food label.

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IN SEASON FOR AUTUMN

APPLES
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BANANAS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

MANGOS
  Trivia  ---  Tips

PEARS
  Trivia  ---  Quotes

PINEAPPLE
  Trivia  --  Tips

BEETS - Recipes
  Trivia  ---  Tips

BROCCOLI
  Trivia  ---  Recipes

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?

A popular spread in Australia and New Zealand. VEGEMITE is made from a brown yeast extract. It is spread on bread and sandwiches, and used to flavor soups and stews. The flavor is mostly yeast and salt. It is similar to marmite.
 

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