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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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July Food Holidays:

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JULY is:

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DID YOU KNOW?

Seltzer was the forerunner to 'soda pop', which were created in the mid 1800s when flavoring was added to seltzer water.

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“I have always been punctual at the hour of dinner, for I know that all those whom I kept waiting at that provoking interval would employ those unpleasant moments to sum up my faults.”
Nicolas Boileau (-Despreaux) (1636-1711)
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Lollipop Day: Lollipops were first made in New Haven, Connecticut in 1908 by George Smith. They were named after a race horse of the time, Lolly Pop.

Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day (July 20, 2024 -3rd Sat)

Fortune Cookie Day (also Sept 13)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1801 The Massachusetts town of Cheshire pressed a 1235 pound cheese ball and shipped it to be presented to newly elected president Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

1836 Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt was born. An English physician, he invented the short (6 inch) clinical thermometer. Before this a foot long thermometer was used that took 20 minutes to determine a patient's temperature. Think about that!

1851 The first cheese factory in the U.S. to make cheese from scratch was started in Rome, New York in 1851 by Jesse Williams. He had his own dairy herd and purchased more milk from other local farmers to make his cheese. By combining the milk and making large cheeses he could produce cheese with uniform taste and texture. Before then, companies would buy small batches of home made cheese curd from local farmers to make into cheese, each batch of curds producing cheese with wide differences in taste and texture from one another.

1889 Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas was born (died May 13, 1971). When Virginia O'Hanlon was 8 years old, she wrote the famous letter to the editor of the New York Sun asking if Santa Claus really exists.

1934 A record high temperature for Iowa was recorded in Keokuk, Iowa - 118F.

1969 The first men on the moon. Neil Armstrong took "one small step" followed by  Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. They found no cheese.
 

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A FEW FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS
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July 12-28, 2024  California State Fair
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July 17-20, 2024  Bagelfest - Mattoon, Illinois

July 17-20, 2024  National Baby Food Festival
Freemont, Michigan

July 18-20, 2024  Annual N.C. Peach Festival
Candor, North Carolina

July 18-21, 2024  Picklesburgh - Pittsburgh, Penn.

July 19-20, 2024  31st Annual Grainger County Tomato Festival - Rutledge, Tennessee

July 19-21, 2024  Bite of Seattle - Seattle, Wash.

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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?
Quaker introduces Quaker Quick Oats, one of the first convenience products.
William Isaly created the Klondike Bar, squares of ice cream covered with milk chocolate.
Girl Scout cookies go on sale for the first time.
The Mounds candy bar is introduced by Peter Paul.

2) One acre of grapes can produce about of how many glasses of wine?

3) One bushel of wheat can produce about how many pounds of pasta?

4) How much does one gallon of milk weigh?

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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?

It is believed that the sheep's milk cheese that Polyphemus the Cyclops made in his caves in Homer's 'Odyssey' was most likely an early form of feta cheese.

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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?

The most popular day to eat out in the U.S. is Saturday. Second is Friday, third is Sunday. Monday is the slowest day for restaurants.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

VEGETABLES
(Recipes  --  Tips)
Avocados
Beets
Bell Peppers
Carrots
Celery
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Green Beans
Lima Beans
Okra
Summer Squash
Tomatillos
Tomatoes
Zucchini

FRUITS (Tips)
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Lemons
Limes
Mangos
Melons
Peaches
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

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DID YOU KNOW?

More than 2 billion pounds of bacon is produced in the U.S. each year.

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