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“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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June Food Holidays:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information:
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JUNE is:

California Avocado Month - Peak California Avocado Season

Georgia Blueberry Month - Peak season for Georgia blueberries

Grain of the Month: Sorghum

Men’s Health Month

National Beef Steak Month

National Candy Month

National Dairy Month - Began in 1937 as National Milk Month to promote drinking milk.

National Dairy Alternative Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Mango Month - peak month for fresh mangos

National Papaya Month (also Sept)

National Soul Food Month - The yearly recognition grew out of the 'Grits and Green Conferences' developed and produced by the [Culinary Historians of Chicago] in 2000 and 2001.

National Steakhouse Month

Turkey Lovers' Month

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A Picnic Ham is a cut of pork from the upper part of the foreleg and includes a portion of the shoulder. By definition, it is not a true ham (Ham is cut from the hind leg). However, the Picnic Ham is cured in the same manner as ham, giving it a ham-like flavor.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Daily Trivia Questions are below


“Lasagna: the world's most perfect food!”
Garfield, 'Jim Davis


Juneteenth - Commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. (since 1865)

National Martini Day  (Martini Recipes)
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Gervase and Protase Day, patron saints of haymakers.

[National Pollinator Week] (June 17-23, 2024) Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food.

UK: [National Picnic Week] (June 17-25, 2024)

UK: English Wine Week (June 15-23, 2024)
  [Wines of Great Britain]


1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.

1820 Sir Joseph Banks died (born Feb 13, 1743).  English botanist known for his promotion of the natural sciences. President of the Royal Society for over 40 years; adviser for King George III to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

1841 Joseph Christoffel Hoagland was born (died Dec 8, 1899).  Co-founder of Royal Baking Powder Company in 1866 with his brother Cornelius Hoagland.  (Baking Powder Trivia and Facts)

1910 Father's Day was observed for the first time in Spokane, Washington, initiated by Sonora Smart Dodd.  In 1966 President Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation designating the 3rd Sunday in June as Father's Day.  It was not made a permanent U.S. national holiday until 1972.

1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day.

1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox's Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.

1941 Some sources list today, June 19 for General Mills introduction of 'Cheerioats.' (The name was changed to 'Cheerios' in 1945). Most sources list May 1 as the date, and I believe that is correct.

1963 Donald Forsha Jones died (born April 16, 1890).  American geneticist who invented the double-cross method hybrid corn production, making production of high-yielding hybrid corn practical.
(Corn Trivia  ---  Corn Recipes  ---  Corn Quotes)

1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.
(Lasagna Trivia  ---  Lasagna Recipes)
(Lasagna Quotes)

1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia. (Ice Cream Trivia)
(Ice Cream Quotes)

1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was 'Lord of the Flies' (1954).

2009 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projected the number of people on the brink of starvation is set to reach a record high of 1.02 billion in 2009 – one-sixth of the world population.

2020 Coronavirus: All Californians ordered to wear face coverings in public; McDonald's to hire 260,000 workers this summer;  Subway, Yum Brands, Taco Bell, and other fast food outlets also plan to hire tens of thousands of workers.

2023 Brazilian officials confiscated over 63,000 pounds of shark fins that were destined for Asian markets, where they are used in traditional Chinese medicine or served as a delicacy in shark fin soup, and can fetch up to $1,300 per pound.  About 73 million sharks are killed around the world for their fins each year.

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June 12-July 7, 2024  San Diego County Fair
Del Mar, California

June 20-23, 2024  Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
Cottage Grove, Minnesota

June 21-22, 2024  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival - Chipley, Florida

June 21-22, 2024  Annual Cheese Curd Festival
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

June 22, 2024  Maine Whoopie Pie Festival
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

June 22-23, 2024  32nd Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington D.C.


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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 pressure cooker is introduced by National Presto Industries at the New York World's Fair.
The U.S. President served hot dogs to King and Queen of England during their visit to the United States.
'The Man Who Came to Dinner' opened on Broadway

2) Popular in the 1970s, this drink had a movie, numerous restaurants, a hit song, a quilt pattern and several flowers named after it. No one knows for sure who invented it, but it was listed in bar guides of the 1960s. It was also featured the 1976 novel by Cyra McFaden 'The Serial.'  Name this drink.

3) What semi firm Italian cheese, originally made from sheep's milk (now frequently made with cow's milk), is sometimes referred to as the poor man's Parmesan?

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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



Henry Tate, an English sugar merchant, patented a method of cutting sugar into small cubes in 1872. He made a fortune.

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"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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Buckwheat is a hardy quick growing plant and can tolerate poor soil and cold climates where true cereal grains cannot grow well. Maturing in a little more than 60 days, it can produce two and sometimes even three crops a year.  About 2/3 of total production is used as animal feed or plowed under to enrich the soil.

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It is estimated that it takes 2,000 to 5,000 tons of water to produce a ton of rice.

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