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· Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
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· Classic Bread Stuffing, Sage & Thyme
· Brined Roast Turkey
· Pfeffernusse Cookies
· Turducken Recipe
· A Smokin' Thanksgiving Bird
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· Holiday Dessert Recipes
· Orange Cranberry Loaf
· Cider Marinated Turkey Recipe
· Roast Goose Recipe
· Basic Squash Cooking Preparation
· Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes


· A Perfect Thanksgiving
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· Turkey History and Facts
· Turkey and the Ancient Maya
· Vegetarian Thanksgivings
· The History of a Squash
· It’s the Great Pumpkin
· Holiday Baking
· Animal Crackers and Christmas
· A Dickens Christmas
· Spice Check for the Holidays
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For Details, History and more Daily, Weekly and Monthly Food Holidays for NOVEMBER, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information, please see the:

November is:

• American Diabetes Month
• National Georgia Pecan Month
• National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
• National Pepper Month
• National Pomegranate Month
• National Roasting Month
• National Raisin Bread Month
• Sweet Potato Awareness Month
• World Vegan Month

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Then there's the time a lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.
She asked a stock by, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."

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Friday, November 28, 2014

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National French Toast Day (French Toast Recipes)

National Family Week (Nov 23-29, 2014)


On this day in:

1520 Three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan sailed from the Atlantic Ocean through the passage now known as the Straits of Magellan, and entered the "Sea of the South" on November 28, 1520. This sailing was the first westward crossing of the Pacific Ocean.  Magellan was killed in fighting with the natives in the Philippines on April 27, 1521. The following September, one of the fleet's ships returned to Spain laden with spices, thereby completing the first circumnavigation of the globe and vindicating Magellan's vision of an alternate route to the Spice Islands.

1837 John Wesley Hyatt was born. He developed the process for making celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. He also invented a water purifying system and a sugar cane mill.

1863 Thanksgiving was first celebrated as a regular American Holiday.

1869 W.F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was issued the first chewing gum patent in 1869.
(Chewing gum Trivia & Facts)

1930 After a sandstorm in Morocco, there was a rain of mud in Paris and yellow sand fell in Spain.

1942 Coffee rationing began in the U.S.

1942 Fire destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts killing nearly 500 people.

1948 The first Polaroid Land Camera went on sale in Boston. This was the first successful self-developing camera; it took a photo about 1 minute to develop.

1967 All horse racing in Britain has been canceled indefinitely to help prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease

2006 Texas Republican state Rep. Betty Brown filed a bill (HCR 15) in the Texas legislature which would declare Athens, Texas as the "original home of the hamburger.”  Residents of New Haven, Connecticut strongly objected. (See Louis Lunch)


· Nov 22-30  79th World's Championship Duck Calling Contest
  Stuttgart, Arkansas
· November 27  Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation
  Plymouth, Massachusetts
· Nov 27-29  Thanksgiving Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village
  Sturbridge, Massachusetts
· November 27-29  Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
  Williamsburg, Virginia
· November 29  49th Annual Chitlin' Strut
  Salley, South Carolina
· November 28-Dec 13  4th Annual Wood Gingerbread Festival
  South Windsor, Connecticut


Brussels Sprouts   • Pumpkin   • Parsnips
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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

(Also see the 39 question Thanksgiving quiz)

1) The Sweet Potato is the State Vegetable of which two states?

2) Describe each of the following parts of a turkey
   a) Caruncle.
   b) Snood.
   c) Wattle.
   d) Beard.

3) The following events all took place in the same year.
Can you guess what year?
  · The Macoun apple was created by crossing a McIntosh with a Jersey Black.
  · Welch's grape jelly was introduced.
  · Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was introduced.
  · The first Russell Stover candy shop opened in Denver.
  · Libby, McNeill & Libby introduced the first commercially canned tomato juice.
  · Sanka Coffee is introduced.
  · Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink is introduced.

4) How many cranberries are in a pound?

CLICK HERE for a 39 Question Thanksgiving Quiz

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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


Autumn Leaves


The USDA forecast for the number of turkeys raised in the U.S. in 2014 is 242 million.  (Minnesota 45 million; North Carolina 35 million; Arkansas 29 million; Indiana 17 million; Missouri 17 million; and Virginia 6 million).

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The USDA forecast for U.S. cranberry production in 2014 is 856 million pounds.  Wisconsin 538 million pounds, Massachusetts 210 million pounds. New Jersey, Oregon and Washington were also estimated to have substantial production.

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Walnuts are the oldest tree food known to man, dating back to 7000 B.C. The Romans called walnuts Juglans regia, 'Jupiter’s royal acorn.'   Early history indicates that English walnuts came from ancient Persia, where they were reserved for royalty.  Thus, the walnut is often known as the 'Persian Walnut'.  Walnuts were traded along the Silk Road route between Asia and the Middle East.  English merchant marines transported the product for trade to ports around the world and they became known as 'English Walnuts.' England, in fact, never grew walnuts commercially.

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