Weekly Trivia Quiz is below
SUNDAY - MAY 19, 2013
TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.”
Louis D. Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1856-1941)
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
- National Devil's Food Cake Day
- International Pickle Week (May 16-27, 2013)
- American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19, 2013)
On this day in:
1834 Catharine Furbish was born. An American botanist, she spent almost 40 years traveling and painting watercolors of the flora of the state of Maine.
1864 Carl Akeley was born (died Nov 18, 1926). A biologist, taxidermist, nature photographer and conservationist.
1910 The Earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet and nothing happened. There had been dire predictions that everyone would die, and many hucksters sold 'comet pills' to counter the effects of the 'comet gas.'
1962 Marilyn Monroe sings 'Happy Birthday' at a birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.
2006 Nicole Belinda Franzen Reese was chosen as the 59th 'Alice in Dairyland' by the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. She will be the spokesperson for the states agriculture industry.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early Spanish explorers found Red Pepper pods in the Caribbean while looking for true pepper berries. In innocent confusion or perhaps to save face, the Spaniards named their discovery 'pepper.' There is no relationship between the capsicum pods and the true pepper berries, but the misnomer 'pepper' has stuck.
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS:
May 16-18, 2013 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest - Memphis, Tennessee
May 17-18, 2013 Mike The Headless Chicken Festival - Fruita, Colorado
May 18, 2013 24th NJ Chili & Salsa Cook Off - Toms River, New Jersey
May 18-19, 2013 54th Artichoke Festival - Castroville, California
May 18-19, 2013 Funtier Days & Texas Bison CookOff - Santa Anna, Texas
See the Food Festivals section for over 7,000 Food Festivals & Shows!
Tips for First Time Gardeners
Whether you start with a few containers on your patio, create a raised bed in a side yard or go big and plant a grand victory garden, gardening can be easy if you start with these six simple steps.
United States & World Porridge Making Championships
Fresh off winning its second title in four years at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is once again looking to crown a United States Porridge Making Champion to represent the company at the international competition in Scotland this October.
FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ (new on May 13, 2013)
1) This English dish was originally from India. It will contain rice, lentil, and hard cooked eggs, with a rich cream sauce (bιchamel), sometimes with curry. The English version usually contains smoked fish, or cooked fish.
Name this dish.
2) How many flower visits do honey bees have to make to produce 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of honey?
a) 4,000 b) 40,000 c) 400,000 d) 4 million e) 40 million
3) Walter A. Anderson and E.W. Ingram founded a food business in 1921. In 1954 James McLamore and David Edgerton founded a similar business.
What are the names of the businesses these men started?
4) Dr. Jonas Salk used a food service machine in his laboratory while he was working on the Salk Polio vaccine.
Can you name the specific machine he used?
5) This fruit is a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, and is probably a natural hybrid originating in Jamaica. The fruit has a descriptive name and is about the size of a small grapefruit, but sweeter.
Name this fruit.
6) This food was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s, near Whitman, Massachusetts. Ruth and her husband owned a small Inn and she came up with the recipe by accident when she had to substitute ingredients in a recipe.
Name this food.
7) This small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves is used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors.
Name this herb.
8) Small grains of semolina cooked by steaming or boiling and served like rice.
9) Any of various herbs in the parsley family, with small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels, whose roots and fruits are used in flavoring liqueurs and whose stems are candied and eaten.
10) What city of northwest Italy, southeast of Turin is noted for its sparkling wines?
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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.
Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, my nephew. Died in action on Feb. 7, 2007 in Iraq.
He was 30 yrs. young.