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FEATURED FOR JUNE

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
BBQ & Grilling Articles & Recipes
Summer Food Ideas & Recipes

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· Tapioca Pudding w/Banana
· Ceviche Recipes
· 62 Cole Slaw Recipes

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SUMMER RECIPES

· Green Bean Saute Recipe
· Green Beans Amandine with Vanilla
· Grilled Eggplant with Gruyère
· Minted Sugar Peas
· Mushrooms with Herbs
· Cheddar Stuffed Tomatoes
· Baked Sweet Peppers
· Zucchini Boats
· Strawberry Pie Recipe

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SUMMER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Bell Pepper Facts & Uses
· Eggplant: Identity Crisis
· Leafy Greens Articles
· Mushroom History & Folklore
· Tomatoes: Heirlooms & Recipes
More Vegetable Articles
· Rhubarb Description & Uses
· Apricot History & Description
· Melon Varieties and Uses
· History of Strawberries
More Fruit Articles

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June Food Months:

For Details, History and more DAY, WEEK and MONTH Food Holiday designations for JUNE, including LINKS to Holiday Origins and Additional Information, please Click for
DETAILED JUNE FOOD CALENDAR

JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Trivia and Facts
• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
• Hunger Awareness Month
• Men’s Health Month
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Trivia & Facts
• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles  --  Milk Trivia
• National Dairy Alternative Month
• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Iced Tea Trivia & Facts
• National Mango Month
  · Mango Trivia & Facts
• National Papaya Month
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts
• National Soul Food Month
• National Steakhouse Month
• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Trivia and Facts

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DID YOU KNOW?

Celery stalks, celery seed and celeriac (celery root) are each grown commercially from different varieties of the plant.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Almost every person has something secret he likes to eat.”  M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Tapioca Day
• Peru: Día Nacional del Cebiche [National Ceviche Day]

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1491 Henry VIII of England born. He had a reputation for being self indulgent, and was frequently represented eating a large drumstick.

1846 Adolphe Sax obtained a patent for the saxophone which he had invented a few years earlier

1887 Coca-Cola syrup and extract were patented.
  (Coca-Cola Trivia and Facts)

1892 Work began on a tunnel under the East River "whereby gas may be supplied from works situated in Long Island City to the City of New York." This was the first tunnel under the East River.
 (New York Food Trivia  --  New York Food Festivals)

1894 President Grover Cleveland signed legislation declaring Labor Day a national holiday, to be observed the first Monday in September.

1922 Michael Vale was born (died Dec 24, 2005). Actor who portrayed 'Fred the Baker' in Dunkin' Donuts commercials and 'Sam Breakstone' in Kraft Foods' dairy commercials.

1932 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita was born. A Japanese American actor, one of his roles was Arnold, cook and owner of Arnold's Drive In restaurant on the TV show 'Happy Days' (1974-1984).

1939 Pan American Airways flew the first trans-Atlantic passenger service, from New York to Lisbon, Portugal.

1988 The poisoned olive oil trial. The longest trial in Spanish history ended after 15 months. 1,500 witnesses were questioned to help decide who was responsible for poisoning 25,000 Spaniards in the toxic olive oil case. More than 600 died from the cheap olive oil, and thousands more were left partially paralyzed or suffering from other ailments in one of the worst public health disasters in modern history. (Olive Trivia)

1997 Boxer Mike Tyson bites a big chunk off Evander Holyfield's ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. He was disqualified.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· July 1-4, 2016  Naperville Ribfest - Naperville, Illinois
· July 2  43rd International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan
· July 2-4, 2016  Key Lime Festival - Key West, Florida
· July 2-9  National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Which of the following foods were introduced to America from Europe ?
   [a] the white potato
   [b] the tomato
   [c] the pumpkin.

2) Which of the following dishes were born in Italy?
   [a] Caesar Salad
   [b] Fettucine primavera
   [c] Chicken Tetrazzini.

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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Read an article about Chef James and the FoodReference.com website published in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers: Click here for the Article

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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.
· 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?

Chasseur is French for 'hunter's style', the Italian counterpart is alla Cacciatora. It refers to game (or chicken) sauteed, then slowly cooked with mushrooms and wine, and usually onions (shallots), tomatoes and garlic.

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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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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

· Bell Pepper Trivia
· Corn Trivia
· Corn Recipes
· Cucumber Trivia
· Eggplant Trivia
· Eggplant Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Green Bean Trivia
· Fresh Bean Recipes
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Peas Trivia
· Pea Recipes
· Tomato Trivia
· Tomato Recipes
· Zucchini Trivia
· Zucchini Recipes
· Apricot Trivia
· Blackberry Trivia
· Blueberry Trivia
· Kiwifruit Trivia
· Peach Trivia
· Raspberry Trivia
· Strawberry Trivia
· Watermelon Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cherries Jubilee is a dessert created by August Escoffier in honor of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It consists of cherries flamed tableside with sugar and Kirsch (cherry brandy) spooned over vanilla ice cream.
 

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