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FEATURED FOR JANUARY

• Updated: Over 9,000 Food Festivals
• Updated: Recipe Contests
Football & Tailgating Parties

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· Healthy Diets and Dieting Articles
· Valentine’s Day: Food of Love
· Valentine’s Day Recipes

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SOME WINTER RECIPES

· Turkey Cooking Tips
· Perfectly Easy Pecan Pie
· Deep Fried Turkey
· Classic Green Bean Casserole
· Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
· Fresh Cranberry Relish
· Pumpkin Fritters

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SOME WINTER FOOD ARTICLES
(Most with recipes)

· Winter Squash Varieties & Preparation
· Winter Mood Food
· Maple Syrup History & Production
· Chicken Soup 101
· Sweet Potato Nutrition
· Sweet Potato or Yam?
· Cranberry History Top 10

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January Food Months:

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

JANUARY is:

• Be Kind To Food Servers Month (Tenn.)
• Bread Machine Baking Month
  (Bread Recipes)
• Family Fit Lifestyle Month
• National Fiber Focus Month
  (Fiber Facts & Trivia)
• National Hot Tea Month
  (Tea Trivia & History)
• National Meat Month
• National Retail Bakers Month
• National Soup Month  (Soup Recipes)
• Oatmeal Month (More oatmeal is eaten in January than any other month)
• Prune Breakfast Month
• Wheat Bread Month

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DID YOU KNOW?

Some Native American tribes popped corn right on the cob, by spearing the corn cob with a stick and holding it near the fire. The kernels would pop and stay attached to the cob.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.”
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Popcorn Day (Popcorn Trivia & Facts)
• Tin Can Day (See 1825 below)
• UK: Welsh Potato Day (Jan 19, 2017)
• Healthy Weight Week (Jan 16-20, 2017)
• Fresh Squeezed Juice Week (Jan 15-21, 2017)

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1825 Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of New York City were granted the first U.S. patent for food storage in tin cans. They had been canning seafood since developing the process in 1819.
(A History of Canned Foods)

1883 Roselle, New Jersey becomes the first town in the world to be lit up with Edison's incandescent light bulbs. The overhead wires powered 150 street lights, the railway station and about 40 houses.

1905 Oveta Culp Hobby was born (died Aug, 16, 1995). The first Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1953-1955).

1907 Willard Legrand Bundy died (born Dec 8, 1845).  Received the first U.S. patent for a time recording clock (patent no. 393,205).

1915 George Claude of Paris was issued U.S. patent  No. 1,125,476 for a neon tube advertising sign ("System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes").

1944 The U.S. government relinquished control of the nation's railroads after settling a wage dispute.
(Railroads & Railroad Food)

1947 Paula Deen was born. American celebrity chef and TV cooking show host, Author of 14 cookbooks, Deen also owns The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. (Paula Deen Biography)

1948 Musician Harvey Hinsley of 'Hot Chocolate' was born today.

1973 A U.K. ocean-going super tug is sent to protect British trawlers from Icelandic patrol boats as a dispute over cod fishing rights intensifies.
(Codfish Trivia and Facts)

1977 Snow is reported in West Palm Beach, Florida for the first time.

1996 A barge ran aground near Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island, spilling 1.8 million gallons of oil and creating a 12 mile oil slick.

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UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· January 4-22  Charleston Restaurant Week - South Carolina
· January 13-March 31  28th Boston Wine Festival - Mass.
· January 14-28, 2017  Texas Citrus Fiesta - Mission , Texas
· January 15-22  San Diego Restaurant Week - California
· January 19-22  Annual Frog Leg Festival - Fellsmere, Florida
· January 20-22, 2017  Oregon Truffle Festival - Oregon
· January 21-22  Chicago Travel & Adventure Show - Illinois
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Why was sliced bread banned in the U.S. on January 18, 1943 during World War II?

2) What is the largest drive-in restaurant chain?  What restaurant chain was originally named "Danny's Donuts"?

3) In 1876 B&M baked beans were the first baked beans to be sold in cans. What does the B&M stand for and what was the specific reason this company canned baked beans?

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?

Corn was domesticated about 10,000 years ago, most likely from a lost ancestor from the highlands of central Mexico. The oldest remains of corn found at archeological sites in Mexico resemble popcorn type corn.

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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 WINTER

· Beet Trivia
· Beet Recipes
· Broccoli Trivia
· Broccoli Recipes
· Brussels Sprouts
· Carrot Trivia
· Carrot Recipes
· Cauliflower Trivia
· Cauliflower Recipes
· Garlic Trivia
· Mushroom Trivia
· Mushroom Recipes
· Parsnip Recipes
· Pumpkin Trivia
· Pumpkin Recipes
· Sweet Potatoes
· Squash Trivia
· Squash Recipes
· Apple Trivia
· Grape Trivia
· Pear Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

Cracker Jack caramel coated popcorn and peanuts are perfected and given it's name in 1896 by F.W. Rueckheim and Brother. They had been selling its forerunner (popcorn, peanuts and molasses) since 1893.
 

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