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Milton Stavely Hershey first became rich selling caramels. He sold his caramel business in 1900 for $1 million and started making milk chocolate

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· Greek Coney (Hot Dog) Sauce Recipe
· July is National Hot Dog Month
· Asparagus, Herald of Spring
· Will the Real Strawberry Stand Up
· A Short History of Strawberries
· Peas in a Pod
· Spinach, Popeye's Secret Weapon
· Maple Syrup History & Making
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JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
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• National Baked Bean Month
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• National Bison Month
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• National Blueberry Month
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• National Culinary Arts Month
• National Grilling Month
• National Horseradish Month
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• National Hot Dog Month
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• National Ice Cream Month
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• National Picnic Month
• National Pickle Month
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• National Watermelon Month
  (Watermelon Trivia and Facts)
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 18-Aug 31, 2015)

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.”  Sandra Boynton,  ‘Chocolate: The Consuming Passion’

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Milk Chocolate Day


On this day in:

1586 The potato was introduced to England. It is claimed that Sir Thomas Harriot introduced potatoes to England on this day. (Some sources give December 3 as the date).

1852 Andrew Jackson Downing died. An American horticulturist, he was the author of 'The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America' (1845) and editor of the 'Horticulturist' periodical.

1866 The metric system was authorized to standardize weights and measures in the U.S. (Authorized, yes, but we still don't use it very much).

1896 Miami, Florida was officially incorporated as a city, population about 300.

1900 One of the many claims to the origin of the hamburger, is that Louis Lassing (or Lassen) first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut.

1907 Earl S. Tupper was Born. The inventor of Tupperware. (Tupperware makes the containers used to conduct mold and bacterial experiments in the back of refrigerator shelves).

1977 At 11:02 p.m. the first oil from Prudhoe Bay arrived at Valdez in the trans-Alaskan pipeline. It took 38 days to travel the 800 miles.

1989 The largest halibut (Atlantic) caught with rod and reel weighed over 255 pounds. It was caught in Gloucester, Massachusetts by Sonny Manley.


· July 29-August 2  Maine Lobster Festival - Rockland, Maine
· July 30-August 1  62nd Annual Brat Days - Sheboygan, WI
· July 30-Aug 2  21st Annual Clam Festival - Highlands, NJ
· July 31-August 2  Phelps Sauerkraut Festival - Phelps, NY
· August 1  7th Annual Soul Food Festival - Stockton, Calif.
· August 1, 2015  WaZoo Beer Festival - Tampa, Florida

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) When first introduced to England around 1654, they were considered full of dangerous chemicals and fit only for use by experienced pharmacies. British authorities eventually declared them safe with the addition of one particular substance. The power of the John Company, the largest, most powerful monopoly to ever exist in the world (except for Microsoft of course) was based on the importation of them. They have caused many international conflicts, and helped establish the reputation of the Yankee Clipper ships. It is said that the origin of the custom of tipping was related to them. Pidgin English developed as a method to facilitate the trading of them. Richard Blechynden of England and Thomas Sullivan of New York helped to popularize them in the U.S. in the early 20th century. They also played a major role in the development of the supermarket. They are sold at auctions around the world. 
What are they?

2) Where would you go to fish for English sole?

3) What single celled fungus is used in cooking?

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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.

          Chef James


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It is very likely that all of Europe's potato crop in the 1800s originated from only 2 plants brought back to Europe by the Spaniards. This lack of genetic diversity is one of the probable causes of the devastating potato blight of the late 19th century.

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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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