Weekly Trivia Quiz is below
TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“Scallops are expensive, so they should be treated with some class. But then, I suppose that every creature that gives his life for our table should be treated with class.”
Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet)
Food Holidays - Today is:
• Registered Dietitian Day (March 12, 2014)
(Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
• National Baked Scallops Day (Scallop Recipes)
• World Salt Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2014)
World Action on Salt & Health [On March 12, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.]
· Salt Facts and Trivia · Salt Kitchen Tips
· Articles: Salt of the Earth Part 1 · Part 2
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
On this day in:
1831 Clement Studebaker was born (died Nov 27, 1901). Founder of a family firm that became the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles, including ‘Conestoga Wagons’. After his death the Studebaker company became the only horse drawn vehicle manufacturer to successfully switch to producing automobiles.
1836 Isabella Beeton was born (died February 6, 1865). A famous Victorian home economist, author of 'Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.' The book, popularly known as 'Mrs Beeton's Cookbook,' contained a compilation of over 900 recipes and advice on all aspects of running a middle class household.
1841 Orlando Jones of Middlesex, England received a U.S. patent for a process to make starch from rice or corn. (Cornstarch)
1893 Christian Kent Nelson was born (died March 8, 1992). He was the inventor of the Eskimo Pie in 1919 in Iowa. (Eskimo Pie Facts & Trivia)
1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain.
(Coca Cola Facts & Trivia)
1912 Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Georgia.
1929 Asa Griggs Candler died. In 1887, Asa Candler, a wholesale druggist, purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, for $2,300. He sold the company in 1919 for $25 million.
1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.
UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS
March 13-16, 2014 International Dutch Oven Society's World Championship Cook-Off - Sandy, Utah
March 14-15, 2014 Iowa Rabbit Festival - Iowa, Louisiana
March 15, 2014 21st Annual Taste of Yountville - California
March 15, 2014 5th Annual Pigfest - Tallahassee, Florida
March 15, 2014 12th Wild Hog Explosion - Bandera, Texas
FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ (new on March 7, 2014)
1) This item was so expensive up until the 1500s that it was used in small amounts in medicines, but not in food.
[a] saffron; [b] vanilla; [c] sugar
2) Which of the following are mentioned in the Old testament and are among the earliest cultivated foods?
[a] almonds and dates
[b] rice and wheat
[c] basil and saffron
3) Those with thyroid problems should avoid eating large amount of these foods.
[a] salt and lemons
[b] cabbage and cauliflower
[c] asparagus and broccoli
4) There are 3 varieties of this cheese, a 'white', a 'red' and a 'blue veined'. It is the oldest named cheese made in the British Isles.
[a] Stilton; [b] Caerphilly; [c] Cheshire
5) What are the 3 major fruits native to North America?
[a] apples, blueberries, Thompson seedless grapes
[b] cranberries, Concord grapes, apples
[c] blueberries, Concord grapes, cranberries
6) This large vegetable is best eaten when about 18 inches long, although they can grow to twice that size. They are related to the black eyed pea, and are popular in China.
Name this vegetable.
7) These fungi are common on plant leaves and in the intestinal tracts of warm blooded animals. They are also found in the soil and in saltwater. Some are also used in food and vegetable production.
Name this fungi.
8) The seeds and leaves of these evergreen trees and shrubs contain poisonous alkaloids that stop the heart of an animal so quickly that no symptoms are seen; the animal just drops dead. The flesh of the berries are the least poisonous parts. These trees were sacred to the Druids, and wood from the trees was formerly used to make long bows.
Name this tree.
9) What is a deep dish (casserole or soufflé dish) fruit pie (peach is most common) with only a top biscuit dough crust?
10) This black, bulbous fungus is considered by most U.S. farmers as a plant disease. The Aztecs considered it a delicacy, and it is still prized in Mexican cuisine.
Name this fungus.
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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.