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FEATURED FOR JULY

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

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· 100 Hamburger Variations
· Hot Dogs: Regional Toppings
· Cole Slaw Recipes
· Potato Salad 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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July Food Months:

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

JULY is:

• Lasagna Awareness Month
• National Baked Bean Month
• National Bison Month
• National Blueberry Month
• National Culinary Arts Month
• National Grilling Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
• National Picnic Month
• National Pickle Month
• National Watermelon Month
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 22-Aug 29, 2016)

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DID YOU KNOW?

The oldest ears of popping corn were discovered in a bat cave in New Mexico; they are over 5,500 years old.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“Cabbage as a food has problems. It is easy to grow, a useful source of greenery for much of the year. Yet as a vegetable it has original sin, and needs improvement. It can smell foul in the pot, linger through the house with pertinacity, and ruin a meal with its wet flab. Cabbage also has a nasty history of being good for you.”
Jane Grigson, ‘Vegetable Book’ (1978)
 

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
• Culinarians Day
• St Christopher, patron of fruit dealers, gardeners, travellers.

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

On this day in:

1843 Charles Macintosh died (born Dec 29, 1766).  Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics (rubberized cloth). The Mackintosh, or Macintosh raincoat was named fro him.

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented 'cloud seeding' with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED FOOD FESTIVALS

· July 21-30  Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Delaware
· July 25-Aug 19  NYC Restaurant Week - New York, NY
· July 27-31  29th Oregon Brewers Festival - Portland, Oregon
(SEE ALL FOOD FESTIVALS and OTHER FOOD EVENTS)

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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

This fruit is a member of the Soapberry family which includes the lychee, longan, akee, and Spanish lime. The fruit can range from greenish yellow to crimson red in color, round or oval in shape, one to two inches long, and with soft, hairy, 1/2 inch long bristles. They occur in clusters of 10 to 12 fruits, the trees fruit twice a year, and an average tree may produce 6,000 fruits each year. They are very juicy and sweet, but with an indistinct flavor. They can be eaten peeled, in fruit salads, or used in sauces for pork, chicken and fish. With increased popularity and demand, this fruit is now grown commercially in many areas, including Central America and Australia. They are available in Asian markets in the U.S.
Name this fruit.

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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?

The oldest cultivated grapevine in the country grows in North Carolina. The Mothervine in Manteo, Roanoke Island is a 400 year old Scuppernong vine. The Scuppernong or Muscadine grape is also the North Carolina state fruit.

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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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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
· Kiwifruit Trivia
· Raspberry Trivia
· Strawberry Trivia
· Watermelon Trivia

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Mallow family of plants (Malvaceae) includes hollyhock, the cotton plant, okra, marsh mallow and the Rose of Sharon. The roots of the marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis) were the source for the original marshmallow candy, made by boiling the soft inner pulp from the roots with sugar until very thick.

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