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· Salmon with Hot Sweet Mustard
· Gorgonzola/Sun-Dried Tomato Burger
· Chicken and Mushroom Lasagna
· Linguine with Clams
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For Details, History and more Daily, Weekly and Monthly Food Holidays for JULY, including links to Holiday Origins and additional information, please see the:


• Lasagna Awareness Month
• National Baked Bean Month
• National Blueberry Month
• National Culinary Arts Month
• National Grilling Month
• National Horseradish Month
• National Hot Dog Month
• National Ice Cream Month (July is the peak month for ice cream sales in the United States)

• National Picnic Month
• National Pickle Month
• National Watermelon Month
• UK: National Fishing Month (July 18-Aug 31, 2014)

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 TUESDAY - JULY 29, 2014

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


    “Lasagna: the world's most perfect food!”
    ‘Garfield' (Jim Davis)

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Lasagna Day
• St. Martha's Day, patron saint of butlers, dietitians, cooks, innkeepers, waitresses.

• National Salad Week (July 25-31)


On this day in:

1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a 'dress pin.'

1866 Barbe-Nicole Clicquot died (born Dec 16, 1777).  The Grand Dame of Champagne.  At age 27 she took over her husband Francois Clicquot's champagne house on his death.  Today Veuve Clicquo is one of the great premium champagne houses in France.
(Champagne Trivia & Facts)

1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote 'archy and mehitabel,' a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn't use the shift key.

1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.

1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day 'Chicken Wing Day' in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack. (Chicken Wing Recipes)

1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75.  By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.


July 30-Aug 3, 2014  Maine Lobster Festival - Rockland, Maine
July 31-Aug 2, 2014  61st Annual Brat Days - Sheboygan, Wisc
August 1-3, 2014  66th La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra, Calif
August 2, 2014  45th Possum Festival & Funday - Wausau, Fla
August 1-10, 2014  New Jersey State Fair - Augusta, New Jersey

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels. It is the border between Peru and Bolivia at 12,500 feet above sea level, and is 3,200 square miles in size. It is also an area that was home to one of the oldest known civilizations in the Americas. The Aymara people that live there still practice ancient methods of agriculture.
What do they grow in the highest cultivated area of land in the world, at 15,420 feet?
   a) potatoes
   b) quinoa (a small grain)
   c) barley
   d) corn
   e) chocolate

2) This is one of the oldest cultivated flowering plants. The flowers are edible, with a taste reminiscent of grapes and mint. It has been cultivated for so long that its origin is unknown. Some of the other names for the cultivated flower are ladies-delight, stepmother's flower. The wild forms are also known as johnny-jump-up and love-in-idleness.
Name this flower.

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions

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



The etymology of the word lasagna is amusing. 
It starts with the Greek lasanon which means 'chamber pot'! 
The Romans borrow it as lasanum to humorously refer to a 'cooking pot'. 
Later, the Italian word lasagne (plural of lasagna) came to refer to a dish cooked in such a pot - flat sheets of pasta layered with minced meat and tomatoes topped with grated cheese. 
Soon, the word lasagna was applied to the pasta itself.

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Green lasagna (lasagna verde) is flavored with spinach and pink lasagna is flavored with tomato

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