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Hello-Billo, Korn Kure, Malt-Ho, Tryabita, Tryachewa, Oatsina and Orange Meat were all brand names of breakfast cereals available in the early 1900s.

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· Fiddleheads: A New England Delicacy
· 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
· Macaroni & Cheese   · Comfort Foods

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JUNE is:

• California Avocado Month
  · Avocado Facts & Trivia
• Georgia Blueberry Month
  · Blueberry Trivia & Facts
• Men’s Health Month
• National Candy Month
  · Candy Facts & Trivia
• National Dairy Month
  · Dairy Articles
• National Dairy Alternative Month
• Nat’l Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
• National Hunger Awareness Month
  · Hunger Articles
• National Iced Tea Month
  · Tea Trivia   · A Short History of Tea
• National Mango Month
  · Mango Trivia & Facts
• National Papaya Month (also Sept)
  · Papaya Trivia and Facts
• National Soul Food Month
• National Steakhouse Month
• Turkey Lovers' Month
  · Turkey Facts & Trivia

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Ice floats because it is a latice of tetrahedrally bonded molecules that contain a lot of empty space

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing - whatever you want to call it - is an art, not just a matter of building a pyre and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.”
James Beard (1903-1985)

Food Holidays - Today is:

• Saint Theobald of Provins, patron of farmers, winegrowers, charcoal burners.


On this day in:

1845 Peter Cooper of New York City received a patent for an improved method to make gelatine.

1896 William S. Hadaway received U.S. patent No. 563,032 for an electric stove.

1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress.

1936 Congress approved the 40-hour work week.

1958 'The Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley was number one on the music charts.

1966 Mike Tyson was born. On June 28, 1997, Tyson bit off a big chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.

1985 James A. Dewar, died. The creator of the Twinkie (1930)

1996 Dr. Edward Anton Asselbergs died. (Exact date uncertain). He developed the process for making instant mashed potato flakes, the patent that is still used world-wide today.

2002 U.S. first class postage rates were raised to 37 cents and post cards to 23 cents.


· June 30-July 4  SE Old Threshers' Reunion - Denton, NC
· July 2-4, 2015  Key Lime Festival - Key West, Florida
· July 2-5, 2015  Naperville Ribfest - Naperville, Illinois
· July 4  Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship - Eau Claire, MI
· July 4  99th Nathan's Famous Int’l Hot Dog-Eating Contest
Coney Island, New York
· July 4-11  National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan

FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ    (new DAILY questions)

1) There are over 450 varieties of this 'nut', many of which have been used for food. They are native to all continents except Australia. What nut is this?

2) Cheese has been colored with various plant substances for hundreds of years. Yellow/orange coloring may have originally been added to cheese made with winter milk from cows eating hay to match the orange hue (from vitamin A) of cheeses made with milk from cows fed on green plants.
Can you name 3 plant substances which have been used to color cheese yellow/orange?

3) This blue veined cheese, was first made around 1720, and sold at the Bell Inn in a village in Huntingdonshire. It owes its name and reputation to the village, but it is not actually made there. What is the name of the village, and the cheese?

Click here for the answers to these Food Trivia Questions


Read an article about Chef James and the website published in January 2015 in the Winona Daily News, Minneapolis StarTribune, and numerous other newspapers
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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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Homogenization breaks up and disperses milk fat throughout milk, resulting in a smooth, uniform texture. Most whole milk is homogenized to prevent the cream from rising to the top. Homogenization results in a softer curd in the stomach that aids digestion.

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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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Humans have been eating raised breads for over 6,000 years.

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