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Fernand Point, 1941

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Daily Trivia Questions are below

TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE

“There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.”
Steven Wright, Comedian, actor, writer.
 

FOOD HOLIDAYS - TODAY IS:

National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  (Marshmallow Trivia & Facts)

St. Fiacre, patron of gardeners, florists, and box makers.

UK: [Cake Week] (August 30-Sept 5, 2021)
 

TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY

1812 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa was born.  Mokcsa imported 1,400 varieties of grapevines to California in 1862 and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley.  After the devastating blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant root stock, helped rescue the French and German wine industries.
(Phylloxera vastatrix, Deadly Vine Disease)

1822 Rowland H. Macy was born (died March 29, 1877). Founder of Macy's department store October 27, 1858.

1890 President Benjamin Harrison signed the first law requiring inspection of meat products. It required the U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA) through the Bureau of Animal Industry, to inspect salted pork and bacon intended for export. In 1891, this law was amended to require the inspection and certification of all live cattle and beef intended for export.

1901 Hubert Cecil Booth filed for a UK patent for a vacuum cleaner (issued U.K. No. 17,433). Because of its large size, he mounted the machine on a horse carriage, with a long hose to reach inside a house, and offered cleaning services.

1939 The first Wheaties commercial (live) aired when host Red Barbar promoted it during a Brooklyn Dodgers game (‘Variety’, August 30, 1939).  Later the Dodgers did a promotion dressed in street clothes saying 'Yum, Yum Stuff!' (Variety, April 24, 1940).
(Wheaties Trivia and Facts)

1979 President Jimmy Carter was supposedly attacked by a rabbit while on a canoe trip in Georgia.  He beat it away with a paddle.

1989 'Hotel queen' Leona Helmsley was found guilty of mail fraud and income tax evasion. She eventually served 18 months in a federal penitentiary.

2007 Michael Jackson, a leading beer critic, died at age 65.  He was the author of 'The World Guide to Beer' (1977), and wrote articles for various newspapers and food magazines, etc.
 

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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
  [d] anise   [e] maple syrup

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

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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.
Barbara Saba, my sister, who taught me how to dance.
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?

Okra is a species of the Hibiscus genus (Hibiscus esculentus) and a member of the mallow family (Malvaceae).

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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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DID YOU KNOW?

Cornflower, or bachelor's button, is a blue flower that at one time was pulverized to make a blue food coloring for use in pastry making and water color paints.. Seldom used any more. The flowers may also be used in salads.

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IN SEASON FOR SUMMER

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MANGOS
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PINEAPPLE
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RHUBARB
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ONIONS
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PEAS
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SPINACH
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DID YOU KNOW?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

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