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Chef James T. Ehler (Chef, researcher, writer, editor, publisher, webmaster). Born in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York where I lived until age 22. Since then I have lived and worked in Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Arkansas, North Carolina, Key West, Florida, etc. In September 2005 I moved to Winona, Minnesota where I hope to remain. I have been cooking for over 35 years, spending a little more than 5 years apprenticing with several Colorado chefs, and was a working Executive Chef for 20 years. I have been a member of the Chefs de Cuisine of the Pikes Peak Region (American Culinary Federation) and the Colorado Chefs de Cuisine (ACF). I have served as president of the Arkansas State Professional Culinary Association (ACF), and was a founding member and president of the Conch Republic (Florida Keys) Chapter of the ACF. I am a former Executive Chef of the Cripple Creek Country Club, and Brittany Hill Restaurant in Colorado; the Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas; the New Bern Golf and Country Club, North Carolina; Martha's Steak & Seafood, and the Reach Hotel (both in Key West). Since I began to seriously devote more time to writing, I worked as a cook (and webmaster) for Blue Heaven Restaurant in Key West, Florida 5 years, until 2001. This enabled me to concentrate on the Culinary Encyclopedia I have been working on for many years. This website, contains some of that material. Beginning in April 2003 I have been working full time on this and several other websites in the Food Reference familyFoodreference.com is an information website - all about food. Long articles about food, short facts and trivia, cooking tips, recipes etc. You will also find the most complete listing of Food Festivals from around the world, a Today in Food History calendar, Cookbook Reviews, thousands of quotes about food, and other fun stuff like food crosswords, poetry and humor and much, much more. The Food Reference Website contains over 17,000 pages and is constantly growing. New content is added daily to various sections. Foodreference.com receives well over 1 million page views per month. Since its beginnings in 1999, Foodreference.com has maintained an excellent reputation, and has been recommended as a resource by countless magazines, newspapers, universities, food critics, cookbook authors, culinary historians, TV & radio programs, and thousands of other food related websites.