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------------------THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER-----------------
July 21, 2006     Vol 7 #09   ISSN 1535-5659
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-------------------------IN THIS ISSUE--------------------------

   ->  Special Contest
   ->  Website News
   ->  'Food for Thought' by Mark Vogel
   ->  Quotes and Trivia
   ->  Website of the Week
   ->  Food Trivia Quiz
   ->  Readers questions
   ->  Ancient & Classic Recipes
   ->  Did you know?
   ->  Short Order Cooking Jargon
   ->  Requested Recipes
   ->  Cooking Tips
   ->  Culinary Calendar - selected events
   ->  How To Subscribe to this Newsletter
   ->  How to Stop receiving this Newsletter
   ->  General information and Copyright

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--------------------------WEBSITE NEWS--------------------------

Many great new summer cookbook reviews and listings:

Over 150 new recipes in the last week, over 1200 added in the past month.

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----------------'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' BY MARK VOGEL----------------

Roux the Day:  A roux is a cooked mixture of flour and fat that is used to thicken sauces, soups, and other preparations. Although any fat can be........


"I idolized my mother. I didn't realize she was a lousy cook until I went into the army."
Jackie Gayle, American comedian.


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7-Up was originally called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda when it was invented in 1929.

----------------THIS WEEK'S WEBSITE OF THE WEEK-----------------

An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook of the 13th Century

------------------------FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ------------------------
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------------------------READERS QUESTIONS-----------------------

QUESTION: I notice that some recipes on your website list things like Florida Pork Loin, and Washington Cherries, etc. Can I use regular pork loin and cherries?

ANSWER: Some recipes on are from various state agricultural departments or university extensions, and to promote their state's particular products they list some ingredients with the state name.  You can ignore the state name in the ingredients and just use regular pork loin, cherries, oranges, etc.
Chef James

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 questions to me at 


A Betty is a baked dessert dating to Colonial America, It is a baked pudding made with layers of spiced sweetened fruit (usually apples) and buttered bread crumbs. Apple Brown Betty is made with brown sugar and sliced apples.

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--------------------ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES-------------------

JEWISH COOKERY BOOK by Mrs. Esther Levy (1871)
(The first Jewish-American Cookbook)

Take half a pound of butter, half a pound of sugar, grate one pound of cold boiled potatoes, add two ounces of ground almonds, a little rose water, or whatever essence is preferred, and six eggs; beat the butter and sugar to a cream, then add the potatoes; beat the whites and yolks of the eggs separately, and add them to the other ingredients; bake it as soon as it is mixed.


"I met a keen observer who gave me a tip: 'If you run across a restaurant where you often see priests eating with priests, or sporting girls with sporting girls, you may be confident that it is good. Those are two classes of people who like to eat well and get their money's worth.'"
A.J. Liebling (columnist)

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--------------------------DID YOU KNOW?-------------------------

A Frenchman, Count Odette Phillipe, planted the first grapefruit trees in Florida around Tampa Bay in 1823. Today, Florida produces more grapefruit than the rest of the world combined.

-------------------SHORT ORDER COOKING JARGON-------------------

Burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it
(Hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion)

A blond with sand (Coffee with cream and sugar)

Bloodhounds in the Hay (Hot dogs with sauerkraut)

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"I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because they don't require as much cooking."
Carrie Snow (comedienne, actress)

------------------RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS------------------

Hey James - Do you know how to make the Colombian parsley and cilantro based steak sauce call “chimechurre”? I really like the stuff.     Mark

Mark, Chimichurri originates from Argentina, and is popular in several South American countries.  It is similar to a pesto sauce.
Here is a basic recipe
1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves, peeled
3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree. 
You can use fresh jalapeņo (seeded and cored) in place of the red pepper.
Try it with 1 tsp basil and/or oregano instead of the cumin.
Use lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar.
Use up to 10 garlic cloves.

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 questions to me at

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--------------------------COOKING TIPS--------------------------

Unlike most fruit, pears are better when picked hard and unripe. They improve in both texture and flavor after they are picked. Pears ripen from the inside out.


1873 It rained ants in Nancy, France.

1956 Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland) died. At the age of 84, he leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death. French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome. Curnonsky was known as the "Prince of Gastronomes," a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has ever been given.

1904 The Ice Cream cone was invented. Charles E. Minches invents the ice cream cone for his customers convenience at the St. Louis World's Fair (The Louisiana Purchase Exhibition). This is only one account, there are several other candidates.

1959 Then vice president Richard M. Nixon argued with Soviet Leader Nikita Khruschev while Khruschev was touring the United States. They were touring a kitchen at the time, and the discussion became known as the ‘Kitchen Debate’.

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.

1926 Roquefort cheese is the first cheese designated with an appellation d'origine controlee. Only cheese that is processed in Roquefort, France and aged in the caves there may be called 'Roquefort Cheese.'

1931 A swarm of grasshoppers destroyed thousands of acres of crops in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. The corn fields were totally destroyed, without a stalk left standing.

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A Mule is the sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. Mules have strong muscles like horses but they eat less, can work longer, and are gentler, like donkeys.


"I think breakfast so pleasant because no-one is conceited before one o'clock."
Sydney Smith, English writer  (1771-1845)

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