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THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
December 14, 2006     Vol 7 #16   ISSN 1535-5659

-------------------------IN THIS ISSUE--------------------------

   ->  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?
   ->  Who's Who in the Culinary Arts
   ->  Requested Recipes
   ->  Culinary Calendar - selected events
   ->  How To Subscribe to this Newsletter
   ->  How to Stop receiving this Newsletter
   ->  General information and Copyright

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

CUTTING THE MUSTARD
If something “cuts the mustard,” it is effective or satisfactory. Precisely how this definition originated is.....
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-----------------------------QUOTE------------------------------

"Any cook should be able to run the country."
Vladimir Ilich Lenin (Nikolai Lenin) (1870-1924)


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-----------------------------TRIVIA-----------------------------

Campbell Soup Company sells more than 100 million cans of pork and beans a year.


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

The Golden Frog Saloon (Est 1878)
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A restaurant & bar in Fountain City, WI in a great historic building on the Mississippi River.


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

QUESTION: hi, can sour milk be bought or can you tell me the best way to produce it?      thanx, anne

ANSWER: To make sour milk, combine 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar and let sit for 15 minutes.


-----------------------------TRIVIA-----------------------------

Carp tongue was considered a delicacy during the Middle Ages.


--------------------------FRESH FLOWERS-------------------------

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

MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT (Chocolate Mousse)
Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans

Serves 6

2/3 cup dark semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon sugar


Put the chocolate chips, salt and water together in a saucepan and place on a low heat until the chocolate is melted.
Remove from the heat and mix the egg yolks and vanilla extract into the chocolate.  Whip up 1/2 cup of the whipping cream and fold this into the chocolate mixture.  Spoon into six cups and chill.  To serve, whip up the remaining 1/4 cup whipping cream with a teaspoon of sugar and top each mousse with a spoon of the sweetened whipped cream.

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------------------------------QUOTE-----------------------------

"Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last."
Francois Minot


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

Charlie the Tuna, the official representative of StarKist Tuna, made his first appearance in a TV commercial for StarKist in 1961.


-----------------WHO'S WHO IN THE CULINARY ARTS-----------------

Charles-Somon Favart (November 13, 1710 - May 12, 1792)
Favart was a French Playwright and a Pastry Cook. He was one of the founders of the Opera Comique. He carried on both occupations simultaneously.


---------------CULINARY SCHOOLS, TOURS AND CRUISES--------------

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-----------------------------QUOTE------------------------------

"Beware the term 'local delicacy.' It's usually code for something revolting."
Lillian Marsano


------------------------REQUESTED RECIPES-----------------------

HOLIDAY RECIPES
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STUFFING RECIPES
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SWEET POTATO & YAM RECIPES
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GOOSE RECIPES
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TURKEY RECIPES
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GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
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PLUM AND CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS
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 Email your recipe requests, food info or history
 questions to me at [email protected]


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------------CULINARY CALENDAR - A FEW SELECTED EVENTS-----------

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
1946 Carmine Appice of the music group 'Vanilla Fudge' was born.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
1773 The Boston Tea Party. A group of men dressed as Indians, boarded ships at Griffin's wharf and dumped hundreds of tea chests into Boston harbor.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
1843 Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was published. It contains numerous and elaborate descriptions of Christmas food and dinners.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18
1991 The 'International Project to Save the Brazilian Rainforests' was launched.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: 'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'Tortilla Flats' and 'Cannery Row.'

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
1913 The 'New York World' published the first crossword puzzle. Don't forget to check the various Food theme Crosswords on the Food Reference Website!
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For a complete listing of each day's events, go here:
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-----------------------------TRIVIA-----------------------------

Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.


-----------------------------QUOTE------------------------------

"Culture is what your butcher would have if he were a surgeon."
Mary Pettibone Poole


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