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***** THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
February 9, 2007     Vol 8 #05   ISSN 1535-5659
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***** 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?
   ->  Requested Recipes
   ->  Cooking Tips
   ->  Culinary Calendar - selected events
   ->  How To Subscribe to this Newsletter
   ->  How to Stop receiving this Newsletter
   ->  General information and Copyright


***** WEBSITE NEWS

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New videos are being added every day.  We hope to be able to begin accepting videos from YOU to add to the website. Any videos relating to food or beverages will be considered. Details to follow soon.
VIDEO CONTEST - There will be a Food Video Contest beginning sometime in March.  The winner will receive a COOKBOOK LIBRARY OF 15 COOKBOOKS, and there will be numerous other winners.  Details will follow next month.


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***** 'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' BY MARK VOGEL

MIX IT UP
The other day I was in a neighborhood pizza shop ordering an antipasto. Sometimes I think the only reason I eat out is to....
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***** QUOTE


Cooking is an art, but you eat it too."
Marcella Hazan


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***** TRIVIA

When dehydrated, potatoes lose more than 25% of their weight but apples only lose 10% of their weight.



***** THIS WEEK'S WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

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***** FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ
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***** FRESH FLOWERS
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***** READERS QUESTIONS

QUESTION:
I am looking for 2 cookie dough recipes  that can be made and then refrigerated/froze and then I can take out and bake only the amount I want to make each time.  Some one suggested just using any recipe I like, but I would hate to waste all the ingredients if it did not work.
1. Chocolate chip cookie dough    2. Peanut butter cookie dough
Jerry

ANSWER:
Hello Jerry,   You can refrigerate pretty much any cookie dough for about 3 days or freeze them for about a month.
(the main exception would be cookies with a very thin batter).
   Form into 'logs' so you can thaw the amount you need easily.
Be sure to wrap them with plastic wrap and then put in a freezer bag so the dough doesn't pick up any freezer odors.
   You can cut and use the dough frozen without thawing too.
Chef James


***** TRIVIA

When first introduced in 1932, a package of 3 Musketeers candy contained three small, separate bars: one chocolate, one vanilla, one strawberry. Rising costs and wartime restrictions saw the phasing out of the vanilla and strawberry pieces.



***** FRESH FLOWERS

Fresh Flowers Directly from the Growers
BE TRULY ROMANTIC - GIVE FLOWERS FOR NO REASON AT ALL!
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***** ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES

WALNUT CATSUP
The Blue Grass Cook Book
Compiled by Minnie C. Fox (1904)

WALNUT CATSUP
Put the walnuts in salt for a week.
Crush in a mortar and cover with hot vinegar and let stand a week.

Strain through a colander and allow for each quart:
1/2 ounce black pepper,
1 ounce ginger,
1/2 ounce cloves,
1 nutmeg,
1 teaspoon celery seed tied in a bag,
1 teaspoon allspice,
1 pinch cayenne pepper and boil for 2 hours.

Bottle white hot.



***** QUOTE

"Dainty, chintz-draped tea rooms, charity bazaars, church suppers, summer hotels, canning factories --  all have shamelessly travestied one of America's noblest institutions; yet while clams and onions last, the chowder shall not die, neither shall it sink into the limbo of denatured emasculated forgotten things."
Louis P. De Gouy, The Soup Book (1949)



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***** DID YOU KNOW?

Unripe bananas have about 25% starch and only 1% sugar. Natural enzyme action converts this high starch content to sugar, so ripe bananas have a 20% sugar content.



***** CULINARY SCHOOLS, TOURS AND CRUISES

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***** QUOTE

"Do not stuff too large mouthfuls in both cheeks. Do not keep your hand too long in the platter and put it in only when the other has withdrawn his hand from the dish."
Italian book, 'The Fifty Courtesies of the Table' (1480)



***** RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS

Stuffed Eggplant
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Feijoada
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Tiramisu
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http://www.foodreference.com/html/tiramisur1.html


 Email your recipe requests, food info or history
 questions to me at [email protected]



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***** COOKING TIPS

The easiest and best way to pick the freshest grapes in your local market is to hold a bunch by the stem. Shake gently - if grapes drop  off the stem, they have been in storage for too long. If the grapes are firmly attached, are plump and bright, they are fresh.


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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
1894 Hershey's Chocolate Company was founded as a subsidiary of Milton S. Hershey's Lancaster Caramel Company.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
1957 The ‘Styrofoam’ cooler was invented.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
1994 Use of the genetically engineered growth hormone for cows, rBGH begins. Controversy abounds.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
1976 The popular food coloring, Red Dye No. 2, was banned by the FDA because studies had shown it might cause cancer. Red M&Ms disappeared for 11 years because of the ban.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
1967 The Beatles single 'Strawberry Fields Forever' is released.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
1886 California oranges were first shipped East by rail.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
1758 Benjamin Jackson advertised mustard for sale for the first time in America. The advertisement was in the Philadelphia Chronicle, and claimed Jackson was the first and only manufacturer of mustard in America


For a complete listing of each day's events, go here:
http://www.foodreference.com/html/HistoricEvents.html



***** FOOD & WINE MAGAZINES & CATALOGS

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***** TRIVIA

To celebrate the Year of the Pig which begins on February 18, 2007, China has released a new set of stamps.  They are 'scratch & sniff, lick & taste' stamps which smell like sweet and sour pork when you scratch the front of them, and taste like the dish when you lick the back.



***** QUOTE

"Do not make a stingy sandwich; Pile the cold cuts high. Customers should see salami coming through the rye."
Alan Sherman, 'Sandwiches'



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