Volume 9 No. 3, July 2, 2008
IN THIS ISSUE
Food For Thought
Food Trivia Quiz
Food Trivia Quiz Answers
New Cookbook Listings
Food History Calendar
"Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration."
Charles Dudley Warner My Summer in a Garden (1871)
"He that lives upon Hope, dies farting."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard's Almanac
FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Mark Vogel 'Maximizing Flavor I'
In the course of my culinary endeavors I am often queried about the nutritional aspects of food and cooking: everything from the vitamin content of foods, to ways of reducing calories, to avoidance of substances that are "bad" for you. OK brace yourself, because I'm about to......
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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ
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CULINARY SCHOOLS AND GOURMET TOURS
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Can you please tell me if it is safe to freeze blue cheese. My husband bought a five pound bag of some very good cheese and now I'm worried I won't be able to use it all before it goes bad. Thank you Kim
It is safe to freeze just about any cheese, but the texture may be affected - the flavor remains fine. Blue cheese will become more crumbly if frozen - depending on how you use it, this can be an advantage - especially if you use it to crumble on salads.
Could you please tell me if there is any expiry date on an unopened bottle of President’s Choice Balsamic Vinegar or any other brand of same. Thank you. Mary
There is no expiration date on vinegars. They have an unlimited shelf life, but like most canned and bottled foods, long exposure to light and heat can have a negative effect on flavor - although this is not as much a problem with vinegar.
NEW COOKBOOK LISTINGS & REVIEWS
The All Natural Diabetes Cookbook
by Jackie Newgent
Cooking for Two: Efficient and Delicious Meals
by Shady Oak Press
Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet Grilling
by Ted Reader
I am looking for an old fashioned peach cobbler recipe.
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My grandmother used to make what was called a crustless egg custard pie. When it was baked, there was a crust as though she had put it in one and baked it. All I remember was that she put flour in her custard mixture before pouring it in the pie plate. I was wondering if you would happen to know of such recipe? Thanks, P
Here is a recipe for a Crustless Custard Pie as you requested:
CRUSTLESS CUSTARD PIE
1/2 c. sugar
4 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat eggs with sugar. Add flour, milk and vanilla. Pour into pie pan greased with butter. Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
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FOOD HISTORY CALENDAR (A few selected events)
Thursday, July 3
1929 Unusual uses for kitchen appliances: Foam rubber was developed at Dunlop Laboratories. British scientist E.A. Murphy used a kitchen mixer to whip natural latex rubber.
Friday, July 4
1828 The cornerstone was laid for the Tremont House in Boston, Massachusetts. It would be the first U.S. hotel to install bathrooms.
Saturday, July 5
1958 'The Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley was #1 on the charts.
Sunday, July 6
1990 Nathaniel Wyeth died. Wyeth, an American chemist and inventor, received a patent for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles. These were the first plastic bottles strong enough to hold carbonated beverages.
Monday, July 7
1307 King Edward I of England died. King Edward I of England (ruled: 1272-1307).
His coronation feast had included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons.
Tuesday, July 8
1810 Gabriel Gustav Valentin was born. This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice. (Something I'll bet you always wanted to know!).
Wednesday, July 9
1850 U.S. president Zachary Taylor died. He supposedly developed peritonitis after eating too much of a new dessert treat, strawberry ice cream, at a 4th of July celebration.
Culinary Calendar for a complete listing of each day's events.
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Blueberries tend to change color during cooking. Acids, like lemon juice and vinegar, make the blue in blueberries turn red. In an alkaline environment, such as a batter with too much baking soda, the blueberries may turn greenish-blue.
To reduce the amount of color streaking, stir your blueberries (right from your freezer, if frozen) into your cake or muffin batter last.
When making pancakes and waffles, add the blueberries as soon as the batter has been poured on the griddle or waffle iron. This will make the pancakes prettier and they'll be easier to flip. If frozen blueberries are used, cooking time may have to be increased to be sure the berries are heated through.
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