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                 THE FOODREFERENCE.COM NEWSLETTER
       Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
                April 29, 2001     Vol 2 # 16
         James T. Ehler, Editor, [email protected]
                 http://www.foodreference.com
     
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   IN THIS ISSUE
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    =>  Sponsorship Notice
    =>  Quotes and Trivia
    =>  Website News
    =>  Ancient & Classic Recipes
    =>  Food Trivia Question: What Am I?
    =>  This Weeks Calendar
    =>  Did you know?
    =>  Feedback from visitors
    =>  Requested Recipes
    =>  Answer to Food Trivia Question
    =>  Culinary Crossword Puzzle
    =>  Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
 
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 QUOTE
Describing a Sundae "...I shall remember that sundae all my life.
In a sumptuous convectioner's shop, light, airy, full of
fragrance, we were served with a mountain of coffee ice cream,
sprinkled with cream and scattered with walnuts, honey, peanuts,
and various fruits.  When I carried the first spoonful to my
mouth...my taste buds experienced a violent ecstasy.  A whole
opera of sensation rolled off my tongue..."
Henri Troyat, French writer, biographer (La Case de l'oncle Sam)


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 WEBSITE NEWS
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Judging from my email, everyone likes the new website design.
Thank you for your feedback,
A lot of new Trivia and Quotes, more Recipes, Food Articles,
Crossword Puzzle, Humor and Poetry.
The site has also received several new Awards, you can see them
on our Awards page. My thanks to those who have taken the time
to review the website for their awards.


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 TRIVIA
In 1444 any merchant caught selling adulterated saffron in
Bavaria was burned alive.


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 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
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A CURIOUS OLD RECIPE FOR TURKEY IN STRAWBERRY LEAVES
(origin unknown)

"Gather strawberry leaves on Lamas Eve, press them in the
distillery until the aromatick perfume thereof becomes sensible.
Take a fat turkey and pluck him, and baste him, then enfold him
carefully in the strawberry leaves. Then boil him in water from
the well, and add rosemary, velvet flower, lavender, thistles,
stinging nettles, and other sweet-smelling herbs. Add also a
pinte of canary wine, and half a pound of butter and one of
ginger passed through the sieve. Sieve with plums and stewed
raisins and a little salt. Cover him with a silver dish cover."
 

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 QUOTE
"There is nothing under the sun better for man than to eat,
drink, and be merry. Go, therefore, eat your bread with joy and
drink your wine with cheer."
Ecclesiastes


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 TRIVIA
Americans eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches each day -
that's more than one for every man, woman and child in
the country.


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 QUOTE
"I live on good soup, not fine words."
Molière (French playwright, 1622-1673)


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 ANOTHER ENTRY IN THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS SERIES
"The table was set up inside the cartshed.  On it there were four
sirloins of beef, six fricassees of chicken, casseroled veal,
three legs of mutton and, in the centre, a beautiful roasted
sucking pig, flanked by four chitterlings with sorrel."
The wedding breakfast from 'Madame Bovary' by Gustave Flaubert


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 THIS WEEKS CALENDAR - A very busy week
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APRIL 30 - MAY 6 - National Science and Technology Week
APRIL 30
* 1598 Theater in North America First Performance Anniversary
On the banks of the Rio Grande, near present day El Paso, TX, the
first North American theatrical performance took place. It was
a Spanish commedia featuring an expedition of soldiers.
* 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as first U.S. president.
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MAY National Barbecue Month
    National Salsa Month
    National Salad Month
    National Hamburger Month
    National Egg Month
    National Artisian Gelato Month
    National Bike Month
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MAY 1 - 7 Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Week
MAY 1
* May Day
* Labor Day for most of the world (76 countries)
* Save the Rhino Day
* Mother Goose Day
* 1707 Great Britain formed by Union of Scotland & England.
* 1884 First Skyscraper Started - Home Ins Co. in Chicago
Birthdays: 1909 Kate Smith (God Bless America)
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MAY 2
* 1611 King James Bible published
Birthdays: 1903 Benjamin Spock (Doctor Spock)
           1837 Henry M. Robert (Author, Robert's Rules of Order)
           1519 Leonardo Da Vinci died (Birth date is unknown)
           1907 Pinky Lee (Real name Pincus Leff)
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MAY 3
*Tax Freedom Day (you worked to 5/2/2000 to cover your taxes)
Birthdays: 1921 Sugar Ray Robinson
           1469 Niccolo Machiavelli
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MAY 4
* 1494 Columbus Discovered Jamaica
* International Tuba Day
Birthdays: 1796 Horace Mann
           1929 Audrey Hepburn (Edda Van Heemstra Hepurn-Rusten)
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MAY 5
* Cinco De Mayo
* 1904 Baseball's First Perfect Game by Cy Young
* Virginia State Championship Chili Cook-Off
* Halfway Point of Spring, 47 days past, 47 days to go
* Kentucky Derby
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MAY 6 - 12
* National Family Week * National Nurses Week
* National Pet Week * National Postcard Week
* National Wildflower Week * National Tourism Week
* Goodwill Industries Week * Teacher Appreciation Week
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MAY 6
* 1915 Babe Ruth hits his first Major League Home Run
* 1527 Renaissance ends with the sack of Rome by Hapsburg Empire
* 1954 Roger Bannister breaks 4 minute mile at Oxford University
Birthdays: 1915 Orson Welles
           1856 Sigmund Freud
           1856 Robert E. Peary (Discovered North Pole)
           1895 Rudolph Valentino

             
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 QUOTE
On spinach: "I dislike it, and am happy to dislike it because if
I liked it I would eat it, and I cannot stand it."
Le Prudhomme in Flaubert's Dictionnaire des idées reçues


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 DID YOU KNOW?
Brown eggs have thicker shells, which makes them great for
boiled eggs - they don't crack as easily.


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MANDALA JEWELRY
 Jacques Lemaire makes and sells Mandala jewelry in the outdoor
 garden at Blue Heaven Restaurant. Check out his unique handmade
 items at Blue Heaven Restaurant
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 SOME E-MAIL FROM READERS THIS WEEK
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*As usual an excellent newsletter.  I like newsletters where I
 find interesting things to read all the way through.  Most have
 garbage midway through to the bottom...all that disclaimer stuff
 ...You place little tidbits all the way through to the end..
 Thanks for my weekly ray of sunshine.....Jo-Ann

*Love your Spicy Sage Meat Loaf. Thanks. I used hot pepper sauce
 cause I could not find your Piccapeppa Sauce ingredient. K.L.

*I visited your website and am impressed.  Great job!
 I could stay there for a long time and get nothing done.
 Great escape. Thanks, Judy


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 RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS
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*Heigh Ho,
 Ate at Blue Heaven in Key West on Friday, had a great salad,
 can you share the recipe for the dressing which was called
 orange vinagrette. Thanks,  B. Hill

Orange Vinaigrette
---------- Step One ----------
1 Quart Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1/4 cup Cider Vinegar

Reduce the Orange Juice and Cider Vinegar down to 1 cup over
medium heat in a heavy pot. Stir regularly with a wooden spoon.
Be careful, once it starts to thicken it can stick and burn to
the bottom of the pot. Allow this to cool before proceding.
ALTERNATELY
If you do not have the time to reduce Orange Juice, you can use
Thawed, Frozen Orange Concentrate, and stir in the Cider Vinegar.
This does not produce as good a dressing however.

---------- Step Two ----------
1 cup of Orange juice reduction (or concentrate)
1 TB Dijon Mustard
3 TB honey
2 1/2 cups Canola Oil
2 Pinches fresh ground pepper
2 TB cold water just in case * See Note Below Before Starting

Place the reduction (or concentrate) in a stainless steel bowl.
Add the Dijon mustard and the honey, and using a wire whisk,
whisk it together. Then very slowly add the oil in a steady
stream, constantly whisking. Continue until all the oil is added.
If at any time it appears that the mixture is becoming too
saturated with oil and might separate, add 1 TB of the cold water,
while still whisking. Then continue with the remainder of the oil.
Add the fresh ground pepper.

 Note
 The cold water is only to use if it appears that the dressing is
 going to separate, if it does, add 1 TB of the cold water while
 whisking.
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*Could you please send me your recipe for the multigrain bread
 and the chocolate torte?  They are so delicious!
 Thanks! Marilyn S.

This is a hard one, at Blue Heaven we make our bakery items in
large quantity, and many of the recipes do not break down into
smaller batches very successfully. However, I will hound the
baker until he comes up with something. Hopefully next week.
James

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 QUOTE
"It [soup] breathes reassurance, it offers consolation; after a
weary day it promotes sociability...There is nothing like a bowl
of hot soup, it's wisp of aromatic steam teasing the nostrils
into quivering anticipation."
The Soup Book (1949)
Louis P. DeGouy (Chef at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for 30 years)


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 TRIVIA  
Salt may have played a large role in determining the sucess of
various societies and even the amount of freedom its citizens
had. Where salt was scarce, autocratic rule prevailed to ensure
the availability of salt to all, but where salt was plentiful
the need for strong government was not as great, and citizens
had more freedom..
 

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 TRIVIA
The 'juice' in canned salmon comes from the fish itself,
but tuna fish has oil or water added in the canning process.
 

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 TRIVIA
 STAGE DELI SANDWICHES
The 'Pete Rose' is a triple-decker with chopped liver, bacon,
turkey, lettuce, and tomato.


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