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                 THE FOODREFERENCE NEWSLETTER
       Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
                July 1, 2001     Vol 2 # 25  ISSN 1535-5659
         James T. Ehler, Editor, james@foodreference.com
                 http://www.foodreference.com
     
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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
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 TRIVIA
The smallest species of tomatoes are less than three-quarters
of an inch in diameter.  There are both red and yellow varieties.

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 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
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POTATO SALAD
From the Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking School Cook Book (1896)
Cut cold boiled potatoes in 1/2 inch cubes. Sprinkle 4 cupfuls
with 1/2 tablespoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add 4 Tablespoons oil and mix thoroughly; then add 2 Tablespoons
vinegar.
A few drops of onion juice may be added, or 1/2 Tablespoon chives
finely cut.
Arrange in a mound and garnish with whites and yolks of 2 hard
boiled eggs, cold boiled red beets, and parsley.
Chop whites and arrange on 1/4 of the mound; chop beets finely,
mix with 1 Tablespoon vinegar, and let stand 15 minutes; then
arrange on fourths of mound next to whites. Arrange on remaining
fourth of mound, yolks chopped or forced through a potato ricer.
put small sprigs of parsley in lines dividing beets from eggs;
also garnish with parsley at base.

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 QUOTE
"Zen. . . does not confuse spirituality with thinking about
God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to
peel the potatoes."
Alan W. Watts, 'The Way of Zen,' 1957

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 TRIVIA
The average American eats almost 20 pounds of fresh apples
each year.

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 FOOD TRIVIA QUESTION: WHAT AM I?
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 QUOTE
"Half the cookbooks tell you how to cook the food and the other
half tell you how to avoid eating it."
Andy Rooney

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 TRIVIA
For Beatles fans, in 'Savoy Truffle' on the White Album,
"MontÚlimar" is a French city famous for its white nougat.

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 THIS WEEKS CALENDAR
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JULY
NATIONAL BAKED BEAN MONTH
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MONTH
NATIONAL RECREATION & PARKS MONTH

JULY 2  BE NICE TO NEW JERSEY WEEK
NOON Today: Mid-Year for 2001 - 182 1/2 days have passed,
182 1/2 days remaining.
1788 The Constitution of the U.S. becomes effective.
1955 The Lawrence Welk Show premiers on TV
Birthdays: 1908 Thurgood Marshall, first African American on
the U.S. Supreme Court
           1932 Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s
JULY 3
1952 Mr. Peppers TV show premiers
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn TV premier
Birthdays: 1962 Tom Cruise, actor
           1957 Laura Branigan, singer

JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY - 225TH ANNIVERSARY
AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNED & APPROVED
FOURTH of JULY celebrations across the U.S.
10AM EDT Earth at Aphelion (farthest point from the sun)
1895 America the Beautiful published
World's Greatest Lizard Race, Lovington, New Mexico
Sidewalk Egg Frying Contest - Oatman, Arizona
Birthdays: 1826 Stephen Foster, songwriter (Oh! Susanna)
           1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author
           1928 Gina Lollabrigida
JULY 5
FULL MOON AT 11:04 AM EDT
Birthdays: 1810 Phineas Taylor Barnum (PT Barnum)
           1781 Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore
           1944 Robbie Robertson, guitarist (The Band)
JULY 6
1854 Republican Party formed
1919 First Airship crossed the Atlantic
Raspberry Festival, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Birthdays: 1747 John Paul Jones, American Naval officer
           1946 George W. Bush
JULY 7
Running of the Bulls, Pamploma, Spain (July 7-14)
National Cherry Festival (July 7-14)
International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest, Missouri
Birthdays: 1940 Ringo Starr
           1922 Pierre Cardin

JULY 8
First Public reading of Declaration of Independence
Birthdays: 1914 Billy Eckstine, bandleader, singer

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 QUOTE
"One can never know too much; the more one learns, the more one
sees the need to learn more and that study as well as
broadening the mind of the craftsman provides an easy way of
perfecting yourself in the practice of your art."
Auguste Escoffier

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 DID YOU KNOW?
The cashew family includes: cashew, sumac, varnish tree,
smoke tree, mombin, kafir plum, mango, pistachio, Peruvian
pepper tree and poison ivy.

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 RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS
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 QUOTE
"Wine is sure proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
Benjamin Franklin

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 TRIVIA  
Julia Child has outlived Nathan Pritikin. (Pritikin Diet)

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 TRIVIA
According to the Guiness Book of Records, the record for
throwing a fresh egg without breaking it is 317 feet, 10 inches.

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