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                THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
      Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
         August 5, 2001     Vol 2 # 30  ISSN 1535-5659
        James T. Ehler, Editor, [email protected]
                 http://www.foodreference.com
     
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    =>  Sponsorship Notice
    =>  Quotes and Trivia
    =>  Beer & Lobster News
    =>  Website News
    =>  Ancient & Classic Recipes
    =>  Food Trivia Question: What Am I?
    =>  Requests from readers
    =>  This Weeks Calendar
    =>  Did you know?
    =>  Feedback from visitors
    =>  Answer to Food Trivia Question
    =>  Culinary Crossword Puzzle
    =>  Subscribe/Unsubscribe information

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 QUOTE
"I am going to learn to make bread to-morrow. So you may imagine
me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus,
etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you don't know how
to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch."
Emily Dickinson, American poet (1830-1886)

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 NEWS ABOUT BEER
 Germans are losing their taste for beer. Beer consumption is
down by 20% over the last 20 years, and fell another 2% in the
first quarter of 2001. In the 1980s Germans drank 150 liters,per
capita, now that figure is down to below 125 liters. Brewers are
coming up with some new (and weird) combinations, such as beer
mixed with cola, tequila, fruit juices, etc. But, for Germans
who want to drink their share, there are still over 5,000 brands
of beer to choose from.

 NEWS ABOUT LOBSTER
Florida Lobster season starts tommorrow! So fresh lobster should
be available daily, starting tommorrow evening at Blue Heaven and
other Florida restaurants. Eggs Benedict with lobster is a great
way to start the day.

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 TRIVIA
Camel was considered an ulclean meat in the Bible, but was
hightly regarded in Ancient Rome, where grilled camel's feet
was a gourmet dish. Both Aristotle and Aristophanes mention it.
Young camel is eaten in some North African and Middle Eastern
countries, and in Mongolia. During the siege of Paris in 1870,
it was listed on the Voison restaurant's Christmas Eve menu.

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 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
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HACHÉE SAUCE
An ancient sauce for roast venison or red meat.
(Carême's Recipe)
"Put 2 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) vinegar into a saucepan. 
Add 1 level tablespoon chopped mushrooms, half this quantity of
parsley, 2 chopped shallots, a little garlic, a fragment of
thyme and bay leaf, 2 cloves, a generous pinch of white pepper,
and a little grated nutmeg. 
Cook this seasoning over a low heat.  Remove the thyme, bay
leaf, and cloves and add 2 tablespoons (3 tablespoons)
consommé and 2 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) espagnole sauce. 
Boil down to reduce and transfer to a bain-marie. 
Just before serving, stir in a small piece of anchovy butter,
2 small gherkins chopped very finely, and some capers."

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 QUOTE
"Give me a platter of choice finnan haddie, freshly cooked in
its bath of water and milk, add melted butter, a slice or two
of hot toast, a pot of steaming Darjelling tea, and you may
tell the butler to dispense with the caviar, truffles, and
nightingales' tongues."
Craig Claiborne

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 TRIVIA
According to Greek legend, acorns were a staple food of the
Golden Age. They were used as an inferior coffee substitute
during the American Civil War. Today they are used mostly to
fatten hogs.

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 FOOD TRIVIA QUESTION: WHAT AM I?
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 QUOTE
"My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you
wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car."
Erma Bombeck

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 TRIVIA
In a 14th century Italian cookbook there are as many recipes
for mustard greens as those for any other vegetable, yet
mustard greens are virtually unknown in Italy today.

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 THIS WEEKS CALENDAR
Check front page of web site daily for more daily events, etc
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AUGUST 6-11 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, St. Stephen, N.B., Canada
AUGUST 6-12 STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA MOTORCYCLE RALLY AND RACES
            59th rally, attendence is estimated at 215,000
AUGUST 9-12 NATIONAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, MICHIGAN
AUGUST 9-12 HOPE, ARKANSAS WATERMELON FESTIVAL
AUGUST 9-13 PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS
AUGUST 10-12 CATFISH DAYS, MINNESOTA
AUGUST 10-12 SAINT JOHNS MINT FESTIVAL
AUGUST 10-16 ELVIS WEEK
AUGUST 11-SEPT 23 MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
AUGUST 11-12 PEACH FESTIVAL, LEITERSBURG, MARYLAND
AUGUST 11-19 SILVER SALMON DERBY, SEWARD, ALASKA

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, HALFWAY POINT OF SUMMER
FLORIDA LOBSTER SEASON OPENS
Picnic Day, Australia
Birthdays: 1808 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7
1959 First picture of Earth from space
Birthdays: 1876 Mata Hari

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
DIGBY SCALLOP DAYS FESTIVAL, DIGBY, NS, CANADA
CRAYFISH SEASON, SWEDEN
Birthdays: 1896 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
Birthdays: 1593 Izaak Walton

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
1846 Smithsonian Institution founded
Birthdays: 1874 Hergert Clark Hoover

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
WATERMELON FESTIVAL, RUSH SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA
KOOL-AID DAYS In the town where it was invented, Hastings, NE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
ROASTING EARS OF CORN FOOD FEST, ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
Birthdays: 1911 Cantinflas
           1881 Cecil B. DeMille
             
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 QUOTE
"Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.
It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt."
Judith Olney

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 DID YOU KNOW?
Americans eat 400 million pounds of radishes each year, most of
which is consumed in salads.

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 RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS
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Title: Flank Steak with Cilantro Sauce
      Yield: 3 servings
 
-------MARINADE FOR FLANK STEAK
  1 1/2 lb Flank Steak
      2    Garlic; cloves; sliced
      2 tb Olive oil
    1/2 c  Red wine

-------CILANTRO SAUCE-------
      1 c  Cilantro; coarsly chopped
    1/3 c  Olive oil
      1 tb Red onions; very fine mince
           Salt & pepper

--------FOR SERVICE--------
      2    Loaves of fresh Flatbread
 
[1) Combine ingredients for marinade and marinate Flank Steak
overnight.
[2) Combine all ingredients for Sauce and let sit at room
temperature for 30 minutes.
[3) Grill Flank Steak, turning once. About 10 minutes for rare.
[4) For service, slice diagonally, and arrange overlapping
slices on warm Flatbread.      Drizzle with the Cilantro sauce.
 
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 QUOTE
"I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.
Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm."
Robert Farrar Capon

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 TRIVIA  
There is an all-garlic restaurant in Stockholm where they offer
a garlic cheesecake.

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 TRIVIA
Harry MacElhone of Harry's Bar in Paris, was the creator of
(among others) the Bloody Mary in 1921 and the Sidecar in 1931.
The Blue Lagoon was invented by his son Andy, in 1972.

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 QUOTE
"When I think of Indonesia - a country on the equator with
180 million people, a median age of 18, and a Muslim ban on
alcohol - I feel I know what heaven looks like."
Coca Cola official

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