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Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
October 8, 2001     Vol 2 #39   ISSN 1535-5659
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"An apple is an excellent thing - until you have tried a peach."
George du Maurier (1834-1896)

Caraway seeds yield an essential oil that is used to flavor
candy, mouthwash, toothpaste, soap and perfumes.


THE CONTEST: This week I am holding a prize drawing for the food
quiz. Whoever answers the most questions correctly wins.
If there is a tie, I will choose up to 3 winners at random from
those who tied.

each will receive 2 chocolate covered crickets and 2 'I ate a
bug' pins. I'm awarding 2 to each winner so you can share with
a friend, and have a witness that you actually ate one. Send
in your picture eating one and I will put it on a new section
of the website, The Insect Eaters Photo Gallery.

THE RULES: Email the correct answers to me at
Answers sent to any other address will not be entered. Answers
must be received by midnight Wednesday, October 10. I will post
the answers and the winners on the website on Thursday evening
October 11 and in next weeks newsletter.
Good luck.
DEADLINE: Midnight, Wednesday, October 10, 2001

The Food Trivia Quizzes are now moved to their own separate section after the newsletter is e-mailed. Check the Navigation Bar at the top of the page.

CHECK THE WEBSITE DAILY - I am posting a new FOOD QUIZ question
each day on the website, along with a Daily Culinary Quote,
Daily Trivia and other interesting food items.

The Food Reference web site has been selected by the iWatchDog
Program award team as a recipient of the
iWatchDog Program Preferred Web Site Award
United Federation of ChildSafe Web Sites

"The true cook is the perfect blend, the only perfect blend, of
artist and philosopher. He knows his worth: he holds in his palm
the happiness of mankind, the welfare of generations yet unborn."
Norman Douglas (1868-1952)

There are over 450 varieties of acorn, many of which have been
used for food.
They are native to all continents except Australia.


The Inglenook Cook Book
Contributed by Sisters of The Brethren Church, Subscribers
And Friends of the Inglenook Magazine (1906)

Transparent Pie
Take 3 eggs, 1/2 glass of cream, 1 teaspoonful of lemon
essence, 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar.
This makes 2 pies.
Sister Nora B. Hufford, Rossville, Ind.

"The vegetable [cucumbers}, though apt to disagree with persons
of delicate habit, when sauced in the common English mode, with
salt, pepper, and vinegar only, may often be eaten by them with
impunity when dressed with plenty of oil."
Eliza Acton

A Balthazar is a bottle of champagne that contains the
equivalent of 16 regular bottles (about 13 quarts).

Don’t for get to check David Jenkins,
he features some of my articles and recipes in addition to some
GREAT content from chefs around the world.

Leif Erikson Day - Discovered North America in 1000 A.D.
1953 'Topper' TV premiere
Birthdays: 1940 John Lennon, musician (The Beatles)

National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
V.P. Spiro T. Agnew resigns (income tax evasion on kickbacks)
1886 Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. creates 1st Tuxedo
1957 'Zorro' TV premiere
1962 'The Bob Newhart Show' TV premiere
Birthdays: 1759 Parson Mason Locke Weems - fable writer - he
originated the fictional story of George Washington cutting
down the cherry tree with a hatchet.

1975 Bill & Hillary Clinton Wedding Anniversary
1887 Patent issued for first adding machine
1975 'Saturday Night Live' TV premiere

OCTOBER 12 - World Egg Day
World Egg Day
Columbus Day (Traditional)

National Wild Turkey Calling Festival - Yellville, Arkansas

Gumbo Festival - Bridge City, Louisiana
Apple Butter Makin' Days - Mt. Vernon, Missouri
Cranberry Harvest Weekend - Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
Fire Ant Festival & Roundup - Marshall, Texas

Eldon Turkey Festival - Eldon, Missouri

Burgoo Festival - North Utica, Illinois

Shopping Cart Safety Awareness Week
National School Lunch Week

National Grouch Week

"The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly
flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence
and delight..."
M. F. K. Fisher, 'The Art of Eating'

Avocados darken and will fail soften any further if stored
below 45 degrees F.

ADVERTISEMENT: Check out Conch Republic Concierge for all your
needs before, and during your visit to Key West. 
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.


(from The Brown Derby Restaurant)

Yield: 4-6 servings.

1/2 head Iceberg lettuce
1/2 head Romaine
1/2 bunch watercress
2 tomatoes, peeled and seeded
2 cooked chicken breasts
1 cup French Dressing        (see recipe)
6 strips crisp bacon, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 TB chopped chives
1/2 cup well crumbled Roquefort

Chop lettuce, Romaine and watercress and place in salad bowl.
Chop tomatoes and arrange in strips on top of greens.
Dice the chicken breasts and arrange on greens.
Slice avocado and arrange on greens.
Sprinkle chopped eggs, chives and Roquefort over salad.
To serve, toss with French Dressing.

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"All human history attests
That happiness for man, --the hungry sinner!--
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner."
Lord Byron (1788-1824) 'The Island'

Battle Creek, Michigan is the birthplace of breakfast cereals
and home to Kellogg, Post and Ralston Purina cereal plants.
Battle Creek got it's name from a disagreement between 2
surveyors and 2 Indians in 1833 (or some sources say 1825).

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Omar Khayyam (1048-1131 A.D.)

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Blueberries contain significant quantities of both antibacterial
and antiviral compounds, and have a reputation in northern
Europe of fighting infections.They may also help protect
against heart disease.

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"Happy and successful cooking doesn't rely only on know-how; it
comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and
needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life."
Georges Blanc, 'Ma Cuisine des Saisons'
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