THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
JUNE 20, 2002 Vol 3 #23 ISSN 1535-5659
James T. Ehler, Editor, [email protected]
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=> Website of the Week
=> Ancient & Classic Recipes
=> Food Trivia Questions
=> Recommended Books & short reviews
=> This Weeks Calendar
=> Did you know?
=> Who's Who in the Culinary Arts
=> Readers Recipes
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"Wine is grape juice. Every drop of liquid filling so many
bottles has been drawn out of the ground by the roots of the
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More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state.
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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ
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"It is the Americans who have managed to crown minced beef as
hamburger, and to send it round the world so that even the
fussy French have taken to le boeuf hache, le hambourgaire."
THIS WEEKS RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND SHORT REVIEWS
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A well treated and well fed camel can produce 10 gallons of
milk a day, which is as much as Holstein cows produce.
ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
BANANA FRITTERS (1906)
Sift 1 cup of flour and 1 teaspoonful of baking powder into
a bowl, add 1 tablespoonful of butter; rub the butter and flour
together, add 1/2 cup of milk, 1 tablespoonful of sugar and
the yolks of 2 eggs; beat the whites of the 2 eggs to a stiff
froth, add the batter gradually to the whites. Peel 6 bananas,
cut each one into 4 pieces, dip separately into the batter and
fry in deep hot lard to a golden color; remove and lay them on
paper; serve on a hot dish with sauce.
Sister Annie Sell, McKee Gap, Pa.
"Fath'r and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Goodin,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty puddin'."
Verse from Yankee Doodle
It is against the law in Idaho to give anyone a box of candy
that weighs more than 50 pounds.
Don’t for get to check David Jenkins http://www.Hub-Uk.com,
he features some of my articles and recipes in addition to some
GREAT content from chefs around the world.
THIS WEEKS CALENDAR
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"They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same
pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly
composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and
shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little
Luigi Barzini, The Italians (1964)
DID YOU KNOW?
Caraway seeds yield an essential oil that is used to flavor
candy, mouthwash, toothpaste, soap and perfumes.
WHO'S WHO IN THE CULINARY ARTS
Pearl B. Wait and May David Wait (1895)
Peter Cooper, inventor and founder of the Cooper Union for
the Advancement of Science and Art, obtained the first American
patent for the manufacture of gelatin. In 1895, cough syrup
manufacturer Pearl B. Wait purchased the patent and developed
a packaged gelatin dessert. Wait's wife, May David Wait named
i always enjoy your action packed weekly newsletter.
i am a farmer and use allot of the trivia in my day to day
conversations. attached is a fun and freaky recipe you may
get a kick out of. mark
LADIES WEEKLY RECIPE
KITTY LITTER CAKE
1 pkg. Spice cake mix
1 pkg. White cake mix
1 pkg. White sandwich cookies
12 small Tootsie Rolls
1 pkg. Vanilla pudding mix
green food coloring
Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions.
Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble.
Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in blender.
They tend to stick so scrape often.
Set aside all but about ¼ cup. To the ¼ cup of cookie crumbs,
add a few drops of green food coloring and mix using a fork.
(This is what makes the kitty litter look like it has
chlorophyll in it. When the cakes are cooled to room
temperature crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the
remaining cookie crumbs and chilled pudding. Gently combine.
Line a new, clean litter box (obviously!), put mixture into
the litter box. Put 3 unwrapped Tootsie Rolls in a microwave
safe dish & heat until soft & pliable.
Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly.
Repeat with 3 more Tootsie Rolls and bury in mixture.
Sprinkle the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
Heat remaining Tootsie Rolls, 3 at a time.
Place on top and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.
Serve with a new clean pooper scooper.
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"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are
everything to me."
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)
Cassia (Chinese cinnamon) is the dried bark of a tree in the
laurel family, as is cinnamon. Cinnamon and cassia are
closely related, but cassia is stronger and less delicate in
flavor. Most of the 'cinnamon' sold in the U.S. is
"Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when
unaccompanied by a good cut of meat."
Fran Lebowitz ('Metropolitan Life')
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Cheese takes up about 1/10 the volume of the milk it was
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"Champagne and orange juice is a great drink. The orange
improves the champagne. The champagne definitely improves
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Using a celery stick to garnish a Bloody Mary originated in
the 1960s at Chicago's Ambassador East Hotel. An unnamed
celebrity got a Bloody Mary, but no swizzle stick. He grabbed
a stalk of celery from the relish tray to stir his Bloody Mary
and history was made.
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