THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
JUNE 27, 2002 Vol 3 #24 ISSN 1535-5659
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=> Quotes and Trivia
=> Website of the Week
=> Ancient & Classic Recipes
=> Food Trivia Questions
=> Readers questions
=> This Weeks Calendar
=> Did you know?
=> Who's Who in the Culinary Arts
=> Book Reviews
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"High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we
supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us?"
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The country whose residents eat at sit down restaurants the
least is Russia - Russians eat at restaurants an average
of 0.3 meals per month. Residents of Hong Kong eat out at sit
down restaurants the most at 8.7 meals per month.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Only the best of the best will be recommended here. These are
NOT paid ads, they are my personal recommendations gleaned from
countless websites I have visited during the course of my
research efforts on food related subjects.
THIS WEEK'S WEBSITE OF THE WEEK:
Univ. of Washington Libraries: Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
This is a collection of beautiful 18th and 19th century images
of fish, marine mammals, ships, dams, and all sorts of related
marine subjects. Over 4,000 images from 1735 to 1924, all in
the public domain (no copyright).
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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ
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I am an Executive Chef for a senior dining facility. One of
the residents asked me if white chocolate is really chocolate
I did not have an answer. Do you? Thank You, Marty
White chocolate originates from the cocoa (cacao) plant, but
it is not 'chocolate.' According to the FDA, to be called
'chocolate' a product must contain chocolate liquor, which is
what gives it the biter intense chocolate flavor (and color)
to dark and milk chocolates.
White chocolate contains cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar,
lecithin and flavorings (usually including vanilla). Cocoa
butter is the fat from cocoa beans, extracted from the cocoa
beans during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder.
Cocoa butter has very little 'chocolate' flavor.
Cocoa butter is one of the ingredients used to make real
chocolate, it is gives chocolate the ability to remain solid
at room temperature, yet melt easily in the mouth.
Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing
natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a
storage life of 2 to 5 years. It is used for its smooth
texture in foods (including chocolate) and in cosmetics
"Every investigation which is guided by principles of nature
fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach."
Athenaeus (c. A.D. 200)
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Restaurants serve about 1 billion snails annually.
ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
FROM: The Boston Fish Pier: Recipes for Sea Food (1913)
COLONIAL CODFISH PIE, WITH CRUST
WACHUSETT HADDIE IN GREEN PEPPERS
(Click links to view recipes)
"Believe it or not, American eat 75 acres of pizza a day."
Boyd Matson, TV journalist
North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in
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
(Check the website daily for additional calendar entries)
* National Orange Blossom Day
* 1615 Tea is first imported to the West.
* 1893 Happy Birthday to You was first published
* National Tapioca Day
* 1491 King Henry VIII was born. He was self-indulgent to the
extreme and is frequently depicted eating a large drumstick.
* 1887 Patent was registered for Coca-Cola syrup and extract.
* National Almond Butter Crunch Day
* Feast day of St. Peter, patron saint of fishermen, bakers
* 1943 General Eisenhower requested Coca-Cola to supply 10
portable bottling plants for U.S. troops overseas.
* 1966 The BarClaycard was introduced by Barclays Bank.
It was the first credit card in Britain.
* National Ice Cream Soda Day
* 1895 A U.S. patent was issued for the electric stove.
* 1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act
were passed by Congress.
* 1936 Congress approved the 40 hour workweek.
* 1985 The creator of the Hostess Twinkie, James A. Dewar,
died on this day. It is said that they will stay fresh almost
forever. Almost 50 Billion of these cream filled sponge cakes
have been sold.
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"I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off
the ground and won't stand still."
Calvin Trillin, American writer (New Yorker magazine)
DID YOU KNOW?
The first Automatic Pop-up toaster was marketed in June 1926
by McGraw Electric Co. in Minneapolis under the name
Toastmaster. The retail price was $13.50.
WHO'S WHO IN THE CULINARY ARTS
Count Odette Phillipe (19th century)
A Frenchman, Count Odette Phillipe, planted the first
grapefruit trees in Florida around Tampa Bay in 1823. Today,
Florida produces more grapefruit than the rest of the
THIS WEEKS RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND SHORT REVIEWS
Food History: http://www.foodreference.com/html/triviatips.html
Food Reference: http://www.foodreference.com/html/quotes.html
Food Biographies: http://www.foodreference.com/html/whoswhom.html
"I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because
they don't require as much cooking."
Carrie Snow (comedienne, actress)
At one time, growing yams to be used in drug production
(steroids, oral contraceptives, sex hormones) was a major
industry in Mexico, providing 80% of the raw material for
production of steroidal drugs.
"Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking
done with care is an act of love."
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26 billion pickles are packed each year in the U.S. That's nine
pounds of pickles per person. More than half the cucumbers
grown in the U.S. are made into pickles.
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"We don't like their sound [the Beatles], and guitar music is
on the way out."
Decca Recording Co., 1962
A monument to the passenger pigeon in a Wisconsin State
Park declares: "This species became extinct through the
avarice and thoughtlessness of man."
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