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THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 13, 2002     Vol 3 #32   ISSN 1535-5659
 
   IN THIS ISSUE

    =>  SPECIAL NOTE
    =>  Website News
    =>  Quotes and Trivia
    =>  Website of the Week
    =>  Food Trivia Quiz
    =>  Readers questions
    =>  Ancient & Classic Recipes
    =>  This Weeks Calendar
    =>  Did you know?
    =>  Who's Who in the Culinary Arts
    =>  Requested Recipes
    =>  Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
    =>  General information and Copyright

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SPECIAL NOTE
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 I had some major problems with the software I use to send the newsletter, and last weeks newsletter was never sent. I will get an extra edition out in a few days to make up for it.

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 WEBSITE NEWS     http://www.foodreference.com
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 QUOTE
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"You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee."
Edward VII (1841-1910)


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 TRIVIA
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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 QUIZ
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READERS E-MAILS
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James:
I just want to drop you a note to thank you for the crosswords, I use them in class as an invaluable learning tool. You make them tough and the kids go crazy looking for the answers. I appreciate the research you basically do for "us".
Thank you, again
Manny J. Delgado, CCE, CEC, CFE
Miami Lakes Educational Center

Thanks Manny, I consider it a privilege to be of service to professional educators.
Keep up the good work yourself!
James


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 TRIVIA
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Sauce Albert is basically a veloute with horseradish and mustard and is served with beef. Most sources state it is dedicated to Prince Albert of Sax-Coborg-Gotha, the husband of Queen Victoria. Some sources associate it with Albert (Albrecht) Pfalzgraf (1554), and others link it to a French actress, Madame Albert.


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 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
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The Boston Fish Pier Recipes for Sea Food (1913)
CLAM CROQUETTES
Drain thoroughly and cook two quarts of opened clams until tender with an ounce of butter, a little broth, white pepper, and ground mace -- mace may be omitted. Drain again in a colander. Save the liquid and chop the clams fine. Fry a scant tablespoonful of chopped shallot in two ounces of butter until slightly brown and add one ounce of sifted flour. Mix well and then stir in one pint of the liquid you have saved. Stir and boil five minutes. Then add the yolks of four eggs, a dash of red pepper, the chopped clams, and a little finely chopped parsley. Stir constantly and boil two minutes. Add the juice of one lemon. Turn on a dish to cool. Form the mixture in sixteen oblong pieces. Dip in beaten egg, then in cracker crumbs, and fry a light brown. Drain on a brown paper. Serve with a garnish of fried parsley and quartered lemon.

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 QUOTE
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"Serve the dinner backward, do anything - but for goodness sake, do something weird."
Elsa Maxwell


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 TRIVIA
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Historians generally agree that almonds and dates, both mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible, were among the earliest cultivated foods.


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 THIS WEEKS CALENDAR
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(Check the website daily for additional calendar entries)
SEPTEMBER 14
Feast of Notburga of Eben, patron of waiters, waitresses and farmers.
1752 Yesterday was September 2, 1752.

SEPTEMBER 15
1965 Green Acres TV show debuted.
1971 Greenpeace was founded.

SEPTEMBER 16
1919 Marvin P. Middlemark was born. He invented the TV 'rabbit ear' antenna, and among other minor inventions, a water powered potato peeler.
1947 The first aluminum foil, Reynolds Metals 'Reynolds Wrap' goes on sale.

SEPTEMBER 17
1900 Hotelier John Willard Marriott was born. Beginning with Hot Shoppe restaurants, then airline catering, and then motels, Marriott built his business into one of the largest, fastest growing, and most profitable hotel and restaurant businesses in the U.S.

SEPTEMBER 18
1883 Elmer Maytag was born. Founder of the Maytag Co., washing machine manufacturer. One of his descendants was Fred Maytag II, whose Maytag Dairy Farms manufactures Maytag Blue Cheese.

SEPTEMBER 19
1949 Lesley Hornsby, aka 'Twiggy' was born. Not exactly a poster girl for French Haute Cuisine!
1975 The first episode of 'Fawlty Towers' premiered.

SEPTEMBER 20
1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, 'The Jungle,' was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
1969 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.


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 DID YOU KNOW?
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Every day more than 90 million aluminum cans are produced, and about half of them end up being recycled.


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 WHO'S WHO IN THE CULINARY ARTS
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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord
(February 2, (1754 - May 17, 1838)
Known simply as Talleyrand, he was a French statesman, diplomat and grand gourmet, called the 'first fork of France.'  He served at the top levels of French governments for almost 50 years. During this time his chefs included Bouchee, Careme, and Avice. Many culinary preparations have been created or named for him.


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 RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS
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James; how about a recipe for homemade French onion dip?
maria H.

French Onion Dip 

12 servings 
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes 
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes 

INGREDIENTS
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 carton (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
 
DIRECTIONS
1. In medium skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat until melted; add onion. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Remove from heat, stir in Worcestershire sauce. Cool completely.
2. In bowl, combine onion mixture, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt and pepper; mix until blended.
3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve with French-fried potatoes or roasted potato wedges.
(from www.potatohelp.com - U.S. Potato Board)
Used with permission.

 Email your recipe requests, food info or history
 questions to me at [email protected]
  

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 TRIVIA  
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The Apee is a soft, sour cream based sugar cookie which was named for its creator, the famous 19th century Philadelphia cook, Ann Page.
  

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 QUOTE
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"Watermelon -- it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face."
Enrico Caruso


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 TRIVIA
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The term 'don't upset the apple cart' was coined by Roman playwright Plautus in 255 B.C. in his play 'Epiducus'.


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 QUOTE
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"Making coffee has become the great compromise of the decade. It's the only thing "real" men do that doesn't seem to threaten their masculinity. To women, it's on the same domestic entry level as putting the spring back into the toilet-tissue holder or taking a chicken out of the freezer to thaw."
Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)


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