FOOD REFERENCE WEBSITE

Foodreference.com - Newsletter Archives

Home   |    Food Articles   |    Food Trivia   |    Cooking Tips   |    Recipes   |    Food Quotes   |    Who's Who   |    Food Timeline   |    Videos   |    Trivia Quizzes   |    Crosswords   |    Food Poetry   |    Cookbooks   |    Food Posters   |    Free Magazines   |    Recipe Contests   |    Gourmet Tours & Schools   |    Key West   |    Food Festivals & Food Shows

Culinary history, food trivia & facts, food quotes, food poems; kitchen tips; who’s who; food events; recipes; trivia quizzes, etc.

 

Return to Newsletter Archive


 




3 Young Chefs at Cooking School

3 Young Chefs

Culinary Arts and
Cooking Schools

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training and Degree Programs - you will find them all here!




 

Note: links to other sites in older issues may no longer be valid

THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 10, 2002     Vol 3 #34   ISSN 1535-5659
 
   IN THIS ISSUE

    =>  Website News
    =>  A message from Chef James
    =>  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
    =>  Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
    =>  General information and Copyright

============================================= ==============
 WEBSITE NEWS     http://www.foodreference.com
============================================= ==============
CHECK THE WEBSITE DAILY - New FOOD QUIZ questions each day on
the website, along with a Daily Culinary Quote, Daily Trivia,
Today in Food History, and other interesting culinary facts.
-----------------------------------------------------------
A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Due to some coincidental circumstances, I took a vacation from the newsletter for 2 weeks. Here in Key West (the last island in a chain stretching 160 miles from Miami) due to the fact that our electric power originates on the mainland, we experience frequent power outages. We are at the end of the line, and if anything happens along that 160 miles, we can lose power. Well due to the close passage of 2 hurricanes, we had some frequent power failures - from 20 minutes to an hour or so - and I lost my DSL connection for an hour or so, and we had lots of rain, and I had to work 6 days a week at my job in the Deli, etc. etc.
Anyway, I figured that with all of these incidents happening at basically at the same time, it was a sign to take a break. My apologies for doing so without letting you know ahead of time. I appreciate all of the emails of concern - its nice to know that you missed the newsletter. I promise that I will give notice if I ever decide to take another vacation.  Chef James.
-----------------------------------------------------------
Check the NEW Additions to the Shopping Pages on the website.
http://www.foodreference.com/html/culinary_art___food_posters.html

============================================= ==============
A WINNER
============================================= ==============
The September 30th WINNER in the twice monthly Members FREE Cookbook Drawing for Members, is Heidi Schwarz. She wins the Insider Trading Special, “The Martha Stewart Cookbook”!
The October 15th winner will receive ‘Almost Vegetarian’ by Diana Shaw

*Become a MEMBER of the Food Reference Website
CLICK this link for information:
http://www.foodreference.com/html/quizanswers.html

============================================= ==============
 QUOTE
============================================= ==============
"For pottage and puddings and custards and pies,
Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies,
We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon,
If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon."
Pilgrim verse, circa 163

============================================= ==============
 TRIVIA
============================================= ==============
What are frequently called yams, especially in the Southern U.S., are in fact sweet potatoes. The two are not related, even though they are similar in appearance and usage.


============================================= ==============
 SPONSOR
============================================= ==============
Order the world’s best and most unique Catalogs for FREE!
Plus save money with exclusive Savings Certificates from every
catalog. Voted the #1 source for catalog shopping!
http://www.catalogs.com/catalog/default.asp?from=ast09&AID=018460&BID=326


============================================= ==============
 THIS WEEK'S WEBSITE OF THE WEEK:
============================================= ==============
Suggested by Jim 'The Electric Eclectic'
http://bloxword.ca/jimsbmks.htm

THE JEAN-PAUL SATRE COOKBOOK
http://icemcfd.com/wayne/sartre-cookbook.html
"We have been lucky to discover several previously lost diaries of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre stuck in between the cushions of our office sofa. These diaries reveal a young Sartre obsessed not with the void, but with food. Apparently Sartre, before discovering philosophy, had hoped to write 'a cookbook that will put to rest all notions of flavor forever.' The diaries are excerpted here for your perusal."


============================================= ==============
 FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ
============================================= ==============
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.
  

============================================= ==============
 SPONSOR
============================================= ==============
GET A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP TO THE E-COOKBOOKS LIBRARY!
You won't believe the selection!  100,000 recipes!  Contributions from the top chefs in the world!  Get a wide variety of bonus non-cooking ebooks, too!  You can check it all out today at
http://hop.clickbank.net/?foodref/vjjepub


============================================= ==============
READERS QUESTIONS
============================================= ==============
QUESTION: What is Bittersweet chocolate comprised of ? When a recipe calls for so many ounces of bittersweet chocolate, what can you substitute for it ? Does it have sugar in it or is bittersweet an entity of it's own ?  Darlene
ANSWER: Bittersweet chocolate is what is usually called for in baking. It contains more chocolate liquor (at least 35%) and less sugar than sweet chocolate.
Semisweet chocolate contains 15% - 35% chocolate liquor.

You can substitute semi sweet chocolate but it will make a significant difference in sweetness and overall taste.


============================================= ==============
 TRIVIA
============================================= ==============
The "stuffed paunch of an ass" was a delicacy of ancient Athens.


============================================= ==============
FOOD REFERENCE WEBSITE SHOPPING PAGES
============================================= ==============
Food Identification Posters and Fine Art Food Posters
Gourmet Food, Culinary History & Cookbooks, Kitchen Supplies, Food Magazines, etc.
http://www.foodreference.com/html/culinary_art___food_posters.html


============================================= ==============
 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
============================================= ==============
Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Book
Catharine E. Beecher (1846)
SOUTHERN MODE OF COOKING RICE
Pick over the rice, and wash it in cold water. To a pint of rice, put three quarts of boiling water, and half a teaspoon of salt. Boil it just seventeen minutes from the time it fairly begins to boil. Then turn off all the water, and set it over a moderate fire, with the lid off, to steam fifteen minutes. Great care must be taken to be accurate. The rice water poured off is good to stiffin muslins.


============================================= ==============
 QUOTE
============================================= ==============
"There are three species of creatures who when they seem coming are going, when they seem going they come: diplomats, women, and crabs."
John Hay, 19th century American diplomat


============================================= ==============
 TRIVIA
============================================= ==============
Sheffield, England has been famous for it's excellent knives since the reign of Richard I, 1189-1199.


============================================= ==============
 THIS WEEKS CALENDAR
============================================= ==============
(Check the website daily for additional calendar entries)
OCTOBER 10
1892 Earle Dickson was born. He invented Band-Aids for his wife, who had frequent kitchen accidents, cutting or burning herself. He worked as a buyer for Johnson & Johnson, who soon began manufacturing Band-Aids.

OCTOBER 11
1844 Henry John Heinz was born. Founder of the H.J. Heinz company and creator of its slogan '57 varieties.'

OCTOBER 12
1983 The last wringer washer machine was made by Maytag.

OCTOBER 13
St. Colman's Day, patron of cattle and horses.

OCTOBER 14
1926 'Winnie-the-Pooh' (the honey loving bear) by A. A. Milne was published.

OCTOBER 15
1959 Emeril Lagasse was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. TV cook and actor.

OCTOBER 16
1945 World Food Day. The founding day of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
  
============================================= ==============
 SOFTWARE FROM THE FOOD REFERENCE WEBSITE
============================================= ==============
DATES IN CULINARY HISTORY CD contains over 2,000 food dates and events listings.

I am putting the finishing touches on my NEW CD:
”Favorite Key West, Seafood & Caribbean Recipes CD”
SHIPPING OCTOBER 31. PREORDER NOW AND SAVE!
CLICK THIS LINK FOR ORDERING INFORMATION
http://www.foodreference.com/html/cdfoodrcalendar.html


============================================= ==============
 DID YOU KNOW?
============================================= ==============
Cowboy cooks would take their sourdough starter to bed with them to keep the cold night air from stopping the crucial fermenting process.


============================================= ==============
 WHO'S WHO IN THE CULINARY ARTS
============================================= ==============
Charles-Somon Favart (November 13, 1710 - May 12, 1792).
Charles-Somon Favart was a French playwright and pastry cook, one of the founders of the opera comique. He carried on both occupations simultaneously.


============================================= ==============
 TRIVIA  
============================================= ==============
According to The Food Channel, more people have soy sauce in their kitchen than have tea, coffee, milk or salsa.


============================================= ==============
 QUOTE
============================================= ==============
"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne."
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)


============================================= ==============
 PLEASE RATE OUR EZINE NEWSLETTER
============================================= ==============
 Please rate this Ezine at the
 Cumuli Ezine Finder http://www.cumuli.com/ezines/ra20520.rate
 <a href="http://www.cumuli.com/ezines/ra20520.rate">
 AOL Users Click Here</a>


============================================= ==============
 TRIVIA
============================================= ==============
Cuff and Buttons.  The original name for Southern Comfort; also known as White Tie and Tails.


============================================= ==============
 QUOTE
============================================= ==============
"Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts."
John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895)


============================================= ==============
 LIST MAINTENANCE
============================================= ==============
 To SUBSCRIBE send a blank email to
 [email protected]
 To UNSUBSCRIBE send a blank email to
 [email protected]
============================================= ==============
 Food Reference Newsletter  ISSN 1535-5659
 James T. Ehler (Publisher & Editor)
 3920 S. Roosevelt Blvd
 Suite 209 South
 Key West, Florida 33040
 E-mail: [email protected]   Phone: (305) 296-2614
 Food Reference WebSite: http://www.foodreference.com
============================================= ==============
© Copyright 1995-2002 James T. Ehler. All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this newsletter for noncommercial, personal use only. you may forward a copy to someone else as long as the Copyright notice is included. Any other use of the materials in this newsletter without prior written permission is prohibited.

 

Home     |     About Us & Contact Info     |     Food Trivia Quizzes     |     Other Food Links

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.

For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]

All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2012 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.     You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.

Please take the time to request permission.
 





 

 

 

Food Videos

FOOD VIDEO SECTION

Recipe Videos, BBQ & Grilling, Food Safety, Food Science, Beverages, Festivals, Vintage Commercials, etc.

 

 

Click here to buy posters at Allposters!
Click here to buy posters at Allposters!