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THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 25, 2002     Vol 3 #36   ISSN 1535-5659
 
   IN THIS ISSUE

    =>  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
    =>  Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
    =>  General information and Copyright

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"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)


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 TRIVIA
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The fig was used by the ancient Egyptians as long as 6,000 years ago.  They were a favorite of Cleopatra. They also grew in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.


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ONTHERAIL is the brainchild of two refugees from the restaurant industry. Gary Epting and Janet Fouts, co-founders of ONTHERAIL met while working at the venerable Square One Restaurant in San Francisco. A valuable resource for anyone who wants to know more about the industry and those who want to find a place online that speaks their language.


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"I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there."
Pearl Bailey (1918-1990), 'Pearl's Kitchen' (1973)


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READERS QUESTIONS
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QUESTION: Hi James, I noticed this misspelling on your "F" trivia page http://www.foodreference.com/html/triviaf.html:
[Fignon Mignon]  The actual citation is correct.  Actually, I sort of like fignon--what do you think it might mean?
A web rambler, Edie
ANSWER: Thanks for letting me know about the misspelling - I have corrected on the website.
 
Fignon
1) An imaginary steak served at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. (A 'fignon' of the imagination.)
2) A fig stuffed Filet Mignon.


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 TRIVIA
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The filbert or hazelnut, blooms and pollinates in the middle of the winter.  These trees can keep producing nuts for several hundred years.


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 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
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American Cookery by Amelia Simmons (1796)

To dress a Calve’s head. Turtle fashion.
 
The head and feet being well scalded and cleaned, open the head, taking the brains, wash, pick and cleanse, salt and pepper and parsley them and put by in a cloth; boil the head, feet and heartslet one and quarter, or one and half hour, sever out the bones, cut the skin and meat in slices, strain the liquor in which boiled and put by; clean the pot very clean or it will burn too, make a layer of the slices, which dust with a composition made of black pepper, one spoon of sweet herbs pulverized, two spoons (sweet marjoram and thyme are most approved) a tea spoon of cayenne, one pound butter, then dust with flour, then a layer of slices with slices of veal and seasoning till completed, cover with the liquor, stew gently three quarters of an hour. To make the forced meat balls -- take one and a half pound of veal, one pound grated bread, four ounces raw salt pork -- mince and season with above, and work with 3 whites into balls, one or one an half inch diameter, roll in flour, and fry in very hot butter till brown, then chop the brains fine and stir into the whole mess in the pot, put thereto, one third part of the fried balls and a pint of wine or less, when all is heated thro' take off, and serve in tureens, laying the residue of the balls and hard boiled and pealed eggs into a dish, garnish with slices of lemon.
 

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 QUOTE
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"The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-94) U.S. writer, physician 'Over The Teacups,' Ch. 1 (1891)


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 TRIVIA
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O. Henry (pen name of William Sydney Porter) was the first to use the term 'filet mignon,' in his book 'The Four Million' in 1906.


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 THIS WEEKS CALENDAR
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(Check the website daily for additional calendar entries)
OCTOBER 26
1918 Cesar Ritz died in Kussnacht, Switzerland. World renowned hotelier who managed various resort hotels, including the Grand Hotel in Monte Carlo where he met chef Auguste Escoffier. Ritz then managed the Savoy Hotel in London, with Escoffier as his chef. Eventually he opened The Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1898, and was part owner in many other hotels and restaurants, including the Carlton in London. His name became a synonym for luxury.

OCTOBER 27
American Beer Day
1728 Captain James Cook was born. British explorer who charted and named many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

OCTOBER 28
National Chocolate Day

OCTOBER 29
Feast of St. Thomas Bellacci, patron of butchers.
1977 Meat Loaf released 'Bat Out Of Hell'

OCTOBER 30
1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the 'Horticulturist' periodical.

OCTOBER 31
Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve
National Caramel Apple Day

NOVEMBER 1
1997 Victor Mills died. He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble. Among his many accomplishments, he improved Duncan Hines cake mix, and Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers.

  
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 DID YOU KNOW?
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The oldest known painting of fishing with a rod is from Egypt and dated at about 2000 B.C.  Claudius Aelian, a Roman author and teacher, mentions trout fishing with artificial flies with hooks in Macedonia.


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 WHO'S WHO IN THE CULINARY ARTS
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Nicolas Appert (November 17 1749, June 3, 1814)
Nicolas Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. Napoleon had offered a prize of 12,000 francs to anyone who could come up with a method for preserving food that could be used by armies while on campaign. Appert spent 14 years working on his method, and was given the award. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.


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 TRIVIA  
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When flying at high altitudes, eyesight deteriorates because of a decrease of oxygen in the tissues. Eating candy, which contains glucose, helps counteracts these effects.


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"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."
Orson Welles, actor, director, producer, writer (1915-1985)


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 TRIVIA
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The French marigold (Tagetes patula) with a yellow to red flower is used in Africa and India to color foods (butter, cheese, etc) and as a fabric dye. The leaves are used as a seasoning in central Africa. The dried flowers are sometimes used to adulterate saffron.


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"Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them."
P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist (1881-1975)


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