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Food History, Trivia, Quotes, Humor, Poetry, Recipes
March 6, 2002     Vol 3 #8   ISSN 1535-5659
James T. Ehler, Editor, [email protected]
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each day on the website, along with a Daily Culinary Quote,
Daily Trivia and other interesting food items.

"Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a
man with wind and self-righteousness."
Sir Robert Hutchinson

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

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.

"How should melon be eaten? Not with a spoon, as is usual in
restaurants.....The back of the spoon anaesthetizes the taste
buds! In this way, it loses half of its flavor. Melon should
be eaten with a fork."
From article 'Propos de table'
by J. De Coquet in June 1982 'Figaro'

Avocados are about 22% fat, with the average medium size
avocado containing 300 calories and 30 grams of fat.


GALLIMAUFRY (galimafrée). 
Taillevent, 'Le Viandier'
"Take a leg of mutton freshly cooked, and chop it as finely as
possible in a dish of onions.  Stew these ingredients with a
little verjuice, butter, and ground white ginger mixed together
and seasoned with salt."

"Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he's a dead man. An
Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But
whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him."
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
'Life on the Mississippi' (1835-1910)

Developed by Rudolph Boysen in the early 1930s, the boysenberry
is a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry.

Don’t for get to check David Jenkins,
he features some of my articles and recipes in addition to some
GREAT content from chefs around the world.

"To make people who have no appetite eat, to make the wit of
those who have it sparkle, to enable those who want these
qualities to find them -- this is the supreme science of a
Lucien Tendret, great-nephew of Brillat-Savarin. (1825-1896)

Powdered butter was developed in Australia in 1962.

Furuta Oribe (1544-July 6, 1615)
His original name was Furuta Shigenari. He was a Japanese
master of the tea ceremony who studied under Sen Riky. His
ideas influenced the tea ceremony, teahouse architecture,
tea-garden landscaping and even flower arrangement.

Do you have a recipe for soft chocolate chip cookies?


2            eggs
1/3 cup      water
1/4 cup      margarine or butter
1 cup        peanut butter
1 pkg        yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines works best)
1/2 - 1 pkg  chocolate chips

350 degree oven

Beat eggs , water, margarine, peanut butter, and half cake
mix till smooth.  Stir in remaining mix and chips. 
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes.
Cool on sheet 1 minute then remove.  Approx.  3 dozen cookies

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"I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in
14 days I lost two weeks."
Joe E. Lewis

The carrot was brought to by colonists to the New World, where
it escaped into the wild and became Queen Anne's Lace.


"The Creator, by making man eat to live, invites him to do so
with appetite and rewards him with pleasure."
Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
Preface to "Physiologie du gout"

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There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United
States, but fewer than 10 are produced commercially.

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manage if there were enough tarragon around."
James Beard (1903-1985)

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