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THE FOOD REFERENCE NEWSLETTER
January 21, 2002     Vol 4 #3   ISSN 1535-5659
 
   IN THIS ISSUE

    =>  Website News
    =>  Quotes and Trivia
    =>  Website of the Week
    =>  Food Trivia Quiz
    =>  Ancient & Classic Recipes
    =>  Did you know?
    =>  Who's Who in Food
    =>  Requested Recipes
    =>  Culinary Calendar - selected events
    =>  Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
    =>  General information and Copyright

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 WEBSITE NEWS     http://www.foodreference.com
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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.

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 QUOTE
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"A man who is stingy with saffron is capable of seducing his own grandmother."
Norman Douglas, English Writer (1868-1952)


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 TRIVIA
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Alexander P. Anderson developed the method for making puffed rice in NYC in 1902, and introduced it to the world at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.


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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH
http://www.acsh.org/

The American Council on Science and Health, Inc. (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health.  ACSH was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public.


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 FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ
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 TRIVIA
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Irish Soda Bread:  This is a classic quick bread from Ireland, which takes its name from the fact that it uses baking soda for leavening. It is usually made with buttermilk, baked on the griddle or in the oven, and sometimes has raisins (currants) and caraway seeds added. Before baking, a cross is cut on the top with a knife, supposedly to ward off the devil.


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 DID YOU KNOW?
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The Jerusalem artichoke (also called sunchoke) is not an artichoke, it is a North American sunflower with an edible, starchy, tuberous root. The name comes from the Italian 'girasole articiocco,' or Sunflower artichoke. Mispronunciation in English accounts for the development of the modern name. They were cultivated by Native Americans long before the arrival of Europeans.


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 ANCIENT & CLASSIC RECIPES
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THE BOSTON COOKING-SCHOOL COOK BOOK
By Fannie Merritt Farmer (Boston, 1896)

CLAM SOUP WITH POACHED EGGS

1 quart clams.
4 cups milk.
1 slice onion.
1/3 cup butter.
1/3 cup flour.
1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Few gratings nutmeg.
Whites 2 eggs.

Clean and pick over clams, using three-fourths cup cold water; reserve liquor.  Put aside soft part of clams; finely chop hard part, add to liquor, bring gradually to boiling point, strain, then thicken with butter and flour cooked together. Scald milk with onion, remove onion, add milk and soft part of clams to stock; cook two minutes.  Add seasonings, and pour over whites of eggs beaten stiff.

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"Omit and substitute! That's how recipes should be written. Please don't ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute."
Jeff Smith (the Frugal Gourmet)


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 TRIVIA
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Sweet sop is another name for Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa). It is native to the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America,  but is also very popular in Southern Asia.  It is a relative of the Custard Apple, and is sometimes confused with it because in India the sweet sop is also called custard apple.  The Annona family also includes soursop (guanabana), custard apple (bullock's heart), cherymoya, atemoya, alligator apple (Florida), illama and soncoya.


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 WHO'S WHO IN FOOD
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Mars, Frank C. 20th century
Candy maker Frank C. Mars of Minnesota introduced the Milky Way candy bar in 1923, the Snickers bar 1930, and the 5 cent Three Musketeers bar in 1937. The original 3 Musketeers contained 3 bars in one wrapper, each with different flavor.

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 RECIPE REQUESTS FROM READERS
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      Title: Lobster Delmonico
      Yield: 6 servings
 
----------STEP ONE----------
      3 lb Lobsters; live
           Vegetable oil; as needed

----------STEP TWO----------
      1 tb Red Pimiento; diced
      2 tb Tomatoes; diced

---------STEP THREE---------
      1 ts Shallots; chopped
      1 ts Tomato puree
      1 ts Garlic; minced
    1/4 ts Thyme
      1    Bay leaves
      1 c  Fumet of lobster
           White wine; to taste
           Glace de viande to taste
           Cayenne pepper; to taste
           Salt & pepper; to taste
      2 fl Heavy cream
           Lobster butter to taste
           Brandy; to taste

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[1) Blanch Lobsters; cut meat into 1 inch chunks.
     Cover Shells with water and simmer 30 minutes to make Fumet.
[2) Sauté Lobster Meat, Pimientos and Tomato.
[3) Combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer.
     Adjust seasonings.

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

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 TRIVIA  
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In 1896 Tootsie Rolls debut, introduced by Leo Hirshfield of New York who named them after his daughter's nickname, 'Tootsie'.


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 QUOTE
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"If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girl friends. And they tolerated it and let us go ahead and play with our toys."
Orson Welles, actor, director, producer, writer (1915-1985)


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 CULINARY CALENDAR - Selected Events From my History CD
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JANUARY 21
St. Agnes of Rome, patron of gardeners and Girl Scouts.
1937 Marcel Boulestin became the first television cook when he presented the first of the Cook’s Night Out programs on the BBC.

JANUARY 22
National Blonde Brownie Day
1988 The first airport cow lounge. Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge for cows, serving pre-flight food and drink to traveling cattle.

JANUARY 23
1862 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California in 1862, and planted the first large vineyard in California in the Sonoma Valley. After the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards, some of these same vines, now on resistant American root stock, helped save the European wine industries.

JANUARY 24
1935 The beer can (created by the American Can Co.) was introduced in Richmond, Virginia by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey. The products were Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale.

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 DATES IN CULINARY HISTORY CD
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 TRIVIA
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A popular spread in Australia and New Zealand. Vegemite is made from a brown yeast extract. It is spread on bread and sandwiches, and used to flavor soups and stews. The flavor is mostly yeast and salt. It is similar to marmite.


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 QUOTE
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"It is odd how all men develop the notion, as they grow older, that their mothers were wonderful cooks. I have yet to meet a man who will admit that his mother was a kitchen assassin and nearly poisoned him."
Robertson Davies, Canadian author (1913-1995)


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