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emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sun, 21st Jan '07 5:19 PM

A TASTE OF TRIVIA

Just an updated thread. I'm still collecting recipes for a Sploofus member cook book.
I have 10 categories and each category will be sub-divided by country.
1. Appetizers
2. Side Dishes
3. Cookies & Candies
4. Main Dishes
5. Vegetarian Fare
6. Breads
7. Beverages
8. Cakes and Pies
9. Special Diet/Diabetic
10. Miscellany

You can send it to my e-mail address. emiperkins@gmail.com
OR you could send it to me via Sploofus messaging. PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE! It will not only ruin the surprise of the new recipes and trivia, but it will become overwhelming.

Still looking for ideas for the title.

Your entry should include the following.

[Sploofus Handle]
[Real Name (optional)]
[City/State/Country]
[Category]
[Recipe]
[Some bit of cooking/general trivia (optional)]

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 21st Jan '07 7:22 PM

Emi - I like "A Taste of Trivia" or "Tasty Trivia"

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sun, 21st Jan '07 10:46 PM

Keeping the thread current with some fun, food-related trivia.

-- The Jerusalem artichoke is not an artichoke, nor does it come from Jerusalem: It's from America and is part of the sunflower family.
-- Sauerkraut is not German, it's Chinese. It was eaten in China at least 200 years before Christ.
-- French fries are not French, they're Belgian.
-- The speed at which Heinz catsup travels as it leaves the bottle is a blistering 25 miles per year.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 12:53 AM

I'd like to say this post is to keep the thread current, but, um, I have to admit, it's to show off my new icon.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 8:26 AM

Did you know that January is:
* Bread Machine Baking Month?
* Fat Free Living Month?
* International Coffee Gourmet Month?
* National Book Month?
* National Dried Plum Breakfast Month?
* National Fiber Focus Month?
* National Hot Tea Month?
* National Mail Order Gardening Month?
* National Retail Bakers Month?
* National Soup Month?
* Oatmeal Month?
* Wheat Bread Month?

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 10:07 AM

National dried plum breakfast??? EGAD!!!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 10:10 AM

Doesn't that seem redundant to national Fiber Focus month??

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 10:15 AM

Not a good idea to observe both!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 10:20 AM

To Suser and Emi,,,,,Don't let your icons get too close to mine for their own safety.LOL

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 22nd Jan '07 2:47 PM

More food events to ponder:

January Variable Date Events
* Canada: Icewine Festival
* Arbor Day in Florida (3rd Friday)
* Diet Resolution Week
* Florida Citrus Festival
* National Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Week
* National Pizza Week
* UK: Farmhouse Breakfast Week
* UK: Food Intolerance Week

-The Grand Solicitor and Gatherer of Recipes

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Tue, 23rd Jan '07 4:52 PM

Another bit of cooking trivia. PLEASE SEND RECIPES. It will be a very short book otherwise.

***There is a delightful tradition that goes with fondue. If a lady drops her food into the fondue pot, she must kiss the gentleman on her right. If a man drops his food, he must drain his glass or supply another bottle of wine for dinner.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Tue, 23rd Jan '07 7:00 PM

I'm gathering my favorite recipes and will post soon. Marsha

skillet66
Skillet66  (Level: 83.5 - Posts: 210)
Tue, 23rd Jan '07 10:16 PM

Will be sending mine to you soon,emi.Martha

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Wed, 24th Jan '07 8:57 AM

Thanks for letting me know the recipes are coming!

Q.On what vegetable did an ancient Egyptian place his right hand when taking an oath?



















A: The onion. Its round shape symbolized eternity.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Wed, 24th Jan '07 11:31 AM

As the wise Tuzilla (the faithful Obi-wan to my Luke) points out:

Feel free to submit more than one recipe. I know that I, personally, have around 7 I'd like to contribute.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 8:24 AM

More food trivia:

*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
*Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
*Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.


suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 9:08 PM

How original do they need to be? Shouldn't we id the source they came from? Most of my favorites are pulled from somewhere, and I don't always know where, so I am hesitant to contribute.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 11:05 PM

Here's my thought on this. Green bean casserole for instance. . . EVERYONE has a particular way they make this. You don't need to site Campbell's or anything.

If you found a recipe that you've modified, you might say "inspired by Rachel Ray" etc.

I found this on-line.

"U.S. copyright law addresses recipes, but what holds sway can be called either ethics or etiquette. Cooking is not considered inventing; rather, it evolves. Copyright law specifies that "substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions," such as a cookbook, can be copyrighted but that a mere list of ingredients cannot receive that protection.

The ethics guidelines of the International Association of Culinary Professionals focus on giving proper attribution to recipes that are published or taught. The association advises using the words "adapted from," "based on" or "inspired by," depending on how much a recipe has been revised. ("Adapted from" is the phrasing favored by The Washington Post and many other newspaper food sections, which, along with culinary instructors, enjoy "fair use" of someone's creation for the purpose of teaching, news reporting, scholarship or research.) The only time a recipe should be printed without attribution, the association contends, is when it has been changed so substantially that it no longer resembles its source."

-Does this clear things up?



emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 11:08 PM

Further thoughts:

If we were actually PUBLISHING this, I think it would be more of a concern. As it is, we will be making very nice copies of it on a small scale to be distributed to Sploofchefs and friends only. I think this makes a difference.

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 12:43 AM

I LOVE Suzer's title, "A Taste of Trivia." At first, I thought "A Taste of Sploofus"...that does not sound appealing!


bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 6:19 AM

We have a very popular cookbook author/food critic/used to be radio food talk host in the NYC area who once addressed the topic of when a recipe became your own, and when it was copied from someone else.

He said that according to all the publishers, if you make 3 changes in a recipe, it becomes your own. I cannot think of too many recipes that I make that I have not altered in one way or another after the first time I made them. Sometimes just cause I didn't have a particular ingredient, sometimes I knew I didn't like a particular ingredient, sometimes I was just too lazy. Whatever. So, the recipe becomes yours.

Alice

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 6:21 AM

When is your deadline for these recipes, Emi? I have a bunch more I'd like to give you, but I've been swamped with life, and haven't had a chance to type them up yet.

Alice

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 10:09 AM

I had originally said March 21st, the first day of spring. I think that should be enough time to get them together.


And, ahem, I have to claim "A Taste of Trivia". It was the title of the thread if you'll notice. I'm egotistical, so I have to take ownership.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 9:21 PM

Absolutely your idea there, emi - I was only putting in my vote!

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5491)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 10:46 PM

I sent you two recipes emi..did you get them ok? Can't wait for this cookbook to come out....
Vickie

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 29th Jan '07 8:20 AM

Suz, I was just correcting geophile. My humongous ego. I know you weren't trying to claim it.

Vickie, YES! I got your recipes. They sound delicious.

Em

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 29th Jan '07 8:24 AM

Well, at least you're honest about your humongous ego.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 29th Jan '07 2:30 PM

If I didn't have my ego, I wouldn't have anything.


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