For those who volunteered refreshments for this month's program, the editor has helpful suggestions. As a collector of political fund-raising cookbooks, whe frequently receives gifts found by friends in used book stores. Last week's mail brought The Republican Woman's Cookbook: Meats. Published in 1968-69, its two-page section entitled "Wiener Dishes," includes recipes such as Krautfurter Roll-Ups, Hot Dog-Onion Goulash, French-Fried Franks, Flaming Franks, Sweet-Sour Franks, Wieners with Festive Flair, Sloppy Joe Franks, Sealed Frankfurter Sandwiches, Thermos-Cooked Wieners (requiring 24 wieners, 1 gal. boiling hot water, and a thermos jug), and a personal favorite, Baked Wieners, which calls for 1 lb. wieners, 1 can tomato soup, 1/2 can water, 1 tsp. sugar, to be combined and baked at 300 degrees for 2 hours. Surely, with possibilities like these, we can anticipate a truly amazing refreshment table. Don't forget to bring your Oscar Mayer wiener whistles.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 am - 4 pm: Oysterfest 2001 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Gina Jenkins has invited us to celebrate the great Bay oyster and to learn about shucking, tonging, and nippering techniques. Children's activities, music, boat rides, and raw, steamed, and fried oysters to enjoy. All activities included in the Museum admission except boat rides and food, for which there is an extra charge. For more information, call 410 745-2916; www.cbmm.org. Several CHoW members are going. Contact Shirley if you need, or want to share, a ride.
There is also a chapter of phrases in English transliterated to Moroccan Arabic, with additional phonetic interpretation, to aid in finding, ordering, and buying food or ingredients. Another useful section includes a listing of U.S. resources: stores carrying hard-to-find Moroccan foods, travel agencies offering culinary tours, and groups offering opportunities for person-to-person contact through home visits to gain a deeper understanding of the country, including its cuisine. To help in preparing for a visit, the book provides a selection of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes to try before leaving home.
In May, 2002, Joan will be leading a culinary tour to Morocco. For further information: email@example.com, www.gingopress.com; tel: (608) 233-5488; fax: (608) 233-0053.
Habeas Codfish: Reflections on Food and the Law by Barry Levenson has been published by the University of Wisconsin Press (324 pages, hardcover, $24.94). "An entertaining and expert overview of the frustrating, frightening, and funny intersections of food and the law." Levenson, curator of the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, formerly served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Wisconsin, arguing cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and claims to be the only lawyer ever to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court with a jar of mustard in his pocket.
The French Cook by Francois Pierre La Varenne (translated by I.D.G. 1653) in unabridged form, with an introduction by Philip and Mary Hyman, has been published by Southover Press. Originally published in 1651, LaVarenne's was the first cookery book to receive international acclaim and it influenced European cookery for many centuries after. The translation into English of the second (1652) edition had a dramatic effect on English cooks and cookery writers. Recipes were adapted to meet English taste, and although there was still some later resistance from 18th century cooks such as Hannah Glasse, English food was forever changed. 280 pages, hardcover. Available from Southover Press, East Sussex, England. tel/fax 01273 473038.
V. Medical and Science
VI. Historical and Biography
VII. Politics of Food
VIII. Professionalization and Education
Plus nine more pages of potential entries. For a complete and detailed list, contact Andy (ASmith1946@aol.com).
The culinary museum directory is continuing to grow and now fills 66 pages with well over 300 entries. Please send any information you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repast, newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, vol. XVII, no. 3, Summer 2001
Meeting notice, Culinary Historians of Boston, October and November, 2001
Meeting notice, Radcliffe Culinary Friends, December 2001
Meeting notice, Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin, November 2001
Meeting notice, Culinary Historians of Southern California, November 2001