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History of Turkish Dish called “The Imam fainted” from Inka Piegasa-Quischotte

It’s time for a little more food history from our guest blogger, Inka Piegasa-Quischotte. As I’ve mentioned before, Inka live half the year in the U.S. and the other half in Turkey. She just got a great assignment to cover nightlife and the food scene in Istanbul, so she returned to Turkey early.This month,...

Peach Melba History by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Our friend Inka has again shared some history with us. This month, the feature is Peach Mellba. Australian born soprano Helen Porter Mitchell Armstrong, much better known under her stage name Nellie Melba, is probably the only famous person who has been honored with two dishes carrying her name. One is...

All About Fondue from Switzerland

It is chilly today in Phoenix. Not in comparison to colder climates, but for Arizona 50 degrees with the sun shinning is cold. When I received an e-mail from MySwitzerland, the fondue looked especially good. I know we have written about fondue before, but I wanted to share the following from Switzerland....

Story behind Beef Wellington from Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

I’ve some more history for you from my friend Inka Piegsa-Quischotte. Inka is back in her home in Turkey after spending 3 or 4 months in the U.S. Like the Chicken Margeno, Beef Wellington is connected to war and battles. Arthur Wellesley was made Duke of Wellington after he defeated Napoleon in the battle...

Oyster Rolls Recipe from Monroe Family Recipes & Ash Lawn-Highland Video

When The Hill Team was in Charlottesville, VA, on an International Food Wine & Travel Association Press Trip, we were fortunate to visit Ash Lawn-Highland, home of James and Elizabeth Monroe. As the fifth President of the United States, he is remembered as a statesman. However, he considered himself a...

Chicken Marengo & History

We’ve featured Inka Piegsa-Quischotte before and here she is again. I’ve asked Inka to contribute some of the recipes that she know the history and story. So, Chicken Marengo is her first historical recipe. The following is quoted:On 14th June 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte successfully defeated the Austrian army...

Turkish Salep, How to Make It and Its History from Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

It has been a while since we’ve been fortunate enough to have a historical post from Inka Piegsa-Quischotte. She as started the year for us with the history of Salep. It sounds wonderful for cool weather. Salep – A Turkish winter speciality! Don’t you just love the idea of drinking liquid orchids? I...

Book Review – Absente, Images and Tastes of the Green Fairy

Absente, Images and Tastes of the Green Fairy by David Carrier and Michel Roux Much to my delight, I’m enamored with a book on Absente. During the past two years, quite a few authors have written about the magic of this famous liqueur. However, Carrier’s compilation brings everything to life in spectacular...

History of Cheese in the United States

As I mentioned in my post on the history of cheese and wine in the United States on 7-4-09, today’s post will be about the categories of cheeses. I’m not an expert on pairing, but I’m learning which pairings taste good to my palate. This post will describe various types of cheeses, while pairings will come...

Tastes-Recipe Camp Apple Crisp-HD Trail Riders BCHA

On April 2 we posted the recipe for the Mexican Corn Casserole of the High Desert Trail Riders Back Country Horsemen Association by Lynn Dwyer. April 6 brought you Brenda Cordonnnier’s Sour Cream Beef or Chicken Enchiladas. Today we are going to featureCarole Hopkins Camp Apple Crisp. As mentioned...

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