Food Fare Notes

August 2009

Issue #3

In This Issue

1. Welcome
2. Germany
3. Seasonal Bits
4. Contributors

5. Herbs & Spices

6. Food Fare Recipes

7. Readers Mail

8. Coming Soon

Seasonal Bits:

Summer is in full swing, which brings about outdoor pursuits such as camping, fishing and picnicking in America.


Food Fare offers a selection of articles to get you ready for the summer gatherings. Take a look at Hot Diggity Dog for some history and traditions, along with a few recipes such as Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce and homemade Corn Dogs.


Hot Diggity Dog


Don't forget about our selection of other food articles, such as in-depth pieces about artichokes, avocados, garlic, hot dogs, mushrooms, ravioli, tamales, and more.


More Food Articles >


Food Fare is lucky to have a staff of exceptional contributors, who offer their own tried-and-true recipes and cooking methods.


Read about our talented contributors by perusing their biographies and having a look at their photos.


Food Fare Contributors >

Readers Mail:

Food Fare often receives e-mail from reader's who have something to say about the web site, the recipes or the food articles. Every valid message or question is answered.


Readers Mail


Readers Mail >


Coming Soon:

Over the next few months look for special features about Greece, and special pages for canine recipes, diabetics and vegan recipes. Updates >

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Summer greetings from Food Fare...


Welcome to Food Fare and the third edition of our newsletter, Food Fare Notes.


Unlike most people, I am not a big fan of the summer months because of the heat. I prefer the cool of autumn and the chill of winter. At the moment I am residing in a western state that I liken to an arid wasteland, so needless to say I am staying out of the sun and keeping indoors with central air conditioning.


However, the summer months do bring about a wonderful array of foodstuffs. I love watermelon, crisp cucumbers sliced and soaked in vinegar and pepper, fresh tomatoes from the garden with plenty of salt, endless salads with copious greens and light dressings, and barbequed foods from the deck-bound grill such as paprika chicken, vegetable and meat shish kebobs, salmon, Potatoes Labrecque, grilled corn-on-the-cob, fresh tortillas filled with vegetables and cheese, and so much more.


Thanks for stopping by Food Fare, and enjoy the summer season....


German food and culture.Food Fare's new ethic feature is about the food and culture of Germany. The article includes a brief history of the country, typical German dishes, beer and other spirits, cheese, German traditions, words of cuisine, resources and more than a dozen German recipes such as:


Bauernfruhstuck (Farmer's Breakfast), Brotchen (Dinner Rolls), Deutscher Gemusesalat (German Coleslaw), Hazelnussomeletten (Hazelnut Omelette), Honig Brat Mandeln (Honey Roasted Almonds), Hoppel-Poppel (Eggnog), Kartoffelpuffer (Potato Pancakes), Sauerbraten (Soured Roast), Spargelcremesuppe (Cream of Asparagus Soup), Tilsiter Turnovers Uberbackener spinat Mit Kase (Baked Spinach with Cheese), Weinkraut (Baked Sauerkraut with Apples), and Wurstsalat (Sausage Salad).

German Gourmania >

Herbs & Spices

Herbs and spices are extraordinarily expensive when purchased at a grocery store or specialty shop. Some people take stabs at growing their own, while others are lucky enough to produce vast quantities in home gardens.


At Food Fare, we have put together a selection of spice blends that can easily be prepared at home. Herb & Spice Recipe Blends >


Here's a sample:

Garlic Pepper

8 tsp. garlic powder

4 1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 TBS parsley flakes


Combine ingredients and store in a sealable container in a dry place. Note: Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

In addition, we have a page of herb and spice varieties with definitions, uses and suggested substitutions. The Spice Rack >

Food Fare Recipes

Some of the recipes to be found at Food Fare come from the culinary articles, but there is a large number that come from Shenanchie, her friends and family, and other sources. The collection has grown over many years and presents an enticing display of various comfort foods, as well as long-held traditional dishes and a simply marvelous array of surprising little food gems.


Many of the recipes also have extra bits of information, such as origin and locality, as well as links to more about specific foods in the dishes. We had some fun creating the Halloween recipes, adding "spooky" animated graphics with black backgrounds.


Get some recipes >


Thanks for visiting Food Fare. Check back for updates and other news as autumn approaches. You might be surprised by what you find...


Happy Cooking from Food Fare,

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